I don’t know about you, but I always envied people in school who could put all their hair up with a pencil. Mine would never do such a thing. I received this pretty rose gold hair pin in one of the Kristin Ess gift sets I picked up over the holidays. I watched her tutorial here a dozen times to learn how to use a hair pin the right way. Between watching that video, and spending some time with Kristina, I’ve got this down! It’s such an easy way to throw your hair up and also keep it from getting a big kink in it from a hairtie. And it’s much more dressed up. You could totally wear this out to an event. Just add some statement earrings, a red lip and you’re ready to go.
Here’s How To Use A Hair Pin
Grab all your in a low ponytail and begin to gently twist it all. You don’t have to get super tight or crazy here. Plus, leaving a few pieces out in front helps to frame your face. I started with my hair curled with my usual beachy waves. It allowed for a little more texture for the pin to stay put along with my texture spray. You can see that hair tutorial here.
Once you’ve twisted all your hair, place your right pointer finger to the left of the ponytail so your finger is facing down. Pull your ponytail over your finger and hook it and twist it. I know this sounds weird, but the photos should easily show you how I’m hooking and twisting it into a loop. You can always just twist it into a bun, but I really liked the loop that we did, it felt a little different!
Now that your hair is in a loop, you’ll take the hair pin and grab some hair while placing it across the bun you’ve made. Then you turn it around to go in the other direction and have it go into the bun to secure. So you’re essentially grabbing a little bit of hair to then flop the pin to the other side and push it through. Grabbing some of the hair is essential to getting it taught and keeping it all in place. And that’s how to use a hair pin!
Photos by Hannah Michelle