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2-Bobby Pin Styles

Have two bobby pins? There are so many quick styles you can create!

Salon owner Rachel Gower says, "If you have two bobby pins and one hair elastic, you can make pretty much any style work. The trick to doing this, though, is having the right product."

Her go-to is a dry texturizing spray from Oribe. "I like to call it 'black magic' because you can do pretty much anything with it. It takes the place of a thickening spray, a dry shampoo, hair spray and even a teasing brush," she says.

BOHEMIAN BOBBIES (good for curly hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, hair spray
Blow By Blow:

  1. Apply Oribe Dry Texturizing spray
  2. Part your hair down the center
  3. Grab two 1 1/2" sections (one on each side of the part), starting at the part, extending down to just above your temple
  4. Braid one of the sections (NOT a French braid) until you have a braid long enough to extend to the back part of your head. If you have face-framing layers, braid them until you run out of hair!
  5. Use a bobby pin to secure the braid to the back of your head. For extra hold, spray the Bobby pin with hairspray before slipping it in.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the opposite side of your part.
  7. Hide the bobby pins by placing one of the top layers of your hair over them and you're good to go!
  8. This hairstyle can also be done with twists, if you're running low on time and aren't able to braid your hair.
PINFINITY (good for short, straight hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, paddle brush
Blow by Blow:
  • Start with a deep part to one side
  • Gather a 1" to 2" section of hair on the fuller side of the part, starting directly at the hairline
  • Twist the section that you gathered, picking up pieces of hair from your hairline as you go, incorporating them into the twist.
  • Keep twisting until it is long enough to be secured to the side of your scalp.
  • Secure the twist to your head using the 2 bobby pins, crossing one over the other for ideal hold.
  • Cover the pins by brushing a section of hair over the pins and you've got a look that goes on until "Pinfinity"!
SLEEKY BUN-ZALEZ (good for mid-length, fine hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, hair elastic, teasing comb, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Blow by Blow:
  • Spray the entire head of hair with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
  • Tease the crown and sides of your hair to give it volume
  • Part your hair down the center
  • Use your hands to smooth your hair down against the sides of your head
  • Place your hair into a low ponytail using your elastic
  • Lightly tease the ponytail using your teasing comb
  • Separate the freshly teased tail into two sections
  • Take one section, and twist it upwards
  • Secure the twisted tail section by placing the pin downwards through the hair elastic
  • Take the second section and twist it into a faux bun (as you did the top one)
  • Secure the lower twisted portion by placing a bobby pin upwards through the hair elastic
  • Use your hands to separate individual strands into a more rounded, bun-like shape
  • Blast it with hairspray for extended hold
LOVE ME KNOTS (good for fine, straight, shoulder length hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, Oribe spray, hair elastic, paddle brush
Blow by Blow:
  1. Spray the entire head of hair with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
  2. Tease the entire head of hair, lightly, to give it some body
  3. Smooth the hair back to the sides
  4. Separate the hair into two sections
  5. Twist one section until it lies flat in a spiral against the back of your head
  6. Secure the section with a bobby pin that you've blasted with hairspray
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the other section of the hair
  8. Blast it with hairspray to smooth down any flyaways
LOOSE BRAIDED DEUCE (good for fine hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, hair elastic, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Blow by Blow:
  • Spray the entire head of hair with Oribe
  • Lightly tease the entire head of hair
  • Part your hair to one side (deep part)
  • Using opposite side of the part (the side with more hair), work the hair into a loose French braid
  • French Braid until you reach the nape of the neck
  • Continue to braid the remainder of hair on that side of the part until you run out of hair
  • Secure the braid with an elastic
  • Pull the other side of your hair back and twist it, combining it with the braid, forming it into a loose bun
  • Place one bobby pin up and into the bun, through the braid and the elastic
  • Insert the second bobby pin into the bun, from the bottom up
  • Blast it with hairspray
TWIST.SWOOP.PIN (good for fine hair)
Products: 2 Bobby Pins, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, teasing brush, hairspray
Blow by Blow:
  • Spray the entire head with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
  • Lightly tease the entire head of hair
  • Part the hair to one side (in a deep part)
  • Start twisting the shallow side of the hair part. Twist up and under
  • Keep twisting until you are slightly past the nape of the neck
  • Hold the twisted section in place. It should be slightly off-center
  • Take the opposite section of the hair and twist it into the already twisted section that you're holding in your hand
  • Place one bobby pin into the twisted, tangled mass, angled downward
  • Add your second bobby pin, heading sideways through the twisted mass
  • If you have face-framing layers, you can pull out short pieces from the larger side of your part, and let them hang loose. Use a little dry texturizing spray and scrunch them for a beachy, carefree effect
  • Blast it with hairspray
BRAID IN THE SHADE (good for long hair)
Products: 2 bobby pins, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Kerastase Elixir Ultime
Blow by Blow:
  1. Start with a deep part to one side
  2. Gather a 1" to 2" section of hair on the fuller side of the part, starting directly at the hairline
  3. Form a French Braid using the section that you gathered in step 2, picking up pieces of hair from your hairline as you go, incorporating them into the braid
  4. Keep braiding until it is long enough to be secured to the side of your scalp
  5. Secure the braid to your head using the 2 bobby pins, crossing one over the other for ideal hold!
  6. Cover the pins by brushing a section of hair over the pins, and you've got a braid in the shade!

For more information:
The Upper Hand Salon
713-520-0772
www.theupperhand.com
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