Lauren updates her “Do” with a Hoorag

My hair is not a new topic of conversation, and I really like fashion scarves.  So I was excited when the people at Hoorag thought to accentuate my up do with a fashion scarf that I can wear on my head…

But let me elaborate:

hooragI watched the video on the multitude of ways to use a Hoorag, and it’s essentially a circular bandana that doesn’t have to be tied.  Not being much for duck hunting myself, I figured my best bets were to use it for biking, hiking/backpacking and yoga.

I have yet to test out the first two applications, because I haven’t been out to the woods for awhile, and, let’s face it, I’ve fallen off the bike commuting wagon.  But an upcoming resolution and not one but two Hoorags in the coat closet means that I can protect my neck, nose, and scalp from the elements while riding in the winter.  And that’s, as they say, a good thing (“they” meaning Martha Stuart… though I’m not sure you’d catch her in a Hoorag).

I did, manage an attempt to wear it as a headband-type-thing to yoga this morning, but the gf abruptly stopped me and told me I needed further work on my Hoorag technique.

Here’s the thing: I want to love the Hoorag, but we are still kind of getting to know one another.  It could be because I have a small head, or that I just haven’t grasped the proper technique to make it look cool, but I’m still convinced that this is something that I should have in my life.  I’m waiting for the chilly morning when I’m out in the woods and use it a a potholder to protect me from my hot stainless steel mug holding fresh coffee.  Then I throw it over my head and warm my neck at the start of a long hike, and later to wipe my sweat as the sun rises overhead.

Call me a romantic.

What do you think? Can I rock the Hoorag in the city, or should I wait until I’m out in the woods where no one can see me…???

Perhaps you or someone you know has a big head?  There’s still time to grab a few Hoorags as stocking stuffers before the apocalypse – I mean – Christmas.  They come in a multitude of colors and patterns, and ship super fast! Disclosures

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Lauren Warnecke is the dance critic at the Chicago Tribune and editor/senior writer at See Chicago Dance. Her writing has appeared in Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Media publications, among others. Lauren is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago in the dance and exercise science programs. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME) and the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience (Durban, South Africa), and was part of the first low-res dance writing lab cohort at the National Center for Choreography in Akron, OH. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance and performance in the American midwest at artintercepts.org.

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