I’ve always been an accessory lover and so I’m thrilled that headbands are making a comeback. From Lupita Nyong’o’s sparkling red carpet headband to boho chic, to the return of the turban, headbands and hair accessories are back in a big way! Whether your hair is super long or a short pixi, women of all ages can rock a headband–even me! Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Mario Russo in Boston, says, spring hair is all about being accessorized! Here are some of his tips:
- After styling, position the headband towards the middle of the head and secure with a few bobby pins, if needed.
- Opt for a thinner band (no more than 1.5 inches wide) so it doesn’t take away from the rest of your hairstyle
- Depending on your outfit, consider a headband that’s embellished with a pattern or bedazzlement. Adding a fun headband is an easy way to dress up the rest of your look!
Make it Boho-Chic For a more relaxed yet fashion forward look, place the headband across your forehead and hair like a crown. This instantly gives you a boho-chic vibe that can work for a relaxed brunch or a night out at a party.
- Part hair down the middle and position the headband across your forehead.
- Depending on how dramatic you want this look to be – you can choose a wide, stretchy band (think 1 to ½ inches wide) OR a super thin band.
- Style your hair in effortless beach waves or keep it sleek and straight to give off a more trendy vibe.
- This style is perfect for a girl on the go – put on the headband and you instantly have a “look’!
- Get out the hairspray and comb, and begin to tease the roots of your hair to achieve some height.
- Once hair is teased, brush it back with a wide-tooth comb, before placing a headband over the crown of your head.
- A thin band works best with hair that has some height to it, so opt for a thin stretchy or plastic headband for this style.
- Once the headband is placed, spray hair all over with hairspray.
- To create this look, start by putting the middle of the scarf at the nape of the neck underneath the hair, holding one end in each hand.
- Bring the ends up to the top of the forehead and twist the scarf twice to create a knot.
- Tie the remaining part of the scarf – either on your forehead or under your hair (both work!) and volia.
- This is a great headband option for a day spent at the park or walking around – it’s super chic and practical.
This Deepa Gurnani screams Daisy Buchanan. I adore these jeweled headbands; they are so delicate and feminine–this one looks perfect for a wedding. I’ve also noticed many of Deepa Gurnami designs on the Real Housewives not that that means style. I don’t even remember where I got this Deepa Gurnami headband but I love it! I feel like a rich New York lady who lunches when I wear it and it ALWAYS garners compliments.
Finally Valentino was showing leather studded headbands for spring 2014 on the runway. Very medieval.
Have you tried headbands? Will you follow this spring trend?