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When it comes to hair trends, you likely know that bleach blonde was huge in 2019 and that the 'the shag' was having a real moment last year and 70s blowouts are huge right now.. Billie Eilish has also made 'old Hollywood blonde' the colour that everyone’s asking for, and all the cool girls of the world are rocking the 90s pigtails.
But have you considered hair accessories as a major trend? If not, you should totally focus your attention towards these often-overlooked pieces pronto, paying particular attention to the humble headband.
Up until now, you’ve just shoved in a bobble when it’s feeling a bit frizzy and and popped a few hair grips in when you’ve gone longer than you’d like to admit between washes. But this season, barrettes, bows and bands are all the rage.
Statement hair clips and sparkly barrettes may have dominated runway and street style trends over recent years, but jumbo headbands are having a real moment this season - best snapped up via the likes of Prada and Ganni. We’re calling it: 2021 will be the headband’s *season*. Even if you’re not a ‘headband person’ (trust us).
Whether you're into something subtle or one with bells and whistles, there are five trends dominating the headband arena right now that'll thrill people from either end of the sartorial spectrum...
WHY WE LOVE IT: Undoubtedly the chief headband trend right now, these are chic and fun but also fiercely flattering - adding a voluminous statement to even the simplest haircut.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Because it's OTT. Duh. But also because it adds a serious zhush to even the most casual look, rendering getting ready post-lockdown - when inspiration is running a little dry - a real breeze.
WHY WE LOVE IT: So Clueless. So 90s. Although rather than pushed back to the middle of your head, keep it modern by positioning it at the very front of your hairline.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Remember those velvet headbands with your name on that you were obsessed with a couple of decades ago? These may not (necessarily) be personalised, but they're inciting serious nostalgia.
5. GO YOUR OWN WAY
WHY WE LOVE IT: For the freedom. Plaited, feathered, or printed - this one's for the braver headband warriors who don't like to follow trends. (Apologies that we just dubbed this a trend in itself...)
Original article appeared on GLAMOUR UK | Author Charlie Teather