Will Michelle Obama bring back the headband?
April 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM ET
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in a Wolford headband, step off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 9, 2014.
When the first lady requests a special accessory, you get on it – with some added bling.
That’s what happened when Michelle Obama’s styling team reached out to Wolford, the maker of the Fatal Headband, a favorite of the fashion icon, Women’s Wear Daily reports.
A company spokeswoman says the first lady asked for – and received – customized jeweled versions of the Wolford style in black, mocha, pine needle green, gray and blue, according to the fashion publication.
The blinged-out version isn’t available to the public, but you can pick up the wide, soft material headband in white or black at wolfordshop.com for $46. While the hair accessory hasn't been as popular since the '90s, we're sure Michelle's bold hair move might just get you to reconsider the look.
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Hair-do? Michelle Obama rocks a headband as President Barack Obama talks to members of the military and their families during a Christmas dinner in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on Dec. 25, 2013.
Not sure you can pull off the headband like Mrs. O? We asked fashion expert Bryce Gruber, editor of The Luxury Spot, for some tips:
- To make voluminous curls look sophisticated and glamorous, try wrapping a silk scarf in a thick, banded way toward the front of the head.
- Short hair looks ultra-chic with a wide, firm headband and very little hair product. Think Audrey Hepburn.
- For medium texture and long hair, go for a modern, fresh look with dewy skin, a side parted low ponytail and a skinny band (no wider than half an inch) set about one to two inches back from the forehead.
Lesley Kennedy writes for ShopAtHome.com. Follow Lesley on Google +.