Deanna Troi wearing a headband

Ro Laren wearing a Starfleet headband

A headband was a strip of fabric worn around the head to keep the hair up and out of the eyes.

In 2263, Hikaru Sulu and Ben's daughter wore a blue headband with when she was reunited with Sulu on Yorktown starbase. pink hairband during the Krall's attack. (Star Trek Beyond)

Lieutenant Valeris wore what looked like a metal headband in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Counselor Deanna Troi usually wore different styles of headbands made of plastic, metal or fabric. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint" et al.)

Starfleet headbands were usually in colors corresponding to the wearer's division. Crewmembers who wore headbands include Ro Laren (TNG: "Ensign Ro", "The Next Phase") and Henley. The latter was reprimanded by Tuvok in 2371 for wearing one, as it violated Starfleet regulations, though he did remark that it was "festive". (VOY: "Learning Curve")

While the Ligonian First One Yareena wore a headband during the contact with the crew from the Enterprise-D in 2364, security chief Natasha Yar also wore a black headband during her hand-to-hand combat with Yareena at the Ligonian Centerplace. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

An Arkenite at Starfleet Command wore a black band on his head during the Whale Probe crisis. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

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