10 ways to style your hair with a headband

Whether you have long, straight hair, wavy, short hair, or just want to spend less time styling your braids, a headband is a great way to add character to any hairstyle. We have prepared for you 10 different ways of wearing hairstyles, which will be perfectly complemented by a classic hair accessory - a headband.


10 ways to wear a headband

A headband adds extra style and functionality to any outfit, whether you're creating your favorite look or trying to save time when you're in a rush. Here are some hairstyles that can be worn with this versatile accessory.


1. Braid

If you have long hair, wear a bow in front of a loose braid for a relaxed and classic look. Pull a few strands around your hairline to frame your face, or place a thick padded headband behind your ears to separate bangs from a loose braid. You can also create a DIY braided headband from your own hair by French braiding the strands across your head, about 3 cm from your hairline. Wear this look as a bohemian, understated wedding hairstyle or for brunch with friends.


2. Loose hair

It's easy to wear a headband in any style, from a tied headband to large padded headbands and bantu bows, with curly, straight or wavy hair of any length and simply left loose and loosely styled. Experiment with different positions on the head: run the headband across the hairline to soften the face framing the strands, or wear the bow behind straight, smooth bangs. Part your hair in the middle and put a headband behind your ears to keep the hair out of your face. Wave or curl your hair to add texture.


3. Half tied, half loose

The half up half down bun hairstyle can be worn whether you have short, straight or wavy long hair. To do this, part your hair horizontally at the back of your head and tie the top part into a ponytail or bun. Complete this look with a silk headband (for classic glamour) or a flower crown (for a bohemian look).


4. High ponytail

Wearing a headband with a high ponytail is a great way to catch loose short hair or highlight face-framing locks. To create a high, voluminous ponytail, comb your hair at the top, then spray dry shampoo at the roots to add texture and volume. Then, pull the hair into a ponytail above the nape of the neck. Place the headband about eight inches behind the hairline, leaving some volume between the headband and the ponytail. Pair this look with a head wear for a boho-chic look, or try a thin, embellished headband and matching silk hair scrunchie for a luxe look.


5. Low bun

A loose chignon or low bun is versatile enough to be worn with any headband. Part your hair down the middle, put a headband behind your ears, then twist your hair into a loose knot at the back of your head. Pair this simple hairstyle with a patterned wide headband for a cute, casual look, or try a crystal-encrusted tiara-style headband for a formal look.


6. Low ponytail

If your hair is too short for a low bun or high ponytail, wear a bow with a low ponytail. Both middle and side parts can work with this style. If you have long hair, tie it closer to one ear for a side ponytail that falls over your shoulder. Accentuate this look with a bow, scarf or elastic headband.


7. Messy bun

A headband is always the perfect accent to a messy bun, whether you have thick curly hair or super straight hair. Simply put your hair loosely in a bun over your head, letting individual strands fall in front of your face. Place the headband behind these hairs and in front of the messy bun. Secure the bun to the top of the head with bobby pins if it looks too loose.


8. Retro style

For a retro look that can be reminiscent of the Jazz Age or a hippie style, wear a thin headband across the forehead and leave the hair loose in the middle of the head. To achieve this style, part your hair down the middle, then wear a loose, patterned or string headband horizontally around your head so that it falls in the middle of your forehead. Curl or braid some of the front sections of hair to add volume and texture to the look.


9. Short hair

If your hair is short (like a pixie cut), you can wear it slicked back with a headband for a subtle look. Simply comb your hair back and place the headband of your choice by swiping from the hairline to the desired position. Alternatively, sweep the face-framing strands towards the front of your face to create bangs and put a headband to secure it. Use a small comb or a clean lash brush to smooth out any stray individual hairs. Any type of headband will work with this look, from a bandana to a delicate pearl headband.


10. Updo

Pair a sophisticated braided or curly updo with a soft black silk headband for a classy look. If you have bangs, leave them loose in front of the headband. Thin, fancy or chain-type headbands will also elegantly complement your hairstyle. Wear this look to a formal dinner or as part of a bridal look.