5 Easy & Super-Cute Headband Hairstyles For Medium to Long Hair

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
5 Minutes

For today’s tutorial, we’re going to do some cute hairstyles with headbands.

I picked up a few hair accessories from Walmart, and I’m going to show you some headband hairstyles with the headband and hair ties I got. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Headbands
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastics
How to do headband hairstyles

Headband hairstyle 1

The first look is super simple—you just put the headband on. This type of headband can be worn in so many ways, and this way is probably the easiest.

It’s super comfy, covers your ears, which is great when the weather gets really nippy, and is absolutely adorable.

Easy braid headband hairstyle

Headband hairstyle 2

The second is, of course, an updo. If you know anything about me, you know I love updos and low buns.

It’s really great to wear on clean hair, dirty hair—whatever kind of hair you got going on. They’re so versatile which is why I love them. 

Pulling the headband over the face-framing hair sections

To get this look, leave out some of your hair in the front to frame your face then pull the headband up over the pieces.

Tying hair in a ponytail and pulling it part way through

Then, as if you were doing a regular ponytail, wrap your hair in a hair tie. Then, for the final wrap, only pull a small amount of your hair through to create this small bun. 

Braiding the remaining sections of hair

Pull the remaining hair into two sections and braid each section down and tie off with an elastic. 

Crossing the two braids over the bun

Take the two braids, bring them up over your bun, criss-cross them, and tuck the ends underneath the headband. 

Cute hairstyles with headbands


Headband hairstyles for medium hair

Headband hairstyle 3

The next hairstyle is a simplified version of the braided bun we did previously.

Wrapping hair into a ponytail and flipping it up

Take your hair and begin to wrap it in a ponytail. Once you pull the hair through, flip the ends up toward your head.

Wrapping the ends around fingers

Wrap the remaining ends around and twist them around your finger.

Wrapping the ends of the bun in place

Wrap around the ends of the bun then secure with a hair tie.

Long hair headband hairstyles

Pinch and pull at the bun to adjust how you like and you’re done!

Braided updo headband hairstyle

Headband hairstyle 4

For this hairstyle, we’re going to do this cute braided updo.

Dividing hair into two sections

Put your headband on the top of your head and divide your hair into two sections.

Pinching and pulling the braid for texture

Braid each side. You can do a regular 3-strand braid or spruce it up with a 4-strand, 5-strand braid, or even a fishtail. Have fun with it.

I like to pull on my braids to fan it out a bit for a fuller, more interesting look.

Wrapping the braid around the back of the head

Next, take your braid and wrap it around to the back of your head. Then, tuck your braid underneath the headband and loop it around until you run out of hair. Do this with both sides.

Looping the braid around the headband

Pinch and pull to fluff out the braid, fill in any gaps, and make it look fuller. Tuck in or bobby pin anything loose.

Cute braid headband hairstyle

Here’s the final look!

Bubble braid headband hairstyle

Headband hairstyle 5

For this look, we’re going to do bubble braids! 

Separating hair into two sections

Start off by putting your headband on and separating your hair into two sections like in the previous tutorial.

How to do bubble braids

This time, instead of strand braids, we’re going to do bubble braids. To do this, add three elastics down the hair starting from the shoulder, making sure to leave some hair out in the front to frame your face.

For thicker bubbles, pinch and pull to fluff it out.

Cute hippy headband hairstyle

Do this to both sides, and you’re done! This one is really fun and gives off a cool hippie vibe.

Headband hairstyles tutorial

That’s it for these medium and long hair headband hairstyles. Let me know which one is your favorite down below. Thanks for joining!

Suggested materials:
  • Headbands
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastics

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Join the conversation
  • First, you are just darling! These are all marvelous. I will need some serious practicing. Work with animals so my hair is up anyway, but would love to change it up a little. This looks like fun. Adding to my shopping list! Thanks for sharing!

  • Crafter2019 Crafter2019 on Mar 03, 2022

    My hair isn’t as long as the beautiful girl featured in the pictures but I’m looking forward to trying these styles!