Contrary to the clichés, it's not only the rich and presumptuous girls, like Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen in "Gossip Girl", who can only wear headbands. This hair accessory, is a classic that has been around since before Christ! Let's make a little summary of the history of headbands with a trip through time.
In this article, we will answer the question : What are different types of headbands called?
Historians believe that headbands have existed for at least 2,500 years. Indeed, the ancient Greeks and Romans wore small crowns that could also be likened to tiaras or jewel headbands. At that time, these crowns were worn on special occasions and were also given to the winners of the Olympic Games. Roman and Etruscan nobles wore crowns made of gold, silver and precious stones.
These days, headbands are making a comeback and have been revamped to be cooler than ever. These wonderful fashion hair accessories are not only fashionable, they are also very functional as they keep the hair in place.
Types of headbands
Headband styles :
The fabric headband is the most popular and widespread on the market. It is available in several variations: satin, cotton, leather, polyester, etc... And with different shapes. Because of the versatility of the choices, it is the easiest type of headband to find.
In the collective imagination, plastic headbands are worn by pretty little girls and teenagers. However, recently, they have also become popular with modern women as their shapes have been revisited in different variations. Plastic headband can be classy, and an appropriate hair accessorize for women.
Plastic headbands can be matte, glossy, thin, or thick in one color or composed of several patterns.
The plastic headband is also often used as a base on which to place fabric, jewelry or beads.
Metallic headband is without a doubt the least common type of headband on the market. Even if it can also be used as a base, just like its friend, the plastic headband.
However, it is quite common to find so-called "head jewels" made from metal. They can be composed of a metal headband base or a metal chain.
Did you know that there are headbands that you can wear as jewelry? These hair accessories are adorned with shiny jewels, colorful beads and crystals that catch the light and illuminate your entire face. That's what we call rhinestone headband and it's beyond beautiful.
These velvet headbands are soft, plush and comfortable. Not only does velvet add an air of elegance to your look, it is also extremely durable and can last for years.
It's also called the crochet headband. The comfort and warmth of wool, embrace the warm and cozy knits of knitting. While there are knit headband versions, it is more common to find knit headbands for the Fall/Winter seasons that wrap around the ears.
These knitted accessories are made of cotton. They are often thick and wide to keep your head warm during a cold period. Not only do these knitted headbands keep hair away from your face, but they also bring a little warmth to your ears. The great thing is that they can easily be knitted at home with a little yarn and patience. You can create your own knitted headbands in many colors to match all your winter outfits.
This type of headband was first popularized by big screen actresses in the 1950s. Decades later, these headbands are still in style in Hollywood and are perfect for a retro look. You can also wear a butterfly headband to a theme party to give you the vibe of a 60's heroine. The bow tie can be adjusted on top of your head or tilted slightly.
It also gives a vintage feel of the pin-up years. Choose the maxi one and you'll get a dramatic look guaranteed !
So butterflies that are very popular in the jewelry world are also taking a nice place in women's hair.
One of the latest fashion trends, the turban headband is created by twists in the middle of a piece of large fabric.
You can wear this style of hairband in the evening, at parties, or just in your daily life.
THE HEADBAND OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
The very famous black bow headband worn by the character of Alice in Wonderland.
This headband design describes the headbands with a dramatic maxi bow. It is also available in different colors.
These accessories are not just for little girls. You can make a simple bun look extremely chic and wise if you add one of these headbands. Or wear it like Alice, leaving your hair loose, and leaving a few strands around your face.
Polka dots, one of the most timeless and cute patterns.
Depending on the influences, it gives a Minnie Mouse or Pin Up Vintage side!
What is sure is that it has been revisited to be worn on all occasions in a modern and stylish way. The headband with peas has not finished surprising you!
This gorgeous women's head accessory is absolutely perfect for parties, weddings or a night out with friends. They are perfect for adding sparkle and rhinestones to your simple hairstyle.
If you're not good at braiding but want to achieve that braided hairstyle you saw on YouTube, a braided headband is a perfect hair accessory for you.
Treat yourself to a braid headband that matches the color of your hair to achieve a natural look.
This type of headband works wonders for fine hair because it makes it look fuller and thicker. What's great is that you don't need to have long hair to have pretty braids in your hair anymore.
The advantage of the headband or the scarf headband is that you can find dozens of different ways to tie it around your head, it styles your hair in a versatile, elegant and so practical way.
You can choose a plain cotton scarf for a simple, elegant look or a printed silk scarf for a more bohemian look.
This style is equally fabulous for women of all ages and for long or short hair.
Laurel headbands were once weared by Romans, both men and women.
Today, these revisited flower crowns are popular with women, who want to accessorize their hair and give a romantic and unique look to their outfit. A golden headband made of small leaves, flowers and a multitude of diamonds, placed on the head over curls or attached under an elegant hair twist, is the must-have accessory to be dressed up at a chic event. Adopt the look of the Greek goddess!
A romantic hair accessory, one trick to de-dramatize it is to not pair it with a hairstyle that is too sleek. You can modernize it with falsely disheveled locks or a tousled bun as hairstyle ideas.
The flower headband gives a beautiful bohemian look without effort. There are discreet versions with small jewelled flowers mixed with a plain fabric to revisit the flower crowns and make this accessory more urban.
The different variations allow us to wear a pretty flower headband during our workdays or during our parties.
After reading this article, have you decided what's your signature headband will be? The one that will mark your style with your personality?
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