French Pins: Straightforward, Stylish Updos Utilizing the Accent


woman with curly hair and a french pin hairstyle

The french pin is an elegant U-shaped pin with styling versatility. Some might imagine the common hairpin isn’t for on a regular basis hairstyles and for extra wedding-like updo’s however it’s turn into a easy and low upkeep approach to grasp the hair. “I’ve used them on all hair varieties,” says hairstylist Ona Diaz-Santin. “You may create totally different kinds with them, it’s a multi-used instrument so as to add texture. It is tremendous straightforward to make the most of and it may be a extra mushy method to sporting an up-do whereas including a really feel of embellishment to the hair.”a extra mushy method to sporting an up-do whereas including a really feel of embellishment to the hair.”

“A french pin means that you can get extra artistic together with your updos and is in the end a more healthy choice to its various, the hair tie,” provides hairstylist and colorist Doug Mengert. Although the pin works on all hair lengths and texture, Mengert says it really works finest on these with medium to thick hair that’s longer than shoulder-length.

Whether or not making an attempt a basic up-do or a french twist, you aren’t restricted when placing the french hairpin to make use of. There are a number of methods to make use of a french pin and securing them relying on every fashion—generally including a number of pins may even add a pleasant contact of decoration to your look. Beneath are seven totally different examples of french pin hairstyles.


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Basic Bun

Twist your hair right into a bun, however as a substitute of securing it with an elastic, attain for a french pin. The accent will add a chic (and safe) contact.

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French Tail Stylish

Long, blonde French pin ponytail hairstyle viewed from back

Create this look by doing a basic chignon approach, says Mengert. His course of: “Wrap the hair into itself, however as a substitute of feeding all of the hair in, I would depart the ponytail half down.”

“By utilizing a number of [French pins] lock within the hair proper in place, pushing the pin via from left to proper,” Mengert provides. You’ll want to use a texture spray all through the hair to provide it some pure locking maintain.

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French Braid Into A Twist

When you create two french braids on the hair, seize the ends right into a twist. “Twisting the hair right into a basic chignon or a low mushy bun with the pin will guarantee safety of your fashion in addition to wanting trendy,” Mengert states.

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Basic Braided Bun

Braided bun hairstyle with French pins

This pretty half French braid stops on the crown and continues right into a bun. “Make certain to wrap the hair tight round right into a bun to safe the French pin from east to west,” Diaz-Santin says.

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Two Buns are Higher Than One

Horizontally part the hair from ear to ear to be able to obtain this look. “Begin on the prime as in case you had been going to create a ponytail however as a substitute create a prime knot and safe two french pins from reverse instructions. Repeating the identical steps for the underside half hair will create an embellished look,” says Diaz-Santin.

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Trendy French Twist Bun

Miss the hairline a couple of one-inch part ending in the back of the ears then twist the complete hair behind that one in part right into a vertical twist securing the twist on the very prime of it with a french pin then curl the hairline.

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Curly Half-Updo

Curly half-up hairstyle with french pins

“Having pure texture within the hair will solely improve the allure and maintain method higher,” says Mengert. You may create this look by sectioning off the highest of your hair, beginning proper above your earlobes. Twist the hair round to create a prime knot, and safe your fashion with a French pin by forking the hair from left to proper.

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Pins Galore

For an additional ‘grammable look, add a number of french pins. The additional equipment will assist hold the coiffure safe.

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