Hairstyles with Headbands: Loose Hair vs. Updos

/ 11.24.2015
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Loose Hairstyle with a Headband vs. Updo with a Headband

Apart from keeping flyaways in check and being a total lifesaver on days when wedon't have time to shampoo our hair, headbands can also come pretty handy in topping-off any hairstyle and making it look pretty. In fact, from being a school girl hair accessory, headbands have hop scotched their way on to the most fashionable runways and red carpets around the world and become the 'It accessory' for supermodels and fashionistas alike.

The sheer variety of headbands available in the market these days is truly mind-boggling! From sleek Alice bands to thick elastics and from soft tie-backs to studded circlets, you can choose a headband based on how much impact you want to create in your hairstyle. Feeling a little Blake Lively-ish? Wear your wavy hair down and tie a satin headband to create a simple yet chic hairstyle. For a rockstar look, wear a baroque headband à la Rihanna or Lady Gaga to suit your outfit, personality and mood!

Loose Hairstyles with Headbands

The classic way to wear a headband is to pair it with loose hair. Whether your hair is short or long, thick or fine, straight, wavy or curly, sliding a headband will make your loose hairstyle look pretty and different.

Some of the most popular loose hairstyles with headbands include sleek, straight hair, textured waves, Hollywood waves, sculpted curls and '70s inspired beehives. You can sport these hairstyles at work, a party, on a date night or even at a wedding. Although each of these hairstyles is beautiful in its own right, accessorizing it with a sleek or ornamental headband can enhance its appeal (and yours!) by several notches.

Updos with Headbands

When worn with an updo, a headband serves multiple purposes. It covers up dirty roots, manages flyaways from sticking out, breaks the monotony of a hairstyle and adds an ultra-feminine appeal to your overall look.

You can try out a bunch of interesting updos with headbands –from a power braid or a high ponytail to an intricate deconstructed chignon or a high-volume vintage bouffant bun. A headband adds extra magic to your updo, making it stand out in the crowd.

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