How to wear boho headbands

Written by samantha cabrera
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The bohemian look is great when worn in a polished way. The modern way to rock the look is to streamline your clothing, go dewy with your skin and wear a boho headband. This is when you wear a thin or thick elasticated or woven headband across your forehead and around the head, like hippies did in the '60s.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Boho headband

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    How to Wear Boho Headbands

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    Find out what flatters. A boho headband can come in different widths and materials. Find what width flatters you best before you purchase or make one. People with a very small forehead will have to opt for a thinner band than people with a larger forehead. All fall under the category boho headband, so find what looks the best and feels the most comfortable.

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    Keep your forehead dry. If you tend to sweat a lot, the boho headband might not be for you. You can keep your forehead dry by applying loose powder before putting on your headband. The friction of the headband and a sweaty forehead can cause breakouts and discomfort.

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    Get your hair in check. Boho headbands look best with long hair, but they can work with any length. Your hair will be worn down, so keep frizz and flyaways at bay by running a shine serum through your hair before you wear your boho headband. The boho headband works fabulously with bedhead, as slightly crumpled hair fits the feel of the hair accessory.

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    Start with something simple. If it's your first time wearing a boho headband, go with something simple like a plain black or chocolate-coloured band, or a braided band in a neutral colour. It will take some getting used to at first, but the more comfortable you become wearing the headband, the more you can experiment.

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    Experiment with something more ornate. Metallic shades like gold and silver look great at night. Boho headbands often are adorned with feathers or costume jewels for an evening look. When wearing decorated boho headbands, put the decoration on one side of the head, not the front, which can create a flapper feel instead of a hippie look.

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    Keep clothing simple. Because you're going with a fashion-forward headband, keep your clothing simple. Streamlined clothes that skim the bodywork well to avoid looking too unkempt. Keep bohemian accents like fringe and embroidery at a minimum to avoid looking like you're wearing a costume. The key is to look hippie-chic not dishevelled.

Tips and warnings

  • You can easily make your own boho headband by braiding thread, wrapping it around your head, and cutting it where it fits snugly. This is an inexpensive way to try the trend before you buy.

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