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How to Tie a Head Scarf Like a Pro

The beautiful, vintage silk scarves that were a staple of fashion in the 1950s have been making a strong comeback. In fact, both men and women’s semi-formal staples like bowties, pocket squares, vests, and scarves are finding a new place in current fashion. But, learning how to tie a head scarf takes a little instruction and practice to get right. Here’s how to do it.

Our favorite knot for tying a head scarf is the turban. It’s classic, vintage, and easy. Plus, it’s great for pulling your look together if you’re short on time or want a simple hairdo that looks like you spent more time putting it together.  

Step 1: Use a scarf that’s a few feet long. Fold it in half lengthwise, so that it’s approximately 6 inches wide.

 

Step 2: Place the scarf behind your head, at the base of your neck. Bring the two ends of the scarf forward, so that your hands are pulled out in front of your face.

Step 3: Tie a knot with the two ends in the middle of your forehead.

 

Step 4: Wrap each end around your head, one at a time, moving upwards to the top of your head. Once you run out of fabric, tuck the ends of the scarf into the fabric in the back.

 

Step 5: Use a few bobby pins to secure the edges of the scarf, so that it stays in place.

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