Hairstyles are a wonderful way to express yourself and flaunt your unique fashion sense. Whether you prefer a complex updo or a carefree, messy bun, bobby pins can upgrade your hairdo. A multipurpose hair accessory, bobby pins can hold the hair in place, create new looks, and give your hair a pop of color or sparkle.
We will look at 43 different bobby pin-accessorized hairstyles in this list. There is an updo for everyone, from traditional looks like the French twist and chignon to cutting-edge styles like space buns and bubble braids. Bobby pins can help you achieve the ideal look regardless of whether you have short hair, long hair, curly hair, or straight hair.
So gather your bobby pins and get set to try some new looks. With a little imagination and practice, you can use bobby pins to style your hair in countless ways.
1. Messy Bun
The messy bun is a timeless hairstyle. Pull your hair back into a loose ponytail to achieve this look. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Pull a few pieces of hair around your face and pin them with bobby pins for texture. Add a decorative bobby pin or two to your messy bun.
2. French Twist with Bobby Pin
The French twist is a classic hairstyle perfect for formal occasions. First, put your hair in a low ponytail. Twist and tuck the ponytail. Secure the twist with bobby pins at the top. To secure the twist and loose hair, use more bobby pins. Leave some hair on your face and add decorative bobby pins to modernize this classic style.
3. Half-Up, Half-Down
Show off your hair’s length with the half-up, half-down hairstyle. To achieve this look, section off the top half of your hair and secure it with a clear elastic. Use bobby pins to twist and secure the back hair. By teasing and pinning the top section, you can add volume. Add some fun bobby pins.
4. Top Knot
The top knot is a quick and easy hairstyle on busy days. To achieve this look, pull your hair up into a high ponytail. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Keep loose hair in place with more bobby pins. Add a few decorative bobby pins to your top knot for extra flair.
5. Braided Crown
Perfect for weddings and other formal events, the braided crown is elegant and beautiful—braid two sections of hair on either side of your head to achieve this look. Secure the braids with bobby pins on top of your head. To secure loose hair and braids, use more bobby pins. Add flowers or other accessories to your braided crown for a bohemian look.
6. Side-Swept Bangs
Add dimension to your hairstyle without a full fringe with side-swept bangs. To achieve this look, part your hair to one side and sweep a section across your forehead. Secure the hair with bobby pins. Add texture to the rest of your hair with bobby pins. Try headbands or bandanas for a more dramatic look.
7. Low Ponytail Accessorized with Bobby Pins
A classic and simple hairstyle, a low ponytail can be worn anywhere. Add style with bobby pins. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Wrap a small section of hair from the ponytail’s underside around the elastic band to hide it. Secure wrapped hair with bobby pins. For a polished look, add bobby pins to the ponytail’s sides.
8. Waterfall Braid
Add flair to the waterfall braid with bobby pins. Take a small section of hair from the top of your head and part your hair to one side. Start braiding as usual by dividing the section into three. After a few stitches, drop the bottom strand and pick up a new section of hair from underneath. Braid until you reach the other side of your head, dropping and picking up sections. Using bobby pins, secure the braid. Also, you can try this with beachy waves too.
9. Dutch Braid
Bobby pins can secure the Dutch braid, a stylish hairstyle. Start by sectioning your hair at the top. Cross the right and left sections under the middle section. Cross each section under the middle section as you add hair to the braid. After reaching the nape of your neck, braid without adding hair and secure with bobby pins. Select this hairstyle for your next birthday party or your hiking trip.
10. Accessorized Fishtail Braid
Bobby pins can keep a fishtail braid from unraveling. Start by sectioning your hair. Take a small section of hair from the left outer edge and cross it to the right section. Take a small section of hair from the right section’s outer edge and cross it to the left section. Cross small sections of hair until you reach the end, alternating sides. Secure the braid with bobby pins. This hairstyle can be considered a professional hairstyle too.
11. Milkmaid Braid
A romantic and feminine hairstyle, the milkmaid braid can be dressed with bobby pins. Start by braiding two sections of hair on each side of your head. Using bobby pins, pull the braids over your head. You can also secure braids with extra bobby pins.
12. Crown Braid with Bobby Pins
Bobby pins can secure a crown braid, a royal hairstyle. Divide your hair into two sections and part it down the middle. Start braiding a small section of hair from one side of your head. After reaching the other side of your head, braid without adding hair until you reach the end. Repeat on the other side of your head. Pull the braids over your head and secure them with bobby pins. Secure the braids’ ends with bobby pins.
