Posts Tagged ‘turban’

THAT’S A WRAP!

photos: imaxtree+nymag post designed by Eunice Chun

When it comes to hair trends, it seems anything goes. Not so long ago, we created this tie-dye tutorial. It was so cool to see how many of you just went for it! At the time it seemed a bit wild, but you beauties embraced it, ran with it, and even created your own versions. We’re always going to need new (or renewed) hair ideas… and that brings us to today’s subject: turbans + head-wraps. When I think of turbans, I think South of France/Monte Carlo in the 1960′s and 70′s, and I think of eccentric women in fashion. On the runway this season, Anna Sui showed us the head-wrap look with print on print. Love the bow shape in front! Marc Jacobs showed a slightly more haphazard, d-i-y, frayed-edge version of the turban/head-wrap, which was equally cool in a different way. It was great to see fabric in the hair. It’s a bit different from our TBD curls and braids, but from what we can tell– you guys are always up for something new.

Turbans + head-wraps can be a little tricky to master and I think that’s often why people can’t get into this look. Or sometimes there’s just too much fabric and you end up looking like a fortune teller. Luckily, THESE gems were recently created. They’re made with amazing vintage fabrics and best of all, they’re wired! Since these gorgeous things are mold-able, you can twist them into a turban shape, a bow, tuck the ends for a more simple look or even wrap them to look like a regular ol’ headband. If you want to try to create the look with your own scarf at home, try using a thinner one so you’re not overwhelmed. Avoid slippery satin as it can be hard to keep in place. If you wear this look during the day, pair it with big glasses for a vintage feel. If you’re too scared to wear it out to dinner with friends, try wearing it to a flea market first. People there appreciate a vintage look.

Even if the turban thing isn’t your style, try it! If you find a fun way to wear it, tweet us a photo @TBDofficial! We love seeing (and retweeting) your personal style.

Xx Kristin

SURVIVAL STYLE

Nearly 4 years ago, my friend Tracee was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She was only 33. Hair + boobies are EVERYTHING at that age– especially to Tracee considering she was quite blessed with both. The news was shocking, but in typical Tracee fashion she soon requested we all “get it together” so we could support her in her fight. One night she called and asked if I would cut her hair off before she started chemo. I was thrilled to do that for her. We made it really fun. She always wanted to know what she’d look like with short bleach blonde hair anyway… Wish granted! We set aside 4 or 5 hours and gave her all KINDS of different haircuts on our road to a platinum pixie. We laughed so hard at some of the cuts and kept some in mind for when her hair grew back in. Seeing her so happy before bravely heading into chemo was pretty unforgettable. If you’re going through or about to go through chemo, I strongly recommend that you cut your hair short prior to fall out. Long or even medium hair can be really scary when it falls out because there’s so much more of it. Minimize the shock. No one wants to loose their hair, but on the flip side, you never know… you may love chopping it off!

During chemo therapy, a lot of your time is spent in doors, resting, eating popsicles + trying to get well. In this down time, watch some youtube videos. Learn how to draw in your eye brows when you don’t have any, and learn the trick to giving yourself lashes when there’s nothing there. Figure out how to properly wash a wig, practice putting it on, learn to style it. Figure out how to master scarvesturbans! You’ve got a lot of work to do. There is so much info on the internet, and though some is out dated, keep searching! Tracee ended up like Samantha from Sex In the City. She got multiple wigs and had fun with them. As you can see in the pictures below, she added roots to a blonde wig, cut bangs (always helps a wig look more real), styled it with headbands and braids, etc… She always looked gorgeous. How you feel about yourself is really important during recovery. Anyone will tell you, positive feelings are MAJOR.

I get asked about wigs a lot from people going through treatment. Luckily, if you live in a major city you can waltz right into your local wig shop and try things on. If you don’t, unfortunately it’s a little harder. If you can’t go try something on in person, my absolute favorite for women who have lost their hair is the Racquel Welch wig line. They update their looks, you can get synthetic or human hair, they’re easy to style and they’re not too itchy on your head like some others. If you can’t really afford a wig, check out this donation program! If you’re  young enough, check out this one! You can also ask around to see if there’s a hair stylist who’s willing to help shape the wig for you. Sometimes a ready-made wig can use a little adjustment or shaping, depending on the person’s head size.

As far as regrowth, I can’t recommend any particular regrowth products because you need to ask your doctor or dermatologist about that when going through chemo. That being said, there are some incredible hair growth boosters out there! I can tell you that the new hair will usually be really soft like a baby’s hair. Sometimes even with a slightly frizzy texture. Smartest to trim the neck and around the ears as it’s growing in so you don’t grow a mullet. Look for inspiration on short cuts like this or this or this! Get a water based pomade (google it or ask your hair stylist, there are SOOO many) and learn how to use that for your short hair. Products for long hair don’t really do much for short hair.

photos: tracee manzanares post designed by kristin ess

I hope these tips are helpful and that you’re recovery is QUICK! Leaving you with some links that I love…

Xx Kristin (and Tracee!)