10 Ways to Step up your Hairstyle Fashion with Bandana
Bandanas have been in the fashion scene for decades and now that 2017 is about to wrap up, there are still no signs of this fad going away anytime soon. A bandana is no longer than just a neckerchief, in fact, it is used for so many purposes for you to amplify your sense of style. It is trendy and it never goes out of style! Recently, we have been spotting bandanas conquering high fashion as reputable designer brands incorporate them into their collections gracing the runway. Also, celebrities are rocking street style like never before as they are constantly spotted back to back in the streets of Soho and Beverly Hills! Now of course, we can’t just let this cool style slide so we are going to guide you on the most stylish ways to wear your bandana as a hair accessory.
1. Pin up Headband for Messy Updos
This is one of the easiest ways to wear a bandana the stylish way. If you can think of popular pin up girls back in the 30s and 40s like Betty Grable or Jayne Mansfield [If you are into vintage hairstyle, read about pin up hairstyles] you will probably remember how wearing a bandana as a headband was quite a huge trend. To do this, you have to fold the bandana from one corner to the other to form a triangular shape. Afterwards, you can wither choose to roll it or fold it until it reaches as thinner shape. Wrap it around your updo and leave sections of fringes to both sides of the face to create a more dimensional look.
2. Tied-up Lace Ribbon
Fashion blogger, Rachel Nguyen, truly rocked her bandana during the Spring Show in New York Fashion Week last year. She got her bandana tied into a ribbon around her effortlessly messy low bun which gave the traditional hairstyle a bit of twist. With this look, you only need to tie your hair into a low bun as how you would usually do it. Secure it with a black elastic tie then take your folded bandana and wrap it around the small bun.
3. Retro Style Headband on Hair Bouffant
If you want to give that vintage retro pin up hairstyle to have a bit of a bad girl rockstar look, then here’s a very fashionable bandana hairstyle for you. This will require a bit of more effort as you would have to tease the hair until it gets thick enough to form a big bouffant. Build the volume up and just wrap the bandana around it and you are ready to rock it like a vintage rock star!
4. Hippie Head Wrap
Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio showed us how to style up like a hip boho chic with a bandana head wrap. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it looks amazing on long tresses as it gives more depth to the entire look. It’s totally a break from the usual ponytail and slip-on headband, don’t you think? This look has conquered Coachella this year and we are pretty sure this can still rule up to the next years to come!
5. Bandana Braid
Here’s another super creative and unique hairstyle that you can definitely wear your bandana with! This comes easy if you are a fan of braids as this particular hairstyle works with the basic 3-strand braiding. Create 3 sections and on one section of the hair, include your favorite bandana. Start braiding and once you reach the end, just secure it with the tie. To hide both ends of the bandana, just tuck it inside the braids and secure with bobby pins.
6. Updo Turban Head Wrap
Spotted on the runway is this high fashion way to wear a bandana. If you want to break free from those long, voluminous waves, why not wrap them all up in a poufy updo? You can do so fashionably with a couple of bobby pins and a big bandana wrap. Fold the bandana from one corner to the other to form a triangular shape. Starting from the back of the head, wrap your hair bun with the folded bandana and tie both ends to a ribbon on the front. You can choose to tuck the edges in or have it as it is to form a cute ribbon!
7. Traditional Ribbon Headband with High Ponytail
Here’s another classic take on the bandana – as a ribbon headband. Just like style #1, you only need to fold or roll the bandana to wear it as a headband; but this time, let’s make it neat and sleek with a high ponytail. Cara Delevingne flaunted that casual look with her pastel blue bandana!
8. Reverse Tri-fold Bandana Head Wrap
We all know how the conventional tri-fold bandana works; but this time, let’s not talk about it. Here’s a more stylish way to amplify your street wear and be that boyish bad girl you always wanted to be. This look is quite easy. Just fold your bandana from one corner to another to form a triangular shape, but instead of tying both ends at the back of your head, tie them to the front!
9. Romantic Vintage Bandana Headband with Full Fringe
Taylor Swift never fails to give us a perfect sweetheart figure that we can all wear on casual days. If you want your face to look smaller and you wouldn’t want your fringe to be in the hiding, take this style from Taylor Swift. Just tie your hair up in a ponytail as how you would normally do. Then, comb your fringes perfectly to avoid having them swept with the bandana.
10. Messy Curled Updo with Bandana Headband
Bad girl Riri truly epitomizes the hippest way to wear a bandana. Be daring and learn to embrace your glamorous curls by pulling them all up in a voluminous updo. To accessorize without overpowering your gorgeous curls, sneak a thin fold of bandana in as a classic headband! This is definitely a modern take on that retro pin up fashion style back in the 40s!
The bandana hair trend is sure to stay for a while in the fashion scene. So don’t throw those bandanas out just yet because it can definitely step up your style this season! How do you wear your bandana?