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Kate Mara’s Runway-Inspired Bobby Pins Might Be Your Next Hair Experiment

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / February 14, 2014

We’ve been conditioned to think that visible bobby pins are like visible panty lines: a novice mistake. And with certain hairstyles, cleaner is definitely better. But after seeing the hairstyle House of Cards actress Kate Mara wore to a special screening of the show last night, we’re seriously rethinking our position on VBPs (visible bobby pins). 
From the front, Mara’s bob looks like it’s been side parted and tucked behind her ears, but wait. There’s a major party in the back happening here.

Kate’s hair stylist Mara Roszak crisscrossed black pins (all the better to contrast with her newly blonde hair) in a row across her head from ear to ear. The pins work like an accessory here, and we happen to think it looks pretty cool.
Mara’s look gave us a bit of déjà vu, since we saw a similar style just a few days ago on the Zac Posen runway. For the designer’s Fall/Winter 2014 show, hair stylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase made Old Hollywood waves look punk by accessorizing them with visible black hairpins along the sides and back of models’ hair.

If anyone could pull off the runway-inspired look, it’s Mara. But we have a feeling we’re going to see more of the VBP trend. Are you into it?