13. Chignon with Bobby Pins
The classic chignon is perfect for formal occasions. To get this look, gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it into a bun. Using bobby pins, secure the bun. Use colored or jeweled bobby pins to embellish your chignon. Pull out a few hairs around your face for a romantic look.
14. Sock Bun
Perfect for a casual day out or a formal event, the sock bun is a popular and easy hairstyle. Begin with a high ponytail to make a sock bun. Cut the toe off a matching sock. Roll the sock into a donut and put it over your ponytail. Spread your hair evenly around the sock and secure it with bobby pins. To add texture to your sock bun, tease your hair before putting it in the ponytail.
15. Sleek Ponytail
The sleek ponytail is a versatile hairstyle. Start with a high ponytail. To hide the elastic, smooth any bumps or flyaways with bobby pins and wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail base. Try adding a few sparkly bobby pins to your ponytail for extra glitz.
16. Twisted Updo
A modern updo. First, section off the top half of your hair and clip it. Wash your hair’s bottom half into a low bun and secure it with bobby pins. Next, twist the top half of your hair back and secure it with bobby pins. For elegance, tuck in loose ends and add bobby pins.
17. Beehive with Bobby Pins
A 1960s hairstyle, the beehive. To achieve this look, tease your hair at the crown. Next, smooth the top layer of your hair and pin it back with bobby pins. Pull your hair up to the crown and pin it with bobby pins. Add some decorative bobby pins and hairspray to keep everything in place.
18. Gibson Tuck
Perfect for formal events or a night out, the Gibson tuck is a vintage-inspired hairstyle. This is a DIY hairstyle. First, put your hair in a low ponytail. Next, twist the ponytail upwards and tuck it under, securing it with bobby pins. Add a few decorative bobby pins to the sides of the tuck and pull out a few wisps of hair around your face for a romantic look. Add sparkle with a brooch or clip.
19. Space Buns with Bobby Pins
Bobby pins add flair to space buns, a fun hairstyle. Part your hair down the middle and pull each side into a high ponytail to achieve this look. Twist and pin each ponytail. Add glitter or colorful bobby pins to your space buns for extra style. This hairstyle is perfect for festivals, concerts, and other events where you want to stand out. Ideal for summer days.
20. Braided Bun
Bobby pins help us keep the braided bun in place. Make a bun by braiding your hair into a traditional braid and wrapping it around itself. Hide the braid ends with bobby pins to secure the bun. Try braiding small sections of hair before wrapping them into a bun for a more intricate look.
21. Rolled Updo
A rolled updo can be dressed up or down. Start by rolling small sections of hair up toward your crown and pinning them. Continue rolling and pinning until all your hair is pinned up. Add glamour with pearl or jeweled bobby pins.
22. Messy Pixie Cut
A messy pixie cut is trendy and low-maintenance. Bobby pins can add edginess. Use a texturizing product and bobby pins to achieve this look. To make a statement, use metallic or black bobby pins.
23. Tousled Waves
Add bobby pins to tousled waves for a boho-chic look. Create loose waves in your hair with a curling iron. Next, pin one side of your hair with bobby pins for a half-up, half-down look. Matte or colorful bobby pins add texture.
24. Long Layers
Bobby pins can add polish to long layers. Straighten your hair and use bobby pins to pin back the front for a chic look. To enhance your outfit, use rhinestone or metallic bobby pins.
25. Curly Bob with Bobby Pins
Curly bobs add volume and bounce to hair. Bobby pins can pin back your bangs or decorate your hair. Using bobby pins, you can create a half-up, half-down style by securing the top section and letting your curls flow.
26. Short Bob
A short bob can be styled with bobby pins in many ways. Bobby pin your nape hair for a sleek, polished look; if required use a little amount of mousse. Alternatively, bobby pin the top section of your hair to create a trendy half-up half-down style. Colorful or sparkly bobby pins add fun to a short bob.
27. Pixie Cut with Bangs
Bobby pins add elegance to a pixie cut with bangs, especially for an asymmetrical one. Create a side-swept fringe with bobby pins. Use bobby pins to create a small pompadour at the front for a retro-inspired pixie cut.
28. French Braid
Bobby pins can modernize a classic French braid. Bobby pins can secure loose hair and finish your braid. Decorative bobby pins that match your outfit can also add sparkle to your French braid.
