Hair Accessory Trend to Try Now: Black Headbands
If you’re going to embrace any hair trend this season, we suggest one as functional and fashionable as the black headband. Way more work-appropriate than your go-to baseball cap, the classic hair accessory is the ultimate bad-hair day disguise—and will add a cool twist to both casual and sophisticated styles alike. Just look at Lily Collins’ voluminous updo (pictured, above) for proof. Ready to master the look? Click through our gallery for all of the insider tips, tricks, and products you’ll need.
A Quick Fix
No, you can't skip yoga just because you dropped $40 on the Farrah. A cotton band absorbs sweat, keeping strands fresh no matter how long you perch in that firefly pose.
What You Need
THE KEY TIP: Cover the tops of your ears, especially if they have some wingspan.
THE REALITY CHECK: This style can be a bit severe, so you may want to tweak your technique if you have a full face or a strong nose, chin, or jaw. The fix: Let more hair show in front of the band—think soft, side-swept bangs—and allow a few pieces to hang in front of your ears. Just don't touch those strands with a curling iron: Tendrils are best left to Honey Boo Boo.