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bobby pin

n.
A small metal hair clip with the ends pressed tightly together.

[From bob.]

bobby pin

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) US and Canadian and Austral and NZ a metal hairpin bent in order to hold the hair in place. Brit terms: hairgrip or kirby grip

bob′by pin`


n.
a flat, springlike metal hairpin having the prongs held close together by tension.
[1935–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobby pin - 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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Step 7: Anchor the coiled hair into the base braids with bobby pins.
You can also pin up your hair with some vibrant and colourful bobby pins and funky hairclips.
After tying a regular ponytail, turn the ponytail to bring it in front of your face and secure from beneath with a few sprayed bobby pins at a height from where you'd like your ponytail to fall.
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I keep hair ties and bobby pins in my bag to keep my hair out of my face when I work out.
Wrap them around the bun and secure with bobby pins.
STEP 5: Continue tucking in the hair until it forms a nice, neat bun, then coming from an upward angle, push bobby pins into where you've just tucked in the hair, and secure as neatly and out of sight as possible.
For this style, I recommend using bobby pins that are similar to your hair colour and don't forget to use hairspray to keep the hair in place.
One spin pin can do the work of 20 regular bobby pins in your bun.
Starting with a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck, roll hair up under the hair and tie, then secure with bobby pins.