Hairstylist Adir Abergel demos the many ways to use his metallic gold hairpin.
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“When I was creating this [hair accessory collection], I asked myself, ‘Would my mom be comfortable wearing this, and would Kristen Stewart be comfortable using this?’” says hairstylist Adir Abergel about his recent collaboration with designer Lelet NY. “I wanted to make it timeless. This is truly like jewelry for the hair.” And for all the jewels he has created, Abergel has slew of techniques for each piece. Below, his three favorite ways to use the Metallic Peak Pin.
1. FRENCH TWIST
One of Abergel’s favorite ways to use the peak pin is to pair it with an additional hair accessory from his collection. Starting at the nape of the neck, twist the hair tightly, pulling it up and then down so some strands stick out at the bottom. To hold in place, point the pin directly down to the scalp at the edge of the updo and let it out almost an inch. Then bring it to an angle so it resembles the letter C and pull it through. “If you want to add a little detail, then place the Mega Liquid Metallic Barrette at the bottom to give it a little bit more of an edge,” says Abergel. “All of a sudden you’ll have a little pop here, and a little pop there.”
2. MESSY CHIGNON
If you want to wear your hair really low, Abergel deems this messy chignon the perfect look for you. Wrap the hair around itself to create a messy bun. “The secret to securing it is bringing the pin to an edge no matter what you’re doing and attaching it to the other side so the hairs connect,” he explains. “The messier, the better. You can even have a few pieces falling out of the front and add a little bit of texture spray all over.”
3. LOW PONYTAIL
“Even if you’re going for a simple low ponytail, I still like the concept of adding some texture to it,” notes Abergel while applying the Oribe Texturizing Spray all over the hair. “I think people feel that their hair needs to be perfect and shiny. But there’s something even more beautiful about having it be a little bit deconstructed.” To achieve this look, gather all your hair and wrap a few pieces where you would secure an elastic. Then twist it slightly so you still have a low ponytail hanging out. Pin it in face up, down to the scalp, then place it at an angle, and push it through. “Even if you use a pencil,” adds Abergel, “it’s the same technique.”