While curling irons may be deemed essential styling tools by some, there is something to be said for being able to travel light. Plus, hot tool in general aren't always the most user-friendly. For many, successfully executing a curly hairstyle isn't always worth the extra effort (or heat damage, for that matter). That's why pin curls are such a great styling technique to learn.
This hack may seem intimidating, but all you need to pull it off is a bit of hair balm or blow-dry cream for hold, bobby pins, and a blowdryer - though, air-drying can work just good, as long as you have enough time). Professional hairstylist Gina Schiappacasse of Hairstory , an NYC-based salon, broke down the steps in the easy tutorial ahead. The result: those effortless bouncy loose curls you crave sans a curling iron.