photo courtesy of Jak&JilThis picture over at Jak&Jil has us wishing that we had someone to come over and put a slew of well-placed bobby pins and flowers in our hair every morning. Alas, this is likely never to happen. But we are still currently in the market for ways to make our thrown-up-in-a-bun 'dos look vaguely more interesting and less, well, haphazardly thrown together. We love the floral motif mixed in with the classic pins--and a quick internet search let us know they wouldn't be too hard to get our hands on. This copper set is super cute, and the Etsy seller seems to have lots of other vintage pin options too. We also found some with a little sparkle for fancier occasions. Now if we could just master the art of perfectly place things on the backs of our heads without breaking into a sweat.
Oh, Goody! Ingenious Hair Pins Help You Do Easy Updos
A friend of mine was raving about Spin Pins the other day, and about how they’re impossible to find in NYC, so I had to investigate. A Spin Pin, made by hair gadget guru Goody, is a double-helix spiral shaped pin that helps keep updos in place. They come in regular and mini sizes and I’m going to go out on a limb here and say they’re the best things to hit hairstyling since the humble bobby pin. I don’t really have enough hair for a proper updo, but I put a Spin Pin into a hunk of my hair and it didn’t move. Using a Spin Pin is intuitively easy--you just screw it into a twisted updo (no elastic or hair bungee required) and it holds everything together. I’m sure there’s some sort of physics theory to explain how it works, but let’s just leave it at this: it works.