Looking to upgrade your everyday style? With headband and bandana hairstyles, it couldn’t be simpler!
We’ve turned to our favourite celebs, bloggers and street-stylers who have sported various headband and bandana hairstyles to pick up some unique styling tips. So, if you want to jazz up your bun with a headband, or just want to hide some hair sins, we’ve got the best styles on offer right here!
23 super cute bandana and headband hairstyles we love
1. Pearl pony
If you’re committed to your ponytail then this simple headband hairstyle is all you need to give your ‘do a fresh look.
2. Belted headband
Get thrifty this year with a belted headband hairstyle. Spotted on the Saint Laurent runway, models topped off their hairstyles with belted headbands worn across their foreheads for a grunge filled nod to the ’70s bohemian style.
3. Boho curls
With curls this good you’ll want to show them off. Which is why we think the simple headband update is all you need to get in on the trend.
Editor’s tip: Keep your curly tresses looking in tip-top condition with the help of VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil. Add this indulgent natured oil treatment to your wash and care routine to help add shine and reduce breakage.
4. Puffed headband
Rita Ora is always our go-to girl for hair inspiration. Never afraid to try out a new style, the singer went for a jewelled style to compliment her bleach blonde tresses.
5. Scarf braid
We all know that braided styles are aplenty but when you’re no braiding pro, simply weaving your favourite scarf through your braid is all you need it!
Next read: 4 fashionable ways to wear a headscarf.
6. Patent statement
Patent and vinyl fashion have been spotted on all our favourite trendsetters recently. Not ready to go full Matrix-eque with your style? Add a touch of gloss to your hairstyle with a high shine black headband and voila!
Editor’s tip: If like this model you’re planning to wear your headband with poker straight hair, be sure to protect your tresses from heat with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray.
Infused with keratin, helping to tame frizz and boost smoothness, hair will feel silky smooth and full of natural movement.
7. The royal approval
With her flawless blowdried waves, Kate Middleton always has the most enviable tresses and this plush burgundy headband hairstyle is nothing short of perfect.
8. Princess tiaras
Princess designs were a huge hit on the runway, so if you want to go OTT this spring/summer, excude opulence like the models on the Dolce & Gabbana runway with a tiara headband hairstyle.
9. Ballet chic
Simple, stylish and incredibly easy, this headband with a bun is ticking all our boxes. Wear this look to cover greasy strands at your favourite barre class.
10. ’00s bandana
This retro look is giving us major ’00s Jennifer Lopez vibes mixed with stylish biker babe.
11. Cuban holiday
Dial up the fun with this flirty headband hairstyle. To give her pixie cut a summer vibe, this model went for a simple knotted headscarf headband.
12. Regal detail
Looking like she has just stepped off the Dolce & Gabbana runway, this stylista wore her golden brown hair in a simple single braid and topped off her textured ‘do with a gold jewelled headband.
Style tip: For a regal look with a contrasting twist, add texture to your strands with VO5 Dry Texturising Spray and be sure to leave any loose strands to fall along the hairline. The juxtaposition will rack up those Instagram likes.
13. Crowning glory
If you want a headband hairstyle that shows off your long tresses, turn to actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld who opted for this glamorous ‘do for a red carpet event.
Get the look by using a curling iron to create effortless waves, give your tresses a spritz of a shine spray for a silky sheen and complete your look with the crowning glory that is your headband.
14. The couture look
This sophisticated and elegant hair accessory we spotted at Elie Saab Haute Couture works a charm for long hairstyles. Psst: Hollywood waves are also a great one to try for an ultra glam look, too! So, if you fancy impressing your date or friends, keep this mesmerising look on your style radar.
This stylish ’90s look is one that we are more than happy to come back around.
So what do you have to do to get the look? No fancy frills here, simply wrap a printed bandana around the top of your head, securing at the back.
16. Lace front
17. Vintage dream
How amazing does Lily Collins look here? The soft loose waves, the minimal make-up, the vintage glam dress and of course the pièce de résistance; the turban headband. Looking like she has just stepped off a film noir set, this look is giving us Grace Kelly, Hitchcock heroine vibes we just adore!
With Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour as her mother, there is no wonder Bee Shaffer looked incredible at the MET Gala. Wearing her brown locks in a chic updo, Bee completed her red carpet look with a simple silver jewelled headband.
Style tip: We think this elegant style will be perfect for a wedding or prom hairstyle, don’t you?
19. Sports luxe
Planning on heading to the gym this weekend wearing an army of bobby pins? Reach for a classic black headband instead to keep shorter strands safely tucked away from your face and to tap into the sports luxe trend.
Editor’s tip: Tame frizz and flyaways while giving your tresses a glossy high-shine finish with TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops. Work 2-3 pumps between fingers and smooth through the lengths of dry, styled hair avoiding the roots.
20. Flower child
21. Prim & proper look
Make like the Upper East Siders with this Blair Waldorf-inspired headband hairstyle. Mixing preppy and polished, this will appeal to all you Gossip Girls out there.
22. The pin-up
Is Grease your fave movie? Have you always wanted to rock those retro hairstyles like The Pink Ladies? Then this pin-up style on singer Neon Hitch is perfect for you retro lovers out there.
Editor’s tip: Seal in your Rosie the Riveter style with a generous spritz of TRESemmé Superior Hold Hairspray. With superb hold that lasts all day, this ultra-fine fast drying spray is the essential product you need in your arsenal.
23. Luxe pearl
Heading to the office? Why not mix things up a bit like Game of Throne’s star Maisie Williams and rock a quirky, pearly studded headband? This edgy, yet feminine hair accessory still brings heaps of luxe to the table but also gives off cool, rock-chick vibes.