Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Head Scarf Tutorial


After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started!


Start with a large, square scarf. I like my vintage silk scarves because they're soft and not bulky.


Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle.



Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker).


Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head.



Tie it in a loose knot at the front. I like to keep the whole scarf a little on the loose side (it will stay in place).



Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf.


Done!


103 comments:

  1. LOVE. I will be doing this as soon as possible. I really never thought I could pull it off and I have so many vintage scarfs!! Thank you Keiko!!!

    Shana

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  2. This is such a fun tutorial! You are rockin it..but I dont think I could pull this off...it would seem like I was trying to hard ha!

    XO Lindsay

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  3. Gorgeous! What did you do with your hair? Loose topknot? Can't wait to try this!

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  4. great tutorial! i love following your tutorials cuz they are really easy to follow - thanks, friend!!

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  5. KK: Thanks! Just a messy bun. I have a tutorial here: http://www.keikolynn.com/2011/05/hair-tutorial-messy-bun.html

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  6. This looks SO good on you! I think I'm going to try it...

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  7. I have a scarf i have been wanting to try this with for ages...but i never worked out how to get it to look good. I will definietly be trying it when i get home :-) Thanks!

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  8. So, first of all, love. That scarf is delightful. Secondly, are you able to get scarfs to stay on or do you find yourself needing to readjust throughout the day. I've tried this and I find my scarves always slide back! Tips? Tricks? You would be my forever hero <3

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  9. LoriLynn: Mine stay on really well, but it might be because 1) they're oldsilk and they aren't slippery and 2) they're well trained (I've worn them like this for years). If you're having issues with it, try bobby pinning it in place!

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  10. So glad you all like it, so far! Thanks:)

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  11. Great post ! Thanks for sharing ! I'm gonna try it soon !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks great on you. I've tried this before and it never quite looked right on me. But now that I have my new pixie cut, maybe I can pull it off!!!!

    (clearly, I realize you don't have a pixie, I'm just thinking perhaps it's the change I need to be able to pull off some new looks, such as wearing a headscarf).

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  13. LOVE it! It's almost turban-ey with less bulk,you're adorable :)


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love it. I will try it for sure. My hair is a little short well a short bob, but I know I can pull it off. Thanks for this tip!

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  15. The top knot is cute. Will diffidently have to try this one. Thanks for the tutorial, always enjoy your posts.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh I love this! This is such a great and simple tutorial that will add some character to any outfit! I've gotta try this one out.


    xoxo!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  17. Very pretty. I love the scarf, its very unique

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  18. So cute! The head scarf looks adorable on you! I wear scarves too, but they never turn out that good looking. Thank you for the tutorial!

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  19. Such a cute tutorial and one which I will attempt myself!

    Carmen Ri.

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  20. Gorgeous scarf, and I love the simple tutorial. Can't wait to try it out xo

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  21. LOVE THIS<3 I actually just bought a head scarf not long ago, and havent had the oppertunity to wear it yet. Its amust for tomorrow now. thanks for the fabulus post! it was very helpful=)

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  22. Great tutorial! I wish I could pull it off like you can!

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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  23. LOVE it! So simple and pretty!

    http://www.maydae.com

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  24. This look...I can handle! It's the thicker all around look that I find hard to pull off! LOVE this posting!

    www.bravoerunway.com

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  25. Great look! Will try it!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  26. Is there anything you can't do? Absolutely gorgeous and thank you!!

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  27. I LOVE this post - I have never seen a head scarf on anyone that compelled me to wear one... as popular as the "turband" thing is right now - I couldn't get into it. Your post makes me want to try it now!!! I love when I get inspired by a post that makes me want to try something new - this one did that! Thanks!!

    -Sarah
    http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

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  28. this look is super flattering for the lovely shape of your face.

    i'll have to give it a try, but i have my doubts. it probably won't be as cute on my round ol' noggin.

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  29. now i should find a large square scarf :) thanks for the tutorial!

    like floral outfit?
    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  30. I've been waiting for this very post!!! I've tried it myself and finally figured out that this way is the best way to do it but thanks for posting!! Thanks :)

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

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  31. so cute! i'll have to try this after i move back to a colder climate. i'll be starting a new job, every morning bright and early, so think it will be great for covering up day old hair!

    thanks for the post! <3

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  32. I was just wondering how to do this. I have a bunch of pretty vintage scarves but no idea how to use them. Lovely lovely lovely!

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  33. Thanks for showing that scarf tutorial, I'm definitely going to use my vintage scarves as a head scarf now :)

    xoxo,
    kimvee
    ohmyvintage.blogspot.com
    omvintage.etsy.com

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  34. thank you! As always, I enjoy your tutorials! I may try this one even though I tend to avoid things my my head since it's gigantic :)

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  35. Thanks for posting this tutorial!! I've been wondering how to do this for a while. Mine always look like a cleaning lady. haha!

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  36. stumbled onto your lovely blog!! great head scarf tutorial ;)
    xx

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  37. Thank you! Thank you for the tutorial! I will definitely try to tie my vintage scarves these ways! It really helps alot!

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  38. I love it Keyko, thank you, I will definitely try to do it tonight !



