Headbands are an adaptable hair accessory that can elevate any hairstyle from ordinary to extraordinary, whether you want a chic and sophisticated look or a fun and playful vibe. Headbands come in various styles, colors, and textures to match any outfit or occasion, from sleek and straight to curly and wild.
In this blog, we’ll look at 40 headband hairstyles for women that are sure to turn heads. We’ve compiled a list of stunning hairstyles that highlight the versatility of headbands. We have you covered whether you want an elegant updo, a romantic half-up, a half-down style, or a casual messy bun. Our selection of headbands ranges from thin and delicate to bold and statement-making. We’ve also included a variety of materials, such as floral, beaded, fabric, and metallic headbands. We have something for everyone, whether your style is bohemian, retro or glamorous Hollywood on the red carpet.
You’ll surely find the perfect headband hairstyle to match your style and flair with many beautiful hairstyles. So, grab your favorite headband and prepare to make a hair statement!
1. Sleek and straight with a thick headband
A thick headband elevates a classic look. This style looks polished and professional on both long and short hair. Flat iron your hair and apply anti-frizz serum for this look. Next, secure a thick headband above your forehead with bobby pins. This outfit works for work, interviews, and formal dinners.
2. High bun with a thin headband
A high bun is a classic hairstyle worn casually or formally. Add elegance with a thin headband. Start with a high ponytail and an elastic band. Twist and pin the ponytail into a bun. Finish with a thin headband above the bun. Weddings, proms, and other formal events suit this look.
3. Curly hair with a braided headband
Curly hair is beautiful, but a braided headband can elevate it. This bohemian-inspired style works for long and short hair. Braid a small section of hair near your hairline to get this look. Wrap the braid around your head like a headband and secure it with bobby pins. Let the rest of your curls fall for a romantic, effortless look. This outfit works for music festivals, beach vacations, and other casual events.
4. Low ponytail with a floral headband
A floral headband adds elegance to a low ponytail. Spring or summer weddings, garden parties, and other outdoor events suit this style. Put your hair in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it with an elastic band. For a feminine touch, add a floral headband above the elastic band. This style suits long and short hair.
5. Side-swept bangs
A glamorous hairstyle, side-swept bangs are flattering and versatile. Start by pinning your bangs to one side. Adjust a jeweled headband above your forehead. This style is perfect for prom, weddings, and red-carpet events.
6. An updo with a beaded headband
A beaded headband can spice up a classic updo. A black-tie gala or charity ball would suit this style. Start by putting your hair in a low bun or chignon. After that, adjust a beaded headband above the bun. It’s a head-turner for both long and short hair.
7. Low ponytail with a twisted headband
This hairstyle is perfect for a simple yet elegant look. It involves twisting a headband around a low ponytail at the nape. The headband keeps hair out of the face and adds glamour. The hairstyle and occasion can dress up or down.
8. Top knot with a knotted headband
This hairstyle is perfect for long-haired summertime wearers. Pulling hair into a high ponytail and twisting it into a bun creates the top knot. A knotted headband adds texture and detail to the bun. This hairstyle is great for beach days and casual outings.
9. Beach waves with a braided headband
Perfect for bohemian looks. A curling iron or sea salt spray creates beach waves, and a braided headband covers the crown. Braided style add texture and keep hair out of the face. Casual outings and music festivals suit this look.
10. Fishtail braided headband
This hairstyle is ideal for romantic and feminine looks. Fishtail braids are made by weaving small sections of hair into an intricate pattern and wrapping it around the head like a headband. The fishtail braid gives the hairstyle texture and keeps it out of the face. Weddings and proms suit this look.
11. Side braid with a floral headband
This romantic hairstyle is perfect for women. An elastic band secures a side braid. Add texture and detail with a floral headband over the braid. Spring and summer weddings, or even a day out with friends, suit this look.
12. Sleek low bun with a jeweled headband
This hairstyle is perfect for sophisticated and glamorous looks. Pulling hair back into a low ponytail and twisting it into a bun creates a sleek low bun. To embellish the bun, a jeweled headband is added. Galas and weddings suit this look.
