How to Create a Curly Half Updo with Scarf

Tame those beautiful coils by copping the curly half updo with scarf look!

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Asian woman with a curly half updo with scarf wearing an orange top

Hair Types

We will never get tired of saying that curly hair is already a style statement as it is because one, it’s absolutely true and second, there’s no lie to it. Kidding aside, the kulot salot ideology is long gone and people are loving all the waves and coils. But of course, the struggle of managing them isn’t something we could skip. To help every kulot girl out there, here’s a simple guide on how to create a curly hair updo with scarf.

Curly Half Updo with Scarf


Repair any damage

Always start any hairstyle with nourishing your hair, especially since our kulot hair is more prone to damage. Repair and refresh with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner.


Asian woman with long curly hair smiling

Create a half updo

Now your hair’s all nourished, take a section at ear level and tie it into a half updo. #HairHack: Use two hair ties to make your half updo higher — Ariana Grande style!


Asian woman tying her curly hair into a half updo

Wrap with the scarf

Fold your chosen headscarf into a triangle half and roll it. Then tie it around your hair ties.

Asian woman wrapping her half ponytail with a headscarf

Seal the look

Spritz TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray all over your hair to seal your look with zero flyaways.

Asian woman wearing an orange top spraying on her hair

Show off your style

All done! Don’t forget to smile when you walk your everyday runway to flaunt your curly half updo with scarf!

Asian woman wearing an orange top with hair in a curly half updo with scarf

Creating the curly half updo with scarf is a straightforward task! Cop it on lazy days or even on special dates, you’ll be looking extra chic with so little extra effort.

Other Ways to Style with a Scarf

1. Braid with scarf

Use a pretty scarf to upgrade your braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Yes, braids can be a little more extra with a scarf. To do this, just use the scarf as your ponytail then weave your hair into a braid with the scarf being the third section. Neat, isn’t it?

Bottle of Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo

Editor’s tip: When doing braids, prep your hair with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo so it’s smooth enough and easy to style.

2. Bun with scarf

Casual hairstyles: Closeup side view of an Asian woman with long black hair in a scarf bun wearing a blue blouse
Make your bun look more casual with a cute scarf.

With a charming printed scarf, you can turn a classic bun to a quirky one! This look is the perfect way to light up a boring meeting in the board room.

3. Headband

Pin up hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with pin up hair singing with fairy lights in the background
Don’t have a big bow? Tie a scarf bow-style around your head to nail this hairstyle.

Aside from the curly half updo with scarf, another easy way to style using your hair using a scarf is to use it as a hairband. Tie it like a bow for that extra vintage charm!

Editor’s tip: Make sure all your locks are locked in place. Use the TONI&GUY Amplify Creation Hairspray to keep everything in place all day.

4. Turban

Headband hairstyles: Woman with long black hair with a colorful head scarf standing outdoors
Wear your head scarf pirate-style to get ready for an adventure. Credit: Shutterstock

Wrap around your scarf with all of your hair like a turban or with your hair down pirate-style for a chic boho look. Nope, this look isn’t just made for music festivals–you can also rock it on lazy days!

Editor’s tip: Aside from your smile, shine is the secret to a dashing look! Always apply a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops for the shiny polish.


Creativity in hair styling has no limits! Just like this curly half updo with scarf and all the other fun ways you can do with the scarf, you can turn ordinary things to extraordinary hair looks.

Next read: Want to do a side braid? Learn the easy steps on creating a messy side braid with a headband in this tutorial!