Orbital Hair Pin for Curly + Thick Hair

Orbital Hair Pin for Curly + Thick Hair


A bar of metal creates tension with an smooth oval, making a beautiful and minimal hair pin. This pin is perfect for curly, textured, or thick hair. If your hair is lightly wavy or straight the Mini Orbital Hair Pin is perfect for you. This design has been recently tweaked in November 2018 to be even better for more hair types.

Each one is made to order by hand in our small, Portland, Oregon studio. We use solid jeweler's brass to create a product that will be durable and long lasting, as well as beautiful and elegant in its simplicity.

Scroll down to find our tricks for using this hair pin and find ideas on how to style our hair pins on the tutorials page.

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Here are some tips on using this hair pin:

  • Texture is your friend, whether from dry shampoo, teasing, or adding some curls or waves to your hair.

  • To style, I grab the top half of my hair and give it a half twist to bulk it up a bit, then put the circle on top of the twist and pin it. Here is a video of that technique. We also have a tutorial of the twist technique.

  • It also works well to do a really loose braid with the top half of your hair. That can give the pin something to grip onto. Here is an image of the braided method. 

  • If the above techniques aren't holding long, I highly suggest using this technique with a hidden elastic. The tutorial is with our Mini Orbital Hair Pin, but you can use the larger Orbital without any problems.

  • With very fine hair, this pin might need to be adjusted a couple of times throughout the day unless you use some bobby pins or a hair elastic to reinforce the style. After putting it in a couple of times, it is easy to use without a mirror.