How to Tie Head Scarves
Head scarves were worn since ancient times for keeping warm, to keep hair intact and for religious or cultural reasons. Head scarves have come in and out of fashion ever since. They made a great impact in the 1960’s when celebrities like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly flaunted head scarves.
Today the scarves are a really versatile embellishment to any outfit. They can look casual or glamorous provided you know the right style to wear them.
Here are some styles to wear a head scarf:
- Windsor style head wrap: It is linked to British monarch queen Elizabeth 2, who loves this style. Use a large scarf of square shape. One that measures 30 square inches will do.
Fold the scarf in half to make a triangle. Place the entire folded scarf around the head with open edge around the face. Bring together two open ends and tie a knot below the chin. The large pointed end of the triangle should hang at the back of the head.
- Classic head wrap: This is slightly complicated but end result is really good. First, find a big square scarf. The scarf must be folded into triangle shape. The top of the scarf must be folded 1.25 cm past the inner piece of the scarf. Place the folded scarf on your head. Cross the left end and right end of the scarf under your chin. Carry both scarves ends to the back of your neck and tie into a soft double knot. Wrap the loose part under the knot around the knot to tuck it in easily. The result is an elegant look.
- Headband scarf: Basically simple, this design can be styled into a beautiful look using a gorgeous scarf. Find a large oblong scarf. Place the scarf on a flat surface. Fold the top edge towards the centre. Using the pressure from your fingers, crease the scarf. Fold the bottom edge at the same distance towards the centre. But this time overlap the already folded section. Again crease using fingers. Keep the scarf around the crown of your head. Tuck the ends under the hair and tie into a double knot. Reposition the length under your knot so that it falls forward on either side of your shoulder at the front.
- Simple back-knot: This is a simple styling when you urgently want to keep your hair intact. Find a large scarf suitable for your head. Fold diagonally to create a triangle. Place the triangle around your head. The midpoint edge should sit on the crown of your head. Tie the ends in a knot at the back of the head. Tuck away any hair you want to keep away.
- Half turban head scarf: A full turban is usually worn for religious or cultural purposes. It was considered very fashionable in the 1940’s. Find a suitable scarf. Cotton scarves for women will do well. Choose an oblong and large scarf. Fold the scarf in half to form triangle. Place the scarf’s centre at the back of your neck. Hold both ends of the scarf tightly. The scarf must be wrapped around your head. Hold the ends above your head. Tie the knot on crown of head. Bring the scarves back over the back of your head. Tuck in the end into the knot you made. Pull with care to fit snugly around your head. Pull the triangle’s end right over the knot. Also, tuck the two ends into the knot. This forms a turban. You can embellish with a brooch.