A headband is a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. They come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both fashion and practical or utilitarian purposes.
During 1960s, many women in Britain and the US wore plastic headbands with the beehive hairstyle, or silk veils when driving. At the same time, working class women wrapped strips of cloth around their hair as protection from the industrial smog and dirty rain. They all later became an indispensable fashion thing for women in this period.
Take a look at these cool pics to see which headband styles that women often wore in the 1960s.