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How To Style Hair Pins And Where To Get Them For Under $20


The best thing about when something comes back in trend, is that comes back even stronger and better than it was before. Remember when you had 10 different types of hair clips pins sitting in your drawer, and when your mom used to clip your fringe up on it so they wouldn’t cover your eyes? Well, now this trend is back and we’re ready to make a fashion statement with it. 

It is indeed an effortless way to keep ‘bad hair days’ at bay by sampling pulling the hair back easily. Now don’t say I don’t share how I look “put together” on bad hair days. I simply spice up my look by accessorising them with hair pins or tying my hair up into a big messy bun.

There are tons of hair pins out there in the market, from simple gold coloured bobby pins to really fancy ones with jewels and pearls! I like both types of pins (simple and embellished) equally as they are perfect for either casual days or on days where I want a little ‘oomph’ factor. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money or commit to a whole hair transformation all thanks to these gorgeous pins!

Today, I will be sharing with you some of my favourite ways to rock these pins and where you can find really affordable ones for under $20!


An easy, effortless yet trendy way to rock these pins is the side part! I find myself doing this very often these days just to keep my hair out of my face and a side parting on both short and long hair is really attractive. The side part hair pin effect is stylish and you can choose to wear a single pin or stack a few together! 

Featured on Mel: Flakes Hair Pin Set (Silver)

The messy bun look is the trendiest up do to sport. It is quick to do, simple and cute at the same time! All you need to do is to pull your hair up in a high bun with a single elastic band, secure it tight and fan out the hair for extra volume. Tuck out a few strands to frame your face and to achieve the ‘messy’ look. You can totally style the hair pins with this messy hair bun look still! I pinned up 3 pins from a set to ramp up this basic fool-proof look! 

Featured on Mel: Stellar Hair Pin Set

Squeezed for time? Fret not! The low bun is perfect for the busy ladies. It is elegant and sophisticated at the same time, perfect for any occasion. These buns literally never fail us ever, that’s why we love them so much. To achieve this look, brush your hair into a low pony tail, twist it and secure it with a hair tie. To accessorize the typical low bun look, add in your preferred hair pins. I went for these beautiful embellished hair pin set with the sweetest pink hues for a romantic look! 

Featured on Mel: Sophie Hair Pin Set

The half up half down look is no stranger to us, I have sported this look countless of times when I was schooling! It is definitely still made for the modern woman as well and it is suitable for formal occasions like meetings and events too. This is a practical look and it never really goes out of style. Instead of using a hair tie to secure your hair, consider using hair pins instead. You can also create patterns using two matching hair pins from the same set for a cohesive and interesting look!

Featured On Mel: Panama Hair Pin Set

Time to make space for pretty hair pins, throw out and bid goodbye to your old hair ties and broken hair pins! 

Shop hair pins under $20 here

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