This handcrafted hairpin is made from Escallonia wood. It is a light piece with a very smooth finish due to a fine grain. The top of the pin reveals distinct growth rings, with radial patterns and tiny knots continuing down the piece. The wood is a muted tone with subtle flecks of lustrous detail.
A native of South America Escallonia is best know to most of us in the U.K. as a beautiful flowering shrub. Occasionally the plant is used to make Bonsai Trees. I've never seen the wood used for anything before and it has surprised me how rewarding it is to work with. It has been made from local wood that would have otherwise been burnt or thrown away.
2.0cm Wide at top (It's widest point)
This pin is finished with Nutshell wax. The product is eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hairpin years of protection. It also uses no VOC's, formaldehyde or petrochemicals.
We are always striving to improve our processes environmentally. Hand tools are used over power tools where possible and sanding etc. is kept to a minimum.
Using a Hairpin/fork
~ Gather hair into a ponytail as low or as high as you like.
~ Twist hair until it begins to coil in on itself.
~ Wrap hair into a bun.
~ Slide the pointed end of the hair stick through the edge of your bun, then use the point to pick up a small bit of hair against your head.
~ As you work the hair stick under and across the bun, continue using a slight "sewing" motion between the bun and hair against your head, picking up small "stitches" of hair as you go.
If you have fine hair , you can braid your hair first for a different style.
There are lots of tutorial videos on the internet/youtube for more guidance and different styles.