Chicago Hair Wreath
Chicago Hair Wreath
Chicago Hair WreathEllen 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!
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.
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.