Braid Hairstyles: How To Do A Braided Headband

Braided headbands are the perfect way to stylishly pull long hair back when the heat and humidity get the best of you. And with its boho-chic vibe that works on all hair types, as long as your hair is long enough, you can rock this hair style for either day or night. To get the step-by-step instructions on how to get this look at home, we spoke with Ryan Nickulas of the Ryan Darius Salon and the star of the TV series A-List on LOGO TV.

How To Do A Braided Headband

Step 1. Take a 2-inch wide section of hair from either right in front of or right behind of your right ear (depending on whether you want the end to show in the front). Tie the rest of your hair with an elastic band to keep it out of the way.

Try this fishtail braid hairstyle too!

Step 2. Carefully comb the selected section of hair over towards the left ear, going over the top of your head, in the direction you will be braiding. If need be, use a blow dryer and or some gel to ensure that hair stays flowing in the correct direction. Aim for the headband to rest between 1 and 1.5 inches back from your hairline.

Step 3. Divide this section into three and start braiding a simple braid. Having it loose or tight is your choice.

Spruce up your braids with chiffon highlights!

Step 4. When you reach the end of your braid, secure the braided section behind the left ear. You can either pin it directly or first secure the braid with a rubber band matching your hair color.

Step 5. Use booby pins to tuck-in loose hair around the braid. Spray the braided headband with hair spray to keep it in place.

Step 6. Untie the remainder of your hair and style as desired (although we love a messy updo!).

For a funkier take on braids, click here!

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