A peek into my kit: Pins

Posted in Answers, Products on December 15th, 2011 by Reagan

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For our “Pins” segment, I’ll be covering a broader area than just pins. I’m including all the things I use to secure different styles. Before you get started, you want a pin case. This one below is great. I didn’t use my own picture because my pin case isn’t organized very well right now.
You can get this one here.

I like to bring a big clip to hold the hair while I’m blow drying/curling. This clip holds the thickest of the sections and never falls.

I make sure to always have lots of two prong clips for setting. Also, if you are doing a shoot or a show (or even a wedding) the make up artist will want to front of the hair pinned away so it doesn’t get in the way during the make up application. A lot of times I’ve used a piece of tissue between the hair and the clip to prevent a mark, but there are also special clips just for that purpose if you don’t want to deal with the tissue.

Bungees are the best way to get a smooth pony. They hold the hair tight tight tight! See my bungee tutorial here!

I go through these little bands like crazy. I use them mostly for securing braids and ponies. Make sure you have clear (pictured, but hard to see) for your blonde clients.

Japanese bobbies. I’ve written about these before. Normal bobbies don’t come near these guys. They are expensive, but one box comes with hundreds, and you non hairstylists will likely have a life supply by getting one. You hairstylists will likely have a few months supply. Let’s be real. We go through a lot of bobbies!

Last up is hair pins. I also like Japanese because they are easy to form without being too flexible. They are very comfortable to wear. The longer I do hair, the more I find myself using hairpins instead of bobbies. Go here for a quick hairpin tutorial!

Tomorrow I’ll choose a winner! Also, We have a new tutorial all edited and ready to go. I’ll probably post it Monday, but I just had to tell you!

All photos by Jacob Breinholt for Hairdresser On Fire. Except the top one.

9 Responses to “A peek into my kit: Pins”

  1. Allison Says:

    Hey Reagan!

    Can you share a link for the hair ties? I can’t seem to find clear ties that don’t rip my hair out anywhere!



  2. Shannon @ Bungalow960 Says:

    Do you use the hair bands that are small (like nickle sized) or the larger ones? I can’t seem to find the larger ones anywhere.

  3. On Stage Hair Design Says:

    I’ve really been wanting to try the Japanese bobbies! One of the coolest things I’ve learned recently for updos doesn’t use any bobbies! You pretty much “sew” the entire updo up. It’s definitely not for the prim and proper, but for those girls wanting a messier look, the method works great!


  4. Camila Fuenzalida Says:

    this is great! thank you!! is the tutorial about how to do those AMAZING braids?? Cus I would LOVE to learn how to do those!!

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  6. Joni C Says:

    This website is sooo amazing! The information here is so precise and NOT confusing! I was just wondering where I could get those hair bungees in Vancouver, Canada?

  7. Casey Says:

    i was just wondering what brand of hair pins you use? i brought some after being inspired by you but they were really flimsy and weak and didn’t hold very well and i really want to try them out!!

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