A HISTORY OF COMBS AND HAIR STICKS: THE VINTAGE HAIR ACCESSORIES REVISITED BY VALÉRIE VALENTINE
Combs were among the first ever hair accessories created and worn by man having its origins dating back to c.8000 BC with some remains having been discovered in Scandinavia. Archaeological excavations also revealed that these hair accessories or ornaments were reserved for the upper classes in Ancient Egypt and Greece. They were then made of metal, ivory or bronze. The Chinese started to make wooden combs in the 9th century. Initially this accessory was used to hold the hair but rapidly came to be seen more as a piece of jewelry thanks to the fascinating work of craftsmen and different decoration techniques.
Maison Valérie Valentine has reestablished ornamental combs, both as hair accessories and works of art, producing beautiful and elegant examples worthy of being worn and showcased as exceptional and unique pieces.
Hair sticks (pics à chignon in French) are a more modern piece, although more difficult to definitively date. Asian cultures were the first to integrate hair sticks into their traditions and hairstyles in the form of the bun.
Combs and hair sticks are your must-have hair accessories if you are a bun lover..
TOP QUALITY MATERIALS FOR STYLISH COMBS
Each piece created in the Valérie Valentine’s workshops is handmade by our artisans. Nothing is left to chance; every step is carefully monitored in minute detail to ensure the exceptional quality of our products.
The materials used in our women’s combs and hair sticks immediately give them a graceful look. The acetate structure provides the best combination of flexibility and sturdiness. This base is then covered with fine leather (suede goatskin or plunged lambskin), giving the combs their elegance. Our hair sticks are made from an acetate blend ensuring they are robust while remaining light. This structure is then wrapped in leather, just like our luxury combs, to give them a precious, delicate look.
Finally, each of these hair ornaments is studded with Swarovski® crystals or pearls, in a variety of patterns (flowers, braids, bows...) to adorn your hairstyles, such as a loose bun, with a luxurious jewel adding the ultimate ornamental touch. Of course, these accessories and hair jewels are also entirely customizable. Do not hesitate to contact our custom-made department to have your own unique hair accessory created.
A COMB ADORNED WITH SWAROVSKI® CRYSTALS: THE PERFECT ACCESSORY FOR YOUR WEDDING
You already know it, but a woman’s hairstyle is a reflection of her personality. This is never more true than on her wedding day. To highlight a beautiful hairstyle and enhance your wedding outfit or your bridesmaid’s dress, a Swarovski® crystal-embellished comb from our bridal collection is your luxury go-to hair accessory.
Maison Valérie Valentine wants to play a part in this, the most exceptional day in your life. With this in mind, our collections offer you a wide choice of luxury combs and hair sticks from our bridal range.