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8 Ways to Accessorize with a Head Scarf

One of my favorite accessories right now is the scarf.  Chances are you already have one hangin’ out in the back of your closet somewhere begging to be used.  Any silk or cotton scarf will do but I have found neckerchief scarves to be the perfect size.  I’m loving this one, this one and this one!

Scarves are so versatile and can be that extra touch you need to pull either an outfit together or a hairstyle.  They’re also great accessories to help you get a couple extra days out of your hair… we all know I’m a huge fan of dirty hair!

Here are eight ways to accessorize with a head scarf- enjoy!

  • 8 Ways To Wrap It 1 of 9
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  • Over the Crown 2 of 9
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    You're going to wrap your scarf around the crown of your head and tie it off to the side. Make sure it lays right on the crown and that it isn't too tight or it will bunch your hair up in the back.

  • French Braided Top Knot 3 of 9
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    This one is a little bit tricky because doing anything upside down can confuse your fingers.  It also doesn't help that you can't see what the heck your doing! Something that helps me untangle my fingers is to say the steps of the braid out loud. Remember that you are braiding underneath the middle section. After you've gotten as high as you want your top knot, tie it off and make a messy bun. Then just add your scarf around the base of the bun.

  • Dutch Braided Side Bun 4 of 9
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    You're going to do a dutch braid all the way down the fuller side of your head. Gather your hair into a low side ponytail and then I used a chignon, or a sock works, to make a full bun!

  • Faux Fishtail 5 of 9
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    This style is just a string of topsy tails. To make a topsy tail pull your hair into a loose ponytail. Then right above the elastic make a hole and push the tail of the ponytail through the hole and down. This is one of my favorite hairstyles, perfect for dads! You'll just need to thread your wrap onto your first elastic and then I've pulled and loosened my hair to make it look fairly bubbly. I like this style because it makes your hair look much longer than it is!

  • Basic Ponytail 6 of 9
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    To get that height on top, I clipped out my bangs and pulled the rest of my hair back in a ponytail. Then I teased my bangs and loosely added them to the ponytail. A little height is always pretty and adds so much to the basic ponytail.  Wrap your scarf around the ponytail and tie a little bow.

  • Messy Bun 7 of 9
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    Begin by wrapping your hair into a ponytail with a thick elastic. On your last pass don't pull your hair all the way through the elastic. Your just putting your hair into a basic bun. Then you'll take a little clip or some bobby pins and you'll put the clip into the center of the bun to give it a little height and volume.  Next tie the scarf around your bun and make a little knot or bow.

  • Loose Braid 8 of 9
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    Put your hair into a low side topsy tail. Thread the scarf through the elastic and loosely braid. The scarf counts as one of your three strands of hair. Make sure to loosen the braid and the scarf before tying off, that's key to making it look full!

  • Half up Surprise 9 of 9
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    Near the crown of your head, a couple layers under the top pieces of hair, take a small strand (size of a pea) and tie a clear elastic around the top of it, near your scalp. Then thread the wrap through the elastic and pull the rest of your hair half up securing with bobby pins.

For more ideas on how to wear a scarf, check out how my girl Carmen ties hers here!  And as always, if you’re looking for more hairstyles, checkout my style gallery here.

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