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The Retro Look: Bobby Pins

Navy Bobby PinsBobby pins have been used by women for styling up hair since the 1920s.  They are called bobby pins because they were mainly used to pin up the biggest hair trend of those days – the bob cut.  With retro hairstyles taking the spotlight now, the bobby pin is back as a must have hair accessory AND, it’s wise to have a few stacked up your make up box.

Here are few ways to style your hair with bobby pins:

For the Thick Curly Hair: Your hair will look great in the side sweep style, all you need is some bobby pins (and of course, a hairspray). First, part your hair to one side and give a slick look to the other side with water and hairspray. Then, secure the slick side with a few bobby pins, you can either align them or pin them up in a criss cross design.

The Mad Men Bun: Rose Byrne looked hot at the season five premiere of Damages in a white dress, which teamed beautifully with her retro bun. To get this style, first, use some crème to make your hair look soft and shiny, then pull your hair up in a ponytail. Leave some parts sweeping around the face and twist the ponytail into a bun. Lastly, secure it with bobby pins.

Retro Waves: At the Madrid press conference, Emma Stone wore a beautiful white lace dress and left her hair in soft waves styled with four discrossed bobby pins.  To get her style, use a one-inch curling iron to create soft waves, mist them in hairspray, brush it for a soft look and style it with some pretty bobby pins.

Old Hollywood Glamour: If you’d like to try Kate Beckinsale’s side bun which she sported at the premier of Total Recall in Berlin, take a tip from her hair stylist – Mara Roszak. Her advice is to use mousse to dampen the strands, blow dry the upper layers and let the hair twist naturally. The next step is to pin curl the sections and spray on a mist of hairspray. Then gather the strands to one side and wrap it in a bun after securing with elastic. Lastly, add bobby pins in a crisscrossed design while securing the bun.

Now it’s time for you to shop for some pretty, glittery bobby pins from Banana Republic and try out these styles. With Banana Republic discount codes, you can shop at prices that are so good, you’ll just want to keep spending. Have fun hairstyling with Banana Republic online coupons!