It's Time for Your Pinup

ight=196,width=197]]Recently, the world of hair had its collective eyes set on New York Fashion Week to see how the designers chose to further express their collections’ statement through hair.

I combed through a variety of designers’ beauty pages to see the emerging trends in hair, and was thrilled to see bobby pins adorning the gorgeous locks at the Zac Posen show. Throughout his show, models showcased bobby pins as a hair accessory — displaying a decorated assortment in patterns on the front and side of each model’s style.

While the everyday bobby pin continues to hold its place in hair and fashion, we celebrated the trend of custom colored bobby pins at the Paul Mitchell Schools’ recent annual Caper event. The Caper event is two days of hands-on education and inspiration awarded to students of Paul Mitchell schools who earn their trip there through a competition of Paul Mitchell product sales.

To support the launch of our new Straight Pin Essentials MINI Pin Kit at this event, we held a “Pick, Polish, Paint, Post” contest. A table was set in our booth with nail polish and cards holding bobby pins. All they had to do was pick their pins and a polish, paint them and post on our Instagram @straightpinla for a chance to win a $100 Straight Pin Studio prize. Of course with this creative of a group of Future Professionals, the results were fantastic!

We are very excited to introduce these new Essentials MINI Pin Kits to stylists — just in time to incorporate for fresh spring looks and the bridal and prom season! To order your kit, please go to and follow us on Instagram for fun ideas on how to accessorize with these fun pins and incorporate them with our Big Bun Trend Kit and The Essentials Padding Kit. -Lucie Doughty

[Images courtesy of Lucie Doughty]

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