Trending Accessory: Black Head Band

This sophisticated accessory was a signature piece for fashion icons ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Bridgette Bardot. A clean strip of black punctuates your favorite looks without calling attention to itself; it’s the hair equivalent of classic black eyeliner. The minimal accessory enhances a multitude of styles. Read on for tips and tricks on all the ways to wear it. –– Laura Martin

Tip 1: Use a thin ribbon of ebony to add a modern twist to a classic updo like the French twist. Style hair as usual, then slide the band a few inches back from the hairline for extra sleekness around the face.

Tip 2: Get a sexy take on boho chic with a wide black band. Style hair in loose waves then wrap the band on top, covering the front hairline and situating the band at the parietal ridge.

Tip 3: Tone down a tousled style with a satin ribbon. Affix the band across the apex, allowing a few strand to fall loose in front. You’ll look both wild and polished.

Tip 4: Add some sophistication to a big sexy blowout. After styling is complete, attach a headband just in front of the crown, to emphasize volume.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA