May 02, 2011

Spin Pins and Buns

Several of you have asked for another hair week and while that may be possible (I'm thinking in the summer) here's a little something to tide you over.  Have you noticed that buns seem to be making a comeback?  Maybe they've never really left, but a messy bun seems to be pretty hip right now.




If you ever wear one or think you might want to, I'm going to introduce you to something fun today.  This is not a paid post.  I bought these myself at Wal-mart and I think they're cool.  They are called "Spin Pins" and they do the work of many bobby pins.


Here are a couple styles you could use them with.  I found a basic messy bun tutorial HERE.  I found a different and cool variation of a messy bun HERE.

I've been doing three little buns in the back lately.  This idea is actually on the inside of the package.  I bought the short spin pins that come in a 3-pack and they work great for this hairdo.  Here's the back.


Here's the front.


Here's another view of the back.  I don't use any elastics.  I just divide my hair into three sections, twist them into a bun, screw in the spin pin, and use a few bobby pins for extra security.  I do it a bit loose because I like the messy look.


If you want to see a video clip of how to put them in, I found one HERE on YouTube. 

So, let your mind race.  Think buns.  (Not like your booty and not the cinnamon ones either.)  Thanks for reading.

34 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow! Never seen these before....off to do a little 'goolging' so I can find out how to order these in the UK....:-)

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

Very cool pins. I need to check these out. And your hair.... It looks great. I am gonna give that a try today. Thanks for sharing!

Brandi said...

I just got a pack of these, too! I like them ok. I haven't really worked with them a whole lot yet, so I'm glad you posted a bun tutorial and how I can use them on here! Thanks!

Heather said...

AWESWOME! I love messy buns but I am HORRIBLE with bobby pins. These would be perfect for me - thank you for sharing. Now I just need to see if I can track some down here in Japan...

Lori said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I stinkin love those pins! When I bought them in the 90s they were called "hair screws" and they are wonderful! They hold loads of hair in place and don't hurt your scalp. I haven't seen them since I bought my first batch and now I can get them again! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Your 'buns' look awesome...LOL! I love the messy look :) Might have to search for these on my next trip to Walmart!

Unknown said...

welp, guess I'm off to walmart :)

Christy Ross said...

Looks great! I'd been holding off on trying these until I heard or saw someone who had great results. Thanks!

Maggie Muggins said...

Cool. I'd never heard of those, I'll have to try some. I did a messy bun for church yesterday. I used a long "Trash Tie" from Heather Bailey! I think it looked really good.

Dragonfliez Made said...

LOVE the spin pins! I have a couple of them and a few other items from Goody before they went to the stores.

I only have two so I can only get the two messy buns in the back, guess it is time to go get some more!

Becca at Motherhood "perfected" said...

These are awesome pins! I have used them and I was hesitant at first because they were more than just a dollar or two and I didn't want yet one more useless hair clip cluttering up the drawer. I agree though, these work great and they are fast! I just spin them into my daughter's hair and she's out the door under a minute, and they stay in! She loves them and so do I! Thank you for the pics of suggested styles, we will have to try those!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

That is very cute. I will have to try the spin pins. I live in 110+ weather in the summer, so updos are a must!

MommaWard said...

Cool! Thanks for the info. Gotta go to Walmart!

Em @ Inspired Coincidences said...

I've been growing my hair and have no idea what to do with it (and I'm even a hair stylist!...ok in my prior-to-mommy-life I was a hair stylist...) so THANK YOU for the idea :)

Otter Hill Designs said...

Love this style! (looks great on you) Thanks for the tip on the screw pins - gonna give em a try.

Sarah said...

OMG I have had a pair of these for about 15 years and I use them about once a week. The best invention ever! I have to really look after them though as we don't get themhere anymore.

Jan said...

I think I'm in love with these things. I've never seen them before, but they're genius! I've been watching some tutorials on YouTube. Thanks for letting me know these little gems exist. :)

Cassie said...

I can't wait to try these! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Lovely! I can't wait to try these out! That top photos looks like how I want to wear my hair for a wedding this summer. Thanks for testing these out for us!

Rachel said...

I've been using these for my daughter for her ballet buns. Really great for securing her bun for class.

Craftcherry said...

Oooh! I'm going to have to get some of those. My hair is always up in a ponytail or bun. Would be great to have a prettier look!

Siobhan said...

Thanks Cheri! i have heaps of thick, straight hair and it never stays up. This might be the go! Even the idea of three smaller buns might take some of the weight out of the usual mess. x

Sascha said...

I just saw a commercial the other night for these and I was sold. They look so easy. Problem is a have very fine straight hair, not special wavy hair like yours. That means I'll probably end up hating those little twisted wires.

meganleiann said...

Great tip! I have really fine hair and despite my ballet past, I am bobby pin inept. (I actually think I lost out on an audition because my bun fell out on some turns.) I have been wondering if these would work. It's worth a try! I'd love another hair week!

Aimee said...

I have between collar length and shoulder length hair...kinda short. I've been trying to grow it out to one length since surgery last June during which they had to shave parts of my head. It is starting to get close to the length of the other nonshaved hair, plus my hair is very fine but I do have alot of it. My question is do you think it would work on that length and hair type? I need something different and this would be gray. But like some of the posters I didn't want to spend money for it to clutter my hair drawer.

Annie said...

I bought a pack of these last summer and lived with them. I couldn't get enough! I want the small ones as well, and then there is the one large spin pin (I think its called something different), so I'll have to invest in those this year as well. I've been trying to come up with a way to make my own, because at almost $7 a pack if you lose one it would suck.

But thanks for bun tutorials, they look super cute!

The Smith Family said...

FYI I love hair week! These are so awesome and I will be buying them today on my daily Walmart run :) I have wild curly hair that doesn't do anything I want it to, but we will try!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for posting this! At least 80% of the time my hair is up in a bun or a half pony (you know, where you don't pull the hair all the way through and it makes a loop) and I've seen these in the store. I love the messy bun but hate bobby pins and I've been wanting to try these. I just wasn't sure how they would work.

Patchwork Pony said...

I bought some at Walgreen's today and am loving them. Awesome tip.

iammommahearmeroar said...

Aimee,

I would probably recommend waiting till your hair is an inch or two longer. Mine is a bit past my shoulders and they work, but too much shorter might be a little tricky.

Cheri

The Nowell's said...

I love your hair! I have seen these and almost got them but thought - that has to be too good to be true! Now I am going to have to get some :)

Cynthia Rahardja Clancy said...

Very pretty!! I have to go to Target soon :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this. I have been looking at these pins but didn't know if they worked very well!! I have super thick long hair. It is up most days. So it is nice to find something new to do with it!!

Delia said...

You are beautiful Cheri! I love this. Do you think my hair is too short for this? My hair it about shoulder length. Just barely. And I have a lot of layers.

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