- Hair Jewelry
- What is a Hair Zing?
- What is a Fascinator?
- Fascinators Worn by Kate Middleton
- What is a Fascinator Headband?
Hair jewelry is an excellent accessory when you want to add style, beauty, and elegance to your hairdo. There are several kinds of hair jewelry, making it easy for people to find something relevant for the type of hair they want to style. The common hair and head ornaments are outlined below.
A hatpin is not only decorative, but also a functional item for clasping a hat onto the head by pinning it to the hair. It was originally designed for holding veils and wimples in place. Today, it is a common accessory for women in Western culture. Hatpins are used in a pair. The 20 cm pins have their heads decorated. Hatpins are actually of great interest to collectors and that’s why there is an association for hatpin collectors in both the USA and UK.
A hairpin is a lengthy device used for securing the hair in the desired position either for styling or convenience. Hairpins could be made of ivory, bronze, metal or carved wood, sometimes covered with ornaments and jewels of different kinds. Present hairpins are likely to feature wires of different lengths bent into a u-shape and their surfaces having several curves to help keep the pin in place when the wearer moves about.
A barrette can also be termed as a hairclip, clasp, or hair-slide. It is a clip for securing hair in place. They are fabricated from metals, plastics, or both and may feature decorative fabric. To clinch the hair, you need to press the two metal pieces on one end and the barrette will open.
The style of wearing a barrette depends on the size, with the small sizes used for frontal hair and large ones for clipping more hair at the back, just like in a ponytail. Some types of barrette include unlined alligator clip, alligator double prong clip, butterfly hair clips, bow barrette, headbands, tortoise shell barrette, snap clip and others.
A brooch is an ornament common for many. This is because they can be used to decorate official wear. However, you can also pin a brooch on your hair to lighten up a simple hairdo. For instance, when styling your hair into a bun, attach a brooch on the center of the bun. In case you want to use a hair band to hold your short hair, pin a brooch on the band. A jeweled brooch will improve the appearance of your hairdo a great deal.
A hair zing is an accessory made of a stretchy decorated band attached with a comb on each end. As you fix the combs on your hair, the band stretches displaying the beautiful decorations used on the zing onto the curve of your head. A hair zing can be decorated with beads, iridescent glass, pearls, crystals, polished wood, ivory, silver, and bronze, among other materials. They come in many different colors with varying designs in the zing.
Fascinators were originally a light kind of knitting for covering the head, generally worn in the place of a hat. Today, these headpieces feature an ornamental design affixed to a clip or band and worn in the head like millinery. It can also have a small base that makes it appear like a mini hat, therefore, referred to as a hatinator. A fascinator can be worn for weddings, evening parties or anywhere where hats could be worn. Fascinators, in most cases, accessorize formal attire.
Kate Middleton is a fashion and style icon admired around the world. She is the ultimate in modeling the British fascintor in the photos below.
A fascinator headband is often smaller than a fascinator. The ornaments of feathers, flowers, lace, beads, and other creative materials are affixed to a headband.