Hairpin FAQs:

Q: Is a hairpin a long device used to hold a person's hair in place?

A: Yes.

Q: Are hairpins a single straight pin?

A: Yes, but modern versions are more likely to be constructed from different lengths of wire that are bent in half with a u-shaped end and a few kinks along the two opposite portions.

Q: Were hairpins worn by all genders?

A: Yes, and they were essential items for everyday hairstyling, mainly for securing and decorating a hair bun.