DIY Spike Comb

We first fell in love with Jennifer Behr‘s dinosaur headbands after seeing them on the runway at Fendi. Then, we crushed hard on this Maison Michel metal spiked hair comb spotted on Elena Perminova in Paris. Perhaps we can blame our attraction on our stegosaurus obsession (yes, this is true). Or it could simply be because these spiked hair accessories are so badass and bananas (also true). Either way, a DIY was definitely in order.

You’ll need:

Start by adding a small amount of liquid super glue to one end of the comb. Place a metal spike on top of the glue and hold it in place for at least 30 seconds. Let it dry completely before letting go.

Glue another spike to the other end of the comb. Then, using a ruler, place the rest of the spikes along the length of the comb to make sure there is enough spacing between each spike.

Continue glueing each spike, alternating from one side to another.

Stick the spiked comb in a bed of teased and tousled hair!

 (top image via Style.com; rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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110 Comments

  1. Chelsea wrote:

    What an interesting DIY- I would have never thought of bringing that runway look into real life. Intriguing. Should I look for spikes today?

    8.23.11
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  2. la Vinia wrote:

    now this is awesome!

    8.23.11
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  3. Very cool! I loved the DIY quite easy and different!
    Have an awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Susie
    http://www.myfashionview.com

    8.23.11
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  4. Nomadic D wrote:

    Hello genius. I love this. And it’s funny because I was just at the museum of natural history yesterday admiring all the dinosaur bones, I totally hear you on the stegosaurus thing.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    8.23.11
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  5. Sumo wrote:

    i love this
    i love head accesories with a bit of punk elements

    8.23.11
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  7. wow this is a fabulous idea. I’ll definitely be doing this.

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    8.23.11
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  8. Aly wrote:

    Amazing! I can’t wait to do this!

    <3
    -Aly @ http://www.therosealley.blogspot.com

    8.23.11
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  9. Elle wrote:

    So original! You are very creative! 🙂

    8.23.11
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  10. wow, kind of amazing!

    8.23.11
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  11. herpersona wrote:

    so edgy, defs wanna try this!!!!

    http://www.herpersona.blogspot.com

    8.23.11
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  12. Ambyr wrote:
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  13. grace wrote:

    very interesting – and original!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

    8.23.11
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  14. Alexandra wrote:

    Love this! I will be making these soon. :o) Thank you for sharing.

    8.23.11
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  15. lauren wrote:

    owchawesome!!!!

    so easy!
    lpve it

    L
    http://www.thesphinxandthemilkyway.com

    8.23.11
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  16. This is going to be BIG!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

    8.23.11
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  17. Nancie wrote:

    OMG its so easy to to do!
    http://www.nanciemwai.com

    8.23.11
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  18. Stefani wrote:

    love love love!!! I don’t know if I would actually wear it though…

    Yours Truly,
    Stefani
    http://www.stefanideleon.com

    8.23.11
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  19. Honestly, where did you source the spikes?

    http://www.inherentstylela.com/

    8.23.11
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Style Dilettante, links are in the post under YOU’LL NEED (highlighted in blue). good luck!

      8.23.11
  20. Grace wrote:

    Whoa, that’s crazy cool!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

    8.23.11
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  21. Hmmm, definitely and attention-getter.

    8.23.11
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  22. faithsalutes wrote:

    rad.

    8.23.11
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  23. this is so cool. WTF – please stop being so amazing! 😉

    8.23.11
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  24. Jesse wrote:

    love this idea!

    8.23.11
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  25. zee wrote:

    thats cool 🙂 like a spike mohawk

    8.23.11
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  26. Leah wrote:

    I have to make this. TODAY. <3

    8.23.11
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  27. Kaila wrote:

    This is BRILLIANT and AMAZING!!

    LOVE the edgy look! Studs and spikes are one of my faves!

    xo
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

    8.23.11
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  28. Chris wrote:

    So cool, I’ve wanted one of these since seeing that pic of Elena Perminova. Such a simple diy too!

    8.23.11
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  29. christi wrote:

    Woah thats insane!! those spikes would be cool on a headband too, Lady Liberty style.

    And thanks so much for picking me as DIY winner for the Foam contest, so exciting!!!

