Derby Style: Styling Your Hair with a Hatinator

Okay, let’s take a poll: is hatinator a word? I mean, I it’s a toally made up way to describe the marriage of a hat and fascinator but are we using it? Clearly, I am but I also have a strong dislike for weird made up terms (see Thurby) so I kind of hat myself for using the term.

But enough of that, let’s move on to talking hair. I’ve told you all I’m miserable when it comes to hair so I’ve teamed up with Primp Style Lounge to share a few looks.

For this royal-inspired look, we decided to do a loose wave and pin it to the side. I love how it balances out the fascinator. We started out with the loose flat-iron waves (check out the more detailed how-to here) and then pinned it up along the back.

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Headcandi Fascinator | J.Crew EarringsΒ 

If you’re coming in town for Derby, you can still order a piece and have it delivered or pick it up locally!

Here’s the trick to making it stay, per Samantha – the lead stylist at Primp. Make sure to use a mix of the widerΒ bobby pins and the skinny ones. Using the skinnier ones along the bottom, close to the nape of your neck and the wider ones to keep the pieces in place at the top. My personal tip: have a friend help if you’re doing this at home. She’ll be able to see exactly where you need a little extra hold.
The good thing about this look too is that when you leave the track for dinner, you can just take out the bobby pins, run your fingers through the waves, maybe give a little hair flip and dry shampoo application and you’re good to go.

p.s. – Primp still has openings Derby week, especially if you’re heading out on Oaks night. They still have openings on Friday afternoon – perfect if you’ve got big dinner and party plans!

Photos by Tabitha Booth

 

 

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