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How to Wear Headbands

Updated on April 12, 2016
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
Sienna Miller in a metal spike headband
Dressy headband
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    • Laura Schneider profile image

      Laura Schneider 

      5 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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      Erin Bower 

      5 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Nicole S Hanson 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

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

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      5 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Aga 

      5 years ago

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

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 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.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      GypsyFootedWoman 

      6 years ago

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

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      GypsyFootedWoman 

      6 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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      6 years ago

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

      Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      I quite agree. :)

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      6 years ago

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

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      7 years ago

      You've been reading Ecclesiastes ... :)

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      7 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.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      angoliver 

      7 years ago

      I just love headbands! Awesome hub!! :)

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      mysisters 

      7 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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      Princesse K 

      7 years ago from India

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

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      raysay123 

      8 years ago

      really like it great job! :)

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

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

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      scha 

      8 years ago

      omg

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