Headwear has as long history a history as the fabric its woven with. And whether adorned with feathers or stones, women all over the world took to the headpiece for a fashionable statement.

By the end of the 18th century, turbans made a profound impact on fashion and style. Today, influential women like Erykah Badu and stylist extraordinaire June Ambrose are adding their own touch to the hair accessory from neo-soul cool to sizzling haute.

Bodacious headwear is a proclamation of confidence, individuality, and nod to the versatility of fabric. Whether you’re the DIY or tag-popping type, turbans are a great investment for those days when a twist out or wrap will do.

Here’s a look at the women who’re turning it out in turbans. —Nicole Miles