Hair Tutorial || Two Hair Scarf Styles

When it comes to hair accessories, the hair scarf is very much top of my list! Keep reading to learn how to tie a hair scarf and create 2 awesome styles, the ponytail hair scarf and the low braided bun hair scarf.

tying a hair scarf

After years of having short hair– see here for reference!– I’ve been really enjoying trying out new hairstyles lately.  Especially ones that I can do in under five minutes since Ever, although totally adorable and sweet, does make time more of a limited resource these days. So, my attention turned to hair scarf styles!

I was inspired by this photo and decided to run over to Mel’s place and see what we could come up with together.  You would be surprised how many iterations of this we tried before settling on these two as our favorites!  Keep reading for the full tutorial and my favorite bandanas— you can see other ways to wear them here and here!

hair in a ponytail

How To Tie The Ponytail Hair Scarf – Step By Step

  1. Begin by putting your hair into a low pony. (I made mine extra long with these extensions!)
  2. Wrap a bandana or scarf around the pony and tie in a small knot on top .
  3. Pinch and pull the hair above the pony to create a little poof action volume and messiness.
  4. Wrap the bandana around a few times crossing front and back alternating sides until there are two smaller pieces left remaining.
  5. Tie in bolo knot- like you would tie a mans tie.

 

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hands holding ponytail in two How To Tie The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf – Step By Step

  1. Begin with hair in a low pony tail.
  2. Separate pony into two sections.
  3. Twist the two sections to create a rope braid.
  4. Tie braid with a rubber band at the bottom.
  5. Pull rope up and around and wrap around the pony tail holder.
  6. Pin around with bobbi pins to secure bun.
  7. Tie bandana around the bun, knotting at the top.
  8. Pull bandana under and out of hair – weave through bun however you’d like and pull together in a single knot on one side when finished.

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Hair Scarf Style 1 – The Ponytail Hair Scarf

The classic ponytail tie is certainly the easiest scarf style to achieve. Simply place your hair in a ponytail and knot the scarf around the base and let the ends hang down. This look is perfect with a rectangle silk scarf in a fun print!

Hair Scarf Style 2 – The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf

You can throw your hair up in a classic bun and simply wrap the scarf around the base a couple times to create this effortlessly chic look. Works well with a classic cotton bandana.

Bonus Style – The Classic Headband!

A feminine look with little effort. Take a thin silk scarf and wrap it around the top of your head and tie in a bow at the nape of your neck. You can secure this style with bobby pins.

Top Tips For Hair Scarf Styling

  • For a longer ponytail try some easy clip in hair extensions
  • Keep the hair scarf extra secure,  with a thin hairband – use one that is transparent or matches your hair color.
  • For the low bun, tie your rolled scarf around the bun once for longer tails or twice around to make it shorter.

Check Out These Other Easy Hair Ideas

Have you tried these hair scarf styles? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

2 Hair Scarf Styles

When it comes to hair accessories, the hair scarf is very much top of my list! Learn how to tie a hair scarf and create 2 awesome styles.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Yield: 1
Author: Jen Pinkston

Materials

  • 1 scarf
  • 1 elastic hair band
  • bobbi pins

Instructions

The Ponytail Hair Scarf

  • Begin by putting your hair into a low pony. (I made mine extra long with these extensions!)
  • Wrap a bandana or scarf around the pony and tie in a small knot on top .
  • Pinch and pull the hair above the pony to create a little poof action volume and messiness.
  • Wrap the bandana around a few times crossing front and back alternating sides until there are two smaller pieces left remaining.
  • Tie in bolo knot- like you would tie a mans tie.

The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf

  • Begin with hair in a low pony tail.
  • Separate pony into two sections.
  • Twist the two sections to create a rope braid.
  • Tie braid with a rubber band at the bottom.
  • Pull rope up and around and wrap around the pony tail holder.
  • Pin around with bobbi pins to secure bun.
  • Tie bandana around the bun, knotting at the top.
  • Pull bandana under and out of hair - weave through bun however you'd like and pull together in a single knot on one side when finished.

Photography by Katie Jameson

Tutorial by Mel Dominguez  (To book an appointment with Mel, email BookWithMelD@gmail.com)

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  2. These are both such cute ways to use a bandana for your hair! I’m definitely going to be trying it out!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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