If you're looking for a new and exciting way to approach the braid trend, why not try a braided headband? It's a pretty style that doesn't look over-styled and can be worn with both an updo and a long hairstyle. This romantic ‘do is also guaranteed to soften any look. Basically, you can't go wrong with wearing this creative twist on your favorite hair accessory. Keep reading to find out how to create this gorgeous braided hairstyle.
HOW TO GET A BRAIDED HEADBAND HAIRSTYLE
Believe it or not, despite looking intricate and intimidating, braided headbands are actually super easy to create! This look is perfect for daytime wear or for a boho-chic evening look.
What you’ll need:
Get the look:
Step #1: Create your part
This hairstyle looks best with a middle part, so start by parting your hair evenly down the middle!
Step #2: Section your hair
Grab a small section of hair, varying in size depending on how thick you want your braided headband to be, from behind your ear.
Step #3: Start braiding
Start braiding as you normally would, but make sure to hold your braid upwards while you do so, pointing the ends of your hair at the ceiling. Forming your braid in the direction you plan to pin it will prevent any unwanted bumps from occurring when laying the braid across your head. You can also customize your headband hairstyle by opting to create a fishtail braid instead of a traditional three-strand braid.
Step #4: Create your headband
Once you’ve finished braiding, bring the strand across the top of your head, position it how you like, and pin the end behind your opposite ear with two bobby pins placed in a crisscross formation. Make sure the braid is secured underneath the rest of your hair to disguise the bobby pins!
Step #5: Add some texture
To complete your braided headband hairstyle, use a hair texturizing spray to add some texture to any hair that isn't part of your braid. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist to add texture and volume to your locks.
Step #6: Seal the deal
Keep your braided headband hairstyle in place by spritzing the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray over your mane.
HOW TO WEAR A BRAIDED HEADBAND HAIRSTYLE
Now that you know how to create this Instagram-worthy hairstyle, you’re probably wondering what other options there are for wearing a braided headband hairstyle. Read below for three braided headband hairstyles to try.
Braided headband hairstyle #1: Updo
Whether added to a messy bun for a casual bohemian look or to a sophisticated hairstyle for a romantic twist, a braided headband can completely transform some of your favorite updos. The process of creating your braid is the same, just make sure when you’re pinning your braid into place that you leave some hair below and above your bobby pins to help disguise them once your hair is up!
Braided headband hairstyle #2: Double braids
When it comes to braids, our motto is: the more the merrier. Instead of sporting one braid, why not make it two? You can rock double braids for a seriously trendy look! Simply create your braided headband as you normally would. Then, sweep your hair to the side that your bobby pins are on and create a chunky side braid.
Braided headband hairstyle #3: Long and wavy
Another way to rock a braided headband hairstyle? Create loose, carefree waves! To do so, use a wide barrel curling iron to curl your hair. Then, use a wide tooth comb to brush through your curls for a loose, carefree style. Alternatively, you can spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray throughout towel-dried hair for effortless heat-free waves. Add some instant lift to the look by spraying the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray onto your roots prior to creating your braid.
For more braided hairstyles to try, read our article, 3 Braid Hairstyles You Can Do in Under 5 Minutes.