Beaded Headbands

Naima T. Fleming
Woman with headband

While some women like a perfectly coiffed hairstyle to complete an outfit, others like to push the envelope a bit further with a glimmering touch. Beaded headbands are a subtle, sparkling adornment for those who like to make a statement in eye-catching elegance.

Creating Looks with Beaded Headbands

Wearing a hint of jaw-dropping appeal with a beaded headband can add an awesome pop to a casual outfit. They are also perfect for special occasions and weddings.

Turn a Casual Outfit Around

Giving a casual outfit a touch of embellishment can go a long way. Wearing a beaded headband shows that you've thought outside the box beyond typical jewelry pieces such as earrings and necklaces. For example, with a casual leather jacket, sweater and jeans look, a fun and bejeweled piece in your hair could add a bit of je ne sais quoi.

Top Off a Special Occasion Ensemble

Have an upcoming cocktail party and wondering how to create a look that is festive? A mesmerizing v-neck sheath dress is the perfect complrment to a beaded and crystal headband. For special occasions, splurging on a hairpiece is an investment that can always be on call and worn again for upcoming special events.

Crown a Bridal Look

Your wedding day is the one day of your life when you should adorn your hair with the ultimate sign of royalty with a gorgeous headpiece. After all, if you are wearing something borrowed and something blue, then it's only right that you have a blinging headband, too. Choosing a wedding dress is certainly hard and finding the best headband to wear with your dress can be just as much of a challenge. You want to wear one that not only coordinates well with your gown and veil, but one that is also fabulous enough to wear once you remove your veil for the reception.

Tips for Using Headbands with Different Hairstyles

If you're nsure of how to turn a bad hair day around, or you're looking for ways to glam up your hairstyle, this is one accessory that will add a new dimension of fun to styling your hair at home.

With Bangs

Sometimes having a hairstyle with bangs can be annoying, especially when your hair is growing out. On the days when you feel weary from fussing with your bangs, smoothly brush them aside and try wearing a headband over your hair.

A thicker headband style, like the velvet Cara headband from Nordstrom, works well with bangs. It could add an unexpected touch of texture to your ensemble and looks great with layered outfits. At a price point of around $38, this find can be worn interchangeably with several casual pieces, making it a great addition to your accessory collection.

Short Hair

The simplicity of a short hairstyle should not be overwhelmed with huge decorative embellishments. Your best bet when it comes to headbands is something small and simple in scale. With a bob, try wearing in the center of your head, with a few wisps of hair on the side gently brushed behind your ears.

Shorter hair looks gorgeous with delicate accessories, like this intricate find by Rosegal. It would be a charming accent to a metallic dress and ivory blazer ensemble. As an added style bonus, you can't beat a dazzling accessory find for about $7.00 that is just as gorgeous as a bauble necklace.

Half-Up, Half-Down Hair

When a fashionista finds herself in a posh state of mind, a half-up, half-down hairstyle is often her go-to hair statement. For an added touch of elegance, a beaded headband can turn the hairstyle into a regal look. Whether for a cocktail party or a wedding, the intricate details of a headband can help to convey your chic style mood.

  • If heading to a cocktail party, you might consider making an impression in a sleek satin dress and a capelet, with your hair in a partially loose ponytail and waves cascading down. A special occasion look would be made complete with this fierce headband from YOOX.
  • On your big day, try wearing a loose top knot with your hair down in the back, and place the headband at the top of your head. This elegant beaded headband from Hair Comes The Bride is suitable for a lace, satin, or beaded gown. The headband costs around $94.00 and can be pinned or tied around the head.

Braids

Although braided hairstyles are among the most intricate looks, that doesn't mean they can't be enhanced with more flair. With braids, try wearing a headband in the front of your head with braids for a more casual look, or near the crown with a formal hairstyle. Add just a little texture with a braided headband, such as these Boho-inspired finds from Shop Luxury NYC. For approximately $9.00, a versatile range of colors can be either worn together or interchangeably with various outfits.

Ponytails

Thinking of how to add some personality to your sleek or pompadour-inspired ponytail? Mixing in a pop of sparkle with a headband such as this one from Lord and Taylor for about $9.00. Try wearing your headband-accented ponytail look with a sweater dress and a pair of knee boots.

Add a Special Touch

Whether you want to bid farewell to bad hair days or go beyond the typical accessories to complete an outfit, beaded headbands are absolutely a fashion do that can always be counted on. Headbands are great for taking a special occasion look to another level, but the fun doesn't stop there. With these stylish accessories, the possibilities really are endless.

Beaded Headbands