The market is flooded with a variety of headbands and hairbands. It’s hard to resist the temptation to pick up these available in diverse designs. Thanks to designers, stylists, and movies, these head accessories are in vogue now. One can achieve a range of looks by doing hairstyles using headbands and hairbands. From cute to dramatic, stylish to classy, it is just a matter of learning the hairstyle. This article shows you easy and unique hairstyles that make you look all that we mentioned above.

These hairstyles are suitable for all hair types and hair lengths. Whether you have short hair, medium length hair or long hair, you can choose based on what suits your hair length best. These headband and hairband hairstyles can be done for both curly as well as straight hair types. Why wait?! Try them out the next time you step out.

Trendy and Classy Hairstyles Using Headbands:

Here are the best hairstyles using headbands for all occasions. Nowadays these are trendy and stylish hairstyles and also given different identities to the crowd.

1. Hairstyles with Headbands for Curly Hair:

Image Source: Shutterstock

If you have curly hair and wish to work on a simple yet charming hairstyle with headbands, we got you covered. All you need is a perfect, cute little headband and you are set to get started.

  • Take the headband in your hand and make sure it is intact.
  • Now comb your hair neatly to get away from all the tangles. Apply serum to give it some nice shine and finish.
  • Take the headband and wear it from beneath your hair to the top.
  • Adjust it neatly and tie it on the top, and you are done!

This hairstyle is perfect and can be done instantly in no time. Women with any face shape can look cute and mesmerizing in this hairstyle.

2. Everyday Hairstyles with Headband:

Image Source: Instagram

You can do similar ample hairstyles with a basic headband. Wondering how?

  • All you need to do is first recreate a simple hairstyle. Take the headband and add it to the hairstyle.
  • For instance, you can wear a headband with a ponytail, bun, loose hair, or half hair up and half down look too.
  • Take the headband, wear it from beneath your hair, and wrap it up beautifully from the top.
  • That is it; you can look stunning with just the addition of a simple headband.

This headband trick can accentuate your everyday look seamlessly, and the best part is that it is suitable for any hair texture. Isn’t it cool?

3. Messy Bun with Headband:

Image Source: Instagram

You can try this messy bun hairstyle with a headband, and it is seamlessly suitable for both short and long hair. This hairstyle with headband is also pretty easy and quick, yet looks contemporary.

  • Work on your messy bun at first. As you can imagine, comb your hair and make a messy bun. You can choose an elastic or clips of your choice to make the bun.
  • Add the headband as described above. You can either use an elastic headband or a tie-up band too.

That is it, you are set to go! This headband bun hairstyle idea is a charming and relevant choice to accentuate your glam quotient effortlessly. Do you agree?

4. Elegant up-do Using Headband

Image Source: Shutterstock

As the name suggests, this hairstyle imparts an elegant look to the wearer. That makes it suitable as both work wear and party wear hairstyle. Below are the steps to follow for this hair-do.

  • Comb your hair backwards and make sure it is untangled.
  • Take a center parting, up to 3 inches inwards from the hairline.
  • Next, divide the front portion of the hair into two, one on either side of the parting.
  • Leave these two front portions and tie the rest of the hair into a pony. Make sure the pony is tight enough to act as a base support for the hairstyle.
  • Apply styling cream to the front portion of the hair that is left loose and comb it.
  • Now, tie a thick and wide headband over the pony just the way you tie a rubber band.
  • Pull the pony hair over this headband and make a neat bun. Tie a rubber band over it so that the hair doesn’t come out. Tuck the ends of the ponytail hair into the bun using U-pins or any other suitable pins.
  • Now comb the two front portions of the hair together so that the center parting is no longer seen.
  • Comb the hair back twist the hair around the existing bun and secure the ends with pins.
  • Make sure that the front hair is not tied too tightly. Give it a wavy and fluffy feel to achieve an elegant look.

It’s that simple to look classy! Pair this with an elegant chiffon or georgette flowing gown to enhance its beauty. This suits both young ladies and older women with oval faces. If you have wavy hair, you have an added advantage. Since it’s great as both office and party hairstyle, you can try this throughout the year. To get an evening party look with this hairstyle, simply add some hair accessories to the up-do. You are all set!

5. Twisted Bun Hairstyle:

Image Source: Shutterstock

Are you in a rush and yet want to do a special hairstyle? Try this one. This hairstyle done with a wire headband can be done in 2 minutes flat!

