Saturday, April 1, 2023

Beauty Trend to Try: Headbands for Spring/Summer’14

When we first saw singer, Melanie Fiona wearing a braided headband to the Grammys back in 2011, we weren’t sure about it and decided she might’ve been living in her own ‘girl next door’ world. But little did we know that the star was onto something, and that these carefree accessories would later be seen gracing the catwalks of 2014…

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Yes, for spring/summer’14, Vera Wang had models racing the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week rocking headbands and minimal makeup, leaving us to consider another shopping trip…

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And – never one to miss a trend – Lupita Nyongo stepped out in a headband at the 2014 Oscars. Custom made by Fred Leighton, the accessory caused such a stir in the fashion and beauty world that it even ended up with it’s own twitter account – @lupitasheadband.

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To get involved with this hair trend, sure, you can use any old head scarf or buy your own embellished piece, but why not try making your own? With a bit of glue and DIY, you can simply take an old plain headband and stick old brooches or even pearls, pendants and accessories to it, creating your own custom design. With no one, anywhere able to find and duplicate your look, who knows – your new accessory might even end up with its own twitter handle, too…

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And incase you are wondering, no, Melanie Fiona has not ditched her headband – the trend is defintitly here to stay. Enjoy it!

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