Updated: Apr 8
Welcome to the official Life in Bobby Pins blog! I want this space to be one of discussion, positivity and exploration focussing on all things hair. It’s where I will be spilling all of my hair-related secrets, giving tips on products I love (and some things I steer clear of), as well as exploring common hair myths and debunking misconceptions. I want to share my knowledge and experience with you so that you can leave this blog having added a little bit of confidence and wisdom to your life. So stay tuned!
Hi, I'm Adi
Just a little bit about me; I was born in Virginia but have lived in Utah since I was 2. I am the second of four kids and loooove spending time with my family! I get to marry the love of my life in July and couldn’t be more excited.
My hair career started in high school when friends would asked me to do their hair for dances, and it was then that I knew I had found something I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I started at Paul Mitchell Hair School in Ogden my senior year of high school and graduated with my Cosmetology license in February 2018.
I lived in Indiana for 18 months while I served a mission for my church, and it was one of the greatest, most profound experiences of my life. Besides that I have been working and styling professionally ever since I graduated! I love doing hair because I have the opportunity to interact with people one on one, and in such a personal way. I love that I get to be a part of making people feel beautiful and confident - especially on their wedding day!
What does 'Life in Bobby Pins' mean anyway?
One of the questions I am frequently asked is, “Where did the name Life in Bobby Pins come from?” Seeing as this blog is the beginning of a part of this business that I hope will grow and flourish, I think answering this question is a good place to start…
When this business was still just an idea, my dream was to create a space where I could share positive vibes and my passion for all things hair and beauty. For a long time I wrestled with what I could name this new seedling business my young heart had dreamt of creating for so long.
Although “Hair By Adi” had a nice ring to it, I wanted it to be something that was unique and held meaning to me personally, while at the same time was a symbol for something beautiful and deep for everyone else. After many hours of brainstorming, countless lists of potential options (most of them scratched out!) and a lot of discussion about all the different aspects of hair and life and how they could be related, I finally caught hold of the idea that a bobby pin, something so small and simple, is often the thing that holds a whole hairstyle together.
That was it. That was the metaphor I could build on - just like a bobby pin holding together a hairstyle, it is the little things in life that hold it all together - family, an act of kindness, sunshine, a smile, soul-filling laughter, a tender hug. The list goes on and on, and is so personal to each of us, yet somehow holds us all together. And there we had it - LIFE in Bobby Pins.