I am always looking for new, interesting, and innovative products. Dresses and shoes are wonderful and certainly necessary, but I am also looking for innovation. Something that you won't find in the mall. Lint's hair jewelry certainly fits that description. Sure, you can go to any boutique and find jeweled hair clips, pins, and headbands. But how about necklaces for your hair? Hairlaces?
Colleen McCann calls them Lint Lures, and it is true hair jewelry. While clips and pins are functional pieces that happen to be jeweled, Lint Lures are purely there for adornment. Want your hair pulled back in a bun, or swept off to one side? Better buy some pins and combs. Want to adorn your 'do as you would ears or wrists? Turn to Lint Lures. Lint Lures are delicate chains and charms attached to tiny combs. They drip, drape, swoop, and swirl through any type of hair, any hair style. Beyond clips and bands, these pieces can truly take the place of earrings or necklaces for something beyond the pale.
"People have been adorning their hair since the beginning of time," McCann says. "It's a forgotten art form." Staying true to this history, all of Lint's pieces are named for notorious women throughout history: the Bathory, the Antoinette, the Hatshepsut (pictured).
Besides Lint Lures, McCann's line also includes hair pins and ear cuffs with that signature fluid drape.
The Lint Lures glimmer in the light, and add unexpected drama to any head. It is lightweight so it won't pull on locks or weigh your style down. My only qualm with Lint Lures is that the combs are too tiny to hold in my thick hair. Lots of hairspray and some additional pins are necessary to make sure it stays in place.
The delicate gold and silver filigree is so dainty it feels as though a good breeze could whisk it away.
New Yorker McCann calls herself the "head-mistress." With a background in hair styling, fashion design, and fine arts, it seemed a natural progression to merge all three disciplines. Not only did she do so seamlessly, but she did it first.