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Ellen Hunter NYC wreaths are the most unique and versatile in the hair accessory world.  Ellen invented the flexible frame wreath after noticing that most headpieces with elastic tended to slip off the head.  The signature Ellen Hunter wreaths are truly unique with a pending utility patent for the flexible and malleable hand wired frame.  Each wreath is hand made in New York from 24 karat gold or rhodium plated findings and Swarovski crystals.  Wear them around the forehead for an uptown meets boho look or tilt it back for a feminine update on the headband.  The great thing about Ellen’s wreaths is that you can wear them from day to night and also change the look of them by changing their shape.  Unlike elastic bands, the continuous design around the entire wreath can be seen at every angle.  Beyonce and Paris Hilton are two big fans of Ellen’s famous Daphne wreath design!


Ellen Hunter NYC headbands are truly the most comfortable bands you will ever wear!  Hand wired on a flexible frame, their delicate but strong construction will make them easy and lightweight to wear from day to night.  Ellen’s headbands feature Swarovski crystal details as well as silver and 24 karat gold plated details.  Perfect for attending a wedding or a party, their delicate look is a classic hair accessory must have.  Each headband is hand made in New York from 24 karat gold or rhodium plated findings and Swarovski crystals.  Ariana Grande recently was spotted in the Daphne band in gold, making it a coveted style for both A-listers and the girl next door!


Ellen Hunter NYC combs are the easiest way to make a statement and can be worn and styled multiple ways.  Wear a comb on the side of the head for a sideswept glamorous look, or pull hair halfway back with gorgeous volume and a comb in the back.  The combs will secure best into hair when they are pushed in against the grain of the hair.  They lock into place and are a stunning way to wear “hair jewelry.”  The endless styles that can be created by wearing an Ellen Hunter comb make them a perfect accessory to toss in your handbag and throw on whenever you want to accessorize outside the box!  Each comb is hand made in New York from 24 karat gold or rhodium plated findings and Swarovski crystals.  Carrie Underwood wore one on the CMA red carpet!


Ellen Hunter got her start by creating one of a kind pieces for brides at the age of 16.  While working at a bridal shop in Memphis, she apprenticed for an in house headpiece designer and learned all the ins and outs of creating custom pieces.  After several years, Ellen started her own line of bridal combs and bands to make brides everywhere feel beautiful.  Ellen’s passion for designing pieces for the most important day of a woman’s life is evident in the fine attention to detail in each bridal piece.  Her favorite materials to work with include enameled flowers, Swarovski crystals and gold and silver plated filigree findings.

Jewelry/ Tusk

Ellen’s collaboration with TUSK began in early 2015 features a range of wildlife themed gold plated jewelry, all handmade in NYC.  A portion of the jewelry sales goes to TUSK, a wildlife conservation foundation.



About The Collections

Based in Manhattan, Ellen Hunter NYC boasts a unique and eclectic collection of combs, headbands, and unique flexible wreaths. Anyone donning an Ellen Hunter creation can truly boast that she is wearing a one-of-a-kind. Her collections can be found in some of the most prestigious stores across the country, including Manhattan’s own Henri Bendel. Ellen has also been featured in multiple national and local publications including, Town and Country Weddings, In Style Weddings. Her unique designs have been seen on celebrities such as Beyonce and Carrie Underwood.


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About Ellen

Ellen graduated from the University of Alabama in 2003 with a degree in apparel design. In this time, she was able to uncover her true passion: creating jewelry and headpieces. This discovery led Ellen to the London College of Fashion in 2004 where she enrolled in a summer intensive program to study wire wrapping and beadwork. Upon graduating college, Ellen returned to her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to work for a local headpiece designer.  During this time, Ellen learned the ins and outs of making headpieces, from hand painting and baking ceramic flowers, to handcrafting ornate jewelry.

Ellen moved to Manhattan in the winter of 2007 when she was offered a position at Nicole Miller as a bridal specialist. During her time at Nicole Miller, Ellen became enamored with the process of getting to know individual customers and helping them create a look that would be personal, meaningful and beautiful.



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