The Bobby Pin Blog

 Bobby Pin Blog




The bobby pin, a wig wearer’s staple. You’ve used them more times than you remember and probably can’t do without them. This tiny, unassuming accessory rules with supremacy in the Freeda Wig salon. Today we talk about the wonderful, often overlooked bobby pin.





This overachieving hair accessory packs quite a punch. Its uses run gamut from household maintenance to culinary uses. It is a dependable, reliable accessory responsible for keeping a myriad of styles and coifs in place, (and those kippas affixed on little boy’s heads). Brides, runway models, and pretty much every fem you know couldn’t live without them. Today’s blog is dedicated to this must-have hair accessory; but first a little history.




The bobby pin was created in Paris by Luis Marcus all the way back in 1899. This small tool made of metal clips made with one straight and one ridged flexible prong, became popular and drew a broader audience in 1920 when the bobby pin helped keep the trendy bobbed style haircuts in place (hence the name “bobby” pin). In the UK bobby pins are called kirby grips or hair grips.




At Freeda Wigs we credit the bobby pin with a place of distinction in assisting to keep our wigs looking pristine. Here are some of our favorite wig styles that use of bobby pins held the strands in place.


This step-by-step up-do shown in a previous blog stays in place perfectly with help from the little magic tool.





Ruthy’s half up-do, tied in a knotted fashion tributes the bobby pin for it coveted wig perfection.

Faya’s and Perel’s gorgeous wigs are twisted in front and held in place by- you guessed it- our beloved bobby pin.  Also worth noting, this stylish, eye pleasing twisted ‘do can be done easily in seconds (even by the inexperienced wig wearer), for a fresh different look if you’re craving a wig style change. Why we really love it?  This bobby-pinned coiffure translates perfectly from daily wear to the events you’d don haute couture.



Speaking of couture, how brilliant would one look saunter in a room with this style? Keep this one for a professional, like the stylist with magic hands at Freeda wigs who weaves and creates these masterpieces.








And last, our ponytail wig (summer is coming up- the pony wig is perfect of those hot days) looks best with a few bobby pins concealed at various positions to keep the wig looking its best.






All wigs shown are Freeda wigs and can be viewed on our website

Bridal Hair and Wigs


Bridal Hair and Wigs




June is a month that beckons to brides. Maybe it’s the soft colors of new blooming flowers or the weather that allows for picnics in the park. June sees a spike in celebrations of matrimony over all other months, making June the most popular month for marriage.



In many traditional Jewish communities, women wear head coverings after marriage. It is a mistake to believe that the commandment is meant to make a married woman modest and unattractive to other men. On the contrary, from the Jewish perspective, modesty has nothing to do with being unattractive. The explanation for modesty when covering ones hair is a means to create privacy. A hair covering accomplishes this, which is why Freeda is proud to create wigs that are beautiful, luxurious, and more attractive than ones hair.



Brides wait with alacrity to don their wigs often opting to use their wigs on their wedding day, even though it would be the last time they weren’t required to cover. They want the beautiful hair the wig can offer with fullness and length that their own hair would not be able to achieve.

The bridal styles below are created with Freeda wigs.




























Styles shown were created with Freeda wigs. Available in our showroom or at



Just in time for summer… The Ponytail wig

  Our Pony Wig





At Freeda Wigs we can almost predict the weather by our increased requests for Ponytail wigs.  As soon as the lemonade stands come out and the winter fashions head to clearance racks the demand for Pony Wigs increase. Ponytail wigs are a staple for those hot summer months.


 Fashionable and practical, they keep the hair off the neck for cooler comfort. Ponytail wigs never go out of style, in fact the popularity of pony trends have shown up on the red carpet as of late.  A casual style that is comfortable and also fit for a princess? Sign me up!










Celebrities and royalty are turning this go-to gym staple into high-profile worthy hair. At Freeda we are right up there with them. See our take on ponytail hair, all created with Freeda wigs.











Spend this hot season in comfort and try our pony wig, available here.

BRAIDS and More Braids…


BRAIDS and More Braids…




Yup, braids again.







I love braided hair. As far back as three years old it was a staple hairstyle for me. It was the first style I learned to do on my own.  I remember “how to” books with all different types of braids that I experimented with. I was thrilled when plaited tresses were revived and the focus of bloggers and trend setters, only this time it wasn’t the Ana in Frozen sort. This time is was on the Olivia’s, Jennifer’s and Nicole’s of the red carpet, on the street and everywhere.




To my delight the trend has no intention of absconding anytime soon. 




We experimented with different braided hairstyles at Freeda Wigs. Which one is your favorite?




Jew in the City wears a Freeda Wig in a braided updo for her Jewish All Stars event


Meet Alison, who wore her first Freeda wig for 6 years straight! Here she is getting ready for an event she is hosting. This gorgeous updo has a woven braid, and looks absolutely magnificent. She looked brilliant in her Freeda wig










 How much do you love this braided Atara wig? Its loosely woven style blends with the waves in a striking result. Are you wondering how the braid didn’t unravel? Perfectly placed bobby pins completed this look. Don’t you love how the highlights weave in and out of the braid giving it flawless dimension?








I love braids but I go crazy for fishtails. This fishtail braided wig is not entirely complete. Our Freeda stylist finished the look on the lucky lady’s head, pulling a few more wisps out by the hairline and ears. It was so natural looking that nobody could tell she was wearing a wig.










Requests for fishtail braids were sky-high after the last one. This wig done in our Freeda salon has two fishtail braids that are woven into a traditional braid. Perfecto!










This beauty is featured on our blog quite often. She loves to experiment with braids and has lots of fun changing her wig’s look all the time. She wears an extra long custom made Freeda wig.




How nice is this? Without committing to a major style change our customer has a small braid that goes from the front of her wig and is bobby pinned in back.




As we create more braided looks we will update our blog and share them with you. If you see a look you want us to create send the photo to [email protected]