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We took the headache out of the headband.

We created a line of handmade, wire-framed hair accessories that offer numerous styling options.

For the first time, you can express your fabulous style without experiencing the painful headaches or frustrating fussiness of traditional headbands, bandanas, head wraps, and headscarves. Our wire frame forms to the exact shape of your head to create a flower crown of comfort. Bend it, wear it, love it!

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Why Lysande wire-framed hair accessories?

  • Unlimited style possibilities

    Our signature wire means that you can bend, tie, and manipulate your Lysande hair accessories into any shape you dream up. 

  • Headache-free

    You might be wondering - how does a wire make a headband more comfortable?  Your Lysande accessory will effortlessly form to the exact shape of your head, eliminating needless slipping, pressure, and tension.

  • Handmade

    Each Lysande hair accessory is handmade in Connecticut and New York City, and makers are compensated fairly for their labor and expertise.

What is Lysande?

Lysande (pronounced "liss-ONDH") is a female-founded and female-run hair accessories company committed to small batch production, ethical labor practices, and disrupting the beauty industry.  We were founded on the core principle that - SURPRISE! - nothing is wrong with you!  Hair accessories that pinch, slip, and break hair don't have to be the norm.  We make wire-framed hair accessories in Connecticut and New York City that will solve all of your daily hair styling problems.  Guaranteed.

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FAQ

How do I pronounce "LYSANDE"?

It's pronounced "liss-ONDH".  Isn't that pretty?

Headbands give me a headache / don't stay on my head and I hate them. Why should I give Lysande a try?

We're so sorry to hear that you, too, were traumatized by the hair accessory industry. *HUGS!* It turns out that you're not doing it "wrong" and that there's nothing wrong with the shape of your head! Designed by a woman who can finish your sentences because she, too, was traumatized by the hair industrial complex, Lysande hair accessories can be arranged on your head in any number of ways, and conform to the exact shape of YOUR head, ensuring that they don't slip, pinch, slide, and make you hate EVERYTHING.  We stand behind every product we ship out, and will be quick to process your return or exchange, should it come to that.  But we don't think it will!

I don't have hair skills. Can I wear Lysande's wire-framed hair accessories?

OMG WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE! Um, YES! Our founder, Michelle, didn't know that her hair was actually wavy, and not straight, until her late 20s. We can guarantee that Kardashian-level beauty skills are not required to use our products. Have you ever used a twist tie on a bread bag? Then you'll be brilliant at styling our hair accessories! They're essentially twist ties for your head.  

That said, we'd like to start you off with our collection of wire-framed headbands, which you'll find here.  Our other three styles (bandanas, headwraps, and headscarves) require slightly more hand/eye coordination, but we think you'll work up to them in no time!

Learn more about all of our styles here!

What is the difference between the Lysande's four styles of wire-framed hair accessories?

We made a blog post to answer your questions, complete with descriptions, photos, and videos - and you can find it here.  Be sure to take advantage of our YouTube channel which features videos not included in our blog post!

Any questions we didn't answer? Email us at info@shoplysande.com or connect with us on Instagram and Facebook @shoplysande!

My hair accessories are covered in sweat / baby food / dirt / paint / all of the above. What can I do about it?

Haha ours too, because we wear them ALL THE TIME! You can wash them!  Put your Lysande accessories into a delicates bag and throw them in the washing machine on cold, with detergent that does not contain bleach.  Lay it flat to dry.  Want pictures? We wrote a blog post about it! Find that here.

What does Lysande mean?

In Michelle's words:

"Lysande (pronounced "liss-ONDH") means "luminous" in Swedish.  I chose that name after months of working at farmer's markets and seeing the way that women started to glow when they put on Lysande wire-framed headwear and looked in the mirror. Their faces lit up with the realization that there were hair accessories that made them look and feel gorgeous and strong, and that didn't interfere with their active, adventurous lifestyles!

"I quickly realized that when we feel beautiful and strong we light up from the inside out. I believe the world needs more people who see beauty and own their power, and feeling BEAUTIFUL and STRONG - which comes from knowing that your truest self is being expressed to the world - is the fastest way to get there.

"Lysande (liss-ONDH) is all about embracing the strong AND vulnerable inside each of us. It’s about headwear that gets you in touch with your inner Wonder Woman. And it’s about getting things done with effortless style, sass, and swagger. Cheers to bold self acceptance!"