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Headbands are for Grown Ups, Too

Lately, when I’ve worn headbands to the office, I’ve heard the same comment multiple times.  “That looks great!  I wish I could pull of headbands, too.”  But I guarantee you… you CAN!  You just need to invest in some classic, new ones (donate your old ones from childhood – it’s time) and style your hair more than you used to when you were a kid.  One other tip I have is that I definitely wear headbands a lot more often with my hair up than with my hair down – just looks more professional and also adds a little “pizzazz” to any outfit!

If you’re ready to venture into the world of grown up headbands, then I’ve shared one of my favorite looks that is SUPER easy to re-create.  I promise you, if I can do it, then YOU can do it!

To start, I’ve gotten several headbands from Katherine Jessica Collections.  This fantastic mother-daughter duo was a vendor at a local vendor gift market (Gazebo) that was run by Junior League back when I was in Chicago.  They have a fantastic selection of grown up headbands that are tasteful, but also INCREDIBLY comfortable for all-day wear.

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From there, I typically try to stick with a low style, such as a low bun right at the base of the skull.  Though the above features a recent favorite style, which I originally spotted on Pinterest.  To complete this style:

1) Pull your hair into a low ponytail at the base of the skull

2) Use your hairbrush or a finger to create a hole above the ponytail in the center of the style (we’re making a topsy-turvy here, if you’re familiar with that)

3) Pull the full ponytail through the hole and pull down

4) Braid the ponytail

5) Pull that braid through the hole as many times as necessary for the full ponytail to be involved

6) Use bobby pins to keep everything in place

The full look takes maybe 5 minutes to complete.

Just like that – you’re on the road to sporting a classic, grown-up headband look!


How do you wear headbands when you wear them for the day?  Do you have any favorite hair accessories that you like to incorporate into your professional looks?

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  • Reply BreAnna @ Crafty Coin

    That whole “I wish I could pull _____ off” comment always gets to me. I think half the ability to be able to wear something comes from confidence! And you definitely wear this confidently. So cute!

    – BreAnna

    March 31, 2015 at 9:41 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks, lady – I’m a big fan! Completely on board with confidence being key. That, and a smile being your best accessory. (Awwww 🙂 )

      March 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Cassie Cottura

    Loving your hair in this post!!!


    March 31, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks, lady! Anything super simple can count me in. 🙂

      March 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply peeledwellness

    I’m on board to bring back the headbands! So practical and add a nice little bling to an outfit. We can leave the stretchy zigzag ones in the 90s, though! Thanks for linking up today, I can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us next week!
    Xoxo K

    March 31, 2015 at 3:18 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ha, the fact that I was in my “awkward phase” when those guys were around makes for the BEST school pictures. Or something like that.

      Can wait to check out the posts next week – and more that I’m sure were posted throughout the day while I’ve been at work. Thanks for pulling it together!

      March 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply eatrunsnoozerepeat

    They totally are! I love rocking headbands, they can make you look a little more dressed up or just save you from a bad hair day 🙂

    March 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Absolutely – they’re my super easy way to look at least a bit more pulled together! The perils of not being a morning person. 🙂

      March 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply BackatSquare0 (@BackAtSquare0)

    I am loving headbands lately too.
    I always teach in them because it makes my ponytail look a bit better.

    March 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply sillycrazylove

    Love your hair! looks great 🙂 <3

    April 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Tricia Johnson

    This is so cute! I’m always looking for easy and cute hairstyles so I’ll have to give this one a try!

    April 4, 2015 at 10:38 am
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