Product Reviews: Hot Hair Accessories
Getting a flattering haircut is one of the best beauty moves you can make, but enhancing your gorgeous look with fashionable hair accessories takes your style to the next level.
Unless you're particularly fashion-forward, you may not pay much attention to hair accessories. For many women past their teens, the only hair accessories in the bathroom cabinet are ponytail holders worn for the morning jog, and bobby pins kept aside for bad hair days. While these old stand-bys are useful and practical, it can be fun to add a little color and pizzazz to your hairstyle.
The headband is a classic and easy-to-wear hair accessory that's very hot right now. Headbands help take the hair out of your face without constraining it with lots of pins and holders. This is a great look to choose when you're growing out bangs and don't want them falling into your eyes. For the most part, headbands are a youthful look, but at the same time they're one of the hair accessories that older women can wear successfully, because they can be worn in ways that are understated and sophisticated.
The headbands that celebrities and designers love this season are pretty diverse, style-wise. Metallic headbands with small embellishments are very popular for 2011, as are basic plastic headbands covered in neutral-colored fabric that are jazzed up with sequins and other posh details. Leather is a huge trend for spring 2011 and beyond, so you'll see these items in both natural and dyed bright colors, and in simple, braided, and belt styles.
Headbands offer you stylish simplicity that can be worn to work during the day, or to a fun evening event. For a good example of a subtle yet artful headband, check out Goody's Selena band. It has the look of fine glazed china with its delicate gold floral design.