Meghan
Super July 2017

How to pin in a tiara?

Meghan , on November 18, 2016 at 3:46 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 11
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I got this beautiful tiara for $12 off ebay but I have to idea how to actually pin it in my hair. My friend is going to do my hair and makeup foe my wedding. Any thoughts on how to pin this in? The metal is pretty thick and I don't know that booby pins would hold the loops in. There's no comb either.


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Latest activity by Katherine, on June 11, 2021 at 3:45 PM
  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
    MrsSki ·
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    Can you glue or sew it to a comb? Most craft stores sell them!

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  • Meghan
    Super July 2017
    Meghan ·
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    I'm thinking about that. It's not flexible at all so not like other tiaras I've seen. There's also these gigantic loops at the side I assume they're to help hold it on I just don't know with what. I'm not trying to sound stupid, the metal I'd too thick for most bobby pins


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  • Dreamer
    Master May 2013
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    I wore one to one of my proms, but it had a small, integrated (metal) comb, on either end.

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  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
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    Can you use bobby pins in the loops? Will that make it stable enough? It looks like they're made for ribbons but I'm not sure how it would look to tie a tiara to your head Smiley smile

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  • Meghan
    Super July 2017
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    I thought they were ribbon loops too! It looks crazy!

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  • Samantha
    VIP June 2017
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    Ya, it does look like those are ribbon loops that you would then tie the ribbon under your hair. I saw a few pieces like that when I was looking for something. I also agree that you can get some small combs to glue onto it to help secure it in your hair.

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  • Mrs.KatieK
    Master September 2016
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    Stick some u-pins/bun pins/bobby pins through those loops and tuck it under some hair. That's what I ended up doing for my flower crown.

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  • MNA
    Master April 2018
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    The holes are for hairpins, not bobby pins (which would loosen easily with the weight) or ribbon (though it could also be used). Someone with experience using hairpins can get it to stay all day easily. She should practice putting it in your hair.

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  • Darby
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Darby ·
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    Did you ever find an answer?? My hair dresser said I need to glue combs to mine but have no experience doing that and can’t seem to find info on this!! Help!
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  • Alicia
    Savvy June 2021
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    I'm also looking for a solution
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  • Katherine
    Dedicated February 2020
    Katherine ·
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    How to pin in a tiara? 1

    How to pin in a tiara? 2
    My own crown had the same issues and was very heavy so regular bobby pins almost didn't do the trick but you also need to consider how it sits on your head.


    I've been taught that women try and wear them too low. To measure where it should sit, make an 'L' with your pointer finger and thumb. Then put your thumb on your chin, and pointer finger in between your eyebrow line. Now place your thumb where your pointer finger sat, and let your pointer finger now rest on top of your head. That's the spot your tiara should sit at. When I did this, my tiara, despite the weight, say perfectly and didn't budge even with just extra long bobby pins. Though the proper U pins or hair pins are ideal.

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