Looking to create a headband braid? Then scroll down to discover our easy-to-follow hair tutorial and get the look now!
Why wear a headband when you can create one out of your own hair? A headband braid is a perfect way to sweep a grown-out fringe out of your face or chicly channel a boho vibe for your next festival, party or brunch.
And the great news is, whether you have short or long locks, you can totally pull off this look. Want to learn how to make a braided headband? Keep on reading below to find out – and get ready to meet your new go-to hairstyle!
How to do a braided headband: Step-by-step guide
Apply hair oil.
Section your hair.
Get ready for braiding.
French braid your hair.
Once you’ve completed this process twice, continue braiding along the hairline, but this time make sure to pick up a small section of hair from each side every time that you weave a section over the middle, as you would do a French plait.
Once you reach the opposite ear, you can stop picking up strands of hair to interweave into your braid, and simply continue plaiting your hair until you reach the end.
Pancake your braid.
Secure your braided hair.
Tease your crown.
Smooth your hair.
Then generously spray your ‘do with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray to keep your braid beautiful all day long.
How to braid your hair like a headband with short hair
Think that short hair can’t be braided? Well, think again, because the good news is that the headband braid can be done on short tresses too. Yes, you heard us correctly. This is because the headband braid is a flat plait and doesn’t require lots of length. Neat, eh?
So, want to know how to braid your hair like a headband on short tresses? Easy! Just follow the steps above and braid until you reach just above your ear. Then use a bobby pin to discreetly secure your braid behind your ear like our model below.
Enjoyed our how to do a headband braid tutorial, but still on the hunt for more simple plaiting hacks? Then, don’t forget to check out our Braids page, for all the best ways to weave your mane!