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Headbands, flowers, bandanas... get gorgeous with some cool hair accessories.

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 07, 2009 20:50 IST
Shweta Jain

In a schoolgirl look, Katrina Kaif is making headbands hip once again in her upcoming movie Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani. Of late, Deepika Padukone has been seen wearing them at brand promotions. Even in her pixie haircut, pop diva Victoria Beckham is flaunting headbands as a trendy hair accessory.

Headbands, once an important style accessory, are now back in vogue. The trend was reinforced by the number of designers who showcased hair accessories at the just concluded Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010. Then designer Anna Sui showed a range of bandanas with flower tassels in her S/S 2010 collection at this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

Laser-cut flowers in cotton were converted into multi-purpose headbands for Pallavi Mohan’s show at WIFW this season. Mohan says, “I made those flower bands with herringbone cotton tapes which can be used as belts or wrist bands. Such accessories definitely add a playfulness to one’s overall look.”

Tarun Tahiliani, whose clothes are known for their high-maintenance glamour, added a hint of sophistication by getting his models to wear pretty pink and white flowers in hair buns.

Flower power
Designer Sanchita informs, “Flowers represent femininity. In my show, flowers adorned high-twisted buns for that modern and timeless look. Tiny handcrafted buds and petals were manipulated to form cascading clusters that were mounted on delicate combs.”

According to Sanchita, bejeweled hair accessories have always been popular. “A hair accessory trend that is gaining popularity is feathers. The Lanvin Spring Summer show saw feathers adorning the hair of the models. Hollywood actresses Mischa Barton and Drew Barrymoore have both worn feathers in the past,” she adds.

Designer Sonam Dubal’s models flaunted printed georgette bands with flower details on them.