Fascinators – How do I wear one?

Wearing a fascinator might seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy! Fascinators are designed with the wearer in mind, and will usually (but not always) come with a clip, comb, hair band or elastic attachment. This ensures they stay put, and that they are easy and comfortable to wear. A fascinator is usually worn to the side, and traditionally it is the right side. But these days, increasingly more popular is to wear them at the front.

Here’s what to expect, what to look for, and a few tips for wearing your fascinator

  • Hair band: a hair band is the most easy-to-wear fascinator attachment; it sits across the crown of your head, and supports the fascinator. Once you wear the hair band, your fascinator won’t move.
  • Comb: a comb is the most comfortable fascinator attachment. It works best with thick hair and updos, so that it has something to grip to. As this is the trickiest attachment for a fascinator, we recommend practicing with a comb or asking a friend or hairdresser to help you place it.
  • Clip: a clip is the most versatile of the three attachments as it can be worn with any hairstyle and hair type. It is usually used for small, lightweight fascinators.
  • Elastic band: If your fascinator comes with an elastic strap, please don’t wear it under your chin! Instead, wear it over your head, behind your ears, and under your hair. Please ensure the elastic is well hidden in your hair! If your hair is real short, hiding the elastic may be a problem – in this case, hopefully you discussed other options for securing your fascinator.