11 Different Ways to Style Your Hair Using Headbands

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Most girls would simply underestimate the power of a headband. Surely, it can give a stodgy look if you wear it the same way every single day, but that is simply because you do happen to wear it the same way each day.

What you need is to go about making a few tweaks to your everyday looks and you would fail to believe your own eyes when the very same headband will take your look notches higher every single day.

Whether you decide to chop your tresses with scissors for salon owners or keep them long and shiny, these looks devised from a single headband will look every bit classy and sleek. Given below are a few of the many headband hairstyles that you can wear and expect to have heads turning your way.

1. Wavy Hair Bridal Headband Look

1. Curly Hair Bridal Headband Look
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There are so many types of bridal headings that it did be impossible not to rock the look. Also, it does not have to be a wedding before you can rock this look although we have to admit that it makes the perfect go-to way to style your curls on your big day.

2. Down And Loose Headband Styling

Down And Loose Headband Styling
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Here is another exciting and fainting way you can rock the headband. This is quite cool for maintaining the look of a messy bun and even braids. The headband is the loose type, not exactly too tight on hair but holds really perfectly.

3. The Boho Chic Look

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The usual rule of thumb is to wear your headband on your head. However, for this look, you wear it around your forehead slightly towards the hairline. It not only adds oodles of style to your look but also helps keep hair out of your face and keeps them in place.

Soft curls go best with the look. Having bangs can add an immense amount of character to the look. However, make sure to keep the bangs out of the headband. Besides, a middle parting works best for this look.

4. The Pulled-back Look

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The pulled-back look gives a sleek finish to your overall appearance and makes you quite ladylike. To perfect this look, you need to lay an immense amount of emphasis on the volume of the hair.

The best way to do this is by tightly pulling your headband towards the back of your head and then adding the desired volume to the crown section. Teasing the hair and spraying some holding hair spray will help add substance to your look.

5. Turban headband


This headband is soon becoming the talk of the town with girls and women opting for this to give a trendier feel to their overall appearance. The broad look of this headband is perfect for concealing your hair if it has not been washed for a few days. The grimy look can be kept at bay and securing the remaining hair into a messy bun will help take it to the next level.

You can transform this turban headband into a boho hippy look by simply wearing it in the same boho-chic way described earlier. It goes perfectly well with a funky look and works well with both dresses and shirts.

6. Simple Straight Hair

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Once in a while, it is good to revisit your girl-next-door look by wearing a headband on sleek straight hair. To avoid your face from looking too huge, you can use scissors for salon owners and cut a few elegant bangs, and let them fall softly on your forehead. This will help soften the look and add more glow.

7. The Headband Tuck

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This can be considered one of the most popular hairstyles among girls and women who want a more polished look during the day. All it needs is for you to gather and tuck your hair into the headband at the back. It gives a sad look and is an excellent way to get beautiful curls that require no heat.

Therefore, you can achieve an exceptional night and day look by simply wearing the headband tuck look during the day and letting your hair fall loose in soft curls by night.

8. Scarf Headband

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A scarf is regarded as one of the best-used headbands, some like it around their neck but we think it’s even more beautiful when used as a headband to keep your hair in place, it can be transformed into a beautiful headpiece especially if you choose a scarf which color matches your outfit.

Fold your scarf till it’s about 4 inches, lift your hair and place the scarf at the center of your neck then bring both the end of the scarf up and tie it in a double knot, even more, beautiful with curls.

9. Braided Hairband

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This is a quick and easy way to tuck your hair in neatly, widely accepted and believed to be a proper way for way to keep her hair from getting in her face, it gives an instantly chic look, the perfect style for an evening out, braided headbands are pretty popular for giving a classy look and it comes in a thick and thin braided headband.

The braided hairband is an interesting choice for a formal occasion where you want to attain a smooth classy look.

10. Bandana Headband Look

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When you simply can’t find a nice headband you want, you can easily use a bandana as a headband and it gives a beautiful look that can’t be ignored, it takes very little time to style and looks good with all kinds of hair if you are wearing bandana headband with an updo, it’s important to style your hair first to help keep it in place firmly, you can braid it into a ponytail or bun before using.

11. Pearl Headbands

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This is a very interesting form of a headband and is mostly used to compliment a cocktail outfit, suited for formal events, the color of this headband pearl is important to match your outfit.

Woven around the head to give a classy appearance, it’s an ancient headband used by royalties and now it has been more modernized to beautify hair.

Headbands can be a really fascinating headpiece if styled correctly, hopefully, this post did inspire your choice of a headband and the look you want to create with it. Follow us on Pinterest @thrivenaija for more updates on styles and headpieces.

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