When I first saw the hair pin, I was immediately drawn to the minimalism of it, as it added to the overall elegant feel I was going for. Whether you’re drawing your hair back for work or trying to achieve a chic look for an evening out, don’t overlook the power of this little clip. And though I sit in the long-hair club, this nifty little accessory can be used on mid-length or short hair to create easy up-dos in literal seconds. The U-shaped pin can seem intimidating at first glance, (trust me, I was nervous, too) but I’ve figured it out and broken it down so we can all obtain that chic French up-do. And it’s as simple as twist, pin, secure.