Trend Watch: Updated Turbans

Turbans, once favored mostly by grandmothers and ladies at the hair salon, got a chic update on the spring runways, and also happen to provide a stylish solution for bad hair days.

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Turbans, once favored mostly by grandmothers and ladies at the hair salon, got a stylish update at Vena Cava's spring '11 runway show, where models stomped out in bright, candy-colored head wraps.
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Armani's sleek silk turbans lent desert exoticism to his spring collection. For those of us not mounting a camel anytime soon, we think the look is practical for keeping your ears cozy in the cooler months.
Urban Outfitters
For those daunted by tying a scarf into the perfect turban, Urban Outfitters' cheerful silk wraps come attached to easy-to-wear headbands. $16 at Urban Outfitters.
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Jean Paul Gaultier created some spectacular, architectural turbans for his couture runway, which felt like over-the-top jet-setter dressing.
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Jason Wu's cobalt blue turbans added a casual touch to his sophisticated spring presentation.
Give your look a little animal kingdom ferocity with Gold Saturn's leopard-print head wrap (perfect for an unredeemable bad hair day). $39 at Boutique to You.
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We dig the edgy spike texture of Jennifer Behr's dramatic silk headwrap, which offsets perfectly the sometimes fussy look of the turban. $237 at Shop at Milk.
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Brooklyn label, Ambit, got their start whipping up these fancy velveteen turbans. We're in love with the pale coral hue, which seems to call for a Lauren Hutton perm and ruby red lips. $188 at Light Vision Store.
By far the best bargain in the bunch, Forever 21's surprisingly stylish mint-blue turban is just $3 (seriously), and would be the perfect accent to some of the season's forthcoming structured sundresses. $3 at Forever 21.
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