How To: Braided Headband

Braided headbands are the perfect way to stylishly pull long hair back off the face. It has a boho-chic vibe, a style that I’m a huge fan of! Once the head band is done, the style can be worn up or down, the perfect style to convert from a day to night look.

Sienna Miller Braided Headband

What you will need:

– Jumbo Comb

– Secretly Styled Firm Hold Hair Spray

– Sensationally Secure Pro Hair Grips

– Optional – Finishing Touch Diamante/Pearl Twist

Step 1: Begin by taking a section of hair from behind your right ear, parting from that point all the way across the top of your head until you reach just behind the left ear. This section should be roughly 2 inches wide, but you can play around with the size to see what type of plait you prefer.

Step 2: Section off the remaining hair with a hair band to get it out of the way.

Step 3: Separate the parted hair into three sections and plait it. At this stage you can choose whether to plait the section loosely or tightly depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.

Step 4: When you reach the end of your braid, secure the braided section behind the left ear with a hair grip.

Step 6: Untie the remainder of your hair and style as desired. Loose, boho waves compliment the look for cocktails with the girls, or style in a messy up do for a day at the office.

Step 7: Spray with lashings of hairspray to ensure your style stays in place.

My Top Tip: To really set this look off, at the braiding stage, braid in a piece of coloured ribbon for an off the catwalk look. Or, pin in some of my twist grips for that added sparkle.

Leo Bancroft

Leo Bancroft initiated his hairdressing career training with Vidal Sassoon and later going on to teach at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Leo’s TV debut on Channel 4’s ‘The Salon’ urged tens of thousands to vote for him as the nation’s favourite hairdresser. Currently, Leo trains his staff at his flagship salon in Surrey and also travels across the globe educating large groups of hopefuls with his award winning shows and seminars. He has accumulated awards including Young Business Leader 2010 and Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2009.