One of my favorite wedding day hair accessories is the hair comb. A hair comb is a subtle, simple, and elegant way to dress up your ‘do, whether worn up or down. If you’re wondering how to wear a hair comb, which hairstyle works best with hair combs, or how to keep it secure, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll uncover hair comb secrets, show you eight hair comb hairstyles to inspire your look, and we’ll share some vintage-inspired hair combs. And, once you know how to wear one, you’ll want to try it out… right? We’re also giving away a FREE hair comb to one lucky reader by the always-inspiring Marolsha. Let’s get started…
A hair comb typically has metal prongs to secure into one’s hairstyle. A hair comb can be used to attach to a larger hair accessory (as seen above) or as a stand-alone hair accessory. Hair combs are often vintage-inspired and feature elements such as rhinestones, pearls, crystals, feathers, or floral embellishments.
How to Wear a Hair Comb
Updo’s or thick hair
If you have a strong base such as an updo, bun, chignon, french twist, or thick hair to begin with, the prongs of your hair comb should ‘lock’ into place easily.
Hair down hairstyles
Prefer loose curls? Wearing your hair down? Have fine or thin hair? Wearing a braid? You can still wear a hair comb: just add a few accessories to keep it in place. Gather a section of your hair in one of these elastics and push the hair comb prongs into the ‘ponytail’ above the elastic. Or, use bobby pins or snap clips to keep the comb in place. (Make sure any clips or pins are the color of your hair and well-hidden.) If using bobby pins, place them in an ‘X’ shape for extra security. And, make sure your hair comb isn’t too heavy. Always consult your hairstylist to see if he or she can accommodate your hairstyle with your selected hair comb. Always do a run-through first to make sure you love the hairstyle before the big day.
Hair Comb Hairstyles
To inspire your perfect hair comb infused look, consider one of these gorgeous hairstyles.
1 | by gertie baxter
2, 5 & 6 | by tessa kim; photos by candice benjamin
3 | via anne barge from the knot
4 | hair comb by jennifer behr via pinterest
7 | by sibo designs
8 | comb by erica koesler via the knot
Vintage-Inspired Hair Combs
Win a Hair Comb
Now that you have an idea of how to wear a hair comb (+ hair comb hairstyles), enter for a chance to win one! You could win the gorgeous antiqued rose hair comb (shown in the image below) by Marolsha. Enter between 7.24 and 7.30.13 (11:59pm EST) for your chance to win. Use entry form below.
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Love the Blush Soft Baby Pink Flower comb
I really like the Large Cream Ivory Rose, Maroon Red, Brown, Pearl, Brass Leaf Flower Wedding Comb. It is very pretty and I love the colors.
I love the pearl combs
I love hair pins!! Especially when they are something “blue.” Great advice for brides to try their hairstyle out ahead of time, I would hate to see something go wrong the day of. Awesome blog!!
Loving the FreshWater Button Pearl, Shabby Chic,
Vintage Style Art Nouveau Hair Comb. Pearl Wedding Clip. Bridesmaids
Gift. Metal Filigree Haircomb.
The one being given away would be a lovely accent to my dress :)
The bobby pins are beautiful too, I love these vintage style pins!
Still loving these gorgeous combs!
The large creamy white flower on brass filigree would be perfect for my daughter on her wedding day.
I’ve been looking for hair comb ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Such a lovely accessory!
I love the blue floral – it’s so simple. And I love the styling with hair down (I’m not an updo kind of girl!)
I love the Soft Light Pink Mum Rose, Aqua Blue Daisy Flower Collage Hair Comb! Matches my wedding colors perfectly!
The metal filigree flower, white shell pearl art nouveau brass hair comb is just my style!
This would be an amazing option for me since I’m not into the veil idea.
This is so lovely! Would love to win!
My favorite is definitely the “Large Blush Pink Flower, Soft Green Rose, Brass Leaf Collage Hair Comb.” It’s even got a perfect little pearl in there! Would perfectly match my wedding theme. Gorgeous.
omg they have rings, too! so cute. http://www.etsy.com/listing/153174403/gold-plated-mint-flower-floral?ref=shop_home_active
The shabby antiqued ivory gold rose hair comb is beautiful!
All of these combs are lovely…the ivory and gold ones go great with my colors. I also like the mint green one.
I absolutely love the “soft ivory chrysanthemum” comb. It would look great with my ivory lace dress at my bridal shower!
This comb is so cute! It would look great with my colors
Still obsessed with these hair combs. I also love her bobby pins! So cute. http://www.etsy.com/listing/154129173/flower-hair-bobby-pins-cream-ivory?ref=shop_home_active
I love this chrysanthemum hair comb!
I like the Large Amethyst Purple Rose Comb!
Love the green brass looking one on the top :)
I really love the first hair comb, the big flower one to replace a veil. Beautiful
Love the large cream ivory rose hair comb!
I really like this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/152604377/shabby-antiqued-ivory-gold-tipped-rose?ref=shop_home_active Lovely touches of ivory and gold!
These are beautiful! I am definitely wearing a floral clip on my wedding day. I absolutely the tessa kim white flowers. Beautiful!
I like the Daisys!
They’re all so pretty, but mint is one of my wedding colors so I’d have to choose the “mint green, pink sakura, green swallow bird, pearl, ivory collage hair comb” as my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/listing/130304455/mint-green-pink-sakura-green-swallow?ref=shop_home_active
I really love this gold rose hair comb
My favorite so far is the Metal Filigree Flower.
My colors are purple and yellow so the Shades of Purple, with Ivory, Brown Flower Collage Filigree Hair Comb works perfectly :)
Metal Filigree Flower, White Shell Pearl Art Nouveau Antiqued Brass Hair Comb!
I love the Small Ivory Daisy Mum Flower
I love the Large Ivory Chrysanthemum Flower, Brass Leaf Collage Hair Wedding Statement Comb. The little blue flower makes a subtle “something blue” while the chrysanthemum looks very daisy-ish.
I loved the comb navy blue, green, and ivory with pearl and leaf branch. The Shabby Rustic comb… So pretty!
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