A bandana is a large, printed handkerchief that can be worn around the neck, but it is most commonly used as a hair accessory that you tie around your head, like a headband. Bandana hairstyles had their heyday in the ’40s, as women wore them to protect their hair from getting caught in the machines and equipment they used.
They also became a staple ’90s hair accessory, with artists like 2Pac and Aaliyah also sporting them. And now, popular celebs, bloggers and Instagram-stylers are proving that bandanas are versatile and the hottest hair accessory to wear in 2020.
To show you how to style and wear them the right way, we’ve rounded up the best bandana hairstyle ideas to copy, see below.
Bandana Headband With Waves
If you’re wondering why bandana hairstyles and headbands are so popular at the moment, it’s because of their ability to take any look to new stylish heights. And, this simple look is a serious case in point.
If you’re a fan of updos, this style is for you. This would make the perfect all-day look!
If you like your bun full of volume, you need to make sure to prep your strands with the TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Volumising Shampoo & Conditioner. Once washed, spray some of the TRESemmé Heat Protectant Spray on the lengths and blow dry with a big round brush to achieve a plumped style.
Ponytail With a Wrapped Bandana
We had to include this number in our round-up! This braided ponytail wrapped with a bandana is exactly what you need to nail model-off-duty vibes.
Pineapple Updo With a Bandana
Want to give your gorgeous curls a quick update? Tie your curls up, wrap your bandana around it and you’ve got yourself a cute, low effort hairstyle.
Editor’s tip: To make the style pop even more, apply some of the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie to your curls for added definition.
Messy bun With a Bandana Headband
Bandanas are your second-day hair’s best friend and are great for adding charm to an otherwise simple hairstyle, like this messy bun updo.
Half-up With a Bandana
This one is for the ladies who love half-up, half-down hairstyles.
Editor’s tip: Keep your half-up style looking smooth and sleek with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.
When you need an extra dose of drama and glamour in your life (and a way to weatherproof your mane), try wearing this style. Don’t forget to finish off the look with sunglasses and a bold red lip.
Logo Printed Bandana
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.