If you are tired of the boring ponytail, get inspired by our selection of over 35 super cute criss cross rubber band hairstyles anyone can do!
To recreate these criss cross rubber band hairstyles, all you need is the rubber bands in your chosen color, a hair brush or a comb, and a bit of hair spray. Oh, and a bit of patience, since getting the strand of hair through the band is not always an easy feat.
Criss cross rubber band hairstyles are the perfect choice when you are looking for a fresh and playful hairstyle that can be a wonderful addition to any little girl’s style.
Multi-colored small, thin, sturdy hair bands that, apart from creating amazing patterns and sections in your hair, add more color to your outfits. They can also be used to lift and complement simple hairstyles or ponytails.
These criss cross rubber band hairstyles are different and versatile and most importantly, easy. Plus they are suitable for all ages and tastes. Whether your hair is fine, thick, curly, or brittle, you will find at least one easy hairstyle that you’ll love.
Whether you’re working with natural wild curls, super long hair, stubborn short hair, or curly hair – you name it, rubber bands will easily help you to create a put-together look for any occasion. Rubber bands are a super versatile hair accessory that can transform hairstyles in a matter of minutes.
Below are a few simple criss cross rubber band hairstyle video tutorials, followed by a roundup of images with our favorite styles.
Rubber Band Hairstyle for Short Hair
If your hair is freshly cut and shorter than you normally like, rubber bands are a great option. It’ll make a statement and add a fun twist to your hair.
At the same time, rubber band hairstyles are easy to create, which means you won’t need to spend too much time on your hairstyle. One standout style is creating a patterned ‘hairband’ effect.
Section the front of your hair like you would when braiding box braids, and leave the rest of your hair loose. The result is sweet, beautiful, and feminine.
Rubber Band Hairstyle for Long Hair
Rubber bands are a great way to add some vibrant color to your hairstyle. If you’ve got long natural hair that’s been braided – or you’ve worn long braids – try adding rubber bands to give your style a serious ’90s vibe.
Place the elastics at different intervals on your braids, not just at the ends. As for the final touch, add playful hair clips like butterfly clips, and crowns, in equally bright colors to tie the whole look together.
Since you can easily remove the elastic bands, it’s also a versatile styling option to rock your braids for a day.
Rubber Band Hairstyles Front Pull-Through Braids: Video Tutorial
This hairstyle is perfect for little girls and was prepared by Easy Toddler Hairstyles.
Criss Cross Rubber Band Hairstyle: Video Tutorial
Do you want to try the crisis cross rubber band hairstyle? This tutorial will show you how to do it – prepared by Eva Williams on youtube.
Trending Rubber Band Hairstyle: Video Tutorial
Video tutorial with five different rubber band hairstyles prepared by Tammy Diversified
Easy Criss Cross Rubber Band Hairstyles for Girls
Here are some of the pretties criss cross rubber band hairstyles that you can easily do at home, with a bit of practice.
1. Rubber Band French Braid Hairstyle
This criss cross rubber band hair is super easy to create even on very thick hair and looks fabulous.
2. Half Up with Bubble Braids
If your little one has thin natural hair, using rubber bands is one of the easiest ways to add some volume and layers to the hair, and make it look more stylish.
3. Pull Through Rubber Band Braids
Pigtails never looked this good, elevated by simple rubber band style.
4. Side Diamond Rubber Band Buns
Need to do an updo, but need to make it a little more interesting. Beautiful bright bow with rubber band criss cross feature will certainly turn heads.
5. Rubber Band Braids In Bun
Create a beautiful colorful effect with multi colored rubber band strands tied together in a neat bun.
6. Rubber Band Hairstyle With Bow Pony
A sleep ponytail just go an upgrade!
7. Put a Bow on it
Simple bun hairstyles look fabulous when combined with a few rubber bands on top of the head.
8. Rubber Band Parted Ponytail
This low ponytail is certainly a work of art.
9. Gemstone Hairstyle
A special occasion? Elevate the rubber band hairstyle with a few gemstones and a giant bow.
10. Curve Braid with Rubber Bands
You don’t have to keep everything symetrical. Use each section of hair to create a unique pattern.
11. Pigtail Rubber Band Hairstyle
A complicated-looking hairstyle, that’s really not that difficult to create. Different sections of hair are divided into pretty styles, each side tied into a sleek ponytail. How fabulous does it look?
12. Colorful Bun Faux Mohawk
Add a ribbon or a strand of fake hair to add more color to the hairstyle.
13. Diamond Top Rubber Band Hairstyle
If you like to keep the hair loose, but would like to do something with rubber bands, this look will work perfectly. A few criss cross sections on the top with rest of the hair kept loose and natural.
14. Side Twist Rubber Band With Bow
If you like a side part, this style will work wonders.
15. Side Braid in a Butterfly Bun
Elevate a simple sleek bun with this braid and rubber bands.
16. Heart-Shaped Rubber Band Hairstyle
Put a heart on it!
17. Heart Shape Rubber Band Bubble Braids
Another variation with heart shaped hair sections, tied in pretty ponytails.
18. Braids with Star Clips
A beautiful sectioned look elevated by a star hair clip, with plenty of personality.
19. X-Pattern Rubber Bands with Side Braids
Side braids look fabulous when combined with rubber band in hair, especially if you can color match it all to the outfit.
20. Double Braids with Rubber Bands
If you’re working with difficult hair texture, it might be tricky to section off small parts of hair. In that case this look which is more simplified, yet still on trend, will work great.
21. Diamond Shaped Rubber Band Hairstyle
A little boho look with braids and rubber bands for straight hair.
22. Yellow Pompom Rubber Band
A fun look that’s giving dark hair really nice contrast by using yellow hair accessories.
23. Double French Braids
To achieve this look, it’s essential that you keep the rubber-band sections identical size, so they look uniform and tidy.
24. Side Bubble Braids
Double buns elevated by color matched rubber bands – how fabulous.
25. Intercross Rubber Bands
Tame the mane – if you’re working with really thick hair, moving the intricate rubber band decorations lower down in the back will ensure that the hair doesn’t pull too much and it’s easy to create.
26. Butterfly Claw Clips
This is a great and simple hairstyle that works especially well for medium hair that is fairly thin.
27. Parallel Bubble Braids
Symmetric braids on each side make this hairstyle look rather futuristic.
28. Rubber Band Braids in a Ponytail
Side rubber band hairstyle when you want something original, yet not very messy.
29. Half Bubble Rubber Band Hairstyle
One of the hairdos for cool girls.
30. Thin Bubble Braid with a Bow
A simple hairstyles you can do in a hurry and make it look beautiful.
31. Double Rubber Bun
Perfect hairstyle with elastic band that’s made for summer days.
33. Bubble Braids in Double Ponytail
The true art of this hairstyle is in keeping the rubber band sections identical size, and making sure you can fit them into the ponytail.
34. Rainbow Rubber Band Braids
Another variation of the popular rainbow braid with rubber bands.
35. Purple Braids
A hairstyle that has it all – loose natural hair, pretty hair clips and color matching rubber bands.
36. Boho Rubber Bands
Give your little rock star a matching hair style!