Hairspiration: Consider The Headband

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Celine, Spring 2013
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Celine, Spring 2013
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Kendall Jenner by Emily Weiss
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Ralph Lauren
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Saoirse Ronan by Simon Procter for Bullett Summer 2011
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By Karim Sadli, T Magazine
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Frank Ocean
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Frank Ocean
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Rael Stone Design
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Cora Keegan
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Lupita Nyong'o
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Vanessa Traina
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Franzi Mueller by Bastien Lattanzio
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Gisele Bündchen by Herb Ritts
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Jennifer Behr Design
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Bruna by Krzysztof Frankiewicz
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Bianca Jagger
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Dolce & Gabbana, Spring 2014
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Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2012
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Karlie Kloss
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Jaime King
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Miu Miu Resort 2012
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Louis Vuitton Spring 2012
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Chanel Couture, Spring 2014
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012
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Rochas, Spring 2013
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Rochas, Spring 2013
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Brigitte Bardot
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Vera Wang, Spring 2014
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Donna Karan
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Donna Karan, Spring 2013
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Donna Karan, Spring 2013
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Marie Doro
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Dorothy Sebastian
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Fendi, Fall 2011
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Helmut Lang, Fall 2014
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Gunita by Liz Ham
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Olivia Newton-John
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Marc Jacobs, Fall 2008
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Bon Magazine
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Hanne Gaby Odiele
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Natasha Poly, Vogue Russia
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Sky Ferreira for Maison Kitsuné
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Saadet Aksoy
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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Jemima Kirke
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Balenciaga, Spring 2014

Headbands are basically really casual tiaras. Just review the post-Oscars headlines about Lupita Nyong'o—they have the power to immediately transform their wearer into a princess. What kind of princess depends on the band—are you a forest nymph reigning over your evergreen kingdom? Flowers. A Grecian goddess? Grab a metal-leaf halo. Are you daddy's little girl holding court at the country club? An elastic band is a chic way to keep your hair in place for a long day of tennis. Are you an 18th century royal kidnapped by pirates? Wrap a silk scarf around your head and enjoy the fresh seafood. Are you Frank Ocean? Well, you're definitely not a princess, but you look damn good in a headband.

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  • Bella

    This comes at a good time for me, since my hair is at that awkward stage between short and shoulder. I shall stock up for summer!

  • Eira IR

    Love this! Such a good mix of inspiration. And such a well written text as well!

  • Alyssa Gapske

    This is very good. I just found a bag of headbands from my Blair Waldorf phase. Please tell me I wasn't the only one...

    • Randi

      Ah yes, the Blair Waldorf phase. I too have a ton of headbands from the 8th grade, when Gossip Girl was in its prime.

  • Venusian*Glow

    You forgot captain Jack Sparrow ;)

  • Alex

    That chain in #44 is beautiful! Anyone seen something similar recent in stores?

  • MoseyM

    Me too. I get those almost-bruises on my ear from glasses with headbands (of any sort) or glasses with big fancy headphones. Sigh.

  • http://caryrandolph.tumblr.com caryrandolph

    Love the look of a headband, but the pain!! Any tricks for softening the scalp pressure?

  • Alaska

    You forgot Hermès spring 2012!!!

  • GiGi

    Who made the headband in image sixteen? It would be so great for graduation! thank you =]

  • http://flowersandspikes.blogspot.com/ Gisell Firpo

    The Dolce & Gabbana one is to DIE FOR

  • Meredith

    What's going on in photo #16? Love the concept but what happens in the front towards the face? It's tough to tell. Also, love this rose gold simple headband! Where can I find? Thanks!!

  • http://www.thegivingkeys.com/ The Giving Keys

    Love the Jennifer Behr one - perfect for a wedding!

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