The unexpected hair trend sweeping the red carpet
The best thing? It’s a cinch to recreate
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 16 2018
Bouncy Hollywood waves, tousled lobs and sleek buns will always be popular go-to hairstyles for celebrity events. However, there’s a new hair trend that’s been popping up time and time again over the past few months that’s piqued our interest. And all you need to get on board is the humble bobby pin (well, a handful of them). Whether they’re stacked on the side of an updo or worn criss-crossed over braids, exposed bobby pins have become one of the coolest ways to spruce up a basic hairstyle. Here are some of the most noteworthy bobby pin hairstyles we’ve seen grace the red carpet.
Kate Mara’s sleek lob is taken to the next level with the addition of bobby pins arranged in a criss-cross formation behind her ears.
If you’re after a look that will take you no more than 30 seconds, take your cues from Elsa Hosk. Here, the Victoria’s Secret model complemented her soft flowing, feminine waves with four pins that delivers both on pretty and practicality by holding her side part in place.
While it might not be a look you opt for on a standard work day, Rihanna’s bobby pin crown is perfect for those looking to experiment with a bold evening look.
Looking for more ways to update your hair? Then try this one hairstyle that suits everyone and learn how to nail the imperfectly perfect swept-up bun.
Have you used bobby pins as a hair accessory before? Let us know what looks you’ve created in the comments below.
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.