Booby Pins And Hair Pins Are Different

Bobby pins are the work horse of hair dos. Paired with hairspray bobby pins are unstoppable. So how come your Mom never showed you how to use them? Why is it my hairdresser never mentioned it?
Sometimes we don’t get answers because we don’t know the question to ask. Your Mom probably never used them or maybe was plagued by them in her youth. Your hairdresser most likely has made the assumption you know what a bobby pin is and how to use it.
Bobby pins can be found at the drugstore in the hair accessories section. They will most likely cost 3 dollars for a package.
Great so now what?
Using bobby pins does take practice, but should be a quick study.
Bobby pins need friends, a support team if you will. Where one goes a second must cross it to ensure a secured hair do. Clarification… the bobby pins should look like an “X” after you’ve slid them both into your hair. Once you’ve got the hang of this step modification can be made to your “X”.
Now is where the hair pin comes into play. Hair pins are the backup crew. They can smooth out or tuck in any bits of your hair do that hasn’t cooperated and laid nice against your head. These pins should be anchored with existing bobby pins. You tubing a “how to” on this will be a game changer.
MY Basic pinning of any hair, even if it’s just to put a few side pieces back.
1.Start with a small section of hair.
2.Hairspray the section then curl or twist it.
3.Hold the hair where you would like it to be then pin it in place with a bobby pin.
4.Cris cross your placed pin with a second pin to form your “X”.
5.Respray with hairspray. Yes folks more hairspray!
Hopefully this helps get you started down the path of hairdo success.
Practice makes perfect, luckily with hair you don’t have to be perfect.
Happy pinning!

Top 3 questioned I’m asked…

The top three questions I’m asked when someone finds out I’m a hairdresser, theses are my answers.

1. What would you do with my hair?

~ Are you looking for a change? Here’s my card give me a call and we can set up a consultation. What I’m really thinking, but won’t say… We are in Target, my screaming 3 year old is pulling at me and I’m not sure I brushed my teeth.

2. Are the expensive hair products really better?

~Yes, but it doesn’t mean they are the right products for you. Trial and error of hair products is an important process, but it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg. Here’s my card, email me your hair concerns and I’ll give you some suggestions, cause it’s Friday night and I’m two drinks in and hanging with my hubby (who probably is sick of all my beauty talk).

3. Who does your hair?

~ Erin Otte, here’s her card. I love her she does amazing work. This answer has no side comment the voice in my head never has anything to add when I’m asked this question.

I eat, breath, and sleep hair. Hair is always on my mind. My head is full of useful information that I share freely when I’m not distracted by my everyday life. I believe everyone can have great hair (maybe not the hair you dreamed of, but your own hair that is great).