How Wear a Headscarf in 4 Stylish Ways

Learning how to tie and wear a headscarf has never been simpler!

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Preview of 4 different ways to wear a headscarf



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Headscarf and headwrap hairstyles are fast becoming one of this year’s biggest hair trends. However, even if you love the look of this accessory, you might not actually know how to tie a headscarf in a stylish way. But fear not as we’re here to help.

Watch our video tutorial (above) and don’t forget to scroll down for another 5 very fashionable ways to tie your new ultimate hair accessory.

Twisted Top Knot

How to wear a headscarf: Model with pattern headscarf wrapped in a twisted top knot bun.
We’ll take this quick and easy headwrap style any day! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Looking for a quick and easy headwrap hairstyle that works on all hair lengths and types? Look no further as this twisted top knot is your answer.

Get the look:

Step 1: Tip your head forward and wrap your scarf around your head

Step 2: Twist the length of the scarf

Step 3: Wrap into a bun at the top of your head

Step 4: Tuck the ends of the material to secure.

Twisted Crown

How to wear a headscarf: Woman with light blue headscarf wrapped around in a twisted crown braid style wearing a khaki knitted roll neck.
Make your headscarf your new ‘crowing glory’. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Get creative with your headwrap by wearing it in this twisted ‘crown braid’ style.

Get the look:

Step 1: Wrap your scarf around your head

Step 2: Tie the scarf into a knot at the nape of your neck

Step 3: Twist the length of the scarf

Step 4: Wrap the scarf around your head

Step 5: Tuck the end of your scarf to secure

Side Bun Headwrap

How to wear a headscarf: Woman with purple headscarf twisted into a low side bun.
Creating this headscarf hairstyle is easy. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If like us you love a good side bun, this headwrap version will be a new fave!

Get the look:

Step 1: Wrap your scarf around your head and tie into a knot

Step 2: Twist the length of the headscarf

Step 3: Wrap the scarf into a side bun

Step 4: Tuck the scarf to secure

Regal Wrap

How to wear a headwrap: Woman with pattern headwrap styled in regal style.
Look like royalty with this wrapped style. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

This intricately wrapped hairstyle might look tricky to achieve but with these steps, you can master this regal look.

Get the look:

Step 1: Tie long hair into a high bun

Step 2: Wrap your scarf around the back of your head

Step 3: Cross the lengths of the scarf over each other

Step 4: Wrap and tie the scarf into a knot at the back

Step 5: Tuck the ends in at the front to secure

Style tip: If you’re currently rocking a cropped cut but need extra height to achieve this wrapped hairstyle, you can pin a hair donut to your hair  (we won’t tell if you don’t).

5 Fashionable Ways to Style a Headscarf

Looking for alternative ways to tie a headscarf? See more fashion-forward looks and how to get them, below.

Wrapped Ponytail

side profile shot of a brunette model with her hair in a low ponytail wrapped in a colourful red silk scarf
Your pony just got a serious high-fashion upgrade. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Ponytails may be a simple style but with so many ways to customise a basic pony, they needn’t be boring.

Get the look:

Step 1. Create a low ponytail and secure

Step 2. Wrap a silk scarf around the lengths of your ponytail leaving a little hair loose at the bottom

Step 3. Secure your silk headscarf in place with a bobby pin.

Editor’s tip: Forever dealing with frizz? Keep your pony sleek by applying an oil or serum beforehand. The TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum works to slick down any flyaway strands, keeping your style neat, while also adding a glossy look to the hair.

Half-up Bun

freckled brunette model with her long dark wavy hair in a half up half down bun with a green and orange headscarf tied around the bun wearing a denim jacket
Scarves are the perfect pop of colour your hair needs for summer. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

The half up bun – or ‘hun’ as we like to call it – is one of our favourite summer styles and believe it or not, it’s just got even better.

Get the look:

Step 1. Create a half-up, half-down bun and secure

Step 2. Wrap a silk scarf around the base of your bun, leaving the length to fall, and tie.

Next readLearn how to create a hun with help from vlogger favourite Freddy My Love.

Messy Bun

close up head shot of a freckled brunette model with her hair in a messy bun updo with a printed blue and gold scarf wrapped around it tied in a bow
A scarf can turn your bun into Riviera chic. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Messy buns hide a multitude of sins but just because they’re functional doesn’t mean they can’t look pretty at the same time. Give your old faithful a summer makeover by wrapping your scarf around your bun and tying into a bow at the top of your head.

Get the look:

Step 1. Start by creating a messy high bun and securing

Step 2. Fold a headscarf and wrap it around your head, tieing into a bow at the front

Step 3. It’s messier the better for this look so pull a few tendrils or wisps of hair around your face.

Editor’s tip: This style is an excellent one for those days when you need to wash your hair but just don’t have the time.

All you need to do is refresh your roots with an oil-absorbing dry shampoo like the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo to soak up any grease, then you’re good for at least another day.

Hippie Headband

freckled brunette model with long curly hair with a paisley patterned scarf tied around her head, wearing a denim shirt and standing on a stairwell
There are so many ways you can tie a head wrap, like this headband style. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

All about the bohemian festival feels? If you like to keep it minimal when it comes to your mane, this hippie hairstyle is made for you.

Get the look:

Step 1. Fold your headscarf into your chosen thickness

Step 2. Wrap your headscarf across your forehead, tieing at the back.

Classy Ponytail Headscarf

Woman with headscarf ponytail
Credit: Rupert Laycock

If you’re running errands and want to conceal oily roots, try this classic look.

Get the look:

Step 1. Create a low ponytail

Step 2. Wrap a silk scarf around your head and that’s it!

‘4 Very Fashionable Headscarf’ story styled by Elena Diaz.

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