Here’s How To Wear This Popular Hair Trend, The Headband

How To Wear A Headband
How To Wear A Headband

One of the hottest hair trends has been all things headbands. With so many to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Sometimes when new trendy things come around I either eventually hop on board, or knowingly say to myself “no way that’s happening”. I swore that this was going to be the trend that was a hard NO. But then I saw Madewell come out with this casual one and I had to try it. Go figure.

I think part of the issue is that all the ones I’ve seen are usually pretty fancy. So many velvet ones, beaded, pearl-studded and more. And I’m just not really a fancy headband kind of gal. But if you are, don’t worry, today I’m rounding up all sorts of styles to try as well as a few tips on how to wear them!

How To Wear A Headband

With Your Hair Down

I like to part the hair down the middle and leave a few face framing pieces before adding the headband. This is definitely NOT the old school 90s way we used to do it of pushing all your hair back and then bumping the hair up. Remember those days? Simply place the headband on top of your head leaving some hair in the front!

Shop Casual Headbands

Slicked Back

The middle part rules this style creating a sleek, modern and sophisticated look. A low bun paired with a statement headband is a real show stopper!

Shop Silky Headbands

Photo via The Atlantic Pacific

With A Messy Bun

A mix of both, messy waves pulled back with a few pieces in front creates the most perfectly undone look. I also kind of love this bulky braided velvet headband. It’s not something I could ever pull off though. There’s a few designers who put these headbands on the map like Jennifer Behr ones here. This is a good dupe. And also the padded pearl ones from Lele Sadoughi ones. These are also a more affordable dupe.

Shop Statement Headbands

Photo via Fashionista

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Photos by Hannah Lozano

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

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  1. 1.7.20
    Dana Mannarino said:

    LOVE the messy bun look with that chunky headband!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

  2. 1.7.20
    Rachel said:

    I haven’t worn a headband in SO long but I’m loving all of the new styles that are now “on-trend” – including the knotted one you’re wearing! SO pretty.


  3. 1.7.20

    You know how much I love me a good headband!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  4. 1.7.20
    Karly said:

    Like you, I told myself a while ago that this trend was going to be a hard pass for me. But, now you’ve basically inspired me to give it another go. Thanks for the roundup of all the styles – I prefer headbands that are simple and without the knot at the top, but that can be hard to find!


  5. 9.3.20
    Anna Davis said:

    I love the idea of pulling a few pieces of hair to the front to frame your face. My hair is waist-length and tends to get in the way, so I have been thinking about buying a few headbands. Some face-framing pieces would definitely help to make it look stylish and intentional.

    • 9.3.20
      Jessica said:

      I think it makes ALL the difference for sure.