Dirty hair? Bedhead? Running late (like me always)? Just too lazy to do a damn thing with your lovely lady locks?

headband-messy-bun-louis-vuittonOkay, so that’s a model wearing (what is most likely) a diamond headband, but this look is certainly easy for us commoners to achieve. Blast your hair with texturizing spray or dry shampoo (if you need it), tease the crown, pull it up in a messy bun, top it off with a headband, and VOILA! A cute, casual look.

But there’s just one risk you have to consider with this simple ‘do: The slippery headband factor. Luckily, I have found the perfect no-slip headbands, courtesy of Atlanta jewelry/accessory designer Jen Boaz. I asked Jen her secret for this coif creation and she said it’s “all in her head.” I see what you did there, gurl.


I like them so much, I double them up. (The verdict is still out on whether it actually looks good.)
jen boaz headbandsThey’re cute, they’re inexpensive ($16-$18), and they stay put. But more importantly, we’re giving them away! For the chance to win one of FIVE headbands (of your choice):
1. Like Witty + Pretty on Facebook.
2. Like Jen Boaz Jewelry on Facebook.
3. Leave a comment on this entry stating a time when you needed a quick, cute hair fix (last-minute date, woke up late for work, gym sesh when you know you’ll see your crush, etc.). The winners will be picked at random by 5 p.m. Friday.

And for one lucky winner, Jen may even throw in a pair of earrings (like these lightweight gems I wear on the reg).

Just (up)do it.



  1. Casey says:

    Woke up late one day and needed a cute ‘do for work. Oh wait that’s every day.

  2. Heidi says:

    I need a no-slip headband right this minute. I was out a little late last night (hot date) and this morning I “snoozed” as long as possible. A shower had to be skipped. All day today I have parent/teacher conferences and my hair is bleh.

    Where’s a cute headband when I need one?!? (all of mine slip off my fat head)

  3. Alli says:

    I need a headband so I can pull my curly hair back & have it still look cute when it decides to frizz, get curlier, etc. This happens several times a week!!

  4. Chrisinda says:

    I need one of these! Trying out the dry shampoo and no hair wash a couple if days a week.

  5. Katie Abel says:

    I have crazy curly hair that frizzes and only looks good for about 20 minutes after a blow-out. The no-slip headband is as critical as Diet Coke in the morning

  6. Felicia says:

    Woke up this morning and had no time to blow dry my locks, so I pulled my hair up into a boring bun. This tends to happen a lot lately… blame laziness. WISH I could find a headband that stays put – I’ve tried so many that totally suck.

  7. Abbie Lutz says:

    When you live OTP and stay at a friend’s house in town to go drinking and when you wake up hungover and want to stop for brunch on the way home. I’d totally use it for that anyway…

  8. Alexis says:

    I just went on a business trip for a photo shoot and we had crazy early mornings… like 5am… and late nights. This didn’t lend itself well to, say, showering on a regular basis. I so could have used one of these beauties to pull back my un-washed locks as I ran around getting props together… trying not to offend my coworkers TOO much.

  9. MB says:

    These headbands are super cute and the perfect solution for those late days (that seem to occur more often than not).

  10. Lacy says:

    I need one every weekend for errands/running around. Gross I know- but not ashamed.

  11. Amy says:

    Post yoga bangs are always getting in the way!

  12. Tay Griffon says:

    Im a college student so between classes, homework, sleep, gym, and my sorority the last thing I am thinking about on a tuesday morning at my 8am class is how my hair looks(usually it is whether im going to drown in my venti iced skim carmel maci

  13. Lauren says:

    I’m ALWAYS waking up late for work and having to spray in some dry shampoo or throw it in a boring ponytail. I have never been able to find headbands like these that actually stay put on my head. I’d love to try them out!

  14. Kristin says:

    I go to a lot of meetings that involve work with a client (for which I need to look decent) and then going into a dirty old building or on a construction site and crawling around in the crawlspace or attic or other areas with no headroom. I have tried SO many headbands that just slide off the back of my head instead of holding my hair out of my face – these look great!

  15. EmilyS says:

    I’m always in need of something on “no shower Sundays”!

  16. Kaitlin says:

    Brunch with a hangover! Def when I could use some hair help!

  17. Lauren says:

    When the girls call spontaneously to meet up for drinks.

  18. mellie says:

    They work great for post flywheel hair when I’m too lazy to wash it or deal with bangs.

  19. Kate says:

    That one time I had surgery and couldn’t wash my hair for 900 days and got really excited about changing my outfit (pajamas) and moving from the bed to the sofa.

  20. S. Sue says:

    To keep my hair out of my mouth when I binge eat pizza followed by chocolate cake.

  21. Kelley says:

    I’m a nanny, but I don’t want to look frumpy toting the tots around NYC. I’m always looking for fashionable, quick ways (7:30 start time – OUCH!) to look cute. I’m with the cutest kids ever so I have to kick it up a notch to get noticed. These headbands are perfect!

  22. Jennifer says:

    I need the no slip head bands for the boat, beach or yoga!

  23. Brittany Robinson says:

    These are so cute. Would definitley come in handy on those work mornings when I hit snooze a few too many times.

  24. Candice Rose says:

    I need a no slip head band because I am TRYING to grow this mop out. Either that or a paper bag to hide my shame. HELP!

  25. Danielle says:

    I would need a headband like this when I am running late for Flywheel and Jake Gyllenhaal is warming up my bike for me.