Wear A Headband With A Messy Up-do
If you haven’t heard yet, headbands are making a comeback. Feminine and classy, headbands are no longer hair accessories for younger girls, lazy days at home, or for washing your face. In fact, wearing a skinny headband can make all the difference when wearing your hair in a glamorous up-do, even making it a great wedding hairstyle.
Although a skinny headband can be worn to dress up a neat and tidy up-do or bun, this look is best achieved when the hair is styled in a messy and voluminous up-do. This style can be worn for both casual and formal occasions, making it a favorite among many celebrities including Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Amanda Seyfried, Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Kim Kardashian, and Natalie Portman.
According to Penelope’s Oasis, you can get this look by tying your hair into a high ponytail (spray some hairspray on your pony so that is easier to work with). Then, spin it clockwise into a bun. You can either secure the bun with a hair tie or with bobby pins.
You can take a few pieces and pull them gently so that they become loose, creating a casual, messy look. Then, wear your brand new or favorite skinny headband and volumize the hair behind the headband. If you need more hairspray, apply enough so that your up-do doesn’t fall out but not too much that it looks wet and stiff. Remember, you want your hair to appear movable and relaxed. Try using John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray ($5.99) or Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Volumizing Extra Hold Spray ($23).
When choosing the perfect headband to create this look, be sure that the color of the headband offers a contrast with your hair color, especially if you want to show off your new hairstyle. For instance, if you have blonde hair, consider wearing a skinny black or dark brown headband. If you have brown or black hair, try metallic colors like gold and silver. With red hair, you have more options and can choose from a range of colors; however, we suggest gold and silver for a fancier look.