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Headband Extravaganza

Okay girls, I’m up to eight inches of new growth. It’s sweltering in NYC today, which leaves me with only a few choices: A.) Attempt a wash & go, which looks dumb ’cause the relaxed portion on the bottom won’t curl. B.) Try to rock a blowout, which is a #fail the second I walk out the door. Or C.) throw on a hippie headband, red lipstick, and call it a goddamn day. Guess which one I picked?


Yes? Got it at a Tibetan store around the corner from my house. Still smells like incense. Very "Anita Pallenberg attending a hash-hazy soiree at Talitha Getty's Moroccan villa circa 1969."


The boho headband/bandana moment was THE THING a couple years ago, and now it’s come roaring back into style. As a result of the gypsy chic, rich hippie starlets who made it so sexy back then (I mean, if it ain’t broke…). So inspired by these ladies:


Nicole Richie, all sparkly and stuff


Chanel Iman, #tuff


It’s just such a quick, easy way to look “done”….or strategically undone! So pretty with an updo, a topknot, loose waves, on the beach — a headband basically glamifies any ‘do, for any occasion. Que versatile! Here are a few of my favorites right now:


Retro Printed Headband, Forever 21 ($3.99)

Triumphant Headband in Coral, anthropologie.com ($28)

Missoni Zig Zag Headband, shopbop.com ($88)




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  1. Moni
    June 28, 2012 3:44 pm 

    Cute! I rock headbands on a regular basis to keep the flyaways in check! If you want to rock textured styles, twistouts or braidouts are a good way to blend the old and new textures. Style it when wet (twist, flat-twist, braid, cornroll, etc), then undo when dry for great texture. You could also set the ends of the braids/twists on small rollers/rods, instead of roller setting your entire head. Good luck!

    • Nia
      June 28, 2012 8:06 pm 

      Cute headbands!! I was going to say the same as Moni. You should try to avoid heat as much as possible to avoid heat damage. You could also do a wet set on rollers old school style. Heat is not your friend while transitioning. Take it from me. Had to cut off inches due to breakage from heat.

  2. Kare
    June 28, 2012 3:54 pm 

    love the look but its so hard to keep them in place. any suggestions?