6 Silk Scarf Headband Hairstyles + Cute Variations
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you lots of different hairstyles that you can create with a silk scarf.
We all know that silk is slippery, so I’ll also be giving you some tips on how to keep your silk scarves in place as well. Let's get started!
This is my beautiful color masala scarf by Hermes.
1. Bandana styles
For the first look, fold the scarf in half to form a triangle. Place it over your head and tie the ends behind. This is a simple bandana style.
For another version of this style, cover all of your hair with the scarf.
Tie the ends behind and then tuck in the middle part of the scarf underneath so it’s not hanging down.
You can also tie the ends like this above your ponytail on the outside of the scarf.
I have a small ponytail, but now it looks like I have a huge bun underneath.
I like to wear this style shifted back with a hat.
For the next style, you will need a smaller scarf, or you can fold a big scarf like this to make the middle part shorter.
Tie the ends behind. You have another cute bandana-style head scarf.
Now let's start our variations. You can shift it back and fix it with hairpins.
Another variation that I see everywhere is to shift the scarf back and release a lock of hair at the front. This style also looks amazing if you have a fringe.
2. Flower fold styles
The next style is a beautiful flower style.
Tie the opposite corners of your scarf and twist the other ends and pull. (Take a look at the video 2:39-2:57 to see how to do this).
It creates a beautiful flower that looks perfect on the beach.
You can also wear it like this with the flower on one side. It looks very 1970s like this.
I love to make the flower from this scarf that is smaller in size and has basic colors.
I tie my hair up into a high bun and place the flower at the front of my head.
3. Band styles
For the next style, fold your scarf into a large band and wear it as you would wear a headband.
This style is perfect for hiding your roots if you don't have time to dye your hair.
You also have the option to shift it back and fix it in place with bobby pins.
You can also pull a few strands of hair out at the front.
If you wear it this way, it will look very rock and roll.
Another variation is to bring the knot to the side.
By making the band larger, you can achieve this unusual look.
Or you can twist your band a few times to make it slimmer and then tie it with a flower at the top. (See 6:40-6:55 for how to create the flower).
4. "Turban" styles
Cross the ends of the scarf at the front of your head and tie them behind to achieve this look.
And again, play with the position of your head scarf to create different looks.
Another variation is to wear it like this to the side. It looks lovely and gives off retro vibes.
5. Buns and ponytails
Next, let's attach our scarf to a ponytail.
I always worry about losing my precious scarves. If you just tie your scarf around your ponytail, it can easily slip off. I found a way to make this style secure.
Pass your scarf through a scrunchie and tie it to your ponytail. For even more security, you can add a bobby pin.
Now you can just tie your scarf around a ponytail or bun.
For the next style, make a bun on the top of your head. Then wrap around a large band for more volume.
6. Curler style
The last style is perfect if you wash your hair in the morning and want to have curly hair in the evening.
Make a band and tie it around your head. Now wrap the strands of hair around your scarf one by one. You can then let your hair down, and you will have beautiful beach-style waves for the evening.
Silk scarf headband styles
There we have lots of different ways that you can wear a silk scarf in your hair - you’re spoilt for choice! Let me know your favorite look in the comments below.
If you enjoyed this tutorial and you’d like to find out even more ways that you can style a scarf, check out my post on 3 Retro Summer Headscarf Styles Inspired by the 1960s & 1970s.
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All cute! Thanks 😊