The double braided headband (2 ways to style it!)



I’m excited about this really simple hair tutorial! The double braided headband is perfect for nearly any length of hair and is a great way to freshen up your hairstyle for spring. If you are traveling for spring break, this would be an easy no-fuss way to style your hair from day to night. I also think it could be a perfect pool-side style for wet hair too so if you try that make sure you tweet a photo to me of it!

I used the ghd Platinum flat iron in this tutorial, along with a few other ghd products, and this flat iron is really top quality. I’ve used ghd for years, their Classic was my flat iron of choice when I did hair, and I was very excited to try the Platinum earlier this year. The Platinum has been proven to reduce breakage by over 50%, which is amazing considering it’s a hot tool! When I spoke with ghd on the phone, they explained the tri-zone technology, which means there are 3 zones in each plate that heat up do you don’t scorch your hair on one specific hot zone that needs to try to spread over the entire plate. Imagine using 1 burner on your stove to boil 3 pots of water…you would have the blast that single burner. In this case, the heat is evenly spread out, so your results are smoother and more consistent.

In this video, I’ll run through curling your hair with a flat iron, adding the double braids into it, and then an alternative way to finish the style if you want to wear your hair up! I also used the ghd air hairdryer, which was a nice size and weight. Sometimes high end dryers can feel super heavy, but this one delivered on speed without the extra weight.











As always, use #smallthingshair when you share any of the hairstyles you learn here on instagram! I love seeing them!

ghd is offering 20% off any of their core range of styling tools if you use promo code “TheSmallThings”  from now until April 25th, 2016. Get shopping!

this post was sponsored by ghd.


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Comments (26)

  1. Tara says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    Thank you for this. I love GHD’S. I love your work and style. Don’t know how you do it all with two children as well. X

  2. Beth Tessier says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    I’m really enjoying how you are filling your tutorials lately. Very well done!

  3. Megan says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    Do you use this flat iron to curl your hair most often or do you most often use a curling iron?

    • Kate says
      Posted March 20, 2016

      my go to is a curling iron, but I get asked from readers on how to curl with a flat iron too so I wanted to show that again in this look!

  4. Posted March 20, 2016

    Beautiful braids!

  5. Kimberly says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    What are your thoughts on using a curling wand vs. a curling iron? I’ve been thinking about getting a curling wand, but I’m not sure and would appreciate your opinion. Thank you!

    • Kate says
      Posted March 20, 2016

      Both are great, it just really which is easier to work with and will give you the look you want? I like a barrel with a clamp, but I know a lot of people who enjoy a wand. Both a worth a try to see what you prefer!

      • Kimberly says
        Posted March 20, 2016

        I want an iron, whether it’s a wand or one with the clamp, that is easier to work with and will give me loose curls. I have medium length hair. What do you recommend? Thanks so much Kate!

  6. Bea says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    Hi where do you get a braid that is a hair band? I love this can I get one at Sally’s beauty supply? Just wondering the pictures are very beautiful I want to do this with my hair problem is I am a brunette with some natural red high light getting a hairband that is close would be great.

    • Kate says
      Posted March 20, 2016

      that is just my actual hair! if you watch the tutorial you’ll see how to do it!

  7. Jennifer says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    Hi Kate. Thanks for the cute hair tutorial! I noticed you used the new t3 compact tools and the new ghd air dryer and flat iron in recent videos. I was wondering which tools you preferred?

    • Kate says
      Posted March 20, 2016

      All are great tools, the t3 tools are compact — so great for travel or “on the go” and these are good full size options!

  8. Posted March 20, 2016

    This is adorable! I just wanted to check and see if you got our email about the #makeclothmainstream challenge and if you’d be interested in joining us for Earth Day. One of your fans recommended you and I’m glad she shared your blog with us!

  9. Posted March 20, 2016

    I recently cut my hair exactly your length and haven’t done much with it but will definitely try this out
    Thank you


  10. Emily says
    Posted March 20, 2016

    Hey! Those curls look like they require a lot of concentration. Beautiful braids xx

  11. Posted March 20, 2016

    I love this… your hair style looks so lovely. I need to try this!

  12. Renee says
    Posted March 21, 2016

    Hi Kate, beautiful hair video! I know this is random but I have been looking for a white shirt like you have on and was wondering if you would share with me where you got it? I really enjoy your videos and they have helped me with my own hair! Thank you

  13. Posted March 21, 2016

    I absolutely love this blog! The braids are so precious, and to spice things up for a everyday look! I love it!
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  14. Susan says
    Posted March 21, 2016

    It would be fun to do a less messy version and weave in some little seed pearls for an evening look.

  15. A New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted March 21, 2016

    These are both lovely, I think I like the second one best.
    Great Job!

  16. Nada says
    Posted March 22, 2016

    I really loved this video and I am gonna try it on Thursday for a party I am invited too.. Hope it will work 🙂

    I really loved how calm your voice was and the music is so amazing . Thanks

  17. Viki says
    Posted March 24, 2016

    I just want to say thank you for this promo code!!! I love your blog and your YouTube channel! You are so inspiring!

  18. Mel says
    Posted March 27, 2016

    OMG! I love both looks!! So beautiful!

    Mel |

  19. Sara says
    Posted November 5, 2016

    The braids look fantastic on you.

  20. Starspirit12344 says
    Posted August 20, 2018

    Wow! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I will definitely be doing this for my back to school hairstyle and it looks super easy!

  21. Wendy Richardson says
    Posted September 13, 2019

    You are absolutely adorable. I love watching your tutorials and have gotten so many compliments on my hair as I followed your directions step by step. Thank you so much!