November 26, 2014 Angela Melero Spotlight

Super Chic Ways to Wear Headbands

This season, halls won’t be the only thing you’ll be decking! Give your hair the holiday treatment with some fun and funky headbands. While our default headband hairstyle is usually a top knot or sleek, loose style, we’ve decided to think outside the hair box. We came up with three fun ways to rock headband hair. Enjoy!

headband hairstyles
Twisted Updo
Put on the headband and allow the front sections of the hair to hang free. Twist one side of the hair so it wraps around the headband and secure it at the back of the head with bobby pins. Repeat with the other side. Gather the back section of hair and pull it into a low, loose pony. Starting from the ends, roll the pony up into a barrel-shaped bun and secure with bobby pins. Spray the style with a strong-hold hairspray like Garnier Fructis Full Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray.

Braid ’n’ Bun
Do a deep part on the side of your head and begin French or Dutch braiding the front section of the hair. Don’t make the braid too tight — it should look thick and a bit messy. Keep braiding until you hit the side nape of the neck. Secure the braid with an elastic band. Pull all of your hair into a low chignon and pin it down with bobby pins. Pull at the bun a bit to loosen it up and give it a slightly undone look. Top off the look by resting a fun headband of your choice right behind the braided section. Spray the style with hairspray and you’re good to go!

Messy Pony
Start off by curling the hair into loose, natural waves using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron. Texture and volume are key components to this ’do, so before you start styling, sprinkle some texturizing powder onto the front of the hair and the crown (we love L’Oréal Professionnel True Grip Texturizing Powder). Tease the front of the head with a teaser comb and gently brush it back so it’s full yet smooth. Pull the hair into a high ponytail (if you need a little added fullness, try the super-bouncy double pony trick). Grab a headband and pull it on so it sits at the front of your head. Lightly tease the pony to give it extra volume and spray it with flexible-hold hairspray. (Be sure not to spray too much product as it will weigh down the pony.)

Which of these headband hairstyles will you try first? Spill on your fave in the comments below. 

Models: Jessyca Dewey, Erin Laine, Claire McGovern



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