My Journey to Short Hair + DIY Bobby Pins

When I was a kid, I had a long blonde ponytail that ran all of the way down my back. Around fifth grade, I got my first taste of short hair, a shoulder length bob that wasn’t the most fashionable, but much more manageable. From that point on, my hair went from long to short numerous times, but for the last few years, I’ve fallen in love with short hair and I don’t plan on going back to long hair anytime soon.

Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe

I’m here to tell you, if you want to try short hair, what are you waiting for? I’ve heard the laundry list of reasons why ladies don’t want to take the plunge, but those reasons are silly. There is no reason to be scared of short hair, plus it will grow back if it’s not your style. If you are wanting to try a shorter hair style, you must find a great hairstylist you trust. They will be able to select a style that will compliment your face shape and personal style – which is key to short hair.

Keep reading to learn how to make DIY bobby pins! 

Short Hair, Don't Care // Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe

I love having short hair because it is easy to care for. Lately, I have been using the Goody Clean Radiance brush featuring copper bristles that help reduce natural buildup. Because my hair has less build up, it looks healthier and more radiant. The copper bristles feel like a little massage when brushing and the flexible cushion pad makes brushing more comfortable.If you are in the market for a new brush – I highly recommend the Goody Clean Radiance.

Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe

Bobby pins are perfect addition to any short hair cut and are easy to dress up with an easy DIY.

Goody bobby pins
Assorted beads and baubles to adorn the bobby pins
Super glue (I love Gorilla Glue)
Nail Polish

Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe

Michael’s has a large selection of beads in every color. I also used nail polish to paint a few of the heart beads and bobby pins different colors.

Tip: Use beads that have flat backs, they will be easier to affix to the bobby pins.

To adorn your bobby pin, place a small dot of glue on the back of a bead. Place the closed end of the pin in the glue and hold it there until the glue starts to dry. Let the glue dry overnight and your bobby pins will be ready to wear.

Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe Goody Clean Radiance Brush + DIY Bobby Pins // Twin Stripe

In need of some holiday gift ideas? DIY bobby pins and the Goody Clean Radiance hair brush would make awesome holiday stocking stuffers for any lady on your list. Pick them up at your local Walmart.

And if you are thinking about trying a short haircut, just do it!


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About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

6 thoughts on “My Journey to Short Hair + DIY Bobby Pins

    1. Yes! Short hair is the best! I’m not planning on going back either!

      And thank you! I found it at TJ Maxx! 🙂

  1. Oh sure, when you can take care of your hair yourself, it is short and darling, when you were little you had all that long blonde hair that I used to wash and blow dry. It was beautiful but lots of work. You always were a style setter and you don’t need long hair to be stunning. Love you. Mom

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