We are unabashed proponents of headbands. Not only do these genius accessories add an instant layer of polish to your look, but they also cleverly mask your worst cases of bed-head and gym hair. Trust us — dry shampoo and a pretty headband can be your best friends on a harried morning.
Click on to see 10 headbands that evince more sophisticate than schoolgirl, and give one a try the next time you need to mask less-than-perfect roots or want a break from your standard winter beanie. Even better, take a cue from these red-carpet goddesses and use them to upgrade your updo. Lazy-girl preening for the win!
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Free People Diamond Jacquard Twist Headwrap, $19.95, available at Free People.
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Valentino Silk Headband, $248, available at Yoox.