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Bobby Pins Are the Chic New Hair Accessory You Already Own

How to style your hair with bobby pins in the most un-basic ways
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It seems like every other day we find a new beauty trend we want to try, whether perusing our favorite Instagram feeds, flipping through magazines or checking out the latest looks from fashion week. Unfortunately, most of us can't afford multiple visits to Sephora and Ulta whenever the mood or inspiration to experiment strikes (at least not if we want to pay rent on time). So, when a beauty trend comes along that takes little effort — or investment — you can only imagine our delight. Even better if we already own everything needed to recreate the look.

This season, bobby pins were all over the Spring 2018 runways. Maki Oh (shown here), JW Anderson and Sally LaPointe adorned models with serious bobby pin art in multiple different styles, colors and patterns. Celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and YouTuber Desi Perkins are already sporting the basic accessory in sweet designs, ensuring that we'll never look at a utilitarian bobby pin the same way again.

Ready to get your creativity on? Click through to see how real women are styling bobby pins in the most interesting ways right now.

Image via Imaxtree

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Various Lengths
Try incorporating bobby pins of different sizes into your hairstyle, pulling back just one side of your hair and letting the other side flow free.

Image via @nailneffmani

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Side Braid
Keep annoying flyaways from your loose braid out of your face and eyes with artfully arranged bobby pins. Bonus points for using pins that contrast drastically with the color of your hair.

Image via @scunci

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Whether you're an aspiring influencer or you're just #blessed, this millennial-appropriate bobby pin design is totally Instagram-worthy. Using only four pins, you can achieve this look, take the ultimate selfie and watch the likes roll in.

Image via @nzinganailz

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Abstract Art
Inspired by the non-traditional look of abstract art, this bobby pin hairstyle uses gold pins to hold back hair in a design that has no rhyme or reason. Believe it or not, the chic hair accessory doesn't have to be super organized for it to look intentional.

Image via @daniebb3

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