Bobby Pins Are The Cheapest Way To Upgrade Your Hair For Fall

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In a land of hundred dollar makeup palettes and $50 lipsticks, there are plenty of bank-breaking ways to update your beauty look. Instead, people are making major statements with accessories that cost no more than $5: bobby pins. We spotted them on long hair and short hair alike, either tucked away behind an ear or deliberately stacked in a neat little row.
The pins also flatter a variety of textures and lengths, including Bebe Rexha's bob, Laverne Cox's long curls, and Megalyn Echikunwoke's cornrows. There's no shortage of ways to wear them. Check out our favorites, ahead.
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Celebrity stylist Vernon Francois made blinged-out bobby pins the focus of Amandla Stenberg's Toronto Film Festival look. He carefully staggered shimmery pins throughout the front of her hair, which gave her simple ponytail new life (it also made for a great Kirakira moment).
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Megalyn Echikunwoke's pulled back cornrows were business in the front, party in the back thanks to a set of criss-crossed silver pins styled by Ursula Stephen.
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Forget camouflaging your bobby pins — go for bright, contrasting colors to bring them center stage.
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This criss-cross halo, as seen on Prissy Torres, is an easy way to tame flyaways (or hide your greasy roots when you don't feel like shampooing).
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Laverne Cox wore hers in a similar pattern, created Stephen.
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Stephen swapped her bobby pins for U-shaped pins to create this rad fishscale effect on Bebe Rexha.
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A mini row of clips makes a major statement without looking like you tried too hard.
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There's no need to use an excessive amount of edge control — just cocktail your favorite oil and curling cream to slick back a section of your hair, and assemble your pins into a "hashtag" like Lebo.
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You can also add a subtle hint of glimmer by rocking bedazzled bobbies. Our personal faves are these gemstone ones from Jen Atkin's Chloe + Isabel collaboration.
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And last but not least, Stephen (who's clearly the princess of pins) demonstrates yet another innovative way to wear them: to decorate a chignon or French twist.
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