23 stylish headband and bandana hairstyles we’re loving

All Things Hair | 03 February 2019

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


Headband and bandana hairstyles: Kaia Gerber with brown hair in sleek low ponytail wearing a pearl headband and white outfit.
Pimp up your ponytail with a statement headband. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model with blonde straight long hair wearing a belted headband and all black outfit.
Buckle up! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Nicole Ritchie with golden brown curly medium length hair wearing a orange knotted headband.
Make your curls pop with a knotted headband. Rex by Shutterstock

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.

VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Rita Ora with bleach blonde white hair in updo wearing a black jewelled headband with a bow and red pattern shirt.
When is too much ever too much for Rita Ora? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model with long brown hair in scarf braid on Atlein SS19 runway.
Now that’s we call it a braid upgrade! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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. 

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model with long dark blonde straight hair with a black patent headband wearing a white off the shoulder dress ad long black gloves on Alexander Wang SS19 runway.
Monochrome chic. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Kate Middleton with medium length wavy brown hair wearing a burgundy red headband and matching jacket.
Kate Middleton is hair goals each and every time. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Woman on Dolce and Gabbana SS19 runway with straight dark brown medium hair wearing a gold tiara OTT headband.
OTT hair accessories are one of 2019s biggest trends. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model at Dior SS19 with hair in a sleek bun updo wearing a double pink headband and bold eye makeup.
We love the simplicity of this headband hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model with medium length brown hair wearing a white bandana and leather jacket.
Channel your inner ’00s JLo. Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. ’00s bandana

This retro look is giving us major ’00s Jennifer Lopez vibes mixed with stylish biker babe.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Model at Dolce and Gabbana SS19 show with light brown pixie cut wearing a red stripped head scarf and floral summer outfit.
This look has us dreaming of summer! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Side view of a woman with long golden light brown hair styled in a single braid, with a headband and black embroidered dress.
This stylish look is bound to get you street style spotted. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

VO5 Dry Texturising Spray

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Hailee Steinfield with long chocolate brown tousled eavy hair with crown headband on the red carpet wearing dark berry lipstick
Show-stopper hairstyle anyone? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Two models backstage at Elie Saab runway with golden blonde hair with loose waves wearing pastel coloured headband and dresses
Headbands can work for fancy occasions too! Credit: indigitalimages.com

14. The couture look

This sophisticated and elegant hair accessory we spotted at Elie Saab Haute Couture works a charm for long hairstylesPsstHollywood 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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Street style picture of a woman with long straight brown hair wearing a Louis Vuitton logo print bandana standing against a green backdrop.
Logomania is back with a vengeance. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Logomania

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Singer Rita Ora with blonde hair in bun updos wearing a black new veil headband, looking at the camera while applying red lipstick
Naughty and nice space buns with headband hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

16. Lace front

Seeing Rita Ora team her cute ’90s messy buns with a black lace veil headband is giving us all the style inspo we need for a sassy Halloween or Valentine’s Day look. 😉

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Lily Collins long wavy light brown hair with turban style headband at red carpet industry event.
Join the turban headband life. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Bee Shaffer on the red carpet at MET Gala with her brown her styled in a chic updo with minimal headband.
With Anna Wintour as a mother, Bee is like fashion royalty. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

18. Dainty

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?

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Close up headshot of a asian woman with dark brown straight hair style in pigtail braids with a black satin strip of ribbon used as a headband
Going to the gym with a headband will help keep flyaways at bay and keep you looking style savvy. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Side view of Sienna Miller on the red carpet with her blonde hair styled in a bun with a peach coloured headband.
This might just be the best high bun with headband hairstyle we’ve seen yet. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

20. Flower child

Go from gym hair to red carpet hair in an instant like actress Sienna Miller who upgraded her messy bun with a headband.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Dorit Kemsley with blonde straight shoulder-length hair, styled with a black headband
Prim and polished to perfection. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Neon Hitch with bubblegum pink hair styled in a updo with a black bow headscarf in retro style
Get major pin-up vibes with this headscarf ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

TRESemmé Superior Hold Hairspray

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.

Headband and bandana hairstyles: Maisie Williams with medium brown shoulder-length wavy hair wearing a pearl headband
Make like Maisie and rock a pearl headband. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.



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