How to Wear Headbands

Floral Crown headband
Floral Crown headband | Source
Hippie headbands
Hippie headbands
Floral headband
Floral headband

The 60's and Today


Lately there has been a resurgence of headbands seen worn on celebrities, teenagers, and young women everywhere.

Where did this trend come from? In the 1960s, headbands in a myriad of styles were popular on "mods" and hippies. The mod style of the headband was a wide accessory that was worn across the top of the head. They were usually a solid color and went with their go-go boots and mini skirts or dresses. Hippies wore theirs in more of a ninja style around the crown of their head. They either tied a scarf or bandanna around long locks or had a more natural one that was full of flowers.

How do these past styles translate to today? The mod style is seen in wide headbands; this is a more classic, clean-cut style of headband. There are a lot of modern ways to wear the hippie style of headbands. Most recently, floral crowns have been popular. Celebrities dressed up on the red carpet or other women on their wedding day have been seen wearing precious metal, jeweled, or flower adorned headbands that can go around the head in the hippie style or worn on top in the classic style.

There are also some unconventional ways to wear headbands today. One idea is to braid a piece of one's hair and wrap it around the head to give the appearance of a headband made out of hair. This is a hippie or bohemian relaxed look. Also, stylish sunglasses can be used to keep the hair pulled back by putting them on the head and pushing the bangs back. This is a great beach or summer look.

With so many ways to wear head bands today, everyone can use this chic, cute accessory to complement any wardrobe, style, or personality!


Modern hippie headbands
Modern hippie headbands | Source


How do these past styles translate to today? The mod style is seen in wide headbands; this is a more classic, clean-cut style of headband. There are a lot of modern ways to wear the hippie style of headbands. Most recently, floral crowns have been popular. Celebrities dressed up on the red carpet or other women on their wedding day have been seen wearing precious metal, jeweled, or flower adorned headbands that can go around the head in the hippie style or worn on top in the classic style.

There are also some unconventional ways to wear headbands today. One idea is to braid a piece of one's hair and wrap it around the head to give the appearance of a headband made out of hair. This is a hippie or bohemian relaxed look. Also, stylish sunglasses can be used to keep the hair pulled back by putting them on the head and pushing the bangs back. This is a great beach or summer look.

With so many ways to wear head bands today, everyone can use this chic, cute accessory to complement any wardrobe, style, or personality!


Hippie Style Headbands

Lana Del Rey wearing a floral crown
Lana Del Rey wearing a floral crown
A modern hippie style headband
A modern hippie style headband
Katy Perry in a floral crown
Katy Perry in a floral crown

Braided Headband Looks

Braided headband
Braided headband | Source

Dressy Headbands

Dressy 'Great Gatsby' headband
Dressy 'Great Gatsby' headband
Delicate wedding headband
Delicate wedding headband

Do It Yourself

Headband Hairstyles

How to wear headbands
How to wear headbands | Source

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Sienna Miller in a metal spike headband
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Dressy headband
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Comments 25 comments

scha 6 years ago

omg


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Ebower 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm guessing that omg is a good thing? lol


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raysay123 6 years ago

really like it great job! :)


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Princesse K 5 years ago from India

I absolutely love headbands!! And your hub is superb :)


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mysisters 5 years ago

Nice Hub. Headbands are great and so trendy right now. I love the style of the hair braided and flower headbands.


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angoliver 5 years ago

I just love headbands! Awesome hub!! :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad you liked it, angoliver! Thanks for reading and commenting!


5 years ago

Avant-garde has become nostalgically old fashioned, and vice-versa.

A young woman aged 25 - 26 in 1965 would now be aged 71 - 72.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Good point, f! Fashion is continously being recycled from old to new. There's truly nothing new under the sun!


5 years ago

You've been reading Ecclesiastes ... :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I haven't lately, but I think that's where it comes from. lol


4 years ago

Reading and looking again, there is something rather classy and elegant about the Art Deco band, isn't there? Blessings.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

I quite agree. :)


4 years ago

The brooch kind of matches it, too. Sometimes a bit of jewelry can add a bit of extra tastefulness.

Blessings.


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GypsyFootedWoman 4 years ago

Hip Headband Hub! No Olivia Newton-John or Kardashians? I must say I am quite impressed that you worked in not only the Karate Kid but the Ninja Turtles too, well done!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

GypsyFootedWoman: Thanks! I guess I didn't cover everyone. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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GypsyFootedWoman 4 years ago

Oh gosh, no worries, it was a Very thorough hub. :)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

GypsyFootedWoman: Thanks; I think I wrote it in 2009.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A very attractive hub with all those images. Headbands go further back, too. My mother wore one in the 1920s.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

BlossomSB: Thank you! Yes, I didn't even think about that, but you're absolutely right. Thanks for sharing!


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Nice work, good pictures. Gotta love that Blair Waldorf, and her headbands!


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Monis Mas: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this. Yes, she wore a lot of headbands.


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Nicole S 3 years ago from Minnesota

Very fun hub! I love wearing headbands, this was useful.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Nicole S: Thank you! I love wearing headbands, too.


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Glad to see headbands in general coming back in style. Gotta say I loved some and hated some, though. The tiara for weddings gets 2 thumbs up from me.

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