  • Comb your hair back and wrap the wire headband to your hair at the nape of your neck.
  • Pull either end of the headband to form a straight line after trying the hair in it.
  • Roll the hair upwards using the headband. This can be done by holding either side of the headband in one hand and rolling it up.
  • Once all the hair is rolled-up until the neck, form a circle and tie either end of the headband. This forms a low bun.
  • If necessary, use pins to keep the hairstyle in place.

Now you are all set to step out in style. If you have time, adorn your mane with a flower crown headband for a boho headband hairstyle. You could also you a stretchy headband. This hairstyle suits young women in their 30s and 40s with round faces and wavy or straight hair. It goes well with wide neck, boat neck and off-shoulder style gowns. Summer is a good time to pait these gowns with this hairstyle.

6. Cute Hair up-do:

Image Source: Shutterstock

If you like plaits and want that messy look, we suggest this hairstyle. You can add a cloth headband to this hairstyle for a cute look. This hairstyle is suitable for both medium and long length hair.

  • Start by combing your hair well and picking the center top portion on the front.
  • Back-comb the divided portion of the hair to give it a fluffy look. Use a puffer under this hair to achieve the desired look and tie it into a ponytail.
  • Now, pick the front hair that is on the left of this ponytail to make a plait. The plait should start from the front at the hairline and go all the way back. You can try out different plait styles here.
  • Repeat the same for the front right portion of the hair.
  • Tie the left and right braids and the loose hair at the center into a ponytail. Leave a few loose hair strands on the front to fall beautifully on the face.
  • Make a bun leaving the ends of the hair loose for a messy look.
  • Tie a cloth headband around the bun for a cute look.

This hairstyle is great for teenagers and college goers, as a prom hairstyle. It suits all face shapes. It literally suits all hair types due to its care-free look. Pair it up with a casual floral printed gown for a perfect look in any season. You can use a fancy headband if you plan this style for a party.

Read: Hairstyle On Lehenga For Medium Hair

7. Elegant Bun with Chignon and Pearl String:

Image Source: Shutterstock

Do you love Audrey Hepburn’s look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the famous black dress with pearls and a bun? This one is for you then. It whispers elegance and class, perfect for a cocktail party or an evening date.

  • Comb the hair well and divide it vertically into parts, making a high ponytail of the center portion.
  • Use a puffer under the ponytail hair, spread the hair over it and tie another rubber band at the bottom side of the puffer. The hair that remains after tying forms a ponytail again.
  • Take the hair from one side and also the center ponytail. Bring them over the bun and turn them under the bun. Secure it with pins.
  • Next, take hair from the other side and pull it underneath the bun first and then over it. Secure the loose strands with pins.
  • The hairstyle is now done! Wrap a pearl strand around the bun for a touch of elegance.

This hairstyle has a timeless appeal. Women of all ages can carry it off with Elan. Smooth and straight hair brings the best of this hairstyle. If you don’t have naturally straight hair, use a hair straightener first and then try out this hairstyle. Remember that to retain the classy look, pick an outfit in solid colours, especially darker colours. A multi-colour outfit will rob the classy appeal that this hair-do imparts. And what better time than Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners to try this hairstyle?

8. Easy and Neat Hair Bun:

Image Source: Shutterstock

This simple hairstyle is great for people with less hair volume. This is a quick-to-do style, and all it needs is a readymade bun and some pins. And not just that, this headband tuck hairstyle is suitable for all hair lengths and all hair types too. Let us learn how to do it now.

  • Comb your hair neatly and tie a high ponytail.
  • Use the readymade bun-type band and pull the ponytail hair through the hole at the center of the band.
  • Move the bun-band all the way up to the ponytail by twisting the hair pulled into it.
  • Now, spread the hair twisted around the bun uniformly so that the entire bun is covered with your hair.
  • Secure the hair and the bun-band using u-pins or any other suitable pins.

You are ready to go now! It’s neat and goes together well with both pants and well-fitted gowns. Which means this is a day wear or work wear hairstyle. Women in their 30s and 40s, with smooth and straight hair, look best in this hairstyle. If you want to tie up the hair in a simmering summer heat and still look stylish, this one is for you.

9. Backstage Pony:

Image Source: Shutterstock

For all the school and college-goers out there, this is a hassle-free and fun hairstyle. It can be done in a jiffy if you have a few hairbands. It looks great with long hair but can be done for medium length hair as well. Here we go.