13. Loose curls with a lace headband
A romantic and feminine hairstyle for a special occasion or date night. First, curl hair loosely with a curling iron or hot rollers. Put a delicate lace headband above your forehead. Secure the headband by tucking it behind your ears. It can be worn down or in a messy bun or low ponytail.
14. Half-up, half-down with a chain
A boho-chic hairstyle for festivals or a day out with friends. First, separate the top half of your hair with an elastic band, then put a chain headband above your forehead. Style your bottom half with loose waves or beachy curls. Straight or curly, this hairstyle works.
15. High ponytail with a fabric headband
This playful hairstyle is perfect for a workout or a casual day out. First, tie your hair into a high ponytail with an elastic band. Put a fabric band above your forehead. This will add color and hold your hair. Wrapping the fabric headband or bandana around the ponytail base adds polish.
16. Waterfall braid with a shiny headpiece
A romantic and elegant wedding or formal event hairstyle. First, create a waterfall braid on one side of your head. Put a shiny headband above your forehead. This will hold your hair and sparkle. For texture, you can curl or wave the rest of your hair.
17. Messy bun with a floral headband
This playful and feminine hairstyle is perfect for summer or Coachella festivals. First, tie your hair into a messy bun with an elastic band. Put a floral headband above your forehead. This adds color and texture. To relax, pull out a few hairs around your face.
18. French twist with a pearl headband
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for formal events or a night out. First, French twist your hair and secure it with bobby pins. Put a pearl headband above your forehead. This will make you look classy. For texture, you can curl or wave the rest of your hair.
19. Loose waves with a ribbon headband
Perfect for romantic or bohemian looks. First, curl your hair. Create a natural wave by gently brushing the curls. Next, tie a ribbon headband at your nape. To finish, tuck some hair behind your ears. This hairstyle adds femininity to any outfit for a wedding or formal event.
20. Waterfall braided headband with a barrette
This elegant style is ideal for formal events. Start by braiding a small section of hair at the front of your head into a waterfall braid by alternating strands over and under. Stop braiding behind your ear. Tuck loose hair behind your ear and secure the braid with a barrette. Summer weddings and fancy evenings suit this hairstyle.
21. Side ponytail with a knotted headband
This chic modern style is perfect for a casual day out. Begin with a low-side ponytail. Put a knotted headband over your head and tuck the ends into the ponytail. This makes the side ponytail fun and different. This style is great for a beach day or lunch with friends.
22. Twist out with a printed headband
Without heat, twist-outs create defined, voluminous curls. Wash your hair and apply twisting cream or gel to small sections for this look. Twist each section tightly and let your hair dry overnight. Untwist and fluff hair in the morning. Finally, wear a printed bandana or band and tuck loose hair behind your ears. This hairstyle adds a playful touch to any outfit for a casual day out.
23. Dutch braid with a jeweled headband
This classic and elegant style is perfect for a special occasion. Start by taking a small section of hair at the front of your head and creating a Dutch braid by crossing small sections from underneath over the top. Stop braiding behind your ear. Tuck any loose hair behind your ears and put a jeweled headband on. Weddings and formal events suit this hairstyle.
24. Faux hawk
This fun and edgy style is perfect for a night out or a concert. First, tease the top of your hair to create volume. Create a faux hawk or Mohawk by smoothing and pinning the hair. Finally, wear an accessory band and tuck loose hair behind your ears. This hairstyle is ideal for rockers.
25. Sleek high ponytail with a metallic headpiece
This trendy hairstyle is perfect for formal occasions or days when you want to look chic and polished. This hairstyle involves a high ponytail at the crown and a metallic headband. The hairstyle is perfect for a night out or a formal event with the metallic headband. Women with medium to long hair can easily achieve this hairstyle.
26. Crown braided updo
This classic hairstyle is perfect for any occasion. A headband can enhance its elegance. To get this look, crown and braid your hair. This involves braiding your hair from side to side to form a circular crown. After braiding, put a headband behind your braid. This will smooth your hair and keep it in place. Weddings, proms, and other formal events suit this hairstyle.
