Braided Hair Headband

Braided hair headbands are chic without being fussy, and fancy without looking like you’re trying too hard. If you’re looking to toss out your headache-causing plastic headband and replace it with your hair, follow these steps.

If you have long hair, it’s pretty easy to make a braided hair headband. Take a section of hair from behind your ear and begin braiding it, holding the tail end on the other side of your head so the braid will lie flat against your head. Do the same on the other side of your head. Cross the two braids over your head and secure on either side with bobby pins. Voila! That took you what, all of two minutes?

Shorter hair is slightly more complicated. For this length of hair, your only option is to braid it French style from one side of your hair to the other, a difficult feat if you’re a novice braider. For those of us who feel like French braiding requires an extra hand, try a braided hair headband from a store like Sephora. Their thick braidie option comes in several different colors and is under ten bucks. If you can’t get enough of these hair accessories, check out these cute hair flair ideas.

Whether you’re an expert braider or feel like a simple ponytail is an accomplishment, try your hand at these step-by-step braidng tutorials and these 10 braided hairstyles.