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How to Wear Headbands

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Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.

Floral Crown headband

Floral Crown headband

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


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

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

Sienna Miller in a metal spike headband

Sienna Miller in a metal spike headband

Dressy headband

Dressy headband

Comments

Laura Schneider from Minnesota, USA on May 13, 2013:

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.

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on April 18, 2013:

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

Nicole S Hanson from Minnesota on April 18, 2013:

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on January 12, 2013:

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

Agnes on January 11, 2013:

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on April 20, 2012:

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

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on April 20, 2012:

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on February 01, 2012:

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

GypsyFootedWoman on February 01, 2012:

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on February 01, 2012:

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

GypsyFootedWoman on February 01, 2012:

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!

f on November 29, 2011:

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

Blessings.

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on November 29, 2011:

I quite agree. :)

f on November 29, 2011:

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on August 18, 2011:

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

f on August 18, 2011:

You've been reading Ecclesiastes ... :)

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on August 18, 2011:

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

f on August 17, 2011:

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

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

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on July 14, 2011:

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

angoliver on July 14, 2011:

I just love headbands! Awesome hub!! :)

mysisters on January 20, 2011:

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

Princesse K from India on October 06, 2010:

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

raysay123 on April 24, 2010:

really like it great job! :)

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on November 30, 2009:

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

scha on November 30, 2009:

omg