Hairstyles with a scarf: stylish and elegant options

If you have a stale head or just want to experiment-try one of these options with a scarf.

Sometimes my hair looks great, clean, and beautiful enough to star in a haircare campaign (call me, Pantin). Other days, it’s completely different. They are kind of dirty, curly, or it just seems like I have a new vortex that I can’t handle. Sometimes I hope to protect my strands from the wind or rain, and sometimes I just get bored and try something new. In any case, a handkerchief can help.

A headscarf is hardly a new trend, but it’s a fun way to get rid of the need to wear an inelegant hat in cold weather. The advantage of this particular hair accessory is how versatile it can be: with a single scarf, and you can get many different looks – from very simple to intricate. We have collected for you the most exciting ideas for using a scarf in your hair.

This style looks very lovely with bangs, and to read about the most fashionable options, follow the link.

Elastic scarf

One of the easiest ways to add a scarf to your look is to tie it around your ponytail. This works with almost any size or shape, as long as you can secure it with an elastic band. If you’re worried about the silk fabric slipping down your tail and getting lost, thread the scarf through a hair band before tying it up to give it extra firmness.


If you are using a square scarf, start by folding it in half diagonally, then begin rolling the scarf, starting from the widest side and moving to the sharp corners. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, just start folding along the long side. Tie the loose ends under your hair and voila!


If you just don’t want to look at your hair or just want to cover the third day when you are too lazy to wash your hair, this is the easiest option. Just fold the square scarf in half diagonally, then tie the two opposite ends under the hair and leave the third corner free.


Approved by grandmothers and fashion-obsessed rappers, this scarf covers most of your head, is incredibly easy to make, and stays in place even if you run all day. Start by folding the square scarf in half diagonally, then take the two opposite ends and tie them under your chin. That’s all. Jokes aside. Run and feed your grandchildren!

Grandmother 2.0

This is the more elegant style favored by Hollywood Actresses of the ‘ 80s, when they rode a convertible with the man of their dreams and invariably lost him (a scarf, not a man). So Yes, this is a great option for dealing with wind, rain, or humidity. Only one more step is required than in the previous image. Instead of simply tying the ends of the scarf under your chin, wrap them around your neck and through the back corner of the scarf before pinning them in a knot.

Scarf in a braid

There are several ways to embed a scarf in a braid, and the easiest is to gather the hair into a ponytail, tie one end of the scarf to an elastic band, and then use it as one-third of the braid.