Headbands are a cost-effective and stylish hair accessory that works with every hair length, texture and personal style. If you’re sticking with our recommended Hair New Years Resolutions then you’ve been trying to incorporate more hair accessories into your hair routine. Ladies who wear headbands are the Queens of versatility – seriously, you should have considered trying crown braid with a golden headband. Regardless if you’re channeling your 1950’s vintage curls, 1960’s bouffant, an ultra chic boho look, or something more modern and professional for the work place – there’s a headband hairstyle right for you. A lot of these styles are for headbands with medium to long hair if you have shorter and wish to find some good ideas, check out our headbands for shorter hair post.
Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle with Small Bouffant
The high bouffant is inspired by the beauty icons from the 1960’s it can be toned down so that you look like you’ve been inspired by the 1960’s and not like you’ve travelled from the past. The bouffant should be right at the back of your crown and you can then place a headband right around your ears, just like Brigitte Bardot and her large headband. How you wear the front of your tresses is up to your personal preference and you also need to decide whether or not to have bangs.
Side-Braid with Boho Headband
Side-braids have an inherently boho vibe and with a boho inspired headband, the look will be perfectly complete. In order to get the boho headband look, the headband should be placed on the outside of your hair (rather than under) and positioned right below your hairline or lower.
Ultra-Tousled and Messy Updo with Headband
This is a great look if you’re having a casual day of running errands or perhaps it’s casual Friday in the office and you still want a super cute hairstyle. After all, you always want a super cute hairstyle. But this messy look can actually look super stylish too for any occasion. A headband is the perfect way to blend messy and marvelous. Simply put your hair up, add your headband and pull our a few loose strands and squeeze your bun or ponytail together to scrunch the top of your hair to make more volume.
Sleek, Straight and Chic Hair with Headband
If you’re looking for a bold hairstyle to wear to a party, work event or even on a hot date, this hairstyle is a stylish choice. Make your hair ultra straight and shiny, pull it back (or leave it down and brushed back) and add a simple and headband to finish off this polished look.
Curly Hair with a Big Headband
We’re stealing this look right from the Blair Waldorf headband style guide. Simply take your curling iron, create traditional curly hair with your 2inch iron, part where you’d like and then finish the look with a big bold headband. Make sure it has bows or crystals or something else that says ‘look-at-me’.