How-to: Create a Jack Sparrow Hair Hat!

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/01/2012 3:22:00 PM


I just recently judged the Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour at the Mid Nightclub in Chicago, where 11 Chicago salons all competed for the regional title of "Supreme Salon."

I just recently heard from Master stylist/JPMS Educator Darlene Burnham at Andreas Hogue Salon in Northbrook, Illinois, and she filled me in on how she created the Jack Sparrow hat, (which was part of a larger Pirates' Presentation which won second place). According to Burnham she created this style by using recycled cut hair from many of the guests at Andreas Hogue Salon.

Step 1: Burnham started sprinkling hair on a flat surface into a round doughnut shape.
Step 2: Then, she sprayed the hair with hairspray and then took two large hair picks and started to pound them into the hair.
Step 3: While doing this, Burnham continued sprinkling hair on top and repeated the steps until it looked like a piece of felt.
Step 4: Burnham molded the hair into a Tricorne hat pattern and sewed the two pieces together.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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