If there's one person who loves hair accessories more than Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf, it's celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan. The pro is known for her ability to spice up a side-part with the simple placement of a few bobby pins or amp up a pony with a bow. That said, it makes total sense that she's finally launching her own hair accessory line with Kitsch.
"I’ve been using their hair accessories for years and would always message them [Kitsch] on Instagram asking about certain pieces or if they could make things," she told InStyle. "I love that they make quality and trendy pieces at an affordable price point, so when they messaged me to discuss a Kitsch x Justine Marjan collaboration, I was so excited!"
Her biggest concern was
insuring that her line was filled with quality pieces that wouldn't fall apart, which has become her own personal pet peeve in hairstyling.
"All the pins are made with matte chrome industrial quality bobby pins and hematite
cz crystals which make them really sparkle and shine — no Kira Kira necessary," she said.
The entire line consists of a pack of 12 statement bobby pins ($49) that can be mixed and matched, as well as four barrettes ($29) that take the shape of the words "Drippin," "Feelings," "Glam," and "Damn."
If you're feeling that "Feelings" look above, just follow this shockingly simple how-to from Marjan herself.
First, start by gathering your hair from the top of the ears to the crown of the head and brush it up into a half ponytail. Secure that section with an elastic. Then, Marjan suggests repeating with the remaining hair, adding it to the original ponytail.
Next, lift up the hair in the ponytail and "French lace," or tease, slightly using a Mason Pearson brush to create fullness. Then, twist the hair into a big bun and secure with bobby pins. Spray a toothbrush with hairspray and brush the hairline up and back for a polished finish. Finally, pin the statement bobby pins on the back of the bun.
Marjan says her biggest tip when it comes to hair accessories like bobby pins is placing them slightly off-center or creating a random pattern. "It’s actually more pleasing to the eye if it follows a pattern that gives the illusion of a random finish!"