Sticky hair, flyaway hair and frizz galore—that pretty much sums up our monsoon mane in a nutshell. Unattractive as that might be, we just might have found the prettiest solution to this yet. We are referring to a stack of fun, vibrant, quirky and totally embellished hairbands. Great to hold your hair in place, hairbands also make for a  great pick-me-up to your ensemble. Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf brought back the trend with a bang and it doesn’t seem to want to leave the stratosphere since. Take a look at our favourite hair-candy and we’ll tell you exactly where to pick one up from.

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The crème de la crème of hairbands—Freanka is an exclusive boutique of meticulously crafted hair accessories and costume jewellery. Freanka Dhanak, the genius behind the brand works to combine contemporary style with vintage elements that translates into effortlessly chic statement pieces. Pictured here is Freanka’s Grey Satin Headband with a crystal knot embellishment that would look great paired with shorts, a shirt and a blazer. It will definitely give your semi-casual do that pump of glitz.

Priced at ₹2,800

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Classic chignon, troubled tresses or loose curls—this absolutely stunning pair of black velvet headbands with pearl flower and disk embellishments is beautifully evocative of both, classic and vintage appeal and makes for a straight up beautiful hair accessory.

Priced at ₹2,200

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This three lined crystal embellished soft headband is absolutely ideal for when you go out clubbing. It will perfectly hold your tresses in place while making you look absolutely glamorous while at it. The silver and bling will give your clubbing LBD the exact amount of shine it needs for you to sparkle the night away.

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The crystal melange headband embellishment on black net is accentuated with delicately placed Swarovski crystals. Sticking true to its style, this hairband will give your evening wear that hit of vintage that is totally on-trend this season.

To order your very own FREANKA band write to her at

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Bansri Mehta’s brand called Bansri, brings together an international collection of couture costume jewellery. Her assortment of accessories range from hot-off-the-runway designs to classic must-haves. With a clientele, which includes the likes of Jenifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, and closer to home, Deepika  Padukone and Malaika Arora Khan to name a few, you know her bands have graced the heads of some style greats.

Pictured here is her gold-plated face faux-leather headband featuring a 18-k gold-plated headpiece in black faux-leather and a links chain with panther face detailing embellished with enamel and Swarovski crystals in a pavé setting.

Priced at ₹3,200 you can order this piece at

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Karieshma Sarnaa

Karieshma Sarnaa—the label is synonymous with detail, style and impeccable finish. The evolved designer’s collection is known to marry the traditional with the contemporary. Vibrancy is a consistent theme in her collections with a motive to promote Indian craft and talent through her label.

Pictured here is her black silk pearl embroidered hairband, which features pearls in a leaf shape.

Priced at ₹4,000 you can order this piece at

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KARLEO is a brand of ready-to-wear and couture garments, focusing on evening wear, bridal ensembles and accessories. Co-founded by designer friends Karan Berry and Leon Vaz, KARLEO was an idea that came from the likeness in their design sensibilities and the synchrony that they found in their work when they worked together on projects. Both designers, found common ground in terms of combining rich aesthetics of Indian culture with a western approach to design, which led to creating pieces that offered an Indian clientele quality and design, standards that are upheld by leading international couture labels.

Pictured here is their antique gold crystal spiral headband featuring a metal headband wrapped in a polyester ribbon with antique gold embellished loch rosins and glass beads set in a spiral pattern.

Priced at ₹5,500

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Paprika Mix Headband

KARLEO’s Paprika Mix Headband features a metal headband wrapped in silver polyester ribbon embellished with coral glass stone and plastic marquee crystals.

Priced at ₹2,500

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Jade Garden Headband

The stunning Jade Garden headband features embellished green jade floral crystals with ivory pearls. This is literally as gorgeous as it gets. Mane-candy for the win!

Priced at ₹5,600

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Black Cluster

The Black Cluster features a black crystal chain and fish stones in clustered pattern. The black-on-black allows the piece to not be overpowering or overwhelming and yet it will beautifully complement your evening wear. Ideal for a cocktail dinner—this one’s going to put you in the spotlight.

Priced at ₹5,500

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Ruby Frosted Trellis

Embellished with smoky ruby fish stones, this hairband is your perfect pick for a romantic dinner date.

Priced at ₹4,800; you can order all the KARLEO pieces at