Face masks are everywhere nowadays–sometimes recommended, sometimes required. We wear them to protect ourselves and others from the spread of coronavirus, but does that mean we have to wear the same uniform blue surgical masks or construction-site respirators as everyone else? No. In fact, the CDC advised the public back in April that unless you’re a healthcare worker, you should wear a tightly-woven cloth covering instead, such as a scarf.
Hair-accessories brand Kitsch has embraced this recommendation. The brand is now selling 100% cotton, 3-ply face masks. Available in three colorways: neutral, leopard, and blush, these printed face masks are as much of an accessory as they are a health mandate. Each pack ($9) contains three masks that are washable to be worn again and again. Donning a cute cotton mask might just allow you to feel a little more dressed-up, as we gaze wistfully at the sundresses in our closets and daydream about what might’ve been before putting on a T-shirt and leggings to head out on a daily afternoon walk for fresh air.
Kitsch has donated $10,000 worth of masks to hairdressers and beauticians, providing protection for both stylists and clients as salons begin to reopen.
The cotton masks are available on mykitsch.com.