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HAIR TUTORIAL: EXPOSED BOBBY PINS

I’m so excited today to share my very first hair tutorial as a part of my Fall Beauty Series. I’ve partnered with Drybar to bring you an easy how-to for one of this seasons hottest trends, exposed bobby pins. I’ve actually been doing this since as far back as high school with my weapon of choice, gold toned bobby pins. Needless to say, I’m a big fan.

Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
Exposed Bobby Pin Hair Tutorial - LIfe, Set Sail by: Milton Photography
There are so many ways to pull of this trend, but I’ll get into that later! For now you can follow the step-by-step guide on how to recreate the look above at home.

1. Part hair to side and apply a heat protectant. I used Hot Toddy, which is a lightweight heat and UV protectant.

2. Curl one inch sections of hair away from your face and allow to cool. For loose, tousled curls I love the 3 Day Bender 1″ Barrel Digital Curling Iron for it’s easy to use rotating barrel and fast heat up/cool down time.

3. Finger comb hair to break up curls.

4. Mist hair with salt spray. The Mai Tai Spritzer does a phenomenal job of creating added texture and volume…oh yah, and it smells incredible.

5. Pull back bang heavy side and pin. You can do this whichever way you like, but for this particular look I’ve gone for three X’s. If you want them even it’s easiest to pin each one side of each X first before crossing over with the other side.

6. Finish with a light-hold hairspray like the Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep unwanted frizz at bay.

Optional: If you’d rather go for a smooth, less textured look you can skip the salt spray/hairspray and create a glossy finish with the Sparkling Soda Shine Mist.

Not into so many steps? This would be a perfect last minute style for back-to-school by skipping the curling iron – and don’t worry about getting the pins to sit evenly as this style looks great with random placing as well.

What do you think of this look, is it one you’d recreate at home? Stay tuned for my next hair tutorial where I’ll be talking about how to get the perfect bed-head in minutes. And for my fellow locals, incase you didn’t know, Drybar products are now available at Sephora locations across Canada!

xx -b.

-photos by milton photography

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18 Comments

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  • Caitlin
    November 2, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    love this hair look! i need something new and simple and this seems perfect to try. love it.

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    • Brittany Messner
      November 11, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      Thank you! Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear how it goes! xx

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  • Tori
    October 18, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    This looks lovely 🙂

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  • Anneke Forbes
    October 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    I love how the gold tone dresses up a basic bobby pin. Where do you find yours? Also, you look stunning in these photos!

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 9, 2015 at 3:23 PM

      Thanks Anneke! I just buy them at Superstore or Shoppers, they’re the ones for blonde hair from Goody 🙂 xx

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  • Ela BellaWorld
    October 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    That looks so pretty! I guess I will give it a try 🙂

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

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  • Celina
    September 27, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Looks lovely, Brittany! I’ve been loving Drybar products as well. Have you tried their Triple Sec? I’ve been so addicted to the effect it gives to my hair! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    • Brittany Messner
      September 29, 2015 at 3:20 PM

      Thank you Celina! No, I haven’t yet but now I’m definitely going to have to check it out! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 xx

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  • Zoe Mountford
    September 25, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    This is really pretty, I like the way you have pinned it back to, its really different, I think I will try it x

    Zoe Mountford x

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    • Brittany Messner
      September 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      Thank you! Please let me know if you do, I’d love to see how it turns out 🙂 xx

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  • Jodie Vernon
    September 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Your hair looks so amazing and is really tempting me to get mine all cut off, and I’m definitely all about the quick easy hairstyles, so I’ll be giving this a go!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    • Brittany Messner
      September 25, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Thanks Jodie! Haha, I’m going to get my highlights touched up soon and don’t know if I want to cut it again or grow it for the Winter…ahh decisions! xx

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  • Damla Tüzün
    September 25, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Your hair looks so beautiful! Love this tutorial and I’ll try it on me soon! x

    http://www.damlatuzun.blogspot.com

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  • Jessica
    September 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    I am a huge fan of this look it’s so cute and have seen a few photos on pinterest but when I’ve tried to recreate it’s just flopped so I will have to use this as a guide 😉 xx

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    • Brittany Messner
      September 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Haha, I know what you mean! I tried the chevron pattern first and had such a hard time I decided to share something people could actually DO! Good luck 😉 xx

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