Headbands were super trendy back in the days of Lauren Conrad rocking her headbands on the Hills and Queen B Waldorf always accessorizing with a different style headband in almost every episode of Gossip Girl. However, the super popular style seemed to just fizzle out until now! Headbands are a great way to accessorize your look, and there are so many different options to choose from. From dressed up and bejeweled to laid back and cas, there is a headband hairstyle to fit every style! If you want to start rocking headbands but need some inspiration, check out this list of the 15 trendiest headband hairstyles so you can rock your headband in style.
15 Stunning Headband Hairstyles That Look Trendy & Stylish
1. Animal Prints With a Low Messy Bun
We love a gorgeous animal print headband! This style is perfect because it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your mood or occasion. Just pull your hair into a low, messy bun and accessorize it with a cute, animal print headband, leaving some face-framing strands out around your face. This style is perfect for autumn and would look adorable with an oversized sweatshirt and leggings!
2. Polka Dot Headband With a Messy Top Knot
This hairstyle is laid back and casual while still maintaining a little bit of a romantic vibe! We think it would be perfect for a date night paired with an off-the-shoulder blouse and a pair of cute heels! To achieve this look, you will start by putting your hair in a messy top knot or bun. Then tie your polka dot headscarf around your head like a headband and tie it at the nape of your neck! You can also turn a sheer or silk polka dot hair scarf into a headband! If you aren’t sure how to do this, check out this tutorial on how to turn a headscarf into a headband. This video has a few different ways to fold your scarf on it, but you can fast-forward the video to 3:45 to see how to achieve this specific look!
3. Basic Fabric Headband With Braids
Laid back and casual, and super easy to put together! You will want to start with straight hair if you want to match this look exactly. If straight hair isn’t your thing, feel free to curl it or crimp it, or use a deep waver hair tool to create some gorgeous waves to add some dimension! Here is a short video showing you exactly how to rock this style!
4. Beautiful Chunky Braided Headband
Chunky braided headbands are so hot right now! We love how romantic this look is, pairing the chunky headband with a loose natural hairstyle. You can find these chunky braided headbands in so many different colors so you can match your wardrobe.
Here is another stunning look with this chunky braided headband with a low, messy bun we really love:
This is the perfect hairstyle to rock with a turtleneck and trenchcoat during the winter when the weather is cool, just like the photo! You can also style this during the warmer months with a form-fitting bodysuit and a pair of high-rise bell bottoms.
5. Mustard Yellow Headband With Wavy Hair
This is one of our favorite headband hairstyles! Mustard yellow is so in right now! Pair a wide mustard yellow knotted hairband with some voluptuous waves! Start by rubbing some volumizing mousse through your damp hair and blow dry like usual. Next, spray some volumizing spray into your dry hair and curl it using a curling wand. Run a hair pick through your curls to separate them and create that gorgeous, wavy look. Now, just accessorize with your headband, and you are good to go! If you don’t have enough volume, try teasing your hair at your crown with a teasing brush.
6. Pink & Satin With Wavy Hair
If mustard yellow isn’t your thing, or you are searching for something with a more elegant feel, then the pink & satin headband with wavy hair. It is definitely worth trying. This hairstyle is so chic you will want to wear it all the time! There is just something about pink and satin that is just so posh! This look also doesn’t have as much tousled volume as the previous one, so just a bit of protecting serum should do the trick! You can also rock this look with straight locks! Just remember to leave a few face-framing pieces around your face to create an ultra-flattering style.
7. Velvet Headband With a Low Ponytail
Velvet is making a huge comeback and has been increasing in popularity over the last few years. Velvet shirts, velvet jumpsuits, velvet pants, and velvet headbands! Just like satin headbands, velvet headbands have a super elegant vibe that can take any look to the next level! For this look, start with wavy hair and pull it back into a low pony with a clear elastic band. You don’t want to use a headband with color because it will steal the spotlight from your gorgeous headband. If you want to style a blush pink headband like in the picture, you can find it here! But we think any color velvet headband will look stunning.
8. Vintage Pin-Up Bandana Headband With a Ponytail
This headband hairstyle has all the vintage pin-up feels, and we’re here for it! The key to this look is the pouf in front. Make sure you have plenty of bobby pins and hairspray! Here is a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to achieve this look! We recommend pairing this look with a cute leather jacket and some heels that match your headband.
9. Pearl Embellished Headband With Slicked-Back Hair
We think this is one of the most adorable headband hairstyles! The pearl embellishment on this headband gives it a romantic feel. To achieve this look, part your hair right down the middle. We recommend using some shine serum to eliminate flyaways so you can keep the front of your hair sleek. Just use your headband to pull all of your hair back out of your face. You don’t want any face-framing pieces with this look because this hairstyle is all about elegance.
10. Two-Toned Headband With Braids
This headband hairstyle is super casual but super adorable! Start with French braids on both sides of your hair. Then, layer on a two-toned headband of your choice! It can be as bold and funky as you want. If you need to learn how to french braid your hair, here is a quick video tutorial! We think this hairstyle would look so cute with a crop top and blue jean cutoff overalls, which are totally trendy right now.
11. Scrunchy Fabric Headband With a Messy Half-Up Ponytail
We love the messy and undone vibe of this hairstyle! It’s super versatile, and these headbands are available in so many colors! You will want to find an extra wide headband made with a stretchy material. Start by spraying some volumizing spray in your hair. Pull up large sections on top and tease them with a teasing brush. Pull your hair back with your headband, then proceed to gather half of your hair up into a loose, messy pony!
12. Bejeweled Headband With a Low Ponytail
Just like the song from our girl Taylor’s last album, you will make the whole place shimmer with this hairstyle. We think you can bejewel anything, and it will almost always be brilliant! Just like this gorgeous headband! To achieve this look, Just pull your hair into a low pony and put on your headband. That is it! That is all you need to do to rock this look. The secret is finding the perfect jeweled headband. We love this one, or you can make your own!
13. Gold Double Rope Headband With a Hair Tuck
This hairstyle is so romantic and elegant, perfect for a date or a fancy dinner! The best part is that it is so easy to put together! You can sleek it back with your headband for a chic look or leave some strands loose around your face to keep it a bit more on the casual side. Here is a quick tutorial showing you how to achieve this look! We think this hairstyle would look beautiful with a cute, chunky knit sweater paired with a leather or plaid miniskirt.
14. Pearl Handband With Curls
We love headband hairstyles with pearls, and these chunky pearls have got us swooning! This look is oh-so-elegant and feminine. Just start by spraying some heat-protecting spray in your hair and curling it with a 2-inch barrel curling iron. Secure an oversized pearl headband 1-2 inches back from the front of your head, leaving hair in front. Pair with some simple earrings so you don’t take away from the headband.
15. Rhinestone Headband With a Low-Side Bun
If you are a bit boujee and are looking to make a big statement, this hairstyle is it! The other headband hairstyles don’t hold a candle to this stunning rhinestone-studded headband with a glamorous, low, messy side bun! You will want to style your hair in a low, messy bun first. Here is a video tutorial if you don’t know how to style your hair like this. Now, just secure your headband in place, and you are ready to go!