Fashionable Turbans

By Anne L. Fritz

Looking for a new way to hide a bad hair day? Try a turban. Turbans -- which were originally used in the desert climes of the Middle East and Africa to keep the wearer’s head cool, and then adopted by silver-screen idols like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford -- have been making a comeback of late.

Giorgio Armani, Jason Wu and Vena Cava featured turbans in their spring 2011 shows. Turbans also made a cameo in Sex and the City 2, and celebrities from the trendsetting Olsen twins to the always-glam Salma Hayek have been spotted wearing the retro headpieces. The genius is that -- unlike that other bad-hair-day style, the ponytail -- turbans hide a multitude of sins, including dirty hair, a bad haircut and roots that need to be touched up.

You most likely already have a scarf that can be tied into a turban. Simply fold a long, square scarf diagonally, place the long folded side at the nape of your neck and tie the loose ends at the front of your head. Underneath, your hair can be loose, braided or secured into a ponytail.


Anne L. Fritz is the managing editor of Brilliant Color and Beauty Today.
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