Braided Headbands Step-by-Step

How To Do A Braided Headband

Braided headbands continue to be one of the most stylish ways to hide the effects of humidity, frizz and winter hat head  all year long. And while this look may have made a splash at Erin Fetherston‘s Fall 2011 runway show, it’s here to stay! The boho chic runway hair style, though, doesn’t require a trip to the John Barrett Braid Bar (or even a visit with your trusted friend from middle school who had the whole cafeteria braided by lunchtime), with these easy how to tips you’ll be able to give yourself a braided headband in your own bathroom in no time!

How To Do A Braided Headband

Start by taking a 2-inch wide section of hair from right behind of your right ear. Tie the rest of your hair back with a hair tie in order to keep it out of the way – we’ll come back to this part later!

Try this undone side bun from Rebecca Minkoff’s runway show too!

Comb the 2-inch section of hair towards the left ear, over the top of your head so that it’s primed to go in the direction you will be braiding. If needed, use a blow dryer or hair spray to help pull hair in the right direction.

Divide the 2-iinch section into 3 pieces and begin braiding a simple braid, going over your head to form a headband. Aim for the headband to rest between 1 and 1.5 inches back from your hairline. Having it loose or tight is your choice.

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When you reach the end of your braid, secure the braided section behind the left ear with either just a hair pin or both a hair elastic and hair pin.

For a more polished look, use booby pins to tuck-in loose hair around the braid. For a boho vibe, keep the loose pieces as is. Spray the braided headband with hair spray before untying the non-braided portion of your hair and styling as desired.

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