Fashion Friday: Headbands for Spring!

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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:

image001 (1)Dress it Up A sparkly or sequin headband is an easy way to dress up any hairstyle, but I especially love the way it adds interest to a low chignon or braid.

  • 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!

image002 (1)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’!

image003 (1)Tease it Nothing says glam like voluminous locks with some height…and a headband.

  • 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.

image004 (1)Get creative with a scarf Wearing your favorite scarf as a headband can add a pop of color to your outfit!

  • 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.

Deepa-Gurnani-Ivory-Crystal-HeadbandThis 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. :)               021 (360x480) 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.

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Have you tried headbands? Will you follow this spring trend?  

 

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Comments

  1. I love how headbands can change a whole look!

  2. That headband looks great on you! And I LOVE LOVE the colorful one at the top of the post!!!

  3. I wish I could wear headbands, but I have a big head and they give me headaches lol

  4. I always love how headbands look on other people, but I don’t think they look good on me. I agree with Leticia, they give me headaches, too.

  5. The only time I wear a headband is when I’m keeping my hair out of my face in the bath with a masque on! haha I have glasses, and they ruin headbands!

  6. I love your headband! I’m always drawn to Nicole Richie’s style too.

  7. I love that Deepa Gurnami headband! I’m fairly traditional with headband placement. I look silly with the boho look.

  8. I love these feminine sparkly headbands. You look gorgeous in that pic Cindy! I love the volume at the crown of your hair too! :)

  9. your headband is so pretty!

  10. I love the look, but I seriously can’t get headbands to stay on my head for anything!

  11. I love headbands… these are gorgeous.

  12. It has only been in the last 4 years or so that I have come to like wearing headbands. Yours looks cute on you!

  13. I love headbands, but they hate me! They never look quite right when I wear them

  14. I have a large collection of headbands, so I’m glad to see them back in style!

  15. I love the pic of you in the headband!

  16. When I was younger, I would never leave the house without a head band! I loved ones with flower or bow embellishments.

  17. Love the headband trend!

  18. Oh, these are so pretty! And they can transform a look quickly!

  19. I’m totally in for head bands !

  20. I love the headband you’re wearing! I need to get me a decent-looking headband for work just to give my usual ponytail some pizzaz

  21. I love headbands! I know some don’t but I still like to keep a variety to change things up!

  22. i feel like headbands make my round head look even rounder

  23. I’m not a headband fan only because they tend to give me a headache OR slip all over the place. I do like the rhinestone studded bands pictured above though. I was almost tempted by something similar last night. =)

  24. That headband looks great on you – I love them and should wear one more often.

  25. That boho chic headband is LOVE!

  26. I love headbands but wish they a. looked better on me or b. the ones that look good didn’t fall off all the time!

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