We love hair! All colors of hair and all lengths of hair. Even a bald head can be ultra sexy!
And we love to style our hair, bead our hair, decorate our hair and give glimpses to our personality through our hair!
In the realm of hair jewelry, headbands and hair bows are a gorgeous sight to see!
Headbands are a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or the eyes. However, headbands and hair bows are also used to merely doll up your outfit, your hairdo, your fabulous you!
Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. Headbands come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both fashion and practical purposes.
Horseshoe-shaped headbands are sometimes called Alice bands after the headbands that Alice is often seen wearing in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
The beginning of headbands started no later than the ancient Greeks, around 475 BC to 330 BC, who wore hair wreaths. The Greeks and Romans wore these pieces for special occasions and/or important events. Cultures such as the Etruscans and the Romans started to decorate their hair wreaths with jewels made up of gold and silver.
Five Ways to Wear a Headband Well:
- Floppy bows.
- Ultra thin headbands.
- To top off an updo hairstyle.
- Go big with thick, wide, noticeable headbands.
- Wear a more demure headband for a low-key look.
In addition to headbands, hair bows are another great hair ornament way to go!
If you really want to make a statement with your hair bow and blow people away, let your own hair form the bow that accentuates your hairstyle for the day!
Think Lady Gaga!
The real hair hair bow is too stylish, unique and too darling to pass up, you know!
Headband Fun Fact: In Japanese culture, hachimaki headbands may symbolize determination or devotion.
Headbands and hair bows wrap up your fashion look from head to toe!
Headband Fun Fact: There are many kinds of headbands such as wooden, leathered, plastic, metal, fabric, hemp, teeth, human and animal hair, bone and novelty. Plastic headbands are the most common.
Take a bold step and head out for your day the headband way! No? Then how about a feminine, frilly hair bow?
Heads full of headbands and hair bows! Your exquisite taste for hair accessories shows!
Who says that headbands and hair bows are only for little girls who still need to grow?
Headband Fun Fact: Fabric headbands are comfortable because they do not dig into the head like some headbands have a tendency to do!
Headbands and hair bows are the trendy way to go to show off your fabulous head of hair! Everyone will stare!
Tomorrow when you get dressed, what rocking headband or modern hair bow will you wear?
In the realm of fashion where anything goes, decorate your head to glorious splendor with headbands and hair bows!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her flair for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.