How to Create a Quick & Easy Loose Bun Using Betty Pin Dancer Hairpins
Posted on August 27 2018
One of the most requested hairdressing lessons my friends have asked me over the years is how to make a quick and easy "loose looking" bun that looks amazing, stays in place all day, and doesn't take a hundred hairpins to secure in place.
The request should have been easy to demonstrate, but I have to admit before I invented Betty Pins, I had a top-secret trade secret to protect: the custom fish-hook bent hairpin!
I used hand-bend this simple "one bent arm" shape from standard u-shaped hairpins to pull these buns off quickly, but now I can share just how easy and awesome this style is using Betty Pins. In this case, we are using the 2" Betty Pin "Dancer" which is the one-bend design ideally suited for this quick and easy style.
First, you start by brushing the hair into a nice even ponytail.
With your free hand, grab your Betty Pin and place it toward the front of the bun. As with normal u-shaped hairpins, the technique is a bit of insert, push down, push in, and weave and wiggle - rather than a simple slide.
You start by inserting the pin through the outer edge of the bun, heading away from the center of the bun. Don’t snag too much hair or you’ll have trouble with the last bit of insertion.
Push the end of the pin you are holding downwards, bringing the length of the pin down to run parallel to the scalp. Insert the length of the pin further into the bun, giving it a bit of a wiggle as you do so.