These are the genius contraptions called spin pins, and they purportedly “do the work of 20 bobby pins.”
You can get them at Target for $3.79. You can also get the Magic Scroo on eBay for even cheaper.
They’re especially great for getting those perfect ballerina buns, even with the thickest or thinnest of hair.
If you have slippery hair, your buns will feel so much more secure than if you were to use bobby pins.
Here are some spin pin hairstyles that are a little bit more lively than the ballerina bun:
1. Nestle those buns together to create something interesting.
See how she did this with three spin pins here.
3. Keep it loose and messy with dangling tendrils.
Get the tutorial (with video!) here.
5. Sleep with ‘em in to get effortless beachy waves.
6. Get an extra-voluminous bun with a Bump-It and a spin pin.
8. A low side chignon is romantic enough for an evening event.
Get the directions here.
9. This braided updo is deceptively easy.
Refinery29 has the full directions.
11. Make it a rope braid bun.
12. Use a spin pin to hold this princess hairstyle in place.
13. Weave in waterfall braids.
Waterfall braid each side, French braid a few rows and twist them into a bun. Secure with spin pins.
14. A loose double-knotted ponytail will hold way better with spin pins.
16. Divide the bottom half of your hair and wrap it around your spin-pinned bun.
17. You can also create pompadours with spin pins.
Use one spin pin to secure the updo, and another one for the pompadour.
18. Create an interesting ponytail by letting some hair fall out of the bun.
Get the tutorial plus 7 more in this video.
19. Bejewel your spin pins.
Get the DIY here.
20. Make a pretzel bun.
Spin pins are great for little girls because they stay in so well. Get directions here.
21. Fake a haircut.
Spin pins are truly magical. Get the directions here.