Traditional bobby pins take on a sophisticated, new look for Spring 2012

The perfect hair accessories for spring

Bohemian hair accessory
$26 – zappos.com

Lenora Dame hair clip accessory
$21 – simplysoles.com

Hair pins accessory
£21 – hannahzakari.co.uk

The Barrette Lady hair pins accessory
$12 – simplysoles.com

Wallis hair clip accessory
$7 – wallisfashion.com

I’ve used bobby pins to control my wild locks for as long as I can remember. But in years past, the goal was simply to bury the pins within curls, twists, or an up-do that looked (I hope) effortless.

Today, bobby pins are stars in their own right! They are still practical as a sure-fire method to anchoring wayward strands, but this Spring designers have elevated the lowly bobby pin to the status of “jewelry for the hair.”

Whether adorned with baubles, faux gems or scrollwork, this season’s vintage-inspired bobby pins are a must have. The pieces I’ve highlighted are some of my personal favorites, however, a huge selection of styles can be found in every price range.

Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and The Best Christmas Ever! 

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