For a month, we had to put off our haircuts and let our length grow out. While some of us are naturally skilled at being scissor-happy during the CB, others aren’t so lucky when it comes to accidentally botching your tresses. Whether you’re growing out your hair or trying to find a new alternative to hide your quarantine cut, our top quick fix solution for bad hair days is a headband.
Easy to slip on and take off, the headband has proven itself through time that it’s the perfect accessory to hide grown out/newly cut too short bangs and keep forehead acne at bay. Even when you grow out a pixie cut or a layered lob, a headband is a great hack to fake longer lengths.
Here are our top 10 picks:
Emi Jay Marmont Headband, US$38
Remember the iconic Prada turban of 2007? We found an affordable, yet equally chic version for you. Named after Chateau Marmont, the satiny sheen and marvellous mauve hue makes us think of the pretty pink sunsets in Los Angeles. Whether you’re masking at home or getting the groceries outside, this headband is perfect to keep bad hair days away. Featuring an elasticated back, it’s easy to match with any hairstyle.
Alo Airlift Headband, US$18
Made with the same Air Lift fabric as their ‘grammable leggings, Alo Yoga delivers another hit with their headband. Perfect for wicking away sweat and moisture, the zesty neon colour is born to uplift you from the worst days when you’re flushing out all the toxins during your workout. Wear it indoors or outdoors whether you’re out for a walk or cooking in the kitchen.
Cult Gaia Turband, US$66.41
The “It” accessory brand of 2020 is breaking algorithms with its golden hour-friendly silk twill headband. The sunny yellow will warm up your complexion to fake a “I stepped outside” look when we spend our days indoors. Style it with a breezy white sundress for the weekends.
Sophie Buhai Braided Headband, US$261.18
Ex-Vena Cava designer reinvents herself as the cult accessory designer of the moment. Her lustworthy designs are a luxury; however, the beautiful braided satin design is a timeless investment as it blends so perfectly with our raven locks. Wear it with an off-shoulder dress for a date night look.
Alexandre De Paris Classic Headband in Albinos, US$50
Elizabeth Taylor’s go-to celebrity hairdresser was the man who also created equally beautiful, chic and luxe hair accessories. At the fraction of a celebrity stylist haircut, this chic faux tortoiseshell print headhand looks best with a blowout, blazer and shift dress for a Zoom meeting when you’re working at home.
Whitefox Callie Headband, AU$29.95
Look like a royal with a Kate Middleton-approved padded headband for a fun and festive look. Wear it to a Zoom birthday party with a subtle smoky cat eye, pink lipstick and rhinestone studs for a royal-inspired vibe.
Versace Palm Headband, S$534.24
Day or night, this iconic palm print is born to make you glow like J.Lo. Pair the playful print with a plunging neckline top (on its own or with a turtleneck), jeans and hoop earrings for a flirty date night look.
Eugenia Kim Penny Headband, US$38
Grunge and girly, retro and modern, this Eugenia Kim headband is giving us memories of Marc Jacobs’ iconic debut for Perry Ellis. Pair it with a striped shirt, slightly smudged eyeliner and brown (or blackish red) lipstick for a grown up take on ‘90s grunge. Best to wear it two inches behind your crown to fake a beanie look.
GANNI Beaded Headband, US$155
Staying in doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on the sparkle. GANNI’s beaded leopard print headband is here to lift up your spirits this summer. Since it’s lightly padded, wear it with a teased coif or a high pony. Wear it with a cat eye, nude lip and an all black outfit for a Brigitte Bardot inspired look.
Petit Moments x Scott King Gala Headband, US$65
The Met Gala may be cancelled for now, but relive the glory days of the First Monday of May in this bejewelled black velvet headband. Wear it on your birthday with a jewel toned eyeshadow, red lip and matching LBD.