Top knot

Although trends transcend seasons, eras and ages, there’s nothing quite as timeless and sophisticated as a simple bun or up do. I spent the majority of my younger years with my hair scraped back in a bun while doing ballet lessons, so I always associate it with being a sign of elegance. Blow me if I can manage to actually put my hair in a bun though without it taking six million kirby grips though! I saw these little twiddly gadgets in Primark for an unbelievable £1 a few weeks ago and I was intrigued to see how they worked. When I bought them even the shop assistant looked at them like they were some kind of weird nutcracker, so my confidence wasn’t at an all time high.

They’re basically ten kirby grips in one. You twist your hair up in a bun and to hold it in position you just need to place one of these at an angle, twisting around like a cockscrew as it locks the hair in place. One in each side (think of it like chopsticks) will do the job well, keeping hair in the perfect style and secure as long as you need. If you want a casual up do these little gadgets are fantastic – I’ve been wearing my hair in a bun for work and keeping it in all night becasue it’s really comfy. You don’t get the tight, tugging feeling you sometimes get with hair bands or buns, because it’s actually really loose. For a quid you can’t really go wrong!

Available from Primark – £1.00 for two.



  1. LilyLipstick
    January 26, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    I bought these yesterday, can't wait to try them out after reading this. x

  2. Hannah
    January 26, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    I love these grips – saw them on offer last year in Boots and just bought them on impulse. They cause so much less faff than kirby grips!

  3. Kat M
    January 26, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    What a neat little gadget, proving that it's the simplest of creations that create the best results.I am terrible at doing pretty much anything with my hair, other than combing it and straightening it, so I may have to give these a go!

  4. Leanne OCD
    January 26, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Just like the Goody Spin Pins. I love mine!

  5. StephanieLouise
    January 26, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    I love these & use mine frequently!

  6. emma
    January 26, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    I love this sort of grips! I got some of the goody ones first which are really good but cost me about £4-5. Then I spotted some in my local poundland so I snapped up a few pairs because I use them all he time! They're good to leave in your handbag because it's a good way of quickly putting your hair up out of the way if you need to!x

  7. organic lipstick
    January 26, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    That is a pretty lovely product to do the hair in a bun without much fuss and adew.hairstyles have to be changed for more variety and comfort too.

  8. xXxStundonxXx
    January 26, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    These look interesting, may have to purchase on the weekend. Thanks for sharing x

  9. London Beauty Queen
    January 26, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    A lot of love for the twiddly bits! I'm going to have to stock up on these…

  10. Kelly
    January 26, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    Ah they are great aren't they, got the Goody hair ones last year and they make up do's so much easier. xxp.s love the hair colour.

  11. beautyWowza
    January 26, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Goody do these too.. but obviously not for that price! I think im gonna have to stock up too!! 🙂 whoop whoop

  12. Sara
    January 27, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    Wow I just watched a tutorial on the Goody version of these (Spin pins) and the girl had thick layered hair and said they were awesome! Excited to try these!!

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