Head over Heels for Ban.dō

You have a head for fashion, and adorning your look with jewelry just isn’t cutting it today…What’s a girl to do? Keep a cool head with playful headbands from coveted accessories label ban.dō. Having recently marked the brand’s two-year anniversary in August, L.A. duo Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter celebrated with an ice cream social. Fitting for two stylists inspired by confetti colors who started ban.dō on a whim. They took their fun-loving philosophy and established a serious business, turning out alluring, high-end hair accessories out of their Beverly Hills studio. With backgrounds in prop and fashion styling, the friends-turned-business partners have cultivated a modest empire in a short amount of time, representative of the sweeping influence of word-of-mouth marketing and social media, as much as the growing demand for unconventional accessories.

Showing how the power of one accessory can revolutionize a look with its dainty and eclectic hair accessories, ban.dō bears three signature labels, as well as an opulent bridal collection and custom corsages fashioned with crystal brooches and vintage feathers. The Black Label is ban.dō ‘s couture collection of one-of-a-kind or limited edition, handmade pieces. The fanciful couture collection features feathers, sequins, exotic florals, typical of the Garden of Eden, and the staples in any storybook princess’ wardrobe: silk, satin, tulle, and chiffon, all in regal jewel tones. The Black Label generates romantic statement pieces with rescued, oversized vintage bows, and rhinestone embellishment.

Ban.dō’s original collection blurs the line between seductive and proper, evocative of an avant-garde ballerina with a vintage-inspired array of Austrian crystals, satin, bows, French ribbon, and roses. For a fun and sexy take on hair accessories, heart by ban.dō is a cute, youthful line of easy-to-wear pieces under $50. Sequined hearts, silk and satin flowers, metallic lace halos, silk bows on satin headbands, and grosgrain are practical and flirty, perfect for everyday wear.

The bridal line is inclusive of elegant, at the same time eccentric, pieces for the classic bride looking for a modern take on the traditional veil. Flirty and innocent, ban.dō comingles crystal appliqué, Austrian crystal, giant silk roses, champagne beads, white velvet, leaves, white taffeta bows, to proffer ribbon-wrapped halos, decorative bobby pins and combs, and petite birdcage veiling. Carrie Underwood slipped on a ban.dō design following her walk down the aisle with Mike Fisher. Other celebs joining in on the ban.dō craze include Taylor Swift, Lea Michele, Maria Menounos, Ali Fedotowsky of The Bachelorette, and Zooey Deschanel who stunned on the red-carpet with a satin embellished headband by ban.dō at the Grammy Awards last year.

Gotch and Coulter have a twinkling head start with their enchanting collections, and the brand is set to stay on top with a new collaboration with Anthropologie, as well as upcoming partnerships with intriguing fashion designers. Get glamorous Gossip Girl style instantaneously and turn heads at your birthday, wedding, or all the time.

See all of the charming styles at www.shopbando.com.

Like Haute Living Los Angeles? Join our Facebook page. Want Haute Living Los Angeles delivered to your in box once a week? Sign up for our newsletter.