How To Style A Headband

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When it comes to hair, I am all about keeping things easy. Most days I just wash, air dry, and throw it in a messy bun. Occasionally, I’ll wear it down.

However, after wearing my hair the same way for years, I am starting to get bored. This year I am going to mix things up a bit.

Enter in the headband. No, a headband isn’t revolutionary, but it’s an easy way to add some variety to your hairstyles.

With so many different styles, you can find one to go with any aesthetic. From simple minimal to elaborate Gossip Girl styles, the options are endless.

In this post I am going share different ways you can style a headband. Plus I’ll be sharing some styles that have caught my eye.

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How To Wear A Headband Multiple Ways

There are so many different ways to wear this hair accessory. Here are my favorite ways to style a headband:

Danna Paola wearing a green headband.
Danna Paola

With A Middle Part

A headband worn over a middle part is a more modern way to wear this accessory. Whether you go for an embellished style like Danna Paola or opt for a more minimalist design, your hair will look prim and polished.

Shop Similar: Green Embellished, Lele Sadoughi

With A Curl or Wave

Get the ultimate Gossip Girl look by pairing a headband with soft curls or a wave. This looks best with the band farther back on the head, allowing the curls to frame the face.

Shop Similar: Lulu’s Gold Headband

Lulus Gold Headband

Lelet Triple Pearl Headband

As A Stack

For a maximalist look, don’t stop at just one band. Try multiples of the same headband or mix and match different styles. This style works best when the hair is styled simply so the bands make a statement.

Shop This Headband: Lelet Triple Pearl

With An Updo

A beautiful updo will draw attention to your face on its own. Add in a headband and all eyes will be on you. For a cute look opt for a bow band like Lily Collins is wearing. Want to look tougher, look for a band with punk elements like studs or leather.

Shop This Headband: Lelet Le Bow

Lelet NY Le Bow

Anais Pouliot wearing a headband.
Anais Pouliot

With A Messy Bun

For the ultimate casual look, pair your band with a messy bun. Want to hide your unwashed hair? Pick a wider band that will cover several inches of your hairline. To soften the look, take out some pieces of hair to frame the face.

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