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While effortless beachy waves are always synonymous with summer, wearing your hair down in your face isn't always the most practical option, especially in hot and humid weather--and that's exactly why we're all about this season's hottest hair accessory: the headband.
Sure, the hair accessory may evoke images of a preppy, (and impeccably styled), Blair Waldorf a'la Gossip Girl, however, this season the trend takes on an effortless, boho vibe thanks to the wide, headband-meets-turban silhouettes we're seeing everywhere we turn. The trend looks laid-back and cool without trying too hard, and it's way easier to rock than the scrunchie. Sure, you can easily build a hairstyle around the trend that's totally Instagram-worthy, but you can also rely on a headband the same way you would a baseball cap: simply throw it on when you don't have time to fuss with your tresses and you'll instantly create a put together look. Not only is it the perfect accessory to throw into your beach bag when you're on vacation, but the headband is the lazy girl's secret weapon this summer. Use it to pull stray hairs off your face and pile your locks into a top knot or wear your hair down with the headband in place--there are so many ways to style it.
The silhouette evokes memories of the eternally cool Bianca Jagger while providing major ease and convenience--and with an array of colors and materials to choose from, you can easily find a headband that's right for you.