Headpieces and how to wear them

/ 02.10.2014
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  • An embellished headband
  • A wide headband
  • A simple bow
  • A floral headpiece
  • A jeweled headpiece

Here's an interesting thought, what if it was time to ditch the idea about how headbands and headpieces are only wearable if you're still in middle school. They can actually be super grown-up and can be glamorous, retro, practical or just really pretty. Hair accessories like these have also become something of a big deal in recent years, appearing on countless runways and red carpets alike.

Will you be jumping on this bandwagon? Before you say no, check out some of the most interesting options you have in the gallery above!

Headbands and Alice bands

Perhaps the most obvious schoolgirl cliché, the Alice band has grown up, moved out and got her own apartment. She's not made of brightly colored velvet anymore, but on-trend materials like brown leather and metal studs. It's the perfect way to keep your hair off your face and it can be incorporated into an updo or used to embellish a loose style.

The sports headband has had a similar transofrmation, going from the gym to our daytime wardrobes before we even realized. Again, it's super practical and can be used with all kinds of different looks.

Top tip - Both of these bands look great with super sleek hair so apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream before blow-drying for ultra-smooth results.

Brilliant bows

Bows are the ultimate in feminine accessories and perhaps the most youthful of the lot when it comes to headpieces. Use a silky ribbon to contrast with textured hair and avoid wearing a bow with really girly attire as you run the risk of receiving some Minnie Mouse comparisons. Wear with a bold red lip to create a really striking look.

Top tip - Apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray to dry hair. Twist and scrunch to create loose waves for a romantic style to match a bow headpiece.

Fancy florals

Wearing flowers in your hair is the fastest way to get a romantic look. A floral headpiece can be worn with any hair length and looks great with curls and waves, perfect for those of you who prefer a super natural look. There are all kinds of different floral accessories to try, depending on your style and, of course, your favorite flowers!

All that glitters

You might not be a billionaire, but other people don't have to know that! Why not sparkle your way through the day in a glizty, bejeweled headpiece? With mussed, relaxed hairstyles, it will help balance out your look and add a touch of glamor. Well, it is still Awards Season...

Which look will you try?

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