Your favorite childhood accessory just got a major upgrade. It’s chicer and better than ever.

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The wide, stretchy headband you use while washing your face just got a chic upgrade. Pair it with a sleek bun or a pushed back style to show off the statement making headband. We love the lavender but it comes in a variety of colors, including red, black, and olive. To buy: $12; freepeople.com.
Free People

Accessories that were big in the '90s have made a huge comeback and we’re all about it. From claw-clips to stretch combs we love most of those retro hair things, but our favorite by far is the resurgence of the headband. Hair accessories aren’t always the easiest thing to pull off, but headbands are the diverse exception to that rule. We chose five headbands that’ll elevate your game.

Free People

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The wide, stretchy headband you use while washing your face just got a chic upgrade. Pair it with a sleek bun or a pushed back style to show off the statement making headband. We love the lavender but it comes in a variety of colors, including red, black, and olive.

To buy: $12; freepeople.com.

Nordstrom

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Scallops add an unexpected touch to the otherwise classic tortoise shell headband. Tiny combs on the inside of it help keep hair in place for a flawless ‘do.

To buy: $28; nordstrom.com

Amazon

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You’re going to have to think back to your youth for this one...The padded headband is making a comeback (yes, you heard that correctly). Velvet gives the headband a bit elegance while the padded element brings us back to the '90s.

To buy: $10; amazon.com.

anthropologie.com

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Update your look with a knotted headband that only appears to be complicated. It’s classic, sophisticated and easy. We love the sapphire hue but it can be found in an array of colors.

To buy: $18; anthropologie.com

Nordstrom

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These slim metal headbands are designed in a unique wavy pattern but they manage to be understated enough that they don’t feel like an outrageous statement piece.

To buy: $16; nordstrom.com.