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Top 10 Headbands

Fix Any Bad Hair Day With This Must-Have Accessory

Fix Any Bad Hair Day With This Must-Have Accessory

When the headband unexpectedly took over the SS 19 runways (thank you, Prada, Dior, and Mui Mui), fashion girls everywhere rejoiced. Not only does the accessory arguably tame your tresses even better than dry shampoo, but it also adds instant elegance and sophistication to any look. Ever since headbands made their return last year, we’ve seen them atop the heads of our favorite It girls from Courtney Trop to Kate Middleton, and designers are bringing us even cuter styles for the seasons ahead. In celebration of this feminine accessory’s continuous comeback, we’ve rounded up a selection of stylish headbands to inspire you. Using our data-driven algorithm which bases its choices on social buzz, editorial preferences, and looks straight from the runways, we’ve created an unbiased list of the Top 10 best headbands you can buy, from luxurious options in silk and velvet to crazy-affordable multipacks. Keep scrolling for a definitive guide on how to rock the headband trend and which ones to buy. Opening image: lelesadoughi.com

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July 7, 2020

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The Rankings


Lovers + Friends Annacy Headband

Our Score

BEST FOR: Go ahead and put away all your jewel-toned, velvet hair accessories from winter—this raffia style screams summertime vibes.

WHERE TO WEAR: Wear this beauty on the beach to keep your tresses in check.


J.Crew Satin Turban Headband

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: If anyone can do the preppy accessory well, it's J.Crew. This turban option comes in so many colors and prints (we're talking gingham, stripes, animal print, and more) that ring up at $30 or less, so you can totally buy more than one.

USERS SAID: "I love how easily this headband can transform a simple outfit into something special! It's great quality, comfortable, and the color is gorgeous!"


Urban Outfitters Top Knot Headband

Our Score

LOVED FOR: UO’s Top Knot Headband comes in a variety of prints and colors, and trust us, you won’t be able to pick just one.

HELPFUL TIP: Top it over messy waves for an effortlessly chic look that totally doesn't scream "I woke up five minutes ago."


H&M Hairband With Knot Detail

Our Score

BEST FOR: If you're looking for a budget-friendly beauty, go with this option from H&M. It rings up at just $10 and comes in a range of stunning shades, and according to reviewers, the quality is impeccable.

HELPFUL TIP: You can't go wrong with classic black, but the green floral option is perfect for spring.


Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Headband

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Influencers and It girls alike have raved about this headband for a few seasons now and for good reason. According to reviewers, it's just as comfortable as it is cute.

AS SEEN ON: If this Instagram of Rocky Barnes doesn't make you want to whip out your wallet now, then we don't know what will.


Anthropologie Lauren Knotted Headband

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Looks aside, reviewers rave that this headband is a lot less painful than most thanks to the satiny-smooth fabric and padded ends—no headaches or pulled hair here.

USERS SAID: "I have been looking for a more fashionable headband, and this one was PERFECT. It easily dresses up my look for work, but it's also fun for a night out! I ordered the black and green, and will definitely be getting more!"


Lydztion Pearl Headband

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Is it just us, or does this headband look like it costs well over $100? Don't sleep on this deal, people.

STYLE WITH: Whether its jeans and a graphic tee or your trusty quarantine sweats, this baby can make even the simplest outfits look more pulled-together.


Old Navy Fabric-Covered Headband

Our Score

BEST FOR: If you're looking for the most comfortable option, you can't go wrong with this $10 gem from Old Navy. Reviewers say the fabric is soft, super flexible, and totally headache-proof.

USERS SAID: "I am in love with this headband! It's not too tight on the head, and it easily pulls hair back to make my pixie cut look super cute (especially on days that I don't feel like styling my hair)."


Yanhao Straw Headband Set

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Not only are these compliment-inducing headbands super comfortable, but they're also ideal for summer thanks to the woven straw design.

STYLE WITH: Aren't these perfect for pairing with all your summery printed dresses?


Allucho Knot Velvet Headbands With Pearls

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Do these eye-catching headbands look familiar? It's probably because they're excellent dupes for accessory aficionado Lele Sadoughi's $150 versions. You're welcome.

HELPFUL TIP: Throw one of these on the next time you've got a bad case of bedhead—you'll be surprised what a difference it can make.

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