    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  39. that's great!
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  40. Thank you for posting this tutorial! At first, I didn't think it would be as easy as you said it was, but this really is a fun and effortless way to add color to any outfit. You look lovely. :)

    -Gayle (Pemberley Rose)
    http://pemberleyrose.blogspot.com/

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  41. lovely tutorial tanks for posting

    xx

    TFC

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  42. Thanks for breaking this down! It's a beautiful look on you. I will give it a shot....my hair is naturally curly (Bernadette Peter's-esque) so it may not translate well, or it might be pretty in it's own, different way. Either way, it should be easy to execute =)

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  43. doing it now!

    http://soffisinglesstyle.blogspot.com/

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  44. OMG Thank you! My attempts at head scarves have been pathetic. You pull it off beautifully <3

    http://onthefword.blogspot.com

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  45. Super idée, super coiffure ;)


    Alizée
    http://ledressingdalizee.blogspot.com

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  46. greaaaaaat tutorial....thanks a lot :)

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  47. I would actually be really interested in knowing about your photo/lighting setup. Your pictures always come out flawless.

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  48. I love head scarves! I have a collection of vintage scarves...it keeps growing and growing! I love that scarf though, it looks superb on you! :) -Lo

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  49. I will definitely be buying more scarves and wearing this look during the summer to keep my hair out of my face and off my neck! :)

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  50. This is brilliant, a must try for the summer!

    Your newest follower T,
    ifbirdsfly.blogspot.com

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  51. aaaah! its the small top fold and then the half fold! i was SO close! thanks for this. its fabulous. you're gorgeous as always.
    xo!

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  52. Thank you for sharing! I tried it this morning and am in love. It's so easy and a funky look for my pixie cut! Your tutorials are my favorite.

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  53. Such an easy tutorial. Beautiful scarf too!

    www.blackandblondeone.com

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  54. I was thinking about wearing a head scarf in a different way and voila, here you are with a tutorial. So simple. Thank you!
    Van // The Clothes We Wear
    Wearing motherhood with style.

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  55. this is a great tutorial thank you for sharing!


    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  56. Just found your blog and I'm now following :)

    Love your style!

    www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

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  57. I just found you via twitter and I'm so happy about it!

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  58. great tutorial and I adore the scarf!!!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  59. You're so pretty! I'm going to try this

    <3lace
    singalongforever-laceface.blogspot.com

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  60. Woo! So glad you all liked this. Thanks for all of the feedback!

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  61. Alejandra,

    This is just natural light - I rely heavily on natural light because I know next to nothing about lighting. I want to learn! I sometimes use an SB-600 flash, triggered remotely.

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  62. Thank you!! Also, what tee shirt are you wearing in this post? It looks really interesting!

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  63. so simple and great! i even linked it on my blog today: http://www.ourlifestyled.com/2011/07/favorites-friday.html
    great tutorial!

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  64. Looks great on you! And the scarf is beautiful.

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

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  65. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH for this tutorial.

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  66. thankyou, it's pretty! I will try

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  67. What a great idea for summer! I'm saving this for my next trip to the beach.

    www.toindigo.blogspot.com

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  68. Sublime.

    Bise de France.

    Queeny.

    http://thequeenyspost.blogspot.com

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  69. Gorgeous =)
    What lipstick are you wearing btw? It's gorgeous.

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  70. What a great tutorial! Love her bangs as well. If you like head scarfs and other fancy ideas to enhance your up-do, check out one of our recent blog posts! :)

    http://fashionindie.com/8-hair-tie-alternatives-to-up-your-do/

    www.fahionindie.com

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  71. So fantastic! I think this will even work in short hair, yay! Thank you.

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  72. LOVE this!!! What a great reason to start pulling out all my old scarves.... :)
    New follower BTW!
    http://katiespotter.blogspot.com

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  73. I'm gonna have to try this...headbands rarely stay on my head so I'll give this a chance! Thanks :)

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  74. Perfect for summer and I've lots of vintage scarves lying around going to waste.
    You'd look beautiful with a plastic bag on your hair though!

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  75. Lovely & useful tutorial, especially for the summer!

    xx

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  76. On today's blog I put pictures of me giving this a try... I loved it! thanks for showing me how ;)

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  77. Really beautiful! Gonna try that myself. :)

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  78. so, i'm totally a scarf girl. but haven't done it quite this way so thank you for this great tutorial. but, here's the thing. i want the actual scarf in the tutorial. it might be the most beautiful scarf ever. so, keiko, would you just send it to me? thanks.

    jk, i know i'm being unreasonable, but gah! it's gorgeous!

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  79. saw this link on printerest and started following your blog! so great!

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  80. You are my new fav goto hair guide! I did this hairstyle yesterday and it turned out great. I featured you on our blog! http://www.between3sisters.com/2011/07/easy-hairstyle-for-long-hair-and-bangs.html

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  81. You can pull off any kind of hairstyle so well!!! Gorgeous.

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  82. Love it! Thanks a lot! It looks so hard to make, but it's so easy :D

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  83. love this! you look fabulous, aren't vintage silk scarves the best?!

    www.simplystylishmom.com

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  84. wow! i've always wondered how these work!

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  85. i stumbled upon your website and i just want to say that your beauty is breath taking. i had to stop and look because you are a gorgeous woman with a great blog :)

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  86. Great tutorial, Keiko! I love finding new things to do with my scarves. I also found a really cool site on StumbleUpon on how to wear a scarf 37 different ways including ways to tie a head scarf. Thought this might be helpful!

    http://www.scarves.net/how-to-tie-a-scarf/head-scarves.htm

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  87. siz cok yetenekli ve güzelsiniz..teşekkürler.

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  88. Great tute and pic! I just got into head scarves because I like to wear my hair up when it's warm. Do you have any suggestions on where to purchase vintage scarves like yours in this tutorial? Thanks...Erin

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