4 Ways To Use A Hair Pin

a french hair pin

My Kristin Ess french pin has been collecting dust and I am ashamed of it. I finally learned how to use it and seem to fall short in actually using it now. That’s all about to change. To inspire me, I thought I’d share 4 ways to use a hair pin. The Kristin Ess one is perfection, but there’s plenty of others to try which you can shop below.

Since I donated my hair (you can read that post here) I have been actually styling my hair in more fun ways. Like this rope braid tutorial and also adding in some fun clips. But what I have yet to do it on my new short hair is use my hairpin! It’s probably easier, to be honest. So today’s post is designed to get a little fire under my butt to share some shorter styles. But until then, here are 4 really easy ways to use a french hairpin.

4 Ways To Use A French Hair Pin

Half Bun

If you’re a bun lover, you may love this easy to create style. You can do this with all your hair (keep scrolling!) or just do half. I can only do this now on my new short hair, which is still just as fun!

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Modern Twist

This is hands down my favorite way to wear a french hair pin. It really is so simple and just requires some teasing and a little half twist. If you’re scared to use a hair pin, try this one first!

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Twisted Half Up

For long or short hair, this twisted half up is super easy to create. It’s also just dressy enough to be great for an event too! Pop in the Kristin Ess hair pin as the simplest hair accessory.

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A Twisted Half Up With A Hair Pin

a hair pin classic twist bun

Classic Twist

This classic twist can only really be done on medium to longer length hair. This is the classic twist that those girls in high school would do with just a pencil. I could never, I need a little more product and a true pin!

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Photos by Hannah Lozano

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    The Kristin Ess hair pin is seriously so cute!! I love all of these styles, especially the classic twist!


    Posted 8.27.19 Reply
  2. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Yep, I need this in my life! I have really been wanting to switch things up aka spice things up and this would be perfect for that!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 8.27.19 Reply
  3. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    LOVE the first way!

    x Lisa | LisaAutumn.com

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  4. Maureen wrote:

    What fun ways to wear your hair! Love items that are versatile and this pin is no exception. I can’t wait to try! Wishing you a wonderful long weekend ahead!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted 8.30.19 Reply
  5. Alex wrote:

    The half bun is my favorite! I may need to add this pin to my cart!

    Alex | adoredbyalex.com

    Posted 9.1.19 Reply