twist and shout

I am fascinated with hair accessories. For some reason, I feel naked without some sort of fuss or frill going on in my hair. I think this obsession stems from my time working for Accessorize in their head office, merchandising everything hair related, and being exposed to a plethora of pretty pieces. The latest adornments I have been toying with are these hairbands from New Look. They are a silken fabric, threaded with a thin wire, meaning you can prep and preen the perfect bow. You can twist or knot the fabric and they stay perfectly on your head all day, without having to be tied so tightly, they give you a loathsome headache.

I particularly love the animal print one, superbly tacky for days when I wish to channel by inner Kat Slater. The floral one is perfect to compliment muted outfits, but I don’t think it goes as well in my hair as it did when I was blonde. New Look also have a ditzy daisy print one which I may pick up, and I have also seen quite a few adorning the shelves of H&M. They have a denim one which I think could be quite fun.

Do these hair pieces make you twist and shout?

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  1. 10th February 2011 / 10:18 pm

    Your hair always look so good. I'd love to know your secret!

    I love the leopard one, we all need a bit of Kat Slater tack and Pat Butcher earrings in our lives from time to time haha.


  2. 10th February 2011 / 10:19 pm

    Very cute!
    I rarely wear hair accessories. I'm inspired haha x

  3. 10th February 2011 / 10:21 pm

    I adore the floral one πŸ™‚
    your hair looks totally gorgeous in these photos! sexy hair lady πŸ˜‰

  4. 10th February 2011 / 10:22 pm

    I love them!
    Must remember to check these out, you look fab in them! xxx

  5. 10th February 2011 / 10:25 pm

    love the floral one looks great with your hair colour; we have similar hair colouring so im defo going out and getting that one! xx

  6. 10th February 2011 / 10:29 pm

    They are gorgeous, and totally suit your new hair colour.


  7. 10th February 2011 / 10:31 pm

    these look amazign on you milly, but make me look friggin awful! ive had my eye on that floral one for ages now! May have to give it another go!

  8. 10th February 2011 / 10:32 pm

    I love these, and have them all! Helps that I work there though!


  9. 10th February 2011 / 10:32 pm

    I love these, especially the floral which I think actually looks fab against your red locks.
    Primark are doing a denim and polka dot (or maybe it was gingham…) one for Β£1!!

  10. 10th February 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Have been after a nice leopard print headscarf for a while but this is perfecto! Will look (hunt) for it xx

  11. 10th February 2011 / 10:43 pm

    Can't get over how much I love your hair colour!!

  12. 10th February 2011 / 10:45 pm

    I'm still so in love with your hair colour, wish red suited my skintone. I love head gear, these are beautiful, were they expensive? xxx

  13. 10th February 2011 / 10:55 pm

    Your hair looks perfect with this bows, and they sound really good! πŸ™‚ x x

  14. 10th February 2011 / 11:02 pm

    thank you for all your comments guys πŸ™‚

    @Gem – sorry hun, I should have mentioned the price. they were Β£4.99 each, xo

  15. 10th February 2011 / 11:06 pm

    I absolutely love these! Definitely going to try them out, although hairbands and other hair accessories don't really suit me! xo

  16. 10th February 2011 / 11:30 pm

    I'm so getting one! x

  17. 10th February 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Ive been obsessed with hairbands for years, the headaches are a nightmare so these would be perfect!! thanks for posting this πŸ™‚

  18. 11th February 2011 / 1:33 am

    love the new 'do millie πŸ™‚ wish I could pull it off!!xo

  19. 11th February 2011 / 1:33 am

    love the new 'do millie πŸ™‚ wish I could pull it off!!xo

  20. 11th February 2011 / 5:13 am

    I'm in love with your hair colour!<3

  21. 11th February 2011 / 8:07 am

    I love your hair colour & its texture!!!
    you have all rights to show them off girl <3

  22. 11th February 2011 / 9:37 am

    These look gorgeous on you. love the beehive with them x

  23. 11th February 2011 / 10:52 am

    These are both so cute, I love the floral one (: I must admit I haven't dabbled with hair accessories since my days of long hair, but I really want to give them a go again! x

  24. 11th February 2011 / 11:00 am

    have you been on kates website Dolly Bow Bow, she does loads of twisty headbands in different prints. your hair looks so shiny and healthy and super cute with the hairband! x

  25. 11th February 2011 / 11:06 am

    I looove the floral one. What do you do to make your hair 'beehive' so nicely, any chance of a tutorial?xx

  26. 11th February 2011 / 12:17 pm

    Hair accessorys are gorgeous, i'm just useless at being able to wear them in my hair nicely! Cute photos x

  27. 11th February 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous! I love hair accessories, I have to go to New Look and look at these πŸ™‚

  28. 11th February 2011 / 1:21 pm

    Wow so unfair these look great on you but i totally do not suite head pieces i look like a scrubber! Hmph perhaps i should try again :o) xx

  29. 11th February 2011 / 3:36 pm

    I have the leopard one and I LOVEEE it!!! Your hair looks so good, the colour is amazing!!! xx

  30. 11th February 2011 / 4:13 pm

    They all look fantastic with your new hair. I'm a particular fan of the leopard print. I know leopard print can look a little trashy but I actually like seeing it lol. I have noticed that you do tend to have some sort of hair accessory in a lot of your pictures and you tend to have your hair up quite a lot. I guess it just gives a you an excuse to get some more fan hair accessories.

  31. 11th February 2011 / 4:48 pm

    damm I'm really wanting your hair colour, what a gorgeous vibrant red! Love the accessories in your hair, I do find it hard to come up with such stylings for my hair – maybe I should do a stint at Accessorize to learn πŸ˜‰
    These pictures really make me want to try them at least πŸ˜‰

  32. 11th February 2011 / 6:06 pm

    Yes! I love hair accessories, especially anything patterned. Anytime I wear a really boring outfit, my hair will always be done up with a scarf.

    *sigh* I love your hair colour! It compliments the accessories so well.

  33. 11th February 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Your hair looks absolutely beautiful, I'm in love with the colour!

    The bows look so nice as well, love them both πŸ™‚ xx

  34. 11th February 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Your hair looks amazing in these shots hun!! The bows are adoranle and compliment your hair colour so well.

    Pretty! xoxo

  35. 11th February 2011 / 8:49 pm

    They are gorgeous hun, Love them all!xx

  36. 11th February 2011 / 9:45 pm

    Your hair colour is amazing, and im loving the accessorise they look so cute and girly!


  37. 12th February 2011 / 9:42 am

    I don't wear things in my hair ever, but I should.. my hair is so long and boring at the mo. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  38. 12th February 2011 / 5:16 pm

    Yay im so glad someone did a posta bout these πŸ™‚ i was looking at hem online the other day but i was unshure t =o get one becuause i didnt know how thay would look πŸ˜€ so thank you i think i might pick one up on my next trip πŸ˜€

  39. 13th February 2011 / 2:07 pm

    love this! Definatly goin to get some! πŸ™‚ xx

  40. 13th February 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I love the colour of your hair <3

  41. 14th February 2011 / 9:13 pm

    They're stunning-I never wear anything in my hair, really should try something like this to pep it up a bit xx

  42. 19th February 2011 / 11:25 pm

    Oh lovely, I want I want πŸ™‚ x