Summer hairstyles: 5 ways to wear a headband

/ 06.02.2015

Headbands are more than just hair accessories during summer, they're lifesavers! When it's really hot out, they keep our hair back off our faces, hide lackluster roots and generally make us look and feel prettier than we would otherwise. To help boost your headband hairstyle repertoire over the next few months, we've selected five easy looks to inspire you.

1. Side braid

Side braid with a headband
Side braid with a headband

Braids offer plenty of control in warm weather, and with a low side placement, they leave plenty of room for a headband! You can opt for something simple and monotone, or add detail with a floral or jeweled headband instead.

Styling tip

Keep frizz at bay by misting your completed hairstyle with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

2. Messy updo

Messy updo with a headband
Messy updo with a headband

If you can't beat humidity, or you just don't have the time (or energy) for a polished hairstyle, try pairing your favorite headband with a messy updo. The sheer fact your bothered to accessorize your hair will make it look "done", and you can absolutely get away with a messy texture because summer is THE season for tousled waves!

Styling tip

If you're between washes, refresh your roots with dry shampoo. Apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray to absorb any excess oil and add lift before styling.

3. Easy ponytail

Easy ponytail with a headband
Easy ponytail with a headband

Whether you're headed to the gym, or you just want to keep everything back off your face, an easy ponytail hairstyle with a stretchy headband is just what you need. This kind of hairstyle not only looks effortlessly cool, it'll also help to protect your hair from sweat, so you can go a bit longer between washes!

Styling tip

After applying hairspray, tack down any persistent flyaways by misting your hands with a small amount of water, then smoothing them over your head.

4. Blowout

Blowout with a headband
Blowout with a headband

Even during the summer, there are days when you just don't want to hide the fantastic movement through the lengths of your hair in an updo, but you don't want your strands in your face either. On those days, keeping your hair back with a chic headband is the perfect compromise, especially if you have a polished blowout to show off!

Styling tip

Create a smooth, flyaway-free blowout by applying Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream to your hair before drying.

5. Messy waves

Messy waves with a headband
Messy waves with a headband

Messy, bohemian waves always look gorgeous with a headband, and they create a really pretty, carefree summer look. This kind of hairstyle is also a great way to dress bed head hair for the outside world when you don't have a lot of time to style your hair.

Styling tip

To perfect the hair you woke up with, spritz it with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and use a 1" curling iron to add movement throughout.

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