Beauty Fail, Beauty Score: How to Wear a Turban Like the Mara Hoffman Models
We know that turbans are one of the rising trends to watch out for in 2011, but unless you have a stylist paid to wrap one around your head, you might be a little intimidated to try it on your own. Thankfully, Cutler stylist Martin-Christopher Harper explained to us backstage how to tie a turban so that your hair accessory attempt can be a score (like the model for Mara Hoffman on the right). Because only someone like celebrity stylist June Ambrose can pull off a turban-gone-wild look like this one (pictured left), and if you choose one that has too much fabric or is too bulky - you can find yourself in a similar, much less glamorous situation.
"The technique is about the knot," says Harper. "It's about how you wrap it so it's not incredibly bulbous." Try these easy steps below to rock a turban on your own.
Wrap the turban around your head and secure it with a large knot in the front of your head.
Roll the remaining fabric around your head. You should be alternating wrapping the fabric underneath and over top to give it texture.
If you need bobby pins use a 3/4 inch pin and hook it into the actual fabric, then into the hair (Harper says you probably won't need this step, but if you're nervous you can take this extra precaution).
That's it! Knot, roll, and wrap into the fabric at the end. Easy enough, right? Here's a look at the back:
The big braids and turbans balanced out the heavy kohl-rimmed eyes the models were sporting. To get the look to stay, Make Up Forever Alliance artist Lottie recommends a gel-based formula to make sure your shadow stays put (she used Make Up Forever Aqua Black on both the upper and lower lash lines). Take a look at the end result below:
What do you think of the turban craze? Now that you know how to wear one, would you ever try it?