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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 31,985
Los Angeles, California, US


I assume a comb or clip of some kind should be attached, but what is the most unobtrusive way to keep a tiara on a model's head?

http://www.internetstones.com/image-files/the-1913-version-of-the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara-with-the-spikes-removed.jpg

The tiara doesn't exist yet, but lets say it's this one
Nov 02 12 10:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Gaffer tape.
Nov 02 12 10:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 31,985
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Gaffer tape.

Ok, gaffer tape, it is! I'm off to the shoot! Thanks for the quick response. You're a life saver!

Nov 02 12 10:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


LOL.

Good egg.

Have a good shoot.
Nov 02 12 10:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Roro Fitria Amanda
Posts: 21
Adamsville, Alabama, US


Wew....
Nov 02 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Blue Ash Film Group
Posts: 9,293
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Gaffer tape.

Yes, this is the way I've seen it done.

Nov 02 12 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 706
Seattle, Washington, US


Um....ow.

I work for a ballet company and I affix tiaras with small combs that I sew onto the tiara for easy removal later. They are about an inch or two long, a couple of inches wide. I get them from Frend's. Then, depending on the weight and size of the tiara, I use bobby pins for additional support since they have to stay on while the wearer dances.
Nov 02 12 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 31,985
Los Angeles, California, US


Makeup by Dani B wrote:
I get them from Frend's.

Awesome. I can swing on over.

I love LA.

Nov 02 12 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


If the model's hair is backcombed it can be sewn in using a weave needle (cheap from Sally's etc).
Nov 02 12 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Aeni
Posts: 1,968
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Your model will LOVE that you're putting tape in her hair! /sarcasm

Combs, bobby pins, and hair pins are the way to go.
Nov 02 12 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 31,985
Los Angeles, California, US


Aeni wrote:
Your model will LOVE that you're putting tape in her hair! /sarcasm

Combs, bobby pins, and hair pins are the way to go.

What about hot glue?

Nov 02 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 31,985
Los Angeles, California, US


Makeup by Dani B wrote:
I get them from Frend's.
NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
Awesome. I can swing on over.

I love LA.

So I DID swing over and they had combs too wide and too curved but I bought them anyway. Figured I could cut one.

I ALSO bought a nice $12 comb with a handle, which somehow ended up on my receipt but not in my bag.

neutral

Then later I was grocery shopping at Albertson's and I found more suitable items than Frend's had.

Nov 02 12 09:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


So you didn't go with the gaffer tape? I thought your hot glue solution was a winner.

What did you end up using from the grocery store - I'm most intrigued?
Nov 03 12 02:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
_Rei_
Posts: 124
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:

What about hot glue?

Two words - Staple. Gun.

That's how the Disney Princesses do it, according to my research.

Nov 03 12 02:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bethany Souza
Posts: 1,464
Pensacola, Florida, US


Take several small locks of hair and wrap it around the unseen base of the tiara (where the hair will cover anyway) Along with a couple of bobby pins.
Tried it, worked like a charm.
Nov 03 12 04:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeff Fiore
Posts: 9,164
Pelham, New York, US


_Rei_ wrote:

Two words - Staple. Gun.

That's how the Disney Princesses do it, according to my research.

Personally, I would use a nail gun smile

Nov 03 12 04:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 5,022
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Most of the tiaras I've seen have longer "tails" where there's nothing that's really decorative. These slip under the model's hair on the sides, toward the back of her head. That and a few hairpins do the trick.
Nov 03 12 05:30 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Wigs and Makeup Allison
Posts: 206
Austin, Texas, US


I am a big fan of horsehair braid.  (The plastic kind you sometimes use for stiffening the hems of skirts.)  Sewing either a strip or a loop of horsehair to the tiara gives you a great anchor position for pins.  Most theatrical headpieces or hats that I have to pin on use horsehair.  It comes in black and white, but can be tinted to match hair color.
http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/Horsehair-Braid/
Nov 03 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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