Headbands vs hairbands

Hair accessories have been a big trend for summer 2007, there’s no denying it, but I do have one issue with them. As a pendantic Virgo I’m frequently irked when people use the incorrect haberdashery term. As I understand it, a hairband is something worn halfway across the head. Whether it’s made of fabric or something stiff like plastic or metal, it’s essentially channelling the neat and sweet Alice In Wonderland look.

A headband on the other hand (or head) is something different entirely. A headband is worn across the forehead Bjorn Borg style and is almost the opposite of the groomed Alice band in being more relaxed and hippi-ish. I’m really liking the headband look for now as it’s still relatively rare. Find them at American Apparel or fashion one yourself from a thin rectangle summer scarf…but please don’t everyone wear them at once.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: American Apparel, Cory Kennedy, Vogue.com
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