After being in the business for many years ive tried and used lots of ways to set up fascinators and hats to a client or model. Here are some of them:
- Our large fascinators and some headpieces are set on wide satin covered headbands. We tend to take the larger fascinators also with a trim nether the headband which is called Millinery loop trim. There are small black elastic loops which yous can utilise if you desire to when attaching the fascinator. For case y'all tin push Kirby grips or slides through the pocket-sized loops and into your pilus, or you tin button a length of ribbon or rubberband millinery ring through a loop on one side and necktie onto the loop, then pass to the other side of the headband and tie on to a loop at that place too. This rubberband millinery band will go under your hair and sit at the back of your neck and give lots of extra security. If you accept long hair another tip is to push a small comb through this millinery ring at the nape of the head and under the hair.
- Our pillbox fascinators tend to sit on either a comb with a millinery loop trim or on a headband or on an elastic hair band. Again use the tips above for the millinery loop trim.
- Our small loop fascinators sit on a comb or a metal headband. We do not comprehend these headbands as we cannot gear up the unique knotting system we utilise to the ring in whatsoever style which makes it secure for you (believe me i have tried in the last 15 years!). We do not utilise plastic headbands as they snap and we do non use headbands with teeth as yous cannot move the fascinator upward or down the headband to position correctly if in that location are teeth in the way. The metal headbands are one size but. On rare occasions i will have a client say it is also small or too large… the headband is not small or large but a standard industry size and just needs aligning. Some ladies hate to vesture headbands as they tin hurt behind the ears afterwards a while….. ii very unproblematic tips are ane) if you lot have a hot gum gun, place some mucilage at each end and wrap with ribbon at the end or sew together with a stitch or two. ii) if you lot have some self adhesive Velcro, use the soft part of the Velcro and cutting a minor oblong piece and wrap around the base.
- Tie a pocket-sized corporeality of hair dorsum with an rubberband then that the comb or clip has a solid base to grip into. Ie push a comb Downwards into an rubberband band
- Place ii Kirby grips in a cross shape diagonally through a slice of hair which will exist covered by the fascinator. At present button a comb or clip downwards or side on through the Kirby grips.
- Slim headbands can usually be secured more past placing a Kirby grip through the pilus behind each ear to hide information technology. If the headband is curved, but bend a Kirby grip on the shorter length so information technology fits over the band, and at present place a straight Kirby grip downwards the hair and over the cease of the curved Kirby grip.
- Wide or covered headbands can be slippy. If you accept some stick on Velcro, cut around two inches in length of the Velcro side which has teeth, at present place one piece on the left and right side of the headband. The small teetch on the Velcro actually grips to your hair! Use a small amount of hairspray on your pilus to have the Velcro secure even better.
I send my fascinators with acid complimentary tissue to ensure that moths will not assail the satin or feathers in the future. Please continue your fascinator stored in this tissue and the cardboard box i send in.
The feathers we utilise tin exist ‘plumped’ up by simply standing your fascinator in a steamy bath or taking care not to scold yourself, by belongings well-nigh a steaming iron or kettle for a few seconds but non more than than a minute.
Delight don’t get water, steam aerosol or rain/snow on your fascinator or feathers as i cannot guarantee they will not colour run. Some suppliers manus dye and practice not use a setting agent.
For sinamay or harbinger fascinators which have lost shape, merely steam over a humid kettle, again taking care not to scold or burn down yourself. As soon equally the slice has been steamed ie a few seconds, rapidly pull into shape and push tissue paper under the fascinator to agree into the shape you are trying to get back to. This likewise works for net veils.
If you would like your coque feather stems to have more of a curve, y'all can heat with a crimper iron for a few seconds and pull along the stalk. Or if it is a fine stalk only pull a precipitous finger nail over the stalk.. much like when you roll metallic ribbon for presents!