In a fashion blast from the past, halo headbands are making a comeback and how! Remember Bollywood hottie Parveen Babi sporting a golden sequinned one in the movie Ameer Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi? Now, a bevy of Bollywood beauties such as Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut, Parineeti Chopra and Katrina Kaif have been spotted rocking halo headgears too.
“Headbands are an easy way to dress up an outfit. You can experiment a lot with colours and styles,” says designer Jenjum Gadi who has showcased elaborate floral headgears in his collections. He adds, “Team up your outfit with colourful plastic headbands with floral motifs for a day time look and go elegant with a diamante or embroidered one for a night out.” But keep the look simple with minimal makeup and steering clear of over accessorising when sporting a halo headband.
From poker straight to tight curls, everyone can glam up with this retro trend. Hair and beauty expert, Aashmeen Munjaal says, “Headbands are a lifesaver for curly-haired women. Pull back damp hair in a band to flatten hair at the crown, leaving the ends curly.” Those with straight hair can add volume by backcombing hair at the crown before wearing the headband, while the wavy haired damsels can part their hair in the centre and slide on a jewelled band about three inches from the hairline, she suggests. Voila! you are ready to rock the 80s glam look.
Upping the disco-age style tempo
Headbands, halos and boho hair accessories are reminiscent of yesteryears’ flamboyant chic. Woodstock-style fashion inspiration, sequin-soaked disco craze and sporty yet feminine take on fashion on-screen lead to the rise of its retro interpretation. Get your 60’s style on with Janis Joplin-inspired forehead scarf blocks. Tie a cloth band across or take it through your hair with the ends entangled in your high pony or tumbling locks. Or, go for slice-thin metal bands that can transform your look from bohemian to metal hippy, almost immediately.
Go disco-glam with these buys
This intricate feathery headband can be worn as a halo to give a tribal chic look to your outfit
Price: R1,833 (approx)
Available at: overstock.com
A black bow, golden embellishments and lace is the perfect way to doll up your tresses for a glam evening
Available at: droppedpin.net
Silver and diamante halo headband with floral motifs can up the glam quotient of your outfit
Available at: koovs.com
To get a punk rock chick look, slide on a black studded bow halo headband and headbang away!
Price: R255 (approx)
Available at: forever21.com
For a more sober yet chic look, you can opt for a golden spiralled headgear with a ribbon bow knot
Available at: indiebazaar.com
Indulge in your boho vibe and bring back the hippy era with a pretty floral halo and soft curls
Available at: Your local stationary or fabric stores
Sport a woven leather or a vintage floral halo band to go retro
Available at: Claire’s, Shop No 115, Ground Floor, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj
Sparkle in a colourful diamante halo headband for a glam night out.
Price: R50 onwards
Available at: Kamla Nagar and Janpath Market