3 Ways to Upgrade Your Updo with a Headwrap

Alyssa François | 13 October 2016
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Upgrading your updos just got easier.

These days, it’s officially becoming harder and harder to actually have a bad hair day. With the endless options of lazy girl hairstyles and accessories like a simple headwrap, your busy mornings and failed attempts at trying out new styles (and getting it all wrong) now has a quick fix. You no longer have an excuse to not have a good hair day.

When it comes to bad hair days, many of us opt for throwing our hair up into the classic ponytail or messy bun. However, with a headwrap, we can definitely amp up our updos (no one would ever know about our bad hair day situation). Not only are headwraps easy to wear, there are also a ton of options of fabrics, prints and styling techniques that will put a stylish spin on your entire outfit. After all, accessories do make the look. Here are three of our favorite ways to wear a headwrap and how you can get the look.

3 Simple and Stylish Ways to Wear a Headwrap

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A stylish way to keep your head warm this season. Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo

1.Wear it in lieu of a hat.

On a bad hair day, most of us will grab a hat and call it a day or simply use it to keep our heads warm. Besides being a chic and fun accessory, a headwrap can be used to keep your head warm during the colder months. Style your hair into a super low bun to start. Fold the scarf into a triangle shape, place it on your head and tie it at the back. Use the ends of the wrap to tie around your head and secure it in place.

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Draw inspiration from different cultures to create your look. Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo

2. Tie it like a turban.

Drawing inspiration from Indian culture, opt for the turban style as a way to wear your headwrap. Comb hair up into a high ponytail. Your ponytail will help create the height of your turban. Wrap your headwrap around your head, then tie the ends into a knot at the front of your head.

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Wear this headband style to the gym or for a chic off-duty look. Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo

3. Wear it as a headband.

If you’re one of those gals, that has to go to the gym with a stylish workout outfit and headgear to match to save your hairstyle, try this gym-friendly option out. Gather your hair up into your go-to gym updo to begin. Fold your headwrap into the size of the headband you prefer, then wrap it around your hairline.  Create your own unique take by creating a bow at the top and tuck the ends of the turban underneath the knot.

Want more accessory styling options? Check out some fun hair accessories to try out this season