A friend of mine is having a Game Of Thrones themed party for her birthday next week, so I've been attempting to recreate some of the gorgeous plaited hairstyle looks from the show. Sadly my skills are definitely lacking in this area, but I've found an easy way to fake it in the form of this ready made plaited hairband.
I have to admit that when I received this in the post, I thought it looked a bit cheap (and the brand name didn't exactly appeal to me either), but putting my snobbery to one side, I opened it up and took a closer look at the actual product. Foxy Hair Extensions Plaited Hair Band* is made of high quality synthetic hair and I have to admit that I was impressed by how realistic it looks. The hair feels nice to touch, has a lovely shine to it, and most importantly is a pretty damn good colour match. I opted for Colour 4 which is their Dark Brown, and it's a great fit for my natural hair colour. The hair is firmly attached to the thick plastic headband, and the band itself features your standard grips so you don't have to worry about it falling off or slipping.
Styling it was easy with my hair down (as pictured), however I do feel I have to point out that I think it would look a bit odd if your hair was up due to the chunky velvet tips on the ends of the band. The velvet does it make it more comfortable to wear, but it also limits what you can do with it IMO. Another niggle is that the hair isn't quite thick enough to cover the edges of the band completely, so you can see some of the black plastic at the front, but for a fancy dress event this wouldn't personally bother me too much. Overall, it's a fun hair accessory which will make getting ready for the party a much quicker experience than usual. Now I've got more time to decide what to wear...!
This plaited hair band is priced at £9.95 and is available in 10 shades. Foxy Hair Extensions are a UK based company which provides several different professional extension systems as well as hair pieces, accessories and extensions for home use. To see the products available just visit foxyhairextensions.net and check out their Youtube channel.