What is a "bobby pin"?
A bobby pin is a small, U-shaped hair accessory that is commonly used to secure the hair in place. It is made of thin metal or plastic and has a flattened, rectangular-shaped end on each side of the U. One end of the bobby pin is typically inserted into the hair, while the other end is used to clamp down on the hair, holding it securely in place. Bobby pins can be used for a variety of hairstyles, including updos, braids, and twists. They come in a range of colors, sizes, and finishes, and are often used in multiples to create a more secure hold. While they are primarily used for hairstyling, bobby pins can also be used for other purposes, such as holding clothing or accessories in place or as a makeshift tool.