I feel odd starting this because I don’t wear my statement headbands often, but I definitely like the look, and perhaps I can figure out how to wear them more frequently.

Why not? Because until quite recently, my hair was in a shorter bob than it is now, and I wear glasses everyday, and it just wasn’t the modern retro look I was craving. With my hair down it just didn’t work as well. Now that my hair is long enough for a short updo, it works. The glasses are still a little complicated but in terms of aesthetics I think my new clear frames will make the look less “cluttered” than my colorful higher contrast specs.

I tend to like the flat or more fabric-style headbands that look more like a scarf rolled and tied. Usually I will wear my hair pinned back in a small French knot, arrange my bangs in front, make sure the hair on my head has *some* volume (I have a low/somewhat flat crown and fine hair, and I think headbands look best on me if some hair is visible), put headband on, and if it’s a more slippery fabric one without a “frame” bit just an elastic band, l’ll secure it in place with Bobby pins (otherwise due to head shape and hair type it might slip off.)

These are not styled, including my hair, and I took these pics with my glasses off.

1-3: Silk knotted headband, elastic. I like this one because it has the look of a scarf but it’s already tied up. It *is* slippery on my fine hair so usually I’ll slip in a few Bobby pins to secure it.

4-6: Fabric slightly puffy headband with a similar knotted/twisted fabric effect. This one actually has a frame and stays on well.

7-9: Gold and black beaded headband. Long ago I used this for some dressier events, when I had a long pixie cut. I might try it again.

10-12: Haven’t worn this feathered doodad for ages but it’s kind of fun so I’ll keep it around as a novelty item.

I also have a couple cheap cotton kerchiefs that I’ve tied and knotted over my head (mostly for some sun protection for my hair color) during summer swims at the pool or the lake.

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