The Bad Hair Day Accessory

Hiding your roots or hair loss never looked so good

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TresKoi PR

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and that means shopping for a good cause. 

Plenty of designers like local Bonita Sands, who creates stylish scarves, are donating proceeds from their sales to fight cancer this month.

Sands, 53, a breast cancer survivor, launched her ABonita Scarf line three years ago.

She said she came up with the idea to start the line when several people began complimenting the scarves she created to cover her own hair loss to cancer.

I found wearing scarves to be way more comfortable than a wig in Florida's heat and humidity,” said Sands. “I found people asking me where I got [them] and a guy offered me $50 to buy it off my head. I told myself if I ever live through my ordeal I need to manufacture these scarves so others can enjoy them as well.”

Today, Sands has a collection of 26 different prints and styles for all ages. Ten percent of her sales will go to the American Cancer Society.

There are solid colors, animal prints, embroidered ones, sequined scarves and even a skull and crossbones scarf for women who want to unleash their inner biker chick.

ABonita scarves come in rayon and cotton. They retail from $23 to $28 at several shops like Tresendi Boutique inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort and at Alisa's Wigs & Hats.

Along with the scarves comes an instruction booklet on how to wear the hair piece four different ways.

“It is a great fashion accessory that also keeps hair at bay while being active," said Sands, "and it is also great for in between salon appointments, a bad hair day or no hair day.”

Annie Vazquez is a Miami-based journalist and shop-a-holic. Email her with any fashion tips, boutique openings, events, sales and bargains at

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