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How-To: Diane Kruger's Offbeat Bobby-Pinned Style

I'd like to give Diane Kruger several enthusiastic rounds of applause for turning classic styles into something with an edge. Remember her fashionable twisty ponytail or her breezy summertime braids?

At yesterday's Inglourious Basterds premiere in Berlin, Diane's dramatically dark eye makeup and bold, matte lipstick made a statement. And the creative use of bobby pins in her waved hairstyle made for a truly inventive way to use these standard, everyday metal clips. Notice how the pins almost mock a side-braid from afar.

Pins are a great tool for stretching out a haircut and making a style that's growing out look more manageable. And I now have a newfound love for them, thanks to Diane.


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To see my tips on how to get the look, keep reading.

  1. Apply a wave-enhancing product to give hold and shine, such as Victoria's Secret So Wave-Enhancing Spray ($10) on damp locks.
  2. After blow-drying, create soft curls with hot rollers or a large-barreled curing iron.
  3. Part the hair on the side, and start pinning the underlayers first, keeping them horizontal to the nape. Pull back the rest of the hair, focusing on pinning on the heavy side of the part in a steplike pattern.
  4. Spritz with hairspray and you've got one amazingly simple and stylish 'do.
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SandyFeet SandyFeet 7 years
I made a comment when I first saw the picture of Diane and the bobby pins. It looks messy and it interferes with the whole look. That dress is beautiful not the bobby pins. I agree with AmandaG, there is a movie with GP called "Sliding Doors" she is also wearing bobby pins similar as Dianes but the pins all have little flowers and its adorable.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
A*! She always looks flawless :love:
Anadi Anadi 7 years
I think this doesn't look good. It's like she forgot to take off the pins she was putting on to get her hair done.
sham28 sham28 7 years
Agree with AmandaG, maybe different pins would work better.
sham28 sham28 7 years
I don't think this execution totally works, but she's amazing and trying new things.
AmandaG AmandaG 7 years
I really like this idea. I think it would also look really cool with bobby pins that had little jewels or tiny flowers on the ends.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
from far away they do look like a braid and I love it. but up close they just look like messy bobby pins. I love the back and bottom, but the bobby pins just look poorly placed...
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