As a big fan of hairstyles, and taking into account the current trend of floral designs, pastel colours and pearls, I wanted to show several easy hairstyles that you can do at home with just a few pretty bobby pins. I got mine from New Look on sale for £2. Usually bobby pins are better hidden in the hair, but with such a cute look with these hairstyles, it's impossible not to show them off!
Messy side braid
Nothing says bohemian like a messy braid, and what better way to make it classy and fashionable than putting fancy bobby pins in it. Pull your hair over one side of your neck (parting your hair to the opposite side) and braid down to the ends, finishing off with a hair tie. To get more volume on the braid, gently tug on the sides of each section while holding the end of the braid to make it seem bigger. Then, add the bobby pins, making sure to hide the zigzag parts underneath the braid. It doesn't matter where the pins are, the messier the better.
Half-down French twist
An elegant yet simplistic hairstyle, which can be done on curly or straight hair. Take the top half of your hair (from the ears around) and twist it, then pin the bobby pins in to keep it in place. The twist not only looks great but the bobby pins add an extra touch! To make this more formal, twist all of your hair and pin.
A nice way to spice up an ordinary bun. Pull your hair into a ponytail, and tie it with a hair tie. Braid your hair, and tie the end to keep it tight and in place. Carefully wrap the braid around the stem of the ponytail, remove the tie and secure it with a normal bobby pin. Use three more bobby pins to fully secure the braid so that it looks like a bun. Add the fancy bobby pins throughout the bun however you wish.
A hairstyle I've been doing for years, which is great for a work environment or semi-formal evening. Pull your hair into a ponytail again and use a hair tie. This time, spread the hair before the hair tie enough so that it leaves a space, and push the ponytail through the space. This movement not only hides the hair tie, but also creates a very complicated-looking hairstyle. Put the bobby pins in as you like.
French braid tuck
A very fashionable look that's surprisingly easy to achieve. French braid your hair from the top of your hair straight down to the bottom, and tie with a hair tie. If you feel with your hand, there's a small hole in your hair at the nape of your neck. Use both hands to (gently!) make the hole bigger. Roll the braid from the end up into the hole, making sure that it doesn't bulge out and is well hidden. Use bobby pins to keep the braid in the hole, and place the fancy bobby pins through parts of the French braid showing.
These hairstyles can be done without the bobby pins, but were chosen because they show them off and are very simple to do.