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How To Stop Bridal Hair Pins Falling Out - Three Easy Expert Tricks

If you've been wondering how to stop bridal hair pins from falling out of your fine or short hair read on for my top three tips and tricks!

Daisy flower wedding hair pins
Daisy hair pins


Expert Hairpin Hacks For Any Hair Style Or Type

Bridal hair pins are a wonderfully versatile way to create your own unique wedding day look – but the last thing you want on your wedding day is to be worrying that your hair pins could slip or fall out on the dance floor. So I enlisted the help of wedding hair style expert Jenn Edwards to help me create a video to show you some expert styling hacks which will ensure your wedding hair pins stay in place all day and night - in any hair style or type, even in long loose hair!

Star hairpins


Hold Hairpins In Place With Bobby Pins  

The simplest way to keep hairpins in place if you have fine or short hair is to use a bobby pin or kirby grip and slide it across the hairpin to make it more secure. This is a great option for an extra layer of security in an updo or half-up hairstyle.

How to style wedding hair pins with expert bridal hair stylist tipsSaffron and Minna hair pins

Bohemian braided hair plait with mother of pearl flower hair pinsMinna hair pins plait set

Create A 'Lock' By Bending Your Hairpins

You bend each ‘leg’ of your hairpins outwards to create a ‘hook’ which will lock the pin into place when they are pushed into loose braids or up-do hair styles. I would only do this if you don't intend to return your hairpins as although you can bend them back again they are unlikely to look quite the same afterwards! Perhaps not one for the faint-hearted!

Wedding hair pins bent into hooks to make them stay in place

To see how this ‘hook’ trick works, Jenn and I made a hair pin styling video to show you just how securely your hair pins can be gripped into place – as well as showing one of the ways you can use my pretty mother of pearl flower Minna Hair Pins Plait Set to create a beautiful braided bridal hair style.

braided dutch fishtail braid with sparkling crystal and pearl wedding hair vine and hair pinsScarlett hair vine and Saffron hair pins

Use Mini Elastic Bands For Long Loose Hair 

Choose mini hair braid elastic bands in a colour which tones with your hair and create a tiny pony tail in the area you want the pin to sit. Carefully push the pin into the elastic band so it sits firmly in place. You can also use this trick to place a hair comb in your hair and ensure it doesn’t slip, even if you want to wear your hair down.

hair pin and mini elastic bands trick to help pins stay in place in long loose hair

To show just how secure this technique is we made another video which shows Jenn using her mini hair band trick to keep a comb and hair pins in place on a model wearing her hair down. In this video Jenn first uses the elastic band trick to place my Sylvie hair vine comb into our model’s loose bohemian waved style and then uses more bands to add lots of small Minna hair pins to create a loose waterfall effect which won’t budge an inch no matter how long you spend on the dance floor!

Check out my simple hack to keep larger hair combs from slipping out of your hair - even when worn completely loose.

Large rose gold wedding hair pins trio setMaisie trio set of wedding hair pins worn as one large headpiece.

Click here to see the full range of Debbie Carlisle wedding hairpins.

With thanks to: (first image) (all other model shots) (video tutorials) (hair and make-up in photographs and videos) (flowers)

Video soundtrack: Emily’s Rose by Emily Jane Stancer

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