Looking to upgrade your everyday style? With headband and bandana hairstyles, it couldn’t be simpler!
With festivals to attend, beaches to enjoy and plenty of sunshine to soak up, it’s not surprising that bold, bright hair accessories often make an appearance during the summer months. And thanks to the latest runways and red carpets, it’s the turn of headband and bandana hairstyles.
We’ve turned to our favourite celebs, bloggers and street-stylers who have sported various bandana and headband 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!
17 super cute bandana and headband hairstyles we love
1. The single braid
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.
2. The bun + veil combo
If there is a style to be tried, you can bet that Rita Ora has tried it. The singer and actress loves to push the limits with her look and we think this headband veil updo is one of her best yet.
3. The messy bun upgrade
Go from gym hair to red carpet hair in an instant with a little help from your fave headband, like actress Sienna Miller who upgraded her messy bun with headband by simply opting for a floral Alice band.
4. The ’90s throwback
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.
5. The elegant updo
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?
6. The bandana 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.
7. Red carpet curls
The She’s Gotta Have It star went for a glitzy look at the Black Panther premiere but it wasn’t just her sequin dress that stole our attention, we are completely obsessed with her curly hair and headband combination!
8. The bandana headband
This super cute look has really got us reaching for our bandanas! Combining a bandana with a wavy ponytail, the neat accessory complements her edgy sense of style and gives off tonnes of cool-girl vibes.
9. The sports luxe look
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.
10. The short hair hack
Looking for a new way to style short hair? Elevate short crops in a jiffy with a dramatic embellished headband (a la Chanel) and you won’t need to worry.
11. The luxe pearl update
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.
12. The smooth and sleek updo
You can always turn to the runway for hair inspiration, and this smooth and sleek ‘do from the Valentino runway is ticking all our hair boxes.
13. Tousled waves
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.
15. The vintage turban
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!
16. The Glow factor
What better way to manage natural curls then by teaming them with a headband? Instead of wrapping curls away, show them off like Glow star Sydelle Noel.
Editor’s tip: Give your curls or waves extra definition while fighting frizz with TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream.
17. 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.