Danielle Brooks Slays Exposed Bobby Pin Trend With Glorious Afro

Actress Danielle Brooks keeps pulling out the stops when it comes to her hair slay. This time, she’s reminding us that 2017 is the year to stop hiding our bobby pins. The Orange Is The New Black star recently showed off a voluminous afro accessorized with the hair staple turned must-have accessory.

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True, bobby pins hold looks in place, but we’ve also seen countless times that they can be the look. And, Danielle’s golden finish shows just how much of a win the exposed bobby pin trend is.


To get in on the action (and some holiday inspo), we reached out to celebrity stylist Ray Christopher who created Danielle’s ‘do. Ray shared that he used golden matte hair bobby pins that are actually designed to be worn over the hair without the extra shine.

Danielle Brooks

Photo Credit: Ray Christopher/Hair4Kicks

“I used the large jumbo, as well as the mini short ones,” he told Hype Hair. “Using a mix of both, I started with one pin and built the look from there into almost like an avant garde situation on the side. She was very excited to try something new so it was easy to go in!”

To get the look at home, Ray said the key is to not stick to a certain pattern. “You want it to be organized, but still slightly messy, so it gives it a little bit of edge.”

He also revealed that you don’t have to have natural hair to recreate the look. “It’s actually a wig!” he revealed about Danielle’s crown of curls. To get the perfect blend between her hair and the wig, he simply left about an inch of her hair out in the front.

“I wet set twisted her hair and once it dry, I pulled it apart and just blended her hair into the front. I also put a bit of edge serum by Kadus Velvet Oil around her edges so I could slick it back and give it a natural look and nicer finish.”

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