I've got a few tricks for two different headband-centric looks that will earn you some attention.
First: I suggest finding a really comfortable black or solid-colored headband that is medium-sized in width. Price doesn't matter here-if you find one that is $6 and it feels good, buy two! You want a bit of volume behind the headband-to do this you can either try a bit of backcombing for the experienced teaser OR flip your head over and hairspray your hair near the crown/hairline. Stay upside down for a minute and then flip back over and very lightly comb down anything that looks overtly messy. Now place headband where it feels and looks great. Poof!
Look No. 2 favors a more dressy headpiece. A jeweled or metallic headband is a surprising and fun go-to item for an evening outfit. Brides, are you listening? I am not suggesting anything vulgar or over the top. Something thin and shiny with a bit of sparkle is just enough. No tiaras here folks. Wear this for evening or even with a teased ponytail. Use a flat paddle brush and tease a bit of the underside of your ponytail to give it a bit of oomph. Just try it. Hint-this technique works especially well with dirty hair as previously discussed in the Powder Room installation.