March 15, 2007

The Black Headband

Recently, for lack of anything better to watch since everything worth watching stopped, I started watching Season 1 of The Hills. And I was struck by the magic of the black headband.
The black headband works for wonders for Lauren Conrad. Not only does it keep the hair out of her face, but it also makes her looks GREAT from a dinner date to a casual day at school.
After then of course, I started seeing black headbands everywhere. On the streets, the front row of the 3.1 Phillip Lim show on Michelle Williams(left) to Rinko Kikuchi(right) in a dress. And everyone looks soo pretty in them! It contrasts perfectly with their blonde hair. So what do we brunettes do for the same effect besides dying our hair blonde? We take a page from Drew Barrymore's outfit at the London premier of Music and Lyrics, and go for the gold/silver/metallic headbands of course!

Here is a selection from Intuition. For a more casual toned down classic headband to match everything, I'd go for the last one with the black print and gold background. You don't want to look too flashy now, since the whole point of the black headband is to provide a great contrast while still looking casual and down to earth. I can't find one online just yet, but I think a bronze-ish colored headband would look awesome too!


Anonymous brenny said...

cute! i don't have any but now i want one

3/16/2007 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my friend and i were shopping the other day & picked up some fun headbands (cherry red, brown alligator skinand black & white striped), totally citing lauren from the hills as our inspiration!

3/17/2007 2:50 AM  
Blogger Geisha said...

Even though I am completely brunette (black hair, actually) I don't really like metallic headbands, so I'm going out to buy a white one for contrast/cuteness.

3/17/2007 3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's not forget that somewhat weird black headband mary-kate and ashley have been wearing a LOT lately....

3/17/2007 3:23 AM  
Anonymous sibel said...

Very cute. I must buy a black one...
I love your blog.

3/17/2007 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Fashion-Intl said...

I totally agree with you, headband is a trend right now. On a day when hair is messy, just tie hair into a bun and put on a headband will give us a fresh/nice look.

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3/17/2007 7:10 AM  
Blogger Miss V. said...

Headbands have been around for quite a while actually. But those at Intuition are gorgeous.

3/17/2007 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love your site!

but yea i've seen headbands around for quite some time. the whites are less flashy and maintain the cuteness that the black does for blondes

3/17/2007 9:02 AM  
Blogger Shopaholic D said...

I think a tortoise toned one (like this one from jcrew) would look good with blond or brunette hair.

for brunettes only, i really like this "Chain Link Ribbon Headband" in white on

Happy hunting!

:) D

3/17/2007 11:15 AM  
Anonymous melinda said...

i love headbands! i have about ten and my collection keeps growing. tortoise headbands and other plastic ones are great because they match every outfit. every time i walk into j.crew their selection of beautiful colors and prints on headbands makes me wanna buy them all! too bad they're all about 30 bucks.

3/19/2007 12:56 AM  
Anonymous melinda said...

"let's not forget that somewhat weird black headband mary-kate and ashley have been wearing a LOT lately...."

anonymous -- those are actually TURBANS! they are wearing the prada ones (they're in the ad campaigns for prada, buy a vogue and you'll see). turbans are supposed to be a huge high fashion trend this spring, but i'll just stick with headbands.

and yea, headbands have been a trend since last spring. but i hope it stays!

3/19/2007 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Prada turban/headbands are soooo beautiful....

3/19/2007 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I absolutely love headbands. I wear the black ones a lot to school and then have various printed ones for out and about. They're a great way to put your hair back and look pretty.

3/20/2007 5:10 AM  
Anonymous alis said...

i currently have very dark hair, and black headbands are totally invisible. I bought the headband shown on the URL, on the picture it's pink but mine is cream, the chain patter looks amazing and my hair shows from the holes on it and i recommend it to all brunettes out there:

4/02/2007 8:15 PM  
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5/17/2007 12:21 AM  
Blogger missyenta said...

i've found the best selection at threddies - amazing styles and cheap!! personally, i'd rather buy 3 headbands for $30 instead of 1 ;)

5/17/2007 12:26 AM  
Anonymous tifany said...

i'm desperately looking for a headband like drew's in the silver for my wedding! does anyone know where I can find one? thanks!! oh, got me back into black headbands also! :)

6/07/2007 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Fashion Headbands said...

Thank You for keeping the Headband love alive!

Lauren looks cute as usual. We carry the faux snakeskin headband she wore on the hills. You can find it here - if any of your readers are interested.

2/15/2008 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Black Headband said...

Black Headbands are classic and timeless. We love Lauren's style and have a Black Headband we'd love to share. It's cheap and available now.

7/14/2008 3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These headbands are great! You should check out the new fashion trend in headbands - feather headbands. I found this new online site called Esti Headbands - really beautiful feather headbands. Go to

10/10/2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

love the wideheadbandsvery classy!

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Blogger Gary said...

I love it when someone wears super good looking fashion jewelry with a simple headband. I don't like the extravagant headbands with flowers and fluff. It's the jewelry that can be extravagant.

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