KellGrace is passionate about helping stylists survive and THRIVE! So we are reducing the costs on all four of our bobby pin products. Formerly, we sold them in packs of 50 to 100 pins per pack and priced them between $8 and $15 depending on the size. We have restocked our bobby pin inventory and have decided to sell them in boxes by weight, which is 3 or 4 times the bobby pins in our previous packaging. The boxes shown contain a full half-pound of bobby pins, enough to last most stylists a year. And we are selling them in the USA and internationally.
Size: Large = 2 3/4 inch
Manufacturing Country: USA
Top quality, reliable, and made in the USA. Most bobby pins are poorly quality and are made in China or India.
In 1899 the bobbing pin came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the “bob cut” or “bobbed hair” took hold. It was invented in Paris by Robert (Bobby) Pinot. As foreigners caught wind of his invention, the hairstyle gained momentum and the pin became known as “Bobby’s pin.” This trend gained popularity in the 1920s because the hair grips kept their bobbed hair in place. A trademark on the term “bobbie pin” was held for some decades by Smith Victory Corporation of Buffalo, New York. A trademark infringement claim made by Smith Victory Corporation against Procter & Gamble regarding their naming their home permanent product Bobbi was settled in the 1950s by a payment to Smith Victory Corporation by P&G. The term is now in common usage and therefore is no longer a valid trademark. Similarly, the British “kirby grip” is derived from the trademark Kirbigrip, used by a Birmingham manufacturer of such pins, Kirby, Beard & Co. Ltd.