Ribboned Bobby Pins | Tips and Tricks

This video tutorial shows a very simple way to spice up an updo hairstyle, for any holiday occasion. This one happens to be for Valentine’s Day.

Back view of the Holiday Messy Bun

In this video (you can use Messy Bun #1 or Messy Bun #2), I use a thin ribbon cut into small strips (length can vary), and then tie them onto bobby pins. You can tie the ribbons into tiny bows if you would like, but I did not have time when I filmed this tutorial. If you make the ribbons longer… you can curl them by running the edge of scissors along the ribbon so that they look like curly-q’s. Then I place the bobby pins throughout the messy bun until the hair style looks right.

Side view of the Holiday Messy Bun
This tip is perfect for any holiday or special occasion by using the colors of that holiday, for students or cheerleaders who want to wear school colors, and for brides/flower girls who want to accent their updo with white-ribboned bobby pins.

Supplies for Ribboned Bobby Pins

Items Needed: 6-8 small bobby pins, thin colored ribbon, scissors

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. i still want to know how to do this on me can you help me with that .i do like this one so thank you

  2. I love all of your hairstyles they are so cute. I’m trying to figure out how to do them myself my mom is NOT creative with hair so thanks for showing me:)

  3. I just found your site a couple days ago, and have loved watching all your videos! My daughter has fine hair. I have had it cut into a style, but it never looks fixed, or if fixed it doesn’t look good for long. I have had so much fun the last couple of days playing with her hair, and having her look BEAUTIFUL all day!! We did this messy bun with ribbons to day and got so many compliments! Thank you SO much for taking the time to help others!

  4. This might be my favorite style in a while! I love it! And for adults, too, maybe somehow? Anyway, just wanted to shout from the rooftops that I love this! Keep up the awesome-ness!

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