  • Begin by combing your hair and pulling it high, almost at the top center of your head.
  • Use a band and tie a high ponytail.
  • Comb the ponytail neatly and start tying hairbands to the ponytail leaving approximately 2 inches between two hairbands. That is, tie the second band 2 inches below the ponytail hairband and the next one 2 inches below the second and so on.
  • Repeat this until you are left with the last 2 inches of your hair.

This hairstyle is very similar to pigtails. If you are in your teens or early 20s with an oval or square face, this can be your daily go-to hairstyle. Unless your hair is too curly to tame, you can pull it off with the least effort. You can use a turban headband with this hairstyle to add some spunk. Opt for sports dresses to make a perfect match with this hairstyle.

Read: Hairstyle On Jeans For Long Hair

10. Retro Hairstyle:

Image Source: Shutterstock

You have a retro theme party and are all dressed up for it. But you have no idea how to style your hair for the retro look and need to rush for the party. Then this hairstyle will be your savior, giving you a retro look in less than a minute!

  • Firstly, comb your hair neatly. You could either take a side partition or comb the hair back.
  • Get your wire headband out and simply put it around your head to form a bow for a retro look. The wire wrapped in the cloth headband lets you twist the band in the shapes and angles you like.
  • You could have the bow towards one side of the head instead of center. Placing the bow at the top center might make you look like a kid and not the retro look you wanted.
  • We’re done!

It is that simple! We promised you it wouldn’t take more than a minute. If you have a round face, you will love the look this hairstyle gives you. It looks great with all hair types – curly, wavy and straight. Pair it with a polka-dot dress or gown before you head out for a Friday night party! Young girls can choose bow hairbands or any other cute ones whereas women in their 30s and 40s can opt for a more sober band.

11. Colourful Thin Headband Braid:

Image Source: Shutterstock

Are you in a mood to let your hair loose? This one does just that, and by adding some colour by the way. Let us look at how to do it.

  • Start by combing a large portion of your hair onto one side of the face. Like the way, we do for a side parting, but the parting should not be visible here.
  • At the parting, pull out a very thin portion of the hair, a bunch of hair strands and backcomb them.
  • Pick any ribbon or thin cloth strip in the colour of your choice. Just make sure that the ribbon or cloth strip is almost as long as your hair. This lets you braid it with the hair till the hair ends.
  • Next, divide the pulled-out hair into two parts and join the ribbon or cloth strip as the third part to make a braid.
  • Using the 3 parts, make a braid and work it till the ends of the hair. Secure it by knotting the ribbon around it or use a hairband that gets camouflaged in your hair colour or ribbon colour.
  • You have a stylish and colourful tiny braid now!

People with wavy and curly hair types can try out this hairstyle. If you have an oval face, this style frames your face beautifully. And believe us, this one suits women of all ages, from toddlers to women in their 50s. Pair if with colourful gowns or denim for a day picnic or a date with your girlfriends. You can use different coloured cloth strips and ribbons to match your outfits every time you do this hairstyle.

12. Bun Hairstyle with Fringe:

Image Source: Shutterstock

This is yet another retro hairstyle. The fringe at the front gives this hairstyle an old world look. Pair it with dresses of the 50s, 60s and 70s decades and rock the look. Follow the below steps in detail to get this hairstyle right.

  • Comb your hair well and remove any tangles. You could apply a hair cream to get a smooth and shiny look to the hair.
  • Divide the front portion of the hair, just enough to make a fringe. Comb the rest of the hair back making a high ponytail.
  • Now, take the front portion of the hair that was divided in the earlier step and using a curling iron, roll the hair completely around the iron.
  • Slowly pull out the hair iron from the hair. This makes a fringe at the front.
  • Next, make a bun of the ponytail hair and secure it tightly with pins.
  • The bun hairstyle with fringe is now done.

You could accessorize the hair with a variety of headbands or with some flower pins. This hairstyle typically sits well for straight hair. It is difficult to achieve the same look for curly and wavy hair types. It suits all face shapes though. Women in their 30s and 40s can try hairstyles for a retro-themed party with fit-and-flare gowns or bell-bottom pants. Young girls in their 20s can pair it with glasses for a nerdy look.

Read: Hairstyle With Silk Saree

13. Wedding Hairstyle with Flower Crown Headband:

Image Source: Shutterstock

If you are a bridesmaid or even a bride having a boho wedding, this hairstyle is for you. With the flower crown and hair tied into a unique bun style, you will be the cynosure of all eyes. Here is how to do it.

