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hairgrip

(ˈhɛəˌɡrɪp)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) chiefly Brit a small tightly bent metal hair clip. Also called (esp US, Canadian, and NZ): bobby pin

hairgrip

bobby pin
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Noun1.hairgrip - a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip"
hairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
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Their tune Kandy Pop was listed in NME's top 100 Britpop tunes of the 90s and they influenced a diverse group of acts from The Cribs and CSS to Chvrches, while Manda inspired a generation of indie girls to wear plastic hairgrips.
But the only tiaras I've ever seen were worn by a couple of giggly seven-year-olds whose headgear was anchored firmly by hairgrips and were just the thing for what was clearly a birthday outing to the ballet.
Glue back hair and pull back everything from the face with eight or nine hairgrips and then cover.
Sam Coupland, a 23-year-old hairdresser and mum-of-two of Middlesbrough, said: "I'm always looking for hairgrips and tweezers.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said at the time of the tragedy that the boy was seen throwing his mother's hairgrips and rollers out of the window moments before the fatal plunge.
When it's dry, wrap large sections of hair around jumbo tongs for a few seconds, before pulling the hair back into a low ponytail, separating it into three sections, intertwining and layering before securing it with hairgrips.
Twenty minutes and four thousand hairgrips later, she had performed a miracle.
She put on one of the ex-Spice girl's hairgrips while she showered as Becks lay satisfied in the next room.
Hairgrips and Hamstrings is at Newcastle Playhouse at 7.
A highlight of the trip for me was when I gave little handbags and some silver hairgrips - it was nice to see little girls enjoying girly things.