29. Lace Braid with Bobby Pins
A bobby pin can add a romantic touch to a lace braid, a delicate and intricate hairstyle. Utilize bobby pins to secure the sections of your hair as you braid, ensuring that your braid remains in place throughout the day. Add pearl or crystal bobby pins to your lace braid for an elegant touch.
30. Boxer Braids
Bobby pins add glamour to this trendy, sporty hairstyle. Bobby pin flyaway hair and braids. Boxer braids can be personalized with decorative bobby pins that match your outfit or style.
31. Bubble Braid
This whimsical hairstyle is perfect for a casual day out. To achieve this look, part your hair in the middle and braid both sides. Then, secure the braids with bobby pins and gently tug on the sections between them to create “bubbles.” To add flair, add a colorful scrunchie or ribbon to your hair.
32. Pin Curls
Pin curls are perfect for vintage hairstyles. Section your hair and curl small pieces around your finger to make pin curls. Repeat until your hair is curled and secure with bobby pins. After a few hours or overnight, remove the pins and gently brush out your curls for a soft, romantic look. One of the most-celebrated red-carpet hairstyles.
33. Victory Rolls
This 1940s hairstyle is still popular. Start by curling your hair toward your face. Next, use bobby pins to twist a section of hair near your forehead and pin it back. Repeat on the other side and finish with hairspray.
34. Retro Waves with Bobby Pins
Retro waves are perfect for formal events. Curl your hair with a curling iron, then brush it out for a more natural look. Use bobby pins to secure loose hair and finish with a sparkling barrette or headband.
35. Side Bun
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for a night out. First, pull your hair to one side, similar to a side ponytail and make a loose bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins and add volume by gently pulling on the hair around your face. Highlight your face with a statement necklace or earrings.
36. Mohawk with Bobby Pins
The bold and edgy mohawk will turn heads. Start by clipping your side hair. Next, use bobby pins to create a vertical section of hair down the middle of your head from front to back. Repeat until you have a row of “spikes” down your head. Apply hairspray to secure the spikes.
37. Cornrows Accessorised with Bobby Pins
Cornrows have been popular for centuries. These tiny braids can be styled in intricate patterns and decorated with bobby pins. Half-up and half-down cornrows can be styled with bobby pins. Pin a small section of hair from your front with bobby pins. Bobby pins can be criss-crossed along the part line to decorate cornrows. This gives your hair texture and dimension.
38. Afro Hairstyle with Bobby Pins
Afros have been fashionable for decades. It has tight curls and a round shape. Use bobby pins to style a half-up ponytail afro. Make a ponytail with bobby pins, leaving the bottom half loose and curly. Create a unique part line with bobby pins to accessorize an afro. Try zigzagging your part with bobby pins.
39. Dreadlocks with Bobby Pins
Bobby pins can personalize low-maintenance dreadlocks. A half-up bun with bobby pins can accessorize dreadlocks. Bobby pin the top half of your dreadlocks into a crown bun. Bobby pins can also be used to decorate the sides of your head—design with bobby pins and secure with hair ties or more pins.
40. Twisted Ponytail
Bobby pins add dimension to a simple, elegant twisted ponytail. Start with a low ponytail at your nape to make a twisted ponytail. Twist and wrap the ponytail around the base to form a bun. Bobby pin the bun and any loose strands. Try bobby-pinning a braided ponytail base for extra style.
41. Voluminous Curls
Voluminous curls are a glamorous hairstyle. Try a half-up twist with bobby pins to style voluminous curls. Twist and bobby pin a small section of hair from the front of your head. This will highlight your curls while giving you a sleek, polished look. Create a decorative pattern along the side of your head with different-colored or shaped bobby pins to accessorize voluminous curls.
42. Zigzag Part
A zigzag to your natural hair or with an undercut part gives your hairstyle a unique look. Comb diagonal part lines across your scalp to create a zigzag part. Bobby pin the loose strands or create an updo and secure the zigzag pattern. Add glitter or colorful bobby pins to your zigzag part for a playful look.
43. Braided Ponytail
The braided ponytail suits any occasion. Bobby pins will hold this hairstyle all day. A stylish braided ponytail keeps hair out of your face. Decorative bobby pins can enhance your braided ponytail. This hairstyle is popular because it works for both formal and casual occasions. Braided ponytails can be polished with bobby pins. Bobby pins can transform a low-maintenance braided ponytail.