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Embellished Hair Combs

The thing about events like a wedding is, you wait months for them to come and then they are over rather quickly. It’s like this when you are a 7 year old waiting for Christmas and it’s the same when you grow older (and are still waiting for Christmas like a 7 year old). So the event was, well, interesting. The locations were amazing, the ceremony was held at an old mansion just outside Cologne, which surprisingly for me is the same place that holds my institutes’ theatre themed library. What a coincidence! And obviously I am very lucky to never having to lend a book from that place. The bride looked gorgeous, although I would have gone for less lace and tulle but everybody’s got their own taste right?

But she glowed! The guests looked very groomed and elegant, and I guess a few shed some tears as the singer announced the arrival of the bride. The ceremony wasn’t actually very special since it wasn’t an ecclesial ceremony, but after that we stayed for the usual drinks and the photo shooting. And how my feet killed me! Yes, I love high-heeled shoes, but since I am tall enough I almost never wear them. And when I do, it’s not stilettos. So a change of shoes was required, and off we were to the party location. I don’t want to bore you with the details of the party, but the day after was a day of headache.

To my actual outfit: I wore my black jumpsuit (photos will follow soon) with my hair pinned to one side of the head and an ear cuff on my left ear. I usually don’t do updos or braids or something like that since my curly hair usually fights against the restraint with all its might. However, I wanted to try something new and this sort of undercut thing seemed interesting to me. In the course of planning my hair (well, not so much planning actually) I bought these archaic looking hair combs at the drug store, but a few days ago I had the idea to craft them into hair centrepieces. I couldn’t use them for the wedding (too much with the ear cuff and all that) but now I have some extraordinary hair embellishments for the future.


  • Hair Combs
  • Large rhinestones (for example to sew on)
  • Studs
  • Super glue (just a strong glue or jewellery glue)



First the edgy embellishment: Prepare the studs with the super glue and wait a little bit for them to surface dry. Carefully place them on the upper side of the comb, paying attention to placing them in the same distance to each other. Let them dry.

Comb-2For the glamorous version: Select the rhinestones you want to use, maybe place them on the comb and try out how to place them eventually. Like the studs prepare them with the glue. Attach them to the comb (pay attention to the fact that every rhinestone needs enough contact face) and let them dry.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI say wow to these two easy ways to make your hair look a lot more special than before! These are some genius little things. Hope you are inspired!


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  • Reply
    18th October 2015 at 3:23 am

    That’s such a good way to save money and make it exactly how you like it I’ll try it out for a wedding I’m going to in January

  • Reply
    Green With Trendy
    21st January 2016 at 8:43 pm

    SUCH a good idea! Wee going to have to try this.


  • Reply
    12th April 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I’m currently wearing a type of embellished hair comb from ASOS so i Love this DIY style!

    • Michelle
      12th April 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Cool! Glad you like it, it’s definitely a simple way to style your hair 🙂

  • Reply
    Kayley and Katherine
    11th July 2016 at 5:32 pm

    How cute! And this seems like a super easy DIY. I’ll have to do this one soon so I can save some money.

    • Michelle
      13th July 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Wonderful, show me the result!

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    Elizabeth Horsley
    21st July 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Great idea! The pre-embellished combs are usually expensive and this way you get exactly what you want. This might be a good idea for a craft fair product. The creative wheels in my head are turning now.

    • Michelle
      21st July 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Wonderful, this is exactly what I wanted! Glad you like them 🙂

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