Thanks to our all-consuming love for all things nostalgic, 2000s fashion trends—like UGG slippers and boots—keep remerging. And while we'll be steering clear of some of the 00s looks—we're looking at you, crimping tools—a case can be made for the soft, elasticated headband, that Bella Hadid herself, is loving right now. So, here's the 411 on how to style the Y2K headband trend, plus where to shop them for yourself!
We can already sense your hesitation, but hear us out—we're not talking about those chunky (often velvet) school-esque hairbands, but rather those soft, fabric bands that actually go over your head. Right now, they're having a major resurgence on TikTok and even Bella loves them—and if she loves something, we love it too, like her viral 'Bella Hadid bun' look for instance.
Those wanting that coastal grandmother meets cool-girl scandi vibe are all swapping out their claw clips for headbands this fall, even going so far as to match them to their outfits.
So, if you want also want to jump on the bandwagon, here are our styling tips and where to buy your own for a super cheap price...
How to style the Y2K headband trend
For inspo, we can look to Bella and Instagram IT-girl and Djerf Avenue founder Matilda Djerf—who is definitely one of the many names we can attribute the comeback of this trend to.
To wear this style of headband, all you need to do is pull it over your head so it's around your next, pull out all your hair from under the band and then carefully pull it up from the front, until it's over the front of your hair and behind your ears. Then just neaten up your parting, and either pull our front pieces of hair for cute tendrils or leave your hair pushed back.
As we know, Bella recently got wispy bangs—so here she's pushed them back away from her face, for a more clean and chic look. This is ideal if you've just got a fringe hairstyle and are either fed up with it or want ways to change up your look.
You can also mirror Matilda's look, by pairing your headband with a voluminous 90's blowout. And as mentioned, you can also style your headband with tendrils, or your curtain bangs framing your face, like this.
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Can't you just picture this hair accessory with a cute fluffy scarf and trench coat for fall? Plus, thanks to their simple design you can find them everywhere and even in packs, for a bargain price.
Where to buy Y2K headbands
Right now, you can find them in every color you could dream off! So you can coordinate and compliment any outfit and especially at Amazon, you can find them in value packs!
Girzzur fashion headbands for women
This pack of stretchy cotton and polyester headbands features 12 different colors, including pink, black and blue—so whatever mood you're in, you have a headband to match.
You can also change the width of the band by simply folding it in half!
TERSE Headbands for Women
Whether your hair is long or short, these bands are such a cute way to style your hair.
This pack comes with six, easy-to-style shades of cream, grey, navy, brown and black. And while these are currently a very popular fashion accessory you can also use them when you're working out, to keep the hair out of your face and soak up any forehead sweat.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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