How to Hide Bobby Pins

Bobby pins are a must have when creating an updo hairstyle.
Bobby pins are a must have when creating an updo hairstyle. (Image: beautiful androgynous mannequin image by Tamara Kulikova from

Bobby pins are commonly used in casual or elegant updo hairstyles. Visible bobby pins would not complement a sophisticated updo, so these techniques of hiding them will come in handy for your next formal dance or night on the town. Bobby pins are the basic tool for updos and secure all the hair in place when placed correctly.

Choose bobby pins that match or are close to your hair color. If you have black hair, use black bobby pins. If you have brown hair, use the brown ones and if you have blonde hair, use the beige ones.

Place the bobby pins vertically instead of horizontally. When you place the bobby pin vertically, you tuck them down in the bun or updo concealing the pins in the hair. When you place the bobby pins vertically, the pins have a great chance of being noticed.

Cover the bobby pin with crystal barrettes or flowers. After you place the bobby pin in your hair, clip the accessory to a portion of the hair that is located above the bobby pin.

At the top of your updo leave a few loose strands of hair. After pinning the bobby pins securely in your hair, manipulate the loose strands of hair so that it naturally covers over the bobby pins. Curling the loose strands will add some style to the updo.

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