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Headbands are all grown up

Headbands are no longer just for little girls! This season, sophisticated headbands have come into their own and graduated to grown-up gear.

Upgrade your style in seconds

Did you know that headbands actually earnt their moniker 'Alice bands' after the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland in 1865? Alice and her ribbon became a fashion icon, and even to this day, Alice bands are a staple on the runway.

The headband is the easiest way to up the ante of an everyday hairstyle, framing your face and injecting a bit of effortless style in seconds. Traditionally associated with a prim and proper look, today these classic horseshoe shaped bands come in a variety of fabrics and styles – from flexible, to plastic, metallic or even elastic.

For boho chic lovers

Like our ethereal princess above, a bejewelled, metallic headband can give any look an injection of easy glamour, making it the perfect accessory for a boho-chic look. Style hair into a relaxed and loose, low ponytail, save for a few face framing tendrils at the front of the face. Hold the style in place with L'Oréal Professionel's Infinium hairspray and rock your look morning, noon and night!

For the preppy girl

A no-brainer for preppy style devotees, a velvet headband is the ultimate finishing touch for your look. Simply pair your headband with sleek, side parted hair – remember, you'll need your hair to be in glossy, shiny, healthy condition in order to pull it off. Try the Mythic Oil range - it's extra nourishing thanks to its argan and almond oil formula and ideal for long-term hair nutrition and smoothness.

For the fashionista

Alice bands have really upped the ante on the runway recently, dabbling into new shapes and styles. If you're a fan of up-to-the-minute hair trends, then you'll certainly want to add a bold headband to your look. Our pick of this season's headband crop? We like a chunky, block colour headband paired with a simple outfit. Alice would approve.

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