Has your hair become more ho hum than smokin’ hot?
Want some added cuteness without a lot of fuss?
Would a little Headband 101 help to glam things up?
You’re right. A distinctive accessory (read headband) can make your look memorable.
That’s all it takes.
Done right it gives off a kind of cool girl vibe too.
It’s also a great way to jazz up your hair without taking a lot of time to fuss with it.
At least that’s the takeaway from the great video tutorial that follows. It describes three easy styles anyone can do using a hair band that can leave you looking OMG-amazing.
Even better with these you’ve got the option of wearing your hair up or down – the perfect tact for summer garden parties. The vid’s packed with hair inspiration that helps you achieve instant cuteness that will leave others completely wowed.
If curling needed is you, then divide your hair in half keeping the top half up and outta the way using an alligator clip.
Bring the bottom layer to the front over your shoulders, taking reasonably sized sections curl them with your iron. When you’ve curled all the hair in the bottom layer release more hair and repeat.
Obviously if your hair is wavy or curly to begin with no need to break out the curling iron. But if that doesn’t describe your hair you’ll likely want to put some loose curls in to add body.
The goal is not curly locks. The aim here is more texture and volume. So you might want to rake those just created curls with your fingers to loosen them some so they relax a bit.
By the way, you might also use these three styling techniques to create a great looking second day hair style. Don’t be afraid to use your favorite dry shampoo if you need to rough things up for even more texture. In fact that’s probably a very good idea.
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A more formal look than your everyday hair, this tucked in look is perfect for those occasions when you want something more dressy but don’t have hours to achieve the effect. This one is so simple you’re just gonna love it. It will leave you ready to play the lead in Pretty Woman.
First place your headband over your hair maybe an inch or so from your hairline. Secure it with small grip clips to help keep it in place while you are creating the style. You will take them out when you are done.
Starting on either side, take a section of hair above you ear and tuck it under and around the head band. In essence you are wrapping the hair around the head band using it to provide structure for the style. Then take more hair. This is something like braiding where each time you will repeat picking up more hair and wrapping it as before.
This is an awesome look because it takes mere minutes to complete yet looks so cute. And it’s just the first of these three headband hairstyles.
This is a great look for those with any kind side swept bangs. Your choice of head band determines whether this is a more dressy or casual look.
As before place the headband in place across the crown of your head and secure it with your clips. Then starting on the side opposite the direction you sweep the fringe across your forehead, take a section of hair and tuck it under the wrap. Do this all the way around most of your head so that you end up with your hair on one side resting over your shoulder. At this point take some hair from the other side and do the same taking care not to include any hair from your bangs. You get a simple yet elegant effect when finished.
About Headbands: Width matters. Said because wider ones make a bolder statement. Some feel they also give off a more modern feeling. Black is your safest color choice as not everyone can pull off a vivid pattern. Yet when used as this video suggests even tamer colors will come off as anything but boring. Yet until you have the hang of this, thinner bands, think classic skinny and black, might be best.
This overview of headband hairstyles wraps up with a updo that those with long or short strands can rock.
Repeat what you did with the first hairstyle tucking all your hair under the band. This time you’ll wrap all your hair around the band. Those with longer hair may find this to be a bit much. But for medium or short haired girls this will leave you looking absolutely fab.
Remove the clips and use bobby pins as needed to hold the style together. Or consider any of the Hipsey non slip headbands that have a velveted backing to keep them from riding up or slipping down. Goody Ouchless wraps might help you avoid hairband headache too. While something from Bolder Bands might work if you like to work out and look good doing it. The nice thing is regardless of brand you can find a variety of decorative widths, vibrant colors, and materials from glitter to beaded to rhinestones. Again look for those that are adjustable so you don’t get stuck with an annoying headache from the tension the band puts on your scalp.
There’s little news in reporting headbands are a popular hair accessory. Not much is new in mentioning such glitzy accessories can help you get noticed either. Plus there are many ways to get in on this hair pushing back action even if it seems at times you have a love hate relationship with them. (You love how cute they look but hate how they seem to cut off circulation to the brain after a while.) They can be the crowning touch adding just the right amount of subtle detail giving you a style with just tons of attitude. They can also help distract if you are working third day hair, if you know what I mean. Plus a little “texture” can help to hold them in place.
Who doesn’t like to wear flowers in their hair? Not the least bit understated, if you can be seen dripping with hippy adorableness then a floral headband may be perfect for you. Certainly a more casual look that can liven up your typical knock around summer blue jeans outfits.
Styles in these things come and go. Faux-hair braided headbands can glow red hot for a New York minute then fade away to black. The selling point they will blend in better and will not clash with whatever you are wearing. You can always double up and wear two of them to make a bigger bolder statement.
Looking for something to set off your bob? A plastic headwrap may be just the answer. Something maybe an inch and a half wide might be just what you’ve been looking for. Works great with or without a part to create an effortless yes a somewhat more finished look. One that can transport your hair back to that golden age of mod, the ’60s.
Yeah, ever notice? Seems everyone from time to time uses their sunglasses as a stand-in head band trying to get away with it in a I-just-slipped-my-shades-up-there kind of way. How else do you explain that fact that sometimes it seems 57.4% of the girls seen out and about at night look to be trying to pull this off? Okay given we all do, it this casual approach works even better if you plan ahead so you look good while doing it. For example loose waves or more a more poufy hairstyle tend to work best with this “look”. With your hair brushed back or parted in the middle, you can plant a pair of those big plastic shades in the middle of your head. By the way those glasses with a molded nose piece work best as they won’t get tangled and break any strands.
Anyway you should be good to go. I hope you love the simplicity of these three looks as much as I do. They are a great way to wear your hair up, out of your face and off your neck. Plus you can effortlessly work in a sparkling splash of color or a little bling too. Here’s guessing you’ll break out singing “I Feel Pretty” when you work any of these into your styling routine.