    8.23.11
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  30. sharonlei wrote:

    Pretty amazing DIY. It’s super rad. I’ll have to give it a try!!! Oh yeah!!! Thanks Erica.. you’re truly the best. 😀

    xx Love & Aloha

    8.23.11
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  31. lisa maria wrote:

    i will totally make this !!
    is so easy and cool

    8.23.11
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  32. jessica wrote:

    such a cool diy!! running to the store asap. thanks for sharing!

    xo
    http://thenovelboudoir.blogspot.com

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  33. Well done!
    check my blog!
    http://www.darkwingscity.blogspot.com

    8.23.11
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  34. what will they think pf next..spikes everywhere

    8.23.11
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  35. winnie wrote:

    so down!!! absolutely making this amazing DIY thank you so much!

    and as soon as I read the words ‘dinosaur headband’ it immediately made me think of helen hunt in ‘girls just want to have fun’ ( http://badfilmcred.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/girls-just-want-to-have-fun/ ) …which i have also DIYed for myself 😉

    thanks again!!

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

    8.23.11
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  36. Jess wrote:
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  37. Alyssa wrote:

    Such a cool DIY! Looks amazing.

    Click here to shop vintage!

    8.24.11
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  38. Miss Oh' wrote:

    This must be the only missing piece in my spike-collection, love it!
    Thx so much, I’m already looking for the right studs as I speek ..

    x
    Oh’

    blogbymissoh.blogspot.com

    8.24.11
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  39. Hannah wrote:

    This tops the DIY’s.. Quite possibly one of my favs….

    THANKS!

    XX
    http://heytherekid.blogspot.com

    8.24.11
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  40. Alex wrote:

    OMG, i love it! im so into spikes and anything really edgy right now.. this is a perfect little DIY i can do before i go to uni!

    http://www.houseofslater.com xo

    8.25.11
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  41. wiiii, love that! guess it’s not for me (at least not with that kind of spikes, but some smaller/gentler would work well), but the idea is so so simple and cool. thx for sharing!

    staklene bombone

    8.26.11
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  42. Rae wrote:

    nice

    8.26.11
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  43. This is quite a bit different from the feathered fascinators and combs that you typically see. Less grandma and more rock & roll.

    8.26.11
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  44. Catherine wrote:

    Wow! Amazing…. wondering where I’ll be able to find the spikes in the UK…. any ideas anyone? Shall have to have a hunt!

    8.26.11
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  45. Vinaya wrote:

    This would be good to do for Christmas with one spike on the comb, dressed up as a mini Santa hat!

    9.1.11
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  46. Oh my goodness I LOVE this!! What a great DIY!! Total badass <3

    xo http://www.RavingFashionista.com

    9.2.11
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  47. Hazna Khaled wrote:

    I love this DIY alot!
    I looked everywhere in my town to find some spikes, but unsuccesful!
    So I made a DIY inspired by a Belle Noel Hair Chain intead,
    I just had to DIY something.. 🙂
    but I’ll definitely keep this DIY in the back of my head in case I stumble across some spikes.

    http://haznakhaled.blogspot.com/2011/09/belle-noel-hair-chain-diy.html

    9.8.11
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  48. amcamp wrote:

    Where do you get these spikes? I’ve been to 5 different craft stores. I need them!

    10.5.11
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  49. Mary wrote:

    Aw, I wish I had found this sooner!! My friend was a dinosaur for Halloween and she could’ve used this!!!

    10.31.11
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  50. AL wrote:

    amazing !

    1.31.12
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  51. TCATC wrote:

    So innovative
    -CurvyandCurveless.blogspot.com

    2.18.12
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  52. Jessica wrote:
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  53. megs wrote:

    Question, i really love this idea, tried it out n the spikes don’t stay. They seem glued good, but with a little pressure they peel right off. Any ideas?

    4.14.12
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  54. m. wrote:

    Megs – I had the same problem. I found Epoxy Putty (I chose a version meant for metal), and that works GREAT. It’s a tube of stuff that looks like clay – you cut a slice off (like frozen cookie dough), mash it well between your fingers to mix the inside core with the outside stuff, and then press a small ball of it between the spike and the comb. It sets QUICK, so you’ll need to hold it for only a minute or two. BTW – this method works on both the gold and the silver colored spikes from the website. Have fun!

    6.6.12
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  55. jazzy wrote:

    where can i buy these spikes????

    6.12.12
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  56. Ara wrote:

    Where to buy those spikes?? I love your tutorials ^^

    6.24.12
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  57. Alicia wrote:

    it’s like a multi-unicorn!

    2.13.13
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  58. igne27 wrote:

    Super option with what you have described here, that’s what I was looking for, really helped me.
    http://gatwick-escort-girls.co.uk/

    10.28.17
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