Old bandana. Urban Outfitters headbands. Stacey Lapidus.
I confess. I used to wear that awful head-gear. Yes, if a mental image of Joan Cusack in Sixteen Candles popped up, then ding, that was me. If you saw what I was working with back in elementary school, you’d understand the need for braces, rubber bands (on my braces) and the terrible head-gear (only at night).
But I digress. I’m talking about the head-gear that’s in style today. The kind that you actually want to wear. I’m a fan of dressing up the head every now and then, esp. because I’m so uber low maintenance with my daily hairstyle. Even though my hair is long, I never brush it (except when I get this huge nasty knot in the back) or use a blow dryer. Hence, head-gear is a great accessory for me, esp. when I want to look acceptable with not-so fresh hair.
Images via Singer22.com, ShopKitson.com
If I had the funds, I’d definitely get Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 headpieces. The Gold Bead Five Strand Head Piece (first pic) is a steal at $170, compared to the Gold Seven Strand Headband at $395. It’s a gorg piece, but I’d rather get a handbag over a headband for that cost. The most I’ve spent on a hair accessory is $100 for my Stacey Lapidus single braided silk headband with crystals, which I love (pictured at top).
Images via FreePeople.com, UrbanOutfitters.com
Currently on my radar is this Brass Arrows Headband from Free People ($38). The Urban Oufitters Leaf Headband also caught my eye, and for $18, I’ll probably purchase this. It comes in several colors, but I’m leaning toward the black for versatility. The green has already sold out, so people are snatching these up.
Images via Tobi.com, Forever21.com
In theory, I like this Gabriela Artigas Vintage Bow Headband ($86), but with my oily forehead, this dainty chain would probably not stay on the forehead for too long. The Forever 21 twin flower headband is laughable alone; try putting a head between those flower earmuffs, and you’re bound to get some raised eyebrows wearing them in public. Just say NO.