These Splurgy Headbands Practically Style Your Hair Themselves

As someone who can be a bit lazy (or a lot lazy) when it comes to styling my hair, a go-to move that I like to employ sometimes is adding a statement-making headband and calling it a day. There's little to no styling involved, and I'm pretty much guaranteed at least a compliment or two. A headband can really pull your whole look together—both makeup- and outfit-wise.

The great thing about hair accessories like headbands is that they can be pretty affordable, too. There are some great options to be found that are under $25. But if you really want to take things up a notch and are serious about this accessory, why not splurge on a designer one?

Best designer headbands

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Okay, yes, it is easy to balk at paying $400 or more for a headband, but if you really want to go all in on this hair accessory, it might be worth the investment for you. Keep cost per wear in mind. Plus, with proper care, these designer accessories will last you a long time. And just think: You'll automatically look put-together every time you don it—no hot tools or intricate styling skills required.

Intrigued? Take a look at some options below.

It doesn't get more classic than this high-shine, padded headband from Prada. You might even recognize it as the exact headband poet Amanda Gorman wore during the presidential inauguration in 2021.

This bright one was made for spring vacations or sunny days. It's made of silk and features a golden Baroque-inspired filigree print.

Studs and leather? This headband is the best balance between something that's both traditional and more modern.

This denim headband has the classic Gucci motif printed on it. It's perfect for when you want to take your daytime hairstyles up a notch (but it can also work at night).

This crystal-studded headband will look so pretty on a bunch of different hairstyles—wear your hair down, in a sleek bun, or maybe even in a messy updo.

The antique gold paired with Swarovski crystals and pearls makes this delicate headband a pretty and slightly unassuming adornment.

The classic bow headband gets an updated twist here. The iridescent leather material has a futuristic vibe.

The bright colors on this stretchy knit headband make it perfect for summer—whether you're at the beach, pool, or brunch with friends.

If you want to invest in something that will never really go out of style, try this sleek leather headband. You can wear it in so many ways and for so many occasions.

A tortoiseshell design always looks classic. This headband has internal combs to keep the hair and any flyaways in place.

The braided detail on this satin headband gives it some volume. It would look so good with your hair down or in a sleek ponytail.

The layered velvet bows and crystal embellishments on this headband already make a big statement, so you really don't have to do anything hairstyling-wise.

For something a little more flashy and glam, don this sleek gold-plated headband that's embossed with Balmain's logo. The interior has nubuck lining to keep your hair in place.

The pretty flowers and butterflies on a gold-wire frame give this headband a romantic and vintage-inspired touch.

With the knotted top in the shape of a rose, this is the definition of a statement-making headpiece.

More Designer Hair Accessories to Shop

Sure, you can buy a claw clip for under $10, but will it have crystal embellishments like this one?

Add some sparkle to your hairstyle with this gold-plated hair clip. It also features the double-G logo.

Upgrade your scrunchie selection with this silk option from Burberry. It features the brand's monogram.

Paisley never looked so chic. This hair tie will upgrade your everyday ponytail or half-up, half-down look.

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