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DIY Zac Posen Inspired Studded Hairband

I loved the hair on the models on the Zac Posen AW09 runway show, especially the spiked "real hair" hairbands.

Images from Style.com

Making my own was really cheap, I bought a "hair" plait hairband from the Asos sale (but they're dirt cheap and pretty much everywhere at the moment), which considering I got it off the internet without seeing it first, matches my hair colour surprisingly closely.

I used smaller round domed studs rather than the long spikes on the real Zac Posen version because I wanted them to be a little more subtle to make the hairband more wearable for daytime as well as going out, and I didn't want to impale my face getting it on and off, or poke anyone else by getting my head too close to them. Safety first and all.

It was super easy to do, and I think I only used 8 studs, which means I have another 17 to use left out of the bag of 25 I bought (the smallest number I could find on eBay.) I guess the studding obsession continues..

When I wore this out into town I got tons of comments and compliments for it. I tried out a messy up-do in reference to the ZP show (albeit a very lazy one, just shoving my hair up randomly with kirby grips) to go with it.
Robbed these pictures from a friend's facebook:

I kind of like the whole mis-matched hair colour thing that Karlie Kloss has got going on, so if I find a cheap dark brown or red fake hair braid I might do the same to one of those. We'll see.

What do you think?

17 comments

  1. You did such a good job with it, and you're right - the blonde on Karlie's brown hair is pretty damn cool.

    xo

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  2. oh this looks awesome! im gonna locate mine from under my bed xoxox

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  3. oh thats cute! i love diy projects like this, great job!
    and hi pippa! =oP
    xxx

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  4. it turned out really well! hmmm... i might have to try making one too...

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  5. turned out gorgeous! I need to get to studding up something myself!

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  6. Love this diy think you did a great job with it!
    Cute!

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  7. fab diy! sadly they never come in my colour :s

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  8. ahhh i never even knew about those headbands...genius!

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  9. That headband looks amazing! I mean, it could pretty much be the real thing! You should tell people it's Zac Posen and they'd never know the difference. ;)

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  10. cute!<3
    the headband looks amazing!!
    such a nice blog!

    xx
    cody

    codyjune.blogspot.com

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  11. Very cute DIY! I love it. x

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  12. Oh, it looks really cool. You did a great job customising it.

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  13. ha ha your is better wearable

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  14. GREAT DIY ~ I think I'll try it :)

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  15. i whant that!!! it is soooo gorgeus!

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  16. nice!!
    in my daydreams i was thinking of getting a spiked headband like that for my wedding day - with the big spikes!
    -i haven't told my boyfriend that im planning my wedding outfit-
    thanks for your comment, im enjoying your blog! x

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  17. i really love this, such a good idea you look gorgeous!

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