Most of my friends know I'm on a never-ending quest to figure out the effortless buns that all the ladies around Brooklyn have seemingly mastered. Mine never look half-as-good and always look full of effort. My buns are either too tight and secure or too loose and bumpy, falling out within minutes of going up. It's a hard balance to get secure and relaxed at the same time! Recently, I discovered these twisty bobby pins. While they didn't solve alllll my top-knot bun styling problems, they totally resolved my too secure/too loose problem! Plus they are so easy that my buns not only look more effortless, they actually are effortless.
The Goody Simple Styles Pin is an amazing little product. When my friend pulled one out of her perfectly tousled bun, I asked her if I could try it out on my fine, never-does-anything-I-want-it-to-do hair. She kindly obliged and I twisted my hair into a bun, screwed the little spiral bobby pin into the bun and ta-da I had a loose, yet totally secure bun. It was so easy and they have been a total game changer for my hair-challenged mornings. I used to struggle with multiple bobby pins trying to get the perfect un-perfect bun. You know the scene - 5 hairpins in your mouth, 5 on the floor to be lost forever, only for the bun to fall out by the time I get to the office. Then I started using multiple rubber bands which just made for an ugly too tight bun and lots of hair damage. Now just one spin pin replaces all of the bobby pins and they slide in and out easily making me feel like I'm not ruining my hair. But even though they glide in and out with ease, they have incredible staying power!
They are great for top-knots, cute side chignons and tons of other styles that usually require 20 bobby pins. I also love twisting my wet hair into a bun after a shower and letting it dry over night for beachy curls since the spin pins don't leave creases in your hair and are comfortable enough to wear overnight.
The pins come in two colors, light and dark. They also come in mini-size, which are perfect if you don't want the pin sticking out of some styles. I find with my thin hair, I use the mini size more often, but it all depends on your hair thickness and style!
So if you are every Brooklyn lady who somehow took a class in effortless buns, you may not need these. But if your invitation to that class got lost in the mail like mine did, this could be the answer to all your bun problems. Do you have any tips and tricks for the top-knot challenged, like me? I'd love to hear them!
(top photo, jamie grill photography)