Follow this path to dressed up tresses and chintzy chic chignons!!
These stunningly ornate headpieces complement any simple up-do or loose waves. The key is to keep the hair style simple, unfussy and with a wispy, tousled effect. Like you rolled out of bed and casually reached for your trusty tiara.
Maxi Zari Headband, boticca.com, $137.00
Ann Taylor Embellished Feather Headband, anntaylor.com, $55.00
Milou Embellished Gold-Tone Headband, net-a-porter.com, $388.00
Eugenia Kim Parker Paper-Flower and Crystal Headband, net-a-porter.com, $310.00
Gallia, bottica.com, $358.50
Here Noir There Headband, modcloth.com, $11.99
Apt. 9 Crochet Lace Headband, kohls.com, $6.00
The “Forehead” Headband—
You don’t have to be a tennis champ to pull off this look (perfected by John McEnroe and Björn Borg in the 70s).
Deepa Gurnani Open Link Headband, shopbop.com, $62.00
Leather & Chain Headband, juicycouture.com, $24.99
Headchain, rutihorn.com, $59.00
Head Wraps and Scarves Abound
—If using a rectangle scarf, fold it horizontally as often as you prefer, based upon the thickness you desire
—If using a square scarf, you must fold it into a triangle first
Place the scarf on your hairline and knot it in the center of your neck, or side-of-neck based upon preference.
Gigi 2, eugeniakim.com, $150.00
Koi Fish Wrap, figue.com, $395.00
Soft Bands and Head-Wraps
Silk Brocade Turban Headband in Cobalt Blue, boticca.com, $64.00
Missioni Rainbow Crochet-Knit Headband, net-a-porter.com, $120.00
Daisy Headband in Gold, boticca.com, $106.50
The Tiara-Effect that You CAN Do!
ASOS Jeweled Flower Headband, asos.com, $20.35
Dauphines of New York The Crowning Glory Headband, shopbop.com, $220.00
This Secret to An Effortless Updo comes from InStyle magazine:
“We’ve seen stylists use this simple method to whip up a chic chignon in seconds. First, rough up strands with texturizing spray, then gather hair together as if making a low ponytail. Fasten an elastic three or four inches from the ends, “then roll hair up and pin the knot in place,” says Redken creative consultant Guido Palau, who crafted updos for Marc by Marc Jacobs. You can secure it high on the head or low along the nape.” Colorful hairband, wrap, scarf, tiara is icing on the cake!
Pony Tail 101:
In lieu of an elastic band, try this InStyle tip, cutting elastic straight from a spool and tying it super securely like they do on the runway.
Stretchrite 144-Yard Black Round Elastic Cord Spool, 144 Yards, amazon.com, $14.49