I wear a headband everyday....but not in public. It's more of a utilitarian piece, to keep my hair out of my face while I'm washing it.
But for a while now, headbands have been popping up in public. I snickered to myself when I saw Banana selling them last Summer, and still doing so. I used to wear headbands all the time. It worked out well during the weird "growing-out-my-bangs" hair phase. But somewhere along the line, they became unpopular. And I threw all of mine out...or they broke (in the case of my plastic ones).
Today's headbands aren't all that different, but it does seem the silhouette is much more bold and clean. For example, the black headband. And scarves in the hair is a look that I love, but hard to accomplish, due to the slippery nature of the scarf. Even with bobby-pins, the scarf will eventually fall off - it's just a matter of time. But this conundrum has been apparently solved with the help of a little elastic and a scarf covered headband that ties in the back - genius! Also, the look is paired with a ponytail, or the hair pulled back some other way. And I think that is the key. Headbands with hair worn down is not the look. With the hair pulled back, it's more subtle. And I really like it.
Doing all this research is making me want more hair accessories. This could get bad...but at least they're not really expensive.
2 days ago