My terrible, terrible hair is not yet long enough for a ponytail or a bun, but I hate having hair in my face. My usual solution? A headband!
Headbands are a quick, easy fix, but they can feel… what’s the word… childish. We may associate them with—
…which is why they’re called “Alice bands” in England. Even worse, headbands might make you feel…
Here’s the question: can headbands be sophisticated enough for grown-ups?
Winona Ryder thinks so:
So does Natalie Portman:
More examples, you say?
Pseudo-fascinator headbands are popular and easy to come by. If you, like me, prefer to avoid feathers, check out this fabric option from BeSomethingNew….
or consider knotted cord, as seen at blacksatinshoes (shop now defunct):
For casual days, simple fabric headbands are cute and easy to make. This one’s from mixbaby design:
LouiseRose makes pyramid-studded headbands with velvet ribbon:
You could wear a simple length of chain, like this headband from venus11:
If simplicity’s not your thing, consider adding ribbon to a fancy choker or bracelet, as seen in Clay Bouquet Shop. Instant hair jewelry!
Enough with the photos— ladies, would you ever wear a headband? Gentlemen, what do you think?