22 May 2024

How to create a holiday hair headband

Learn how to create an easy holiday hair headband with hairstylist and educator Ellen Devine, Sam Villa ArTeam member.

“If you’re looking for a quick and easy style for holiday parties, either for yourself or guests, this hair headband with pearls is great.  And it can easily be taught to a client… because we can’t always be there for them,” says Ellen Devine aka @ellendevinehair. Devine ordered the adhesive pearls in multiple sizes from Amazon and used a Sam Villa Pro Results Single-Waver to create the fun texture. See the look created here.

Holiday Hair Headband

  • Take a diagonal section behind an ear with a tail comb, brush vertically with a Sam Villa Artist Series Finishing Brush to smooth and make hair slick and tight.  Rub Cult + King Balm in hands and apply to smooth flyaways and add grip for the pearls.  
  • Tuck section over ear, spray with soft hold hairspray and hold with a dry sectioning clip.
  • Repeat on other side.
  • Join both ends and secure together with an elastic under the neckline to create a band of hair.

Fun Texture

  • Spray hair with Redken Thermal Spray 11 and comb through.
  • With the single-waver on 320° to protect haircolor, take horizontal and diagonal sections throughout the head and compress down the hair strand.  Larger sections will form a looser wave.
  • Let cool and soften waves with the finishing brush and texturizing spray.

Pearl Placement

  • Remove a pearl, tweezers can be used for the smaller ones, place in two diagonal lines on one side, and then fill in the gaps to make a zig zag pattern.  There’s artistic freedom here, so get creative.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Make sure to press pearls into hair so the product and adhesive on the pearls set.

“It creates the illusion of a headband, but it’s more modern and youthful than just wearing a regular headband,” says Devine.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to Estetica's official newsletter and receive all the latest news and information from the world of hairdressing - no charge, spam free!