Six DIY 1-Minute Bandana Hairstyles

September 15, 2013

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This week we wanted to share with you a hairstyle tutorial that shows several different ways to wear a bandana, each taking less than one minute to do!

Six Ways to Wear a Bandana | Cute HairstylesI envision lots of you trying out these hairstyles, especially because the simple bandana accessory really can make a typical outfit look absolutely adorable!

This day, I was wearing a Mickey Mouse baseball t-shirt, with denim capris and red Converse sneakers.  Adding a little red lipstick and this bandana really made the outfit and I received compliments all day {even though my twins said I looked like a 13-yr old}!

What I love about bandana hairstyles, is that there are literally dozens more that you can do!  One of my favorite beauty vloggers of all time, and good friend of mine, is Kandee Johnson, and she really knows how to rock hat and bandana styles!

Hope you enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, curling wand, heat protectant, spray bottle, 1 bandana, 1-2 hair elastics, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: Each takes approx 1 minute

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

I began each style with 3rd-day curls in my hair after using my NuMe 25 mm wand.  Begin by folding the bandana…

  • Fold the bandana in half, making sure you bring the two points close together, but not all the way, to create a triangle shape.
  • Then, take the longest side and fold up the bandana three times for a thicker headband {or in half and then half again for a thinner headband}…
  • Make sure the open folded-edge points upward when  you wrap the bandana around your neck.

Style #1: Bandana with Bangs

  • Pull some of your front bangs away from the rest of your hair…
  • Pull the bandana up and tie it into a square knot slightly off to one side of your head {watch the video carefully to see how I tie the bandana ends to get the perfect bunny eared ends look}…
  • Tease the hair on your crown to add some volume behind the bandana headband.
  • Add hairspray, as desired.Bandana with Bangs

Style #2: Bandana Side Ponytail

  • Using the bandana in the hair exactly as described in Style #1 above, sweep the rest of your hair over one shoulder…
  • Secure that hair with an elastic into a low ponytail.
  • Loosen hair to add an element of texture and softness to the look {you want a more tousled look}…
  • Add a bobby pin to any stray strands  or layers that fell out of the back…
  • Add hairspray, as desired.Bandana Side Ponytail

Style #3: Bandana with Messy Side Braid

  • Using Style #1 as your base, begin a very subtle, soft twist behind your head to help secure shorter layers into the hairstyle…
  • When the twist reaches your opposite shoulder, divide the hair into three sections…
  • Begin a normal 3-strand braid…
  • Secure the braid end with an elastic…
  • Loosen the braided hair a little to add softness…
  • Add hairspray, as desired.Bandana Messy Side Braid

Style #4: Bandana with Puff in Front

  • Begin with hair down and curled…
  • Do a deep part on one side of the head…
  • Push the hair over to one side, toward the back of the head {you can tease the bangs to add more volume if your hair is thin or straight}…
  • Now secure the bandana on the head in the same fashion as the above styles.  When you tighten the bandana, it should puff up the bang area a bit creating a subtle poof in front of the bandana {the video shows you how}…
  • Add hairspray, as desired.Bandana Hairstyles

Style #5: Bandana with Solid Knot

  • Secure the bandana exactly as in Style #4…
  • Instead of leaving the ends of the bandana hanging out, tuck each end underneath the bandana {this creates a simple headband look for those that do not like the bunny ears hanging out}…
  • Add hairspray, as desired.Bandana Solid Knot Headband

Bonus Style #6:  Bandana Bow

  • Secure the bandana exactly as in Style #4…
  • Now fold each rabbit ear of the bandana in half and tuck the end into the knot..
  • This creates a small bow on the hair that looks simply adorable.
  • Add hairspray, as desired.

Bandana Bow Headband

Video Tutorial:

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of these bandana hairstyle tips!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

To see my twins’ book reviews for Divergent and Delirium, on their BrooklynAndBailey YouTube channel, please click below…

  • Maya

    I know it is late to leave a comment on this video but YAY! I am reading Divergent!

  • Bella

    O H. M Y. G O D. T H E Y. A R E. T H E. B E S T. B O O K S. E V E R ! ! !

  • Ella

    My daughter loves the series The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Fredrick.

  • Grace Scholz

    His next book is coming out October 8!!!! I am so excited!

  • Grace Scholz

    Cool I have heard of that book? Have you read any books by Rick riordan? He is a good author. He writes easy level books, but they are very adventurous and interesting! You should do a review on one of those books.

  • Kate

    Heh, I am currently reading a book called Cinder and it is amazing!! There is also a sequel to it called Scarlet.
    they are about a cyborg girl in the future who falls in love with the prince and an evil lunar queen and the plague is going around, so yeah it’s really good. the next book is coming out in 2014!! :]

  • http://www.hairroomsalons.com.au/ Hairdressers Melbourne CBD

    You are absolutely right that a good hairstyle can affect a lot. And also I want to express gratitude to you for showing these ways of wearing bandana.

  • Hannah Bonzoa

    Mindy, where did you get your bandana? It was so cute and, could you put a tutorial on some things that 12 year old girls

  • http://lovegodlifeandmusic.tumblr.com/ hannah joy

    I love Divergent! Brooklyn and Bailey should do a review on the 2nd book in the series, Insurgent. They should also do a book review on The Lost Hero by Rick Riordian.

    • Shaye Thomas

      I really do enjoy the Divergent series and think that you should do a book review on the 2 other books. :)

  • Katriel W.

    Is there any way to straighten hair using a no-heat method? That would make a good tutorial, I think.

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  • Isabel

    The Uglies series by Scott Westerfield!!!! It is beautifully written!!!!!!!!!

  • Celeste

    I have a REALLY good series for Brooklyn and Bailey to read its called the Mother-Daughter Book Club and the author is Heather Vogel Frederick

  • paridhi singh

    i agree with brooklyn & bailey

  • Tymmeekamartin

    I love that and your girls inspire me so much and they give me so many nice tips and cutegilshairstyle give me and my mum so many ideas for school




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