Chopsticks have always been a good alternative to a hair tie when you want to quickly throw your hair up but need something to secure it with. With the recent October catalog being shot in Tokyo, we’ve really been inspired by Japanese culture and wanted to show some other ways to incorporate chopsticks into the hair. From hand painted sticks to the classic criss-cross method, here are some easy and creative ways we love using chopsticks in the hair!
This style may look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy. The trick to doing a reverse french braid is to flip your head over and start braiding from the base, where your hairline meets the neck. If you’re having difficulty doing it yourself, it never hurts to call over a friend to help! Once your braid hits the middle top of your head, gather the rest of your hair and twirl it into a bun. Finish off with two chopsticks, criss-crossing them to hold the bun in place!
A way to add a personal touch when using chopsticks in the hair is to paint them! I purchased a pair of plain colored chopsticks (I bought these at a beauty supply store) and then used some acrylic paint to add in some color and designs. This is an easy way to turn basic chopsticks into an accessory that can really complete an outfit!
If you want to get really crafty, you can try making a ponytail wrap. I used a small piece of suede fabric and pierced a hole at both ends using a sharp knife. If you have any beads or embroidery floss, you can add in some embellishments or embroidery to the fabric. I found a turquoise bead and secured it with a needle and thread.
Gather your hair into a low ponytail and place the fabric over the spot where you would normally secure it with a hair tie. Using a chopstick, slide the end through the holes you made in the fabric to hold the hair in place. This really works well for people who have thick hair!
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