How to create a vintage updo with a bandana

Bandanas at the ready, ladies!

Let’s face facts, when it comes to working a cool and edgy vintage updo, we don’t always want a style that takes hours to achieve! But luckily for you, there is a simple solution: the bandana. Perfect for festivals, the beach, or even a party, bandana hairstyles have been making a huge comeback this year, and we couldn’t be happier!

A firm favourite for retro hair lovers, the bandana has long been an accessory that can take any style to the next level. Why, you ask? Well, because this humble hair accessory can easily inject loads of colour and personality into your look! So, to learn how to create your very own vintage-inspired updo with a bandana, see our simple step-by-step tutorial, below.

A step-by-step tutorial to the bandana-wrapped vintage updo


Prep your hair.

Begin by washing your hair with the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, to help make your hair appear silkier and more nourished. Once you’ve done this, blowdry your hair until it’s straight.


Create a high bun.

Tie your hair into a high ponytail, combing through your strands to ensure that it’s bump-free. Then, twist the tail of your pony, and wrap it around the base to create a bun shape. Secure it in place with several bobby pins and a spritz of VO5 Classic Styling Ultimate Hold Hairspray.


Wrap your bandana around your head.

Take a bandana of your choice (we particularly love brightly coloured, patterned ones), and fold it neatly in half. Then, hold it behind your head, and wrap each side around so that it covers the top of your head, but not your bun!


Tie your bandana.

Once you’ve situated your bandana nicely around your head, tie it into a double knot to secure it in place. Then, tuck the ends of the knot under the sides of your bandana to conceal them.


Final look.

And there you have it, your vintage updo is complete! Now go and show off that cool-girl hairdo – you’ve earned it!


Still not had enough vintage hairstyle inspiration? Then we have just the thing: simply try one of these 4 retro hairstyles that have been made modern. Go on, with ‘dos this good, what’s not to love?