27. Loose curls with a feather headband
Loose curls with a feather headband add volume and texture. Feather styles can make this style stand out. Start by curling your hair. After curling, put a feather headband on top. This will hold your curls and create a bohemian look. This hairstyle is ideal for music festivals, beach parties, and other casual events.
28. Top knot with a braided headband
The classic top knot can be dressed up or down. A braided headband makes this style more elegant. Start with a high ponytail. Make a bun by twisting your hair around the ponytail. Wrap a braid around the bun base and secure it with bobby pins. This will keep your hair in place and look trendy. This hairstyle is great for work, school or college, and other casual events where you want to look put-together.
29. Side-swept curls with a jeweled headband
Side-swept curls are romantic and feminine on any hair length. A jeweled headband enhances this style. Start by curling your hair. After curling, pin your hair to one side. Put a jeweled headband over your hair behind your ear. This will keep your hair in place and look luxurious. This hairstyle is perfect for weddings, proms, and other formal events.
30. Low ponytail
A classic low ponytail can be dressed up or down. This style looks chicer with a headband. Start with a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Put a hairband behind your hairline on your head. This will keep your hair in place and look polished. This hairstyle is great for work, school, and other casual events where you want to look put-together. It keeps your hair out of your face while looking chic, making it a great hairstyle for working out or running errands.
31. French braid with a floral headpiece
This romantic hairstyle is ideal for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. French braid your hair for this look. Finish your braid with an elastic band. Put a floral headband above your forehead. Adjust the hair accessory for comfort and balance. Long-haired women can wear this hairstyle with anything from a maxi dress to a blouse and jeans.
32. Boho waves with a jeweled accessory
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for a night out or a special occasion. Start by curling your hair. After cooling, brush your curls to create loose waves. Next, wear a jeweled headband just above your hairline. Adjust the style for comfort and balance. This hairstyle works with maxi dresses, flowy skirts, and blouses for medium to long hair.
33. Braided updo with a ribbon headband
This elegant hairstyle is ideal for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. Start with a three-strand braid for this look. Tuck your braid under to make a small bun at the end. Put a ribbon headband above your forehead. Adjust the look for comfort and balance. This hairstyle looks great with formal gowns and cocktail dresses on medium-to-long hair.
34. Tucked-in crown
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for the office or a formal event. Start by parting your hair. Tuck a little hair from one side under the other. Switch sides. Next, put a headband above your forehead. Adjust the hairstyle for comfort and balance. This hairstyle works well with a tailored suit, pencil skirt, and blouse for medium to long hair.
35. Curly side ponytail
This flirty hairstyle is perfect for a casual day out. Start by curling your hair. After your curls cool, pull your hair to one side and secure it with an elastic band. Next, put a headband above your forehead. Adjust the hairstyle for comfort and balance. This hairstyle works well with sundresses, jeans, and t-shirts for medium to long hair.
36. Half-up, half-down with a twisted headband
Perfect for a chic, effortless look. First, part your hair down the middle and take a small front section on each side. Twist and pin each section backward. Put a twisted headband above your ears. Tie the back hair into a half-up, half-down ponytail. For texture, curl or wave the loose hair.
37. Two braided ponytails
This cute and playful hairstyle is perfect for long hair. Start by parting your hair in half. Make two braids on each side and tie them with elastic bands. Next, put a fabric bandana on and push it back to add volume. Finally, tie both braids into low ponytails at your nape. For a more bohemian look, loosen the braids.
38. Dutch braid with a bohemian touch
This hairstyle is ideal for romantic bohemians. Create a Dutch braid on one side of your head from the hairline to the back. Secure the braid with an elastic band and repeat on the other side. Place a bohemian headband above your forehead. To look more natural, pull out some wispy hair or bangs around your face.
39. Low bun with a pearl accessory
Elegant and sophisticated. Start with a low ponytail at your nape and an elastic band. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Put a pearl headband above your ears. Pulling out crown hair adds texture to the bun.
40. Messy pixie
This fun and edgy hairstyle is perfect for short hair. Start by texturizing your pixie cut with a spray or pomade. To add volume, put a headband on and push it back. For more drama, spike or curl the crown hair. This hairstyle can spice up your daily look.