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Why Headbands Are The Best Accessory For Formals In 2017

Headbands are hugely popular right now, and complement nearly any hairdo by adding a little extra pizazz to your style.

Why we love them

Headbands are a super easy way to elevate any outfit, and extremely versatile too! We think they are the perfect accessory for your formal this year as they are utterly on trend, and come in such a wide variety of styles that you are sure to find one that reflects your personality. A floral headband might speak to a bohemian style for example, while a studded or leather adorned headband might scream rocker chick! We love that headbands help keep the hair off your face when you are tearing up the dance floor too.

Best hairstyles for headbands

When it comes to wearing hair accessories for an elegant occasion, we think updos usually work the best as they won't overwhelm your headwear of choice. If you're going for a regal and glamorous style, we love the look of jewelled headbands paired with a centre part and low bun. Let your inner khaleesi shine! Ask your stylist to tease the roots of your hair a little to keep yourself from looking too severe. You can also experiment with a classic red lip for a pop of colour, but definitely keep the rest of your styling simple. If bohemian chic is more your style, we think a simple flower crown headband works well with a messy or wavy sideswept updo. Make sure you ask your hairstylist to leave some of your hair in loose waves around your face to frame it – this embodies the bohemian style! Pick flowers and a style that complements the colour of your prom dress, and keep your makeup and jewellery to a minimum so that your look isn't too cluttered.

Plan ahead

Don't be afraid to ask your stylist for their professional opinion ahead of time! It's worth chatting with them about the look you are trying to achieve when you make the appointment, then they can help you choose a headband that works for you and your outfit before your formal night arrives.

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