You could spend a small fortune on the elaborate hair jewellery seen on recent runways, or you could save your hard-earned cash and create these winning styles instead. All you’ll need? Bobby pins – and lots of them.
Before you empty your handbag in search of the thousands of bobby pins most likely lurking within it, allow us to explain. The humble bobby pin has been popping up in the most unexpected places lately, ever since it adorned models’ heads at Prada S/S ’17.
Stars like Emma Watson, Rihanna, Emma Stone and Kate Mara have all been spotted wearing bobby pin-heavy styles, and now Kim Kardashian West has outdone them all, with a headband made entirely out of the unassuming hair accessory.
Celeb hair stylist Chris Appleton created the look, slicking Kimmy K’s hair into a glossy low bun and securing a row of bobby pins along her hairline, from just above the ear all the way down to the bun.
The high-impact headband has the added bonus of keeping flyaways in check. Scroll for more stars wearing bobby pins in all kinds of genius ways.
This article previously appeared on marie claire.