In the world of fashion, there is one accessory which is usually overlooked but it can offer endless possibilities to have you looking great! This accessory is the head scarf. These fantastic womens accessory have been around for centuries.
Head scarves have gained a lot of popularity in the last 50 years because many of Hollywood's actresses like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly wore them. The head scarf never took away attention from these screen divas' beauty, rather they worked towards enhancing their already beautiful looks. These beauties looked stunning and glamorous with their heads scarves tied every time in different ways.
There are many different ways to tie head scarves and each style depends on type of fabric the scarves are made from. You can get head scarves in wool, silk, polyester or rayon besides many other fabrics. Each of these elegant beauties also come in many different shapes and sizes; some of which are designed for specific use. For instances, scarfs used as bandanas are smaller in size compared to larger shawl-like scarves. The different ways to tie head scarves also depends on the shape of the scarf. Scarves can be rectangular, triangular or square; they can have hemmed or fringed edges... basically the possibilities for tying scarves are immense and you could probably use your entire lifetime to explore them!
A head scarf, with its bold and beautiful colors, can add color to an ordinary or sever-looking outfit. It can add a touch of femininity and that is what makes this piece of cloth so versatile. You can achieve a number of looks just by tying it in different ways. There are many head scarf tying techniques. You can even search the Internet to get free scarf tying techniques.
If you are using your head scarf to protect your head or hairstyle, then you can tie it in the Grace Kelly style. This method to tie head scarves has gained a lot of popularity among women who are suffering from cancer and are experiencing hair loss because of the related cancer treatment. This is one of the easiest ways to tie head scarves where it covers the head and neck completely.
Another one of the easy ways to tie your head scarf is to pull your hair into a pony tail and then tie the scarf around it. Let the ends hang or you can tie them into a neat looking bow. You can also fold the head scarf along the bias into a rectangle and then keep folding it until it resembles a band. Now tie the band just above the forehead, covering your hairline. The ends should be tied at the nape or you can bring the ends and tie just behind your ear so that the lose ends fall over one of your shoulders.
You can even use the head scarf to tie it in a bun style. All you need to do it fold the scarf into half forming a triangle. Then twist the triangle to form a rope. Now take one end and keep wrapping it around the bun until you come to the very end of the scarf. The lose end of the scarf can be secured with the help of a bobby pin.
Hopefully this has given you some pointers to look even more fantastic than you already are (doubtful).
Well, since fashion has become an inherent part of the modern society, what you wear is viewed as the ultimate representation of your confidence and sense of style. The attractive range available in silk head scarves can make a shopaholic go mad. You will find umpteen numbers of designs and patterns that you can possibly think of to match your taste. Indeed, a proper head wraps can turn a dull outfit into a classy one. You don't have to curb your desires to look smart and appealing in your outward appearance. Wearing these stylish, highly attractive and inexpensive hair accessories can turn you into a 'diva'.
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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.
After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monégasque citizenships.
She died after suffering a stroke on September 14, 1982, when she lost control of her automobile and crashed. Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.
In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema.
Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons and one of the world's most successful actresses.
Actress and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. At age 22, she starred in the Broadway production of Gigi. Two years later, she starred in the film Roman Holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck. In 1961, she set new fashion standards as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. In her later years, acting took a back seat to her work on behalf of children.
Audrey Hepburn Quote: "I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."
2012 might just be the perfect year for a headscarf revival, and that has a lot to do with the fact that it’s a year whose fashion is defined by revivals. Look over all the trends for spring 2012 and those which are being carried into autumn / fall 2012 and you’ll find amongst them revivals of 1930s, 1960s and 1970s fashion. While not all of the fashion revived from each decade are compatible, the headscarf certainly is. And so 2012 provides something of a perfect oppotunity for the headscarf to become fashionable yet again.
But in what form? And is it limited to just the revival of three discinct decades?
The 1940s headscarf
To answer that last question: no, the revival of the headscarf is in no way limited to the revival of fashion from the 30s, 60s and 70s. These three decades instead allow for the revival of styles of headscarves based on the romance of periods of 20th century fashion that have gone on to be romanticised and become iconic. Hence New Zealand designer Karen Walker’s spring / summer 2012 collection played not to the 30s, 60s or 70s, but instead to the 1940s – and a particular part of it at that. While most designers are wont to play to high society when they draw inspiration from past eras of fashion, Karen Walker’s take on the fashionable headscarf for 2012 sits more inline with 1940s Rosie The Riveter iconography.
The 1970s headscarf
The 1970s might currently be in a state of fashion revival, but it was a decade that itself borrowed motifs from an earlier period of fashion: the 1930s. So with the 70s revival well underway and the 30s revival simmering until A/W ’12, it’s the version of the 1970s headscarf that we look to in 2012.
Here we turn to siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz and their Nicholas K label’s S/S ’12 offering. A collection both urban and modern, Nicholas K S/S ’12 took a long and flowing approach to the headscarf.
The 1960s headscarf
More associated with the 1950s and 60s is the headscarf folded into a triangular shape and tied under the chin. It’s the typical accompaniment to oversized sunglasses and vintage convertible cars, and a regular vision of incognito glamour for screen stars like Audrey Hepburn. In fact, it’s hard not to look like a vintage starlet when you don this type of headscarf. While a little overlooked on the runways, the bond between this accessory and the ’60s means it’s perfectly wearable in 2012 by association.
For Autumn/Winter, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith and Jean Paul Gaultier all showed beautiful models wearing – I kid you not - headscarves. Yes, it seems that the hitherto frumpy style, beloved of Hilda Ogden and the Queen, is back.
As part of the new season's obsession with traditionally British heritage looks – such as tweed, tartan and Country House chic – the bright, print silk headscarf is back on our radar.
Take celebrities, like Amy Winehouse, rocking this retro style, and the general love for all things vintage – and it's no surprise the headscarf is this season's hottest hair look. For why, just read more
"I do think we will be seeing a fair amount of headscarves around over the next few months," Gaia Geddes, executive fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar, tells the Telegraph "But the fashion may be better suited to young girls, who will be able to pull it off with the right tongue-in-cheek manner."
Never forget the catwalk-to-closet rule – don't wear all the trends, all at once. So team your headscarf with a simple, plain outfit. For an irreverent look, pair with summer's coral lipstick and bright nails. Or take inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, and wear with classic red lips, a plain cotton dress and a dose of screen siren attitude.
African head wrap is very easy to wear and it’s very much helpful at times when we need to protect our hair from dust, this head wrap is also known as gelee. At first, simply one have to toss all her hairs back and then to gather all the hair inside the scarf, and slowly twist the scarf; be careful don’t twist the hair, slowly it gets tightened and will look like tight bun or ponytail.
Now slowly start twisting the bottom of the scarf and bring the twist end to the back of the head to form an enclosed pony tail, but don’t do this too tightly as it can cause damage to the hair. This is one of the easiest head wrap that women often use to protect as well as to dry their hair after having bath.
I was browsing around the internet looking for something completely different when I stumbled on the website The Perfect Touch and got so inspired by their post about scarves. From east to west, north to south, women throughout Africa wear head scarves for religious reasons, fashion, or just as a perfect-way-to-hide-a-bad-hair-day accessory.
african head wrap styles
Head wraps have transitioned from a traditional head-dress for African women to the catwalks of Milan and the sidewalks of all the ghettos in the US. No matter where you go, you will meet both women and men who adorn their heads with fabric.
Some cover their heads after a losing battle with their hair, others cover their heads to show their pride for their homeland, and there are those who for fashion sake, build their days wardrobe after their head wrap, as they want the wrap to be the center of attention.
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