Once upon a time, bobby pins were meant to be the hidden foundation of a style, but now they're getting a moment in the spotlight. No longer for function alone, this quintessential updo accessory has become a fashionable hair accoutrement. Whether embellished or painted, the uses for the average hair pin have expanded considerably. See how these celebrities added edge to their hairstyles with the help of a simple bobby.
Spring arrived with a chill in the air for some parts of the country, but that's not stopping us from getting excited for all the pretty pastels that are popping up on everything from clothes to nails, and, yes, hair accessories. These Remington Hair Clips ($3) provide an easy way to add a pop of color to your look without feeling like you're going overboard. Use one to hold back sideswept bangs, or stack four different colors (or keep them matching) to any side-parted look for some eye-catching flair. No matter your hair color, these pastel pins will stand out for a chic look similar to one we've seen on celebrities and on the Spring 2013 runways. Plus, the affordable price makes them a no-brainer. This is one quick and easy way to warm up your look for Spring.
Not all pins are created equal, especially when it comes to your updos. And while bobby pins are one of the more common hair helpers in the market, they aren't the only ones out there. Old-school hairpins are a definite must have for any woman who is serious about her hairstyles, whether it be a simple topknot or an elaborate updo. The secret is that both types of pins are necessary for your achieving your desired style. But how do you know the difference? It's actually quite simple. Just keep reading for more.
Designed by artist Anni Albers in 1941, as part of a traveling exhibition, the bobby pin and ball chain necklace ($13) comes unassembled for you to put together yourself.
Not only does the piece garner tons of compliments (and come in handy when you need bobby pins in a pinch), but it has a great story. During World War II, materials were in short supply, so Albers and one of her students set out to create pieces that were playful, chic, and readily available, using objects such as washers, paper clips, wine corks, kitchen strainers, and, of course, bobby pins. The latter would also make a perfect holiday gift for the hairstylist — or lock picker — in your life.
For something else truly money, be sure to check how you can re-create Rihanna's sparkly dollar bill manicure.
Are you digging this sweet treat as much as I am? Then, check out a few reasons why I think this hair accessory makes it into the must-have category. Not feeling it so much? Well, chew on what I have to say about it when you read more.
While April may bring us plenty of shenanigans at the start, by the end of the month, we'll all be witnessing something a bit more staid: the royal wedding. So get ready for a few seasonal showers, celebratory events, and rising temperatures by putting a spring in your step with a few of our beauty must haves.
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As we kick off wedding traditions week here at Sugar HQ, I couldn't help but think of the old adage of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Each item from this Old English rhyme is meant to bring good luck to the bride, with "something old" meant to represent continuity with the past. If you're a bride-to-be, or if you're a friend or relative looking to make the bride's day a bit more special, here are five ways you can do "something old" the beauty way. Look for the rest of the traditions throughout the week, and be sure to check out all of our wonderful wedding content, too.