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How to Wear a Headband with Short Hair for Any Occasion

Got a party or just feeling fancy? Slide on a glitzy headband accessory.

Curious how to wear a headband with short hair? We’re here to tell you that contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to up your short hairstyling game for formal occasions, or for when you just feel like being a bit fancy. So yes, for all of you out there that believe short hair doesn’t have many styling options, we’re proving you wrong today! You can add a set of curls, use glitzy accessories like wearing a headband with short hair, or both. We’re going with both! Why not?

This has to be one of the easiest fancy hairstyles you can create in a hurry. Read on as we demonstrate how to wear a headband with short hair for formal occasions and get inspired:

Step 1

Start with clean and frizz-free hair.

We suggest starting this short hairstyle off with clean and frizz-free hair. To get that, wash your hair with Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated with less sulfates, this duo works to ensure that your hair will be shiny and smooth. After washing your hair, blow-dry it straight, then flat iron if needed.

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Step 2

Add curls or waves with curling wand.

Divide your hair into workable sections as you use a curling wand to add a set of sexy curls or waves into your short hair. It’s totally up to you what style you want to create. If you want a curl, simply wrap the entire section of hair around the wand. For a wave, wrap your hair around midway and leave the ends out.

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Step 3

Tease your hair and add volume with a comb.

It’s time to pump up the jam in your hair! Create volume and texture by teasing your hair. Before doing so, take the time to separate your curls by raking a wide comb through your curls. After separating, gently back-comb your hair until you get the amount of volume and texture you want.

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Step 4

Add your headband accessory.

Now it’s time to create the fancy look! Take your sparkliest headband and slide it gently over your newly curled hair.

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Step 5

Final headband with short hair look!

Set your hairstyle with a flexible hold spray like Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray. This formula works to stop static and flyaways, ensuring a frizz-free finish. Now you’re all set to paint the town red with a killer hairstyle to boot!

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1. Double Up

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Double up with a two-strand headband.

Double up on the headband trend by opting for a double-stranded option.

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2. Natural Texture

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Embrace your texture.

Embrace your natural hair and draw attention to your unique texture with a bandana headband.

3. Tiny Top Knot

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Pull your hair up into a tiny top knot.

Pull your short strands up into a tiny top knot and top off the style with a folded scarf. Use a few bobby pins to hold up the shorter layers and let a few pieces fall to frame your face.

4. Tame Your Curls

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Use a headband to keep your curls out of the way.

Use a headband to pull your curls away from your face while simultaneously drawing attention to your curls.

5. High Contrast

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Try a high contrast style.

Use a high contrast color to show off your unique hue. Choose a color that pops: think a black headband on blonde hair, a turquoise scarf on brown hair, or a bright red on black hair.

Now you’re ready to rock a headband with your short hair! Snap a photo and tag us @AllThingsHairUS so we can see your look!

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