  • You would need a flower headband for this hairstyle. The flowers can be any size and any colour. Just pick the ones you love and what you think will go with the wedding theme and outfit.
  • Comb the hair back gently and put the floral headband around your head. The hair at the back should be beneath the headband and not over it as we wear usually.
  • Now, pick small portions of the hair at the back, one at a time and fold it around the headband completely. For this, each hair portion will form many loops around the headband.
  • Repeat the above step until you are left with no more loose hair.
  • You now have a unique bun at the back and beautiful flowers in the front looking like a crown.

This hairstyle goes well for informal weddings. The weddings are hosted on beaches, on ships and other such informal venues. Imagine long white gowns for brides and pastel gowns for bridesmaids with flowers on their mane. It would make a beautiful sight. It suits all face types, hair types and young and old alike. And you don’t need a hairstylist to do this. You can do it yourself or ask your friends to help you. Who would not be eager to help a bride?

14. Korean Bridal Bun:

Image Source: Shutterstock

This beautiful hairstyle forms a half-bun and is perfect for brides, as the veil will sit perfectly on it. It is for the brides who want a formal and perfect look on their D-day.

  • Comb your hair well, to begin with.
  • Starting at the top, pull equal portions of hair from either side of the head and interlace them at the center.
  • Repeat the above step for all the hair until the ears area., which is the front top portion.
  • Tie the hair into a ponytail now.
  • Next, tie the loose ends of the ponytail hair to form a loop.
  • Roll the loop outwards until you reach the top of the head where the ponytail is tied.
  • Secure this hair that was rolled over the ponytail area forming the shape of a half-bun.
  • Pull the hair apart slowly and gently so that it is uniform throughout the bun.
  • Accessorize with headbands of your choice.

This hairstyle suits oval and round faces. Having straight or wavy hair makes it easier to do this style. Go for this hairstyle when you are wearing an elegant and long gown. Whether you are 30 or 50, choose this for your special day if you want a style that will stay in place all day.

15. Backstage Plait:

Image Source: Shutterstock

This hairstyle is very similar to the backstage ponytail. The only difference is that we make a plait here. But unlike the ponytail hairstyle, this plait headband hairstyle suits everyone from toddlers to young women. It can create a carefree look and hence is apt for a workout hairstyle.

  • Begin by combing your hair and pulling it high, almost at the top center of your head.
  • Use a band and tie a high ponytail.
  • Braid the hair of the ponytail until you are approximately 2 inches away from the hair ends.

This style suits all hair types and hair lengths. It suits women of ages until 40s. You can add a turban headband for a gym or yoga ready look. For a casual day out, wear a long multi-coloured gown and use a hippie headband or just some colourful hairbands. Come rain or shine, this is an ever-green hairstyle.

Tips for Getting The Perfect Look:

  1. Decide on the kind of look you want before choosing the outfit, hairstyle, and accessories. For example, funky look, boho look, elegant look, retro look. Once you zero in on the look, pick the outfit, accessories, and hairstyle accordingly.
  2. Don’t go overboard with makeup when you do a dramatic hairstyle. Keep the makeup neutral to let your outfit and accessories stand out.
  3. Top to toe matching is a no-no. Choose complementing accessories rather than matching ones.

You are all set to rock in unique hairstyles now. Whether it’s a bob hairstyle or a bridal hairstyle, you know how to keep the glam-quotient high. Try them out the next time you have a special occasion and share the compliments you receive with us. We would love to hear them.

Read: Hairstyle Farewell Party Pics

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. How to Choose The Right Hairstyle?

Ans: Consider your hair length, hair texture, and face shape while choosing a hairstyle. The occasion is the next factor in picking an apt hairstyle. It is always safe to try out the hairstyle a few times at home before you choose to do it for an important day.

2. Will The Hairstyle Stay for The Whole Day?

Ans: If you use pins to secure the hair well, it will stay until you pull them out. Also, using hair setting sprays and creams is a great option to keep your hair in place, especially if you have a long day ahead or have an outdoor party to attend.

Q3. Will Hairbands and Headbands Suit Me?

Ans: Yes, of course! There are hairbands and headbands available in the market to suit every age and every look. Choose the band that will suit your face, and that goes with your outfit. Remember, style is all about how confidently you carry yourself. So keep your confidence high, and slay the look.


About Sravya

Sravya is a computer science graduate and expertise freelance beauty writer, and she created articles for various online magazines. She has been associated with Stylesatlife over 3 years as a senior content writer. As a beauty passionate, Sravya loves to write the current trends in hair and styling topics. Apart from writing, She loves travelling and reading. You can view her online profiles here.