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Updated on March 16, 2021

Delve into the fabulous world of headband hairstyles! Hair accessories are always a great source of inspiration. They can completely change your look and take a boring, casual style to the level of an exciting chic look.

Headband Hairstyles

The following styles range from extremely simple to more sophisticated – each one is special and cute. Headbands can be made from fabric, flowers, yarn, lace or ribbons, and the styling options are endless!

1. Beautiful Buds

Think about a statement piece! This intricate, floral headband is absolutely extraordinary. The tiny rosebuds of different colors make up the lovely flower crown. Here it’s shown on a young lady but flower headbands would actually be a great option for a little flower girl too.

2. Crowning Glory

Headbands don’t have to be boring, artificial-looking pieces made of plastic. Modern glass crystal beads and strasses in skillful hands turn into masterpieces that can compete with fine jewelry. This one’s inspired by baby’s breath. How to wear a headband? When it comes to a jeweled piece like the band in the photo, it will look good on the polished waves with a very subtle messy touch.

3. Beaded Beauty

This pretty beaded band is a perfect finishing touch for this formal updo. The band may be thin but its detail and the shape are so exquisite that it really takes the whole hairstyle to the next level.

4. Girly Chic

Want a girly-sweet and a bit naïve look, so loved by some guys? Opt for a gigantic bow. Headband hairstyles can be played up or down, and we love how retro this soft blue bow looks with her thick bangs. The look is super girly and super fun.

hairstyle with a bow headband for girls

Instagram / @beauxoxo1,

5. Ravishing Rennaisance

Get creative with your headbands and add some large flowers. Faux flowers look so real these days, so you can use easily substitute some fresh stuff with them. So, opt for fake blooms or try using real flowers – the difference doesn’t matter much in most cases. This dramatic piece would work awesome for a fun photo shoot or a hippie fashion statement when you’re going out on the town.

6. Lovely Lace

We love the sweet simplicity of this elastic lace headband. It’s ultra feminine and is a great alternative to other fabrics. This is a nice way to dress up a boring ponytail. It’s also a great band to wear your bangs up and back off of your forehead.

7. Emerald Envy

This bejeweled headband is quite striking and looks almost royal. The bright green goes so well with the warm brown hair color. This could be great for prom or a unique bridal look, too.

8. 20’s Inspired Hairstyle with a Headband

Elastic bands are great to wear across the forehead like they were worn back in the 20’s. This silvery piece is beautiful and takes the style up a notch. Fashion always re-interprets past decades, that’s why headband hairstyles with a vintage feel will always be popular.

9. Delicate Flower Circle

Need a lovely idea for your wedding hair? Flower crowns are still on, and they look gorgeous on younger brides who want a more laid back vibe. Such a tender floral headband is a fabulous option regardless of your hair length.

10. Bold Statement

Use a bandana headband to pull back long heavy hair. The proportions of this large knotted bandana and the heavy dreadlocks work well together. Hairstyles with headbands should be cool and have a carefree vibe.

11. All Star Look

We love this cute star headband. The gold color is classic, and the stars rhyme so well with the shine in the girl’s eyes and her radiant smile.

12. Roaring Twenties

Here is a delicate lace headband you can easily do yourself. A stripe of ivory lace, a fabric flower and some feathers make a fabulous DIY hair piece. Be a stand out at prom with a memorable accessory like this one. It would look pretty with a 1920’s inspired updo, too.

13. Golden Lady

Gold leafed laurels create a very powerful style statement with a very simple hairstyle. It’s a unique look for a confident personality. If you’re not sure how to wear a headband, why not to start with a compact hair piece that won’t be too contrasting for your hair color?

14. Marine Style

Cute blue and white stripes plus bright red anchors make up the adorable marine print of this bow headband. Throwing this on is a quick and easy way to dress up your casual hairstyle on a beautiful summer day.

blonde hair with a bow headband

Instagram / @beauxoxo1,

15. Pom Pom Fun

Here is yet another out of the box headband. Yarn pom pom balls are the delightful surprise of this adorable cherry-red hairstyle. The light blue is a fun contrast to the merlot colored hair strands.

marsala hair color

Instagram / @beauxoxo1,

16. Warm Wrap

Want to know how to wear a headband in the colder months? Try a warm and cozy knit that will look great on the slopes or at your local coffee shop. These knitted bands are a nice alternative to a hat since you can still put your hair into a top knot or ponytail with ease.

17. Geometric Printed

Keep it casual with this simple ribbon like headband. The colorful diamonds on the white band make a great contrast for the solid dark hair color. It adds a touch of whimsy without looking out of place.

18. Fit to be Tied

Grab some cool fabric and simply create a knot shifted to one side for an adorable afro puff that looks great all day long.

19. Winter Wear

We love hairstyles with headbands that look good all year round, but this knitted cozy option is great for colder months. Pair this mustard colored bow with textured hair, and you’ll get a beautiful and practical hairstyle for the days when it’s a little chilly outside.

20. Nicely Knotted

Make your headband the star of your look by choosing a bold color and design. This double knotted band is very eye-catching and will definitely make a statement.

It is really amazing just how many different looks you can create with a simple band. Headband hairstyles are so versatile and are wearable, regardless of season, your age and hair length. This accessory has been around for years but it’s being refreshed day after day by new designs, textures and colors. The next time you want a change in your hair routine, reach for a fun headband and spice up your look!

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