Hair Pin Tutorial by Christina Nicole

The coolest thing since the french twist is the hair pin.  The coolest thing since the hair pin is Christina Nicole’s hair pin. So she gave us a step by step on how to style and use the hair pin properly.  Form and function matter to the CN team,  so finally something to hold your locks all day without ripping out your hair like an elastic might do. For those of you with THICK, long hair, this is for you, too. 

Allie, the Christina Nicole intern, takes us through a step by step on how to twist, twirl and slide our pins + sticks into those locks. Allie has thick, long hair (about 1 1/2 in diameter ponytail) but the same process applies to all thicknesses.

  1. Gather your locks and twist into a long ponytail.
  2. Twirl into a soft but tight, rounded bun and hold.
  3. At the top of your bun, (or at 12’o clock), weave a hair stick (or hairpin) from top to bottom so it feels snug but not pulling too tightly. 
  4. Take a second hair stick and at 2-3 o’clock, repeat with the weaving pattern and adjust both ends of the sticks to feel balanced in how far they stick out from the bun. The second pin should feel tight and secure. 
  5. Slightly spread center of bun with fingertips for a more relaxed look. The bun should feel gently snug, but not pulling too tightly. Play around with it a few times until you get the feel for it, you’ll know when you get it.