Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Awesome Bobby Pin Find at Sally Beauty! Mini Bobby Pins!

Many of us who do vintage hairstyles often know that bobby pins (or kirby grips) are a MUST! Bobby pins are vital for pin curls, securing victory rolls, and rolling back those Bettie bangs (pompadour) on days we want a different look.

For years, I bought standard bobby pins (Goody) at the grocery store or pharmacy. These types are good for most styles but after a while, "run-of-the-mill' pins tend to snag hair or stretch out after several uses. I usually throw stretched pins out and grab a new one but again, it would stretch out and the little rubber tips on the end pop off and snag/pull my hair. In addition, my hair is very fine and standard pins have a tendency to slide out of my hair.  Also, when it comes to doing rolls and pompadours, most bobby pins tend to stick out (especially when I roll back my bangs) due to the lack of volume.

While I was in Sally Beauty yesterday buying a few things, I spotted a section of bobby pins. There were large sizes, standard sizes, and mini sizes, as seen above. I have never used mini pins and the price, $2.49 for a 36-count tin, made me to want to try them.

The MetaGrip Mini Bob Pins' description states that the pins are tighter and snag-free. Well, today I styled my hair in rolls and not only do these mini bobby pins hide nicely, they really grip my hair amazingly well! I feel like a gale force wind couldn't even ruin my 'do!

Here is how the mini pin size compares to a standard pin:
(The vintage picture is actually from a reprint of a vintage ad that I adhered and then varnished onto a mini Altoids tin. I use it to store extra pins and I keep it in my bag in case of a 'hair emergency.')

So, if you are looking for small-sized bobby pins that work wonders on fine and/or shorter hair, the MetaGrip Bob Pins from Sally Beauty are a must have in your hairstyling kit!

10 comments:

  1. oooh they are great, wonder if we can get them over here!

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  2. Fiona,

    I hope so! If they have mini ones, then they are more than likely the same type of grip/pins these are! I have super fine hair and I need a tighter and/or smaller bobby pin because the regular ones tend to fall out of my hair!

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  3. I am so buying these. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. You are welcome, Lisa! I love them for my vintage styles! They grip so tightly too!

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  5. These are great! I've been using them for years to do my front roll and pin curls. They are so easy to hide too. I rarely use the regular size ones anymore!

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  6. I love those, it's all I use in my hair as well. I bought a large size container and probably will never run out!

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  7. Gosh!! Why do I not have a Sallys?
    Everyone is always talking about it and I feel as though I live in a rock. LOL

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  8. Holly,

    So, you use the mini pins too? Awesome! Your hair always looks so amazing! I do not see myself ever using the goody brand again. They are a bit too long and they stretch out!

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  9. Shrinky Inky,

    I got a small 36 count container to start and now that I love they way they hold up my styles, I am going to get more.

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  10. Melzaelf,

    I think Sally's has locations in Canada and if not, you can order from their online store. I saw the pins, in all sizes, available online. I am lucky that I have a store about 15 minutes away.

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