Simply moving the bow of a scarf a few inches can create a fresh look. For example, try rotating a looped knot to the side of your head.
Knot, Knot, Knot
This look takes all of 30 seconds to do and works with any hair length. Simply wrap a scarf around your ears and tie it in multiple knots at the top of your head. Don't worry about it being perfect. Let the ends go where they please.
To the Side
Finishing a scarf in a bow is classic. The placement of the bow can completely change a look. For example, try sweeping locks back into a low ponytail and fastening a thick scarf behind one ear in a bow. Feeling bold? Coordinate your lipstick color with the scarf. This turquoise combination is daring, but red, orange and purple scarf-lip combos would be equally pretty.
All Wrapped Up
Scarves aren't just about knots and bows. Sweep hair into a low ponytail, then wrap a scarf around the length of the pony beginning at the top. Leave part of the hair exposed at the end for a cool contrast.
An updo plus a thick scarf is a no-fail summer look. Add a flirty finish by securing the scarf behind one ear and leaving the tail long.
Is your ponytail not quite long enough to fall down most of your back? Have a scarf drape down instead. The look would still slay with one scarf, but we encourage you to try it with two.
If hair has a tendency to fall flat, especially in the hot weather, add volume to a look via a scarf. Instead of knotting it, bring the tails back around themselves and tuck them in the band to create a gravity-defying poof.
Put a Bow on It
Wrap an undone updo with a bright scarf fashioned into a bow. See how the placement of this one provides a flirty finish?
Under the Chin
Channel an Old Hollywood starlet in a convertible by tying a patterned scarf into a kerchief with the knot fastened securely under the chin. The oversized dark sunglasses aren't mandatory, but they increase the glamorous retro vibes.
On days when you don't have time to fiddle with scarf pleats — or you cannot be bothered — simply fold a scarf into a thick band and secure it under a low ponytail. It's OK if some of the ends stick out.
Finish a low ponytail with a kerchief. Tie a bow in the scarf at the back of the head so the ends sit just above the ponytail. For a pretty effect, ensure the tails are long enough that they drape a few inches.
Volume Up Top
Take beachy waves to new heights by wrapping a scarf around your head and fastening it into a rolled knot. For extra drama, weave a contrasting patterned scarf through the knot.
Forehead headbands may have peaked a few years ago, but a thick scarf worn across the forehead still looks cool and modern. Plus, it conceals greasy foreheads. Just be careful of getting tan lines.
The Gucci runway is never short of styling inspiration. Take this satin headscarf that has been finished with an oversized knot. Once the scarf is in place, embrace the brand's maximalism and throw on embellished sunglasses, a necklace, a chain-strap bag and a loud graphic T-shirt.
Why stop at just one scarf? Have something to look at from all angles by twisting two scarves low on the forehead. Tie one in the back and one in the front.
No hat? No problem. Tuck hair under two scarves. For maximum impact, select different colors and designs. Keep them lightweight to prevent overheating. Allow locks to peek out the back by twisting them into a messy bun.
Underneath It All
Tucking strands under a silky bandana is a great way to conceal a bad hair day, but it's so chic you will want to rock it all the time. It functions as a protective hairstyle and adds vintage glamour to any look. Don't be afraid to experiment with coordinating makeup.
Not a hat person? Perhaps scarves will be more your thing. Protect the scalp while looking very chic with a scarf pleated into a bandana that sits above the ears. Use the opportunity to showcase a pair of statement earrings.
Hats are cool and so are scarves, so why not combine them? The key is making sure both accessories are visible. Take inspiration from this chic style where the ends of hair have been tucked into a low scarf and the look has been topped with a printed fedora.
Bright patterned scarves are classic for summer, but dark solid colors still add interest to a look. Case in point: This black scarf that has been wrapped around the hair to create a romantic undone updo.
There are headbands that already come twisted, but there's no need to buy a specific one when you can twist a scarf to create the look in a few seconds. Loop it, then slide it over a soft updo.
Chic and Smooth
The hot summer weather can make frizzy hair unmanageable. Try hiding fuzzy hairlines under a sophisticated kerchief. Blingy sunglasses are optional.
Give any outfit a strong finish by securing a thick scarf in a dramatic bow to frame your face. Choose a thicker, stiffer fabric like cotton so the ends of the scarf will stand straight up rather than flop down.
There are a million and one ways to tie a scarf around your neck — but why stop there? A scarf can take any look to the next level when wrapped around your wrist, bag and even hair.
A scarf is a versatile and colorful alternative to your usual hair elastic, especially in the summer. A scarf can be knotted around a ponytail or used as the finishing touch on a retro hairstyle. For shorter hair, a scarf makes the perfect headwrap — it can even keep your hair and scalp protected from the sun’s damaging rays.
If you normally revert to tying a scarf into a headband a la Lauren Conrad on The Hills and are looking for new visual references, the runways deliver ample inspiration. Grab a patterned scarf and get inspired by these 23 creative ways to tie a scarf in your hair.
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