The headband has proven itself to be a timeless classic where hair accessories are concerned. In fact, it's a bit like the little black dress of the hairstyle world. It goes with any hair type, any length, any texture and can be worn with updos or down 'dos. Not only that, it's a fashion week favourite on the runways and in the front rows as each season comes and goes.
A headband can help to revitalize your hairstyle, cover up a bad hair day with more subtlety than a hat and add some extra colour and/or sparkle to your look.
Safe to say, it's an accessory you should own at least one of... if not a whole collection.
What's all the fuss about?
There are many different kinds of headband, ranging from embellished to minimalist designs, meaning you're sure to find one that works for you and your chosen outfit.
Top tip: going back to the little black dress theme for a moment, a black headband will go with pretty much anything.
For summer, there are lots of floral and jeweled designs that will look great with any sun-kissed hairstyle. For winter, there are more festive headbands that make getting into the holiday spirit easier than ever with sparkles and even rainbow antlers if you want to go all out. Metallic headbands are perfect for a party hairstyle and can even be coordinated with your makeup and whatever you're wearing.
Hairstyles to try
Most hairstyles can work with a headband but there are a few that are better than others. A loose wavy look is perfect as the hairband gives the impression that your hair is magically cascading out from under it.
A ponytail helps to draw attention to the headband and a low chignon or bun can create a really romantic feel.
Feeling inspired to try a headband yourself yet?