Accessorizing Your Hair
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Love them or hate them, hair bands have been around forever. A quick Wiki search showed me that the ancient Greeks and Romans wore hair bands for special occasions and often encrusted them with gold to create a hair ornament. Thousands of years later, hair bands are still in fashion largely because they are so versatile and can be used to channel a range of looks.
Hair bands were originally created to keep hair out of your face, but I think this functionality can be mixed with a little style to create a cute look. I often see athletes, such as soccer and tennis players use thick headbands to pull hair out of their face, while also injecting their personal style.
When I’m having a particularly bad hair day, I often just pull my hair into a ponytail and put on a hair band. This works to both keep my hair away and pull attention onto the hair band instead of my hair.
I became obsessed with these types of hair bands a few years back, but soon realized that it can be difficult to wear them without looking like a teenager. I think the key to wearing them is to limit them to the weekend (probably wouldn’t wear it to the office) when you’re going for a girly, preppy look. If your headband has pretty ornamentation on it, like in the picture below, it might even work in fancier occasions.
Thin hair bands were often worn around the crown of the head in the ‘70s by hippies, but have been revived in recent years as a summer staple. Often worn in concert festivals, these are great accessories for a casual mid-summer day!
How often do you all wear hair bands? What are some looks that you like?