I got an e-mail from one of my readers, Becks, recently – and this is what she said:
” . . . there’s a specific hairstyle I’m looking for and google is turning up nothing, which is so annoying because I’ve seen this style all over tv lately. It’s this super simple hidden bobby pin thing, where they pull frontal strands over other strands and then tuck underneath back strands to hide the bobby pin/hair clamp. It’s really sleek looking but ‘hidden bobby pin thing’ is turning up nothing in search engines. Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?”
I hope this is what she’s talking about … I’m sure everyone out there knows what she’s referring to – but anyone got an idea if it actually has a name?
Anyway I don’t know that this really has a name – but if you are in the process of pulling back your bangs, or just want a quick & simple thing to get the hair out of your face, this works great.
I also have a video that I hope to get posted soon of a different version of pulling the bangs back, but I’ve got to edit a bit and I didn’t have time to do that today – so as soon as I can, I’ll post that too.
But I find the trick and key to any of these pull backs, is #1 -how you secure them with a bobby pin & #2 what kind of bobby pin you use. For the bobby pins that are my fav and are truly superior – go HERE to read about those. Clear back at the end of 2008 I did a post on bobby pins – and in it I showed a couple different ways to secure hair with bobby pins. Go back HERE and watch the 1st and 2nd videos in that post. The 2nd one is my all time favorite way of securing hair. It may seem tricky – but it works like a charm. If you’re working with really thick hair, however, you may be better off doing making an X with the bobby pins, as shown in video #1.
I did this a couple nights back after Goose had fresh washed hair & I’d just finished drying it.
Part the hair on one side. Section out with your fingers the amount of hair you want to work with. Don’t do a “real” part with a comb for this section to give it a more loose/natural look.
Then twist the hair inwards towards the head – however tight or loose that you want it.
Push a bit of the hair out of the way and then anchor it with a bobby pin (using the technique shown in video #2 in THIS old post.) This one takes a bit of practice to get it to hold in the hair – so if you aren’t positive it’s going to hold for you – try just making an X with 2 bobby pins instead!
Let the hair drop back down to hide the end of the twist & bobby pin. If you like, you can just secure it on top of the hair if you don’t care about hiding the bobby pin. This just kind of tucks it back and hides it nicely.
Or you can do a quick braid in that same section of hair – I made it loose, again to give it a more natural not-so-fancy look!
Then because her hair is so thick, I did the “X” technique shown in the 1st video in the before-mentioned post, to keep it in place.
There you have it. Quick – Simple and Pretty.
Becks – I hope this is what you were talking about …. stay tuned for that video!