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Top tips for party style with hair loss

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:04:00 Europe/London


Black cocktail turban with large crimson velvet rose on top for female hair loss

We've been running a series of "micro-posts" across Facebook and TwitterPinterest and Instagram (if you're not already following, we'd LOVE to connect with you there!), featuring our founder Nicky's #PartyStyleWithHairLoss tips to help you get your glam on this Christmas!

Here they all are, in one place, for you to refer to and (hopefully!) help you sparkle over the coming weeks if you are experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy or alopecia, or any other reason.

Tips for party style with hair loss

• First and foremost, do not let your lack of locks stop you from stepping out this festive season.  If you’re feeling well and energised you can look supremely elegant in cocktail evening hats. If you’re unsure exactly what a cocktail hat looks like - here are some favourites from our current Christmas collection! Our NEW Margot cocktail turban (fiirst picture) ...

black cocktail chemo hat  Black satin turban with crystal pin on woman wearing a black evening dresswoman wearing black wide headband for evening party wear

And our classic Ava cocktail turban (middle), with optional brooch, for a touch of extra 'bling!' (supplied with turban!) Essentially, your cocktail turban should be all about easy ‘pull on and go’ wear - soft, cool to wear and look sufficiently dressy to fit in well with your eveningwear.        

• Even if the hat is black it won’t look right, if it is in the style of a woolly bobble hat!  You could wear a soft ‘everyday’ type beanie or turban, but dress it up with a silk scarf or a dressy headband (see our NEW Nancy, satin-look wide headband, far right, for real party style - it's perfect!).          

Black crocheted poppy brooch pin

•  So often, eveningwear clothes have a sheen or a sparkle to them, so you need the same level of impact with evening headwear. If you have a favourite hat you can always change the look with brooches and flower pins! Pictured above is our classic, crochet black flower pin      

Multi-coloured glass bead brooch pin

• Or go colourful, with our Art Deco-style brooch (left), which has so many jewel colours, it would look great with just about anything and stunning against black!            

•  Lots of women tell us they can’t take the heat wearing their wig for the entire evening.  If you’re set on trying to wear your wig all evening, take a ‘soft something’ or a beautiful silk scarf to change into.

  Classic black evening turban worn with gold broochBack view of black turban worn with black evening dressDark red evening turban worn with red lipstick and black evening dress

•  Don’t be too hard on yourself trying to ‘look like you always have’  - there are definite fashion looks out there that don’t immediately advertise treatment or significant hair loss. Think back to the 1920s and 1930s when women accessorised their outfits with stunning hats and jewellery and looked like Garbo!   Pictured above our NEW, gorgeous, super-glam but modern Marcelle turban  It's pure Hollywood glam! Gorgeous in festive red...              

Golden silk head scarf wrapped as a turban on model with black evening dress

•  Scarves – you either love them or hate them!  If you love scarf wrapping there are some gorgeous silk scarves around this season that will make any outfit look exotic and adorned! (above our gorgeous Chrome Leaf long-tying turban scarf!). Think small-ish prints and patterns that distract the eye and beautifully disguise defined head shape.  Don’t be mean with your scarves – the more material you have the easier they are to tie and the volume is so much more flattering to wear. (Handy scarf dimensions – square format - 1m square.  Long scarf 180 – 200cms long x 50cms wide (minimum) up to 80 cms is useful!). This way, you can tie securely and then pull the scarf out slightly all the way round so that you can avoid that ‘flat head’ back view (pictured left, our beautiful Zanzibar head scarf - another seasonal stunner!).              

Gold silk scarf worn as head wrap on model with black evening dressBack view of gold silk evening head scarf worn with black dress

We LOVE the golds in this print, which looks just as gorgeous from the dramatic back view as it does from the front!          

•  Don’t forget a little more make-up is often required with cocktail hats. They are often darker – black, or deep jewel colours – so your make-up will need a little more definition and colour.  Lippy and a good swish of blusher to help you look and feel well against the darker fabrics around your face!

Look out for some party beauty tips, coming soon to the blog, Suburban Turbanistas!


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If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

During checkout you will be asked to confirm that you will be using our products for your own personal medical purposes.

It is a legal requirement stipulated by HRMC that Suburban Turban Ltd can justify our customers’ VAT exemption status. Please be aware that these details maybe verified at a later date.