Simple Accessory, Big Style: Get 2012’s Hottest Hair Trend

From the red carpet to New York Fashion Week, headbands were seen everywhere. Simple and modern or embellished and dramatic, here’s how to get a head start of this hot hair look.

Hair stylist Orlando Pita channeled the 70s with a skinny black headband and major volume at Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2012 fashion show. The celebrity stylist revealed to how to get the look:

Pita began by putting a thin black hairband around each model’s neck. Next, he applied Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray to the hair and backcombed all over the head, adding more hairspray when done teasing. Next, Pita pulled the headbands up and on top of the teasing at the crown of the head, finishing with more hairspray.

At Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2012 show, the look again was voluminous hair, but with embellished headbands that make a statement.

“She loves ribbons, headbands and volume,” said Pita, who created Sixties-style bouffants. Pita backcombed the hair — “most of it is full of product from other shows today, so I really don’t need to add anything,” he said — to create lots of volume, and then pinned hair under at chin length to make it look short. Next, he added a jeweled accessory to each girl’s hair — some got jewel-encrusted headbands, others ribbons with brooches pinned to them — at the crown of the head.


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