Alice band aka the headband is a flexible hairband of cloth, elastic, plastic or other material that women and girls wear to keep their hair in place. It is referred as Alice Band after the famous character Alice in Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Whenever there is an illustration of the character, she has her unruly hair kept in place by a band and hence evolved the name Alice band.
These hairbands have a charm which transgresses age and gender. Victoria Beckham has been seen wearing beautiful rhinestone embellished Alice bands. Her husband David Beckham also used to sport them occasionally to keep his hair back.
If you have ever had short hair you will definitely know how difficult it is to keep your hairstyle looking fresh. The flexibility you have with long hair and various hair tying options are gone. You can style up your long hair, down around your face or use colour to make it alive. With short hair you are on your own - here a headband will come to your rescue.
An Alice hairband will give you an accessory which can transform your hair from fly away strands of hair which may even be looking messy to a glamorous and classy crop. These headbands can also be used by girls with long hair for a shot of glamour.
Little girls will love you forever if you make them in matching colour for their outfits.They make beautiful handmade gifts for babies.
You can make these beautiful bands with a little fabric and some ingenuity in any style you want to match your outfit. Just follow any one of these (or all) easy tutorials shared by some very very talented ladies.
How to make fabric headbands - Free tutorials
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Buttons and gross grain ribbon and a simple plastic band is all you need for making this pretty and striking hairband. Ideal for a little girl to be worn with a formal dress
This will make the perfect hair accessory for a bridal outfit. If you are soon to be a bride or a bridesmaid maid or even a guest at a wedding look no further for an easy to make but gorgeous hair accessory.