4 Ways to Wear Your Hair Scarf

We love chit chatting with our customers at Pepper Place, Birmingham Art Walk, and other shows! One of the main themes of those conversations is “how should I wear my hair scarf?”

Good question! The answer is simple: any way you want. This kind of freedom can be overwhelming. To help get you started, we crafted a list of step-by-step ways to wear your hair scarf.

The Traditionalist

If your goal is simplicity, this style is for you.

  1. Place the middle of the scarf in the center of your head.

  2. Pull the two ends up to the back.

  3. Make sure the ends are even.

  4. Twist the ends around each other.

  5. Pull the ends up to the top of your head.

  6. Tie the two ends.


 Lindsay demonstrates The Traditionalist with an adorable polka dot hair scarf.

Lindsay demonstrates The Traditionalist with an adorable polka dot hair scarf.

The Twist

This style is like The Traditionalist, only backwards. Instead of the ends tying on top of your head, they will tie underneath your hair.

  1. Place the middle of the scarf at the base of your head (underneath your hair).

  2. Pull the two ends up to where they are even.

  3. Twist the two ends around each other (like you would twist a bread tie).

  4. Pull the ends to the back of your head.

  5. Tie the two ends.

 Joanna rocks The Twist with a nice peace sign and an adorable graphic tee. (IG: @joanna4bull).

Joanna rocks The Twist with a nice peace sign and an adorable graphic tee. (IG: @joanna4bull).

The twist affords you a lot of width that can help show off your favorite fabric. It can also help cover up your hair if you’re having a bad hair day!

 Lindsay shows off the majestic width of the twist.

Lindsay shows off the majestic width of the twist.

The Wrap Around

We love how this technique gives you a clean, sleek look that pairs well with sharp, neat patterns.

  1. Place the center of the hair scarf at the back of your head.

  2. Pull ends up over your head.

  3. Make sure they are even.

  4. Loop one end through the other like you would your shoe strings.

  5. Pull ends to the back of your head.

  6. Tie ends.

 We love this sharp look! The Wrap Around looks great on everyone. (IG: alliejcagle).

We love this sharp look! The Wrap Around looks great on everyone. (IG: alliejcagle).

Blue Steel

Blue Steel might be the name of Zoolander’s signature look, but the look wouldn’t be complete without his hair scarf. In a way, the hair scarf owns the look so it owns the name. We think Ben Stiller would agree.

  1. Place the center of the hair scarf partially on your forehead and your hair.

  2. Wrap the scarf around your head.

  3. Tie ends at the back of your head.

  4. Strike your best Blue Steel pose in front of the camera.

  5. Your life is now complete.

 Blue Steel isn’t just a pose. It’s a lifestyle that anyone with a hair scarf and a sassy attitude can master.

Blue Steel isn’t just a pose. It’s a lifestyle that anyone with a hair scarf and a sassy attitude can master.

Melissa Lawrence