How to Wear a Headscarf in Less than 5 Minutes

Eunice Lucero | 17 September 2016
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Bonus: You’ll never have a bad hair day again.

Curious on how to wear a headscarf in as little time as possible? As previously reported from backstage at New York Fashion Week, hair accessories are having a major moment on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. Par for the course, as we usually try to find ways to get creative with hairstyling in warmer weather. Sun’s out, buns out for sure, as stylists—like TRESemmé’s Jeanie Syfu, who did the charmers at alice + olivia—schooled us all on how to wear a headscarf in the most stylish way possible.

We recreate this haute hairstyle via a quick, easy, pineapple-inspired updo on curly hair. Read on:

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Prep your hair (and your hair accessory).

Wash with a system specified for curly hair (we love the shiny, moisturized bounce that ringlets get from Dove Quench Absolute Shampoo and Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner). Afterwards, fold your headscarf diagonally so it forms a triangle.

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Fold into a strip.

From your triangular shape, flip the scarf over. Then, fold the bottom point up and over until it reaches the upward edge, resulting in a long, rectangular strip of fabric.

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Create your high pony.

Prep hair with some humidity-resistant gel, like TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel, to help tame any flyaways and cowlicks. Next, gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, and secure with a hair elastic. Smoothen down your base with a fine-toothed comb.

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Tie on your scarf.

Wrap your scarf around the back of your head and have the ends face the front. Tie it on, making a firm knot in the middle.

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Tuck in the ends.

Starting with one end, cross it over the center knot, effectively creating a coil. Tuck the ends inside the folds, and repeat with the other end.

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Repeat on the other end.

Cross the other end around and over the knot, and tuck in the end within the folds.

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Refine the knot and fluff up those ringlets to make sure they all cascade down and peek through. Apply Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum in Oil to hair to make it smooth and shiny. Then, secure the look with bobby pins around your nape if necessary. You’re all set!

Know how to wear a headscarf and want more runway-inspired looks? Check out our site for more fab NYFW street style

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