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The sort where little men from outer space come and steal all the hair pins out of the shops, for some sinister alien purpose?

I waltzed into Boots, confident of buying a pack of hair pins to replace the ones I have just thrown out because they are too feeble to hold DD's hair.  

Nowt.  Nicht.  Nada.  Not a single hair pin in the place.  Literally 20+ different types of bobby pin, but no hair pins for buns.  So I went to Superdrug.  Same thing.  A stupid variety of bobby pins - thick ones, thin ones, wavy ones, matt ones, glittery ones, technicolour ones, you name it.  No hair pins.  Found a hairdresser's supplies shop.  They had one sad packet of black hairpins (black is no use to us) languishing in a dark corner, and no plans to buy more.

What the very chuff is going on?  Has there been some sort of announcement rendering hairpins illegal, and I missed it?  

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Yes, that reminds me, I was backstage parent-helping with hair for one of dd's dance shows once and we ran out of hairpins for headdresses (despite asking everyone to send their kids with hair stuff) and I did an emergency run to Tescos - cleared them out of hairpins that day!

 

I bought every packet they had :D  Needless to say, they had all disappeared into thin air by the end of the last performance...

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Lovely bun head pins and bun nets are usually available (mail order too) from Becky at Stardust. Unless those aliens have got there as well....? I concur that somehow the shortage has something to do with the forthcoming election!

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Lovely bun head pins and bun nets are usually available (mail order too) from Becky at Stardust. Unless those aliens have got there as well....? I concur that somehow the shortage has something to do with the forthcoming election!

Do bunheads do a small bun net aswell? The ones I go were a full hair net which is fine if you've got a great big bun but not so useful for daughters shoulder length hair! Also has anyone found any that don't snag immediately? We usually end up with a circle of net with a bun poking through the middle!

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Maybe a certain USA presidential election candidate has bought up the world supply to keep his hair on....

Still seem to be pins available in our local Boots - but no brown hair nets to be had for love nor money. (Who buys them besides dancers?!)

I love a Balletco conspiracy theory.

 

Trump is to blame for sudden dearth of hairpins - can you imagine on Tuesday..electrified by triumph he executes celebratory twirl and sends that bastard of a wig scything through crowd???

 

Take the pins Trump, take all the pins you want..

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I love a Balletco conspiracy theory.

 

Trump is to blame for sudden dearth of hairpins - can you imagine on Tuesday..electrified by triumph he executes celebratory twirl and sends that bastard of a wig scything through crowd???

 

Take the pins Trump, take all the pins you want..

????????????????

I am in a public place ????????????????

I shouldn't read certain threads ... ????????????????????

While I'm surrounded by people who've never heard about Petalviolet... ????

 

I now just can't stop imagining it !!!

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I love a Balletco conspiracy theory.

 

Trump is to blame for sudden dearth of hairpins - can you imagine on Tuesday..electrified by triumph he executes celebratory twirl and sends that bastard of a wig scything through crowd???

 

Take the pins Trump, take all the pins you want..

I know where I'd like him to stick them... ;)

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I was searching for hairpins before DD's exam, Boots didn't have any and Primark only had light brown ones. I managed to get some black hairpins from a Black Hair and beauty supply store but they were the long ones.

 

I thought we were meant to blame everything on Jeremy Corbyn, maybe he uses hairpins on his allotment.

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i agree about the Lion brand ones....really old fashioned looking packaging (yes - I remember them from my youth :) ) They are 'tighter' so good for the

folically challenged (oh God....please do not let a certain Presidential candidate go for a 'footballer' bun look ever or he'll commandeer these vital supplies too!!!.....oh, I now have made myself ill at the picture that has conjured up in my head first thing on a Sunday morning.....yuck, yuck, aghhHHHH!!! :huh: )

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