9 Ways to Wear a Headband

Ways to Wear a Headband 1

Headbands are a great way to add a little something extra to your everyday hairstyles and save you on the days you are running late.  It adds a hint of pop and helps hold a hairstyle in place. There are so many different types of headbands and each one beneficial in different ways. Elastic headband offer staying power, especially when it has a wider band. A jeweled headband can look great with long flowing hair and with a shorter do. A jersey headband can create a casual or edgy look.The traditional plastic headband is a classic and a great addition to any look.

Putting on a headband is easy to do: 

  1. Pick a headband that matches your outfit. 
  2. Place the headband about half an inch back from your hairline.
  3. Push the headband into place.
  4. Adjust throughout the day.

To complete the looks above follow these easy step:

  1. Curly without a Part Curl the hair with a 1″ curling iron, angling the hair away from the face. Place an elastic headband over your head so it hangs around the neck. Holding the front of the headband, slide the band over the forehead, pushing the hair directly back from the forehead. Slightly separate the two bands to create a two-banded look. Gently tease the hair on the crown to create lift.
  2. Curly with a Part Curl the hair as in step one and part the hair on the side. Brush the bangs forward and slide the headband over the bangs so it sits where the bangs separate from the rest of the hair.
  3.  Ponytail  Slide the headband over the head so it rests around the neck. Sweep the hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a metal-free elastic band. Comb the bangs forward and tuck them behind the ear. Slide the headband over the head so it sits where the bangs begin. (Sky High ponytail and Perfect Ponytail)
  4. High Messy Bun With the headband hanging around the neck, brush the hair up into a high messy bun. Push the headband over the forehead and set it an inch back from the hairline.
  5.  Messy Side Bun Part the hair on the side and tuck the right side behind the ear. Push the headband over the head and set it where the bangs begin. Sweep the hair into a side messy bun that sits right behind the left ear.
  6. Side Ponytail  With a side part, place the headband behind the bangs. Brush the hair over the left shoulder and secure with a clear elastic band.
  7. Side Braid Comb the hair into a side part and place the headband behind the bangs. Pull the hair over the left shoulder and braid into a lose braid securing the end with a clear elastic band.
  8. Sleek Bun Part the hair on the left side and tuck the hair behind the right ear. Comb the hair back into a ponytail and create a sleek bun. Carefully pull the headband over the forehead so it rests behind the bangs.
  9. Tuck and Cover Follow these simple steps to create the Tuck and Cover hairstyle. Or watch the video to see how it’s done!

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1 Comment

  1. November 22, 2013 / 9:59 PM

    Love it, the first and third one are my fave, you’re gorgeous Missy!

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