Hair accessories of all sorts are having a major moment right now. From barrettes to bobby pins and clips to headbands, we’ve spotted them all on red carpets and runways. But we heart bobby pins the most; the good old accessory that has been around for decades as our go-to to keep our hair in place.

Here’s some good news for bobby pin lovers, everywhere! Bobby pins, the unsung heroes of our lives have officially been given the recognition they deserve. The pins do not have to hide away and silently protect your hair from becoming a mess anymore because exposed bobby pin hairstyles are the latest trend. So if you’re ready to show them the light of the day, read on.

The V look
 

The V look

This chic hairstyle works on any hair texture. It’s simple, stylish and quick to create. Gather your hair loosely and make a messy bun at the nape of your neck, the messier the better. Now tuck two bobby pins at a time from opposite sides to create a V shape. Stack them up till you get the desired look.

The messy braid
 

The messy braid

Braids and bobby pins; will they work? They sure do! Braid your hair; loosely pull out a few strands to make it look messy and then tuck bobby pins in as if you’re drawing a straight line through. Easy-peasy!

The hashtag
 

The hashtag

How do we spot trends? That’s right - using hashtags! Sport the latest trend on your hair (literally) by taking a small section of your hair on both sides and pin them up with different coloured bobby pins to create a hashtag. We think this is one of the most fun ways to do it, do you agree?

The half up half down
 

The half up half down

Do I tie it up or do I let it down? On days you can’t decide, half up-half down hairstyles are just the thing you need. Grab a section of hair from the crown area, braid it and pin the ends in pairs of three or four to form a fan shape.

The retro
 

The retro

If messy is not your style and you like it sophisticated and clean, we have something in store for you as well. Inspired by the retro looks, this coloured bobby pin hairstyle is all things stunning. Match the colour of your bobby pin with that of your clothing or lip colour. Keep it bold to ensure you’re making a statement!