Different Types of Hairpins and Clips
These are indispensable for sectioning and securing hair during setting and for putting hair up. Most pins are available with unitipped, plain ends or cushion-tipped ends. Non-reflective finishes are available, so the pins are less noticeable in the hair, and most are made of metal, plastic or stainless steel. Colours include brown, black, grey, blonde, white and silver.
Hairpins and Clips - These accessories help keep your hair in place, either for a stylish updo, or for just keeping your hair away while styling.
Double pronged clips are most frequently used for making pins or barrel curls. Grips give security to curls, pleats and all upsweept styles.
Heavy hairpins are made of strong metal and come either waved or straight. They are ideal for securing rollers and when putting hair up.
Fine hairpins are used for dressing hair. They are quite delicate and prone to bend out of shape, so they should only be used to secure small amounts of hair.
Sectioning Clips are clips with a single prong, and are longer in length than other clips. They are most often used for holding hair while working on another or securing pin curls.
Twisted Pins are fashioned like a screw and are used to secure chignons and french pleats.