Statement hair pieces are all across the blogosphere these days and perhaps you’ve excitedly ordered one but have yet to actually wear it. Whether it’s an enormous flower crown or an over-the-top festive garland, when it arrives in your hands, you might be at a complete loss for how to style it. Especially if you’ve got short hair and your new topper is truly going to be the star of the show. Using my gorgeous Glitterati Christmas crown, here are a few ideas for styling show-stopping headwear, whether your hair is pixie cropped or medium-short.
You can always keep it simple as shown above and straighten whatever fringe you have before swooping it to the side. If you’ve got medium-short hair, pin everything else back except for a few wispy pieces at the sides. For my pixie’d ladies, seriously, just pop that thing on and lace it up. You’re going to look gorgeous!
If you know how to maiden braid, bust one out and French plait that fringe into submission. If, like me, you find that technique totally mind-boggling just braid your fringe normal (or try this simple twisting technique – tutorial number two) and pin it in place. Just pull the rest of your hair back (I pinned mine in a messy loop) and crown yourself the queen of the holidays!
My favourite way to wear this crown is with lots of tight, messy curls! I used a ¾” curling iron, alternated the direction of the curls, and used different sized chunks of hair to get a fun, tussled look. When you’re done, just let the curl cool down, spray them liberally with hair spray, muss them up a bit, and then get that damn crown on your head!
I love a faux beehive and they look perfect with this crown. You don’t need a lot of hair to style one. Just backcomb the hair around the crown of your head a lot and then load it up with hair spray. Use a comb to smooth the top of the your hair and then pin it in place. You can leave the rest of your hair down but I like clipping it into a messy loop. Here’s an easy tutorial if you’re new to faux beehives but I promise, if I can make my hair do this, so can you.
As you can tell, I’ve been wearing my Christmas crown everywhere and it gets complimented by everyone. Which is a good reminder: people like a statement piece. They’re a great conversation starter and no one will realize how nervous you were about putting it on. They’ll just know you look fabulous!