Bad-hair days, begone!
Hot on the heels of our old Hollywood waves tutorial is another vintage hair throwback: the bandana updo. Scarves and bandanas had a trend renaissance just this summer, and we’re happy to see them continue to be a hot ticket for the fall, especially for parties and other fun outdoor events.
In this installment, we show how to easily create a bandana updo using a scarf. A chic—and practical—trick they used to do in the 1940s and ’50s, women had to learn to keep their elaborate victory rolls and hairdos out of their faces (and of harm’s way) as they took over factory jobs during the war (hence the iconic Rosie the Riveter logo).
Nowadays, wearing hair in a bandana updo is more of a fashion statement than a safety issue, which just means you can have fun experimenting with different lengths and hairstyling techniques. Here, we demo a quick step-by-step on how to pair the popular neck scarf with a crisp top knot. Read on to learn more about how to recreate this look.
Tutorial: The Bandana Updo
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Blow-dry and twist.
Set with some spray.
Fold scarf horizontally.
Tie it on.
Tighten and knot it up.
Tuck it in.
Want more old-school hair inspiration? Check out our fun throwback to ’90s hairstyles.