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16 best headbands for women of 2021

Too lazy to do your hair in the morning? There’s a headband for that.
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Wake up, check the clock, panic. I know this scenario all too well, especially later in the week.

I often find myself throwing my hair in a bun, adding a spritz of dry shampoo and getting ready for my first Zoom meeting of the day. As a '90s kid, I'm no stranger to headbands (and bad bangs), but I've recently rediscovered the accessory in adulthood — and it's become my secret to hiding bad hair days.

Headbands are the perfect solution if you're too lazy or don't have enough time to do your hair. I've noticed more and more retailers offering different styles to help you channel your inner Blair Waldorf. I'm currently loving the knotted, structured look, but there are also soft headbands and ones made for working out.

Here are 16 affordable headbands that will go with basically any outfit.

Cute headbands for women

1. Anthropologie Lauren Knotted Headband

This headband comes in six solid contemporary colors that will complement most of your wardrobe. You'll instantly create a classic look with this headband.

2. Loeffler Randall Braided Headband

For those of us looking for a little more texture on a headband, this ethereal metallic one fits the bill.

3. Leopard Print Headband

Leopard print is a neutral, trust me on this one. If your wardrobe consists of a lot of solid color sweaters, this headband will add a fun pattern to the outfit.

4. Boho Women's Headbands

You can get 10 of these headbands for the price of one! These boho-chic patterns vary in design and are bound to go with everything in your closet.

5. Italian Bandeau Head Wraps

This classic headband is simplicity at its best. It comes in over a dozen colors and is made of corduroy, which gives it a unique twist.

6. Kitsch Velvet Stripe Headband

The plush velvet fabric on this headband makes it easy to transition from daytime to nighttime wear.

7. Tasha Wave Fabric Headband

The intricate braided look to this headband is what really sets it apart. It comes in black and light pink.

8. Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband

This headband is perfect if you're going for a bit more of a sporty look. It keeps your hair in place and goes all the way around your head, while the color will help it stand out in a crowded gym.

9. Thick Crystal Headband

This velvety headband is decorated with crystal embellishments, which adds some drama to your typical work uniform.

10. Staying Chill Tie-Dye Knotted Head Wrap

This headband is soft and goes all the way around the head, yet still have the knot detail that I personally love. These are perfect for running errands and keeping your hair out of the way while you do a face mask.

11. Scarf Headbands

Hide pesky flyaways or frizzies with a cute scarf-inspired headband. Made from recycled polyester, this two-pack from H&M includes a springy daisy pattern and a sleek black with thin white stripes.

12. Maggie Embellished Headband

Add a bit of sparkle and sheen to your everyday look with this crystal-embellished headband. It's also available in five colors, so you have no excuse to not coordinate your outfit with one.

13. Namjosh Embellished Denim Headband

You can even match your headband with your jeans! This denim look also includes designs made out of sequins and pearls.

14. BLOM Original Headband

Currently Amazon's top bestseller in women's sports headbands, this one is made with breathable viscose and comes in 27 colors.

15. Lele Sadoughi Faux-Leather Knot Headband

A little luxury goes a long way when it comes to this faux leather knotted number from Lele Sadoughi.

16. Butterfly Charm Headband

Fulfill your wildest dreams with this charming headband that looks like it belongs in a Taylor Swift music video.

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