Headscarves are perfect for protecting pin-curl sets and hiding bad hair days. Here I take you through the simple steps to creating a handy vintage look with a headscarf that will make all your hair days good ones!

Step 1: Start by creating a little section at the front of your head and backcomb it to create some volume.

Step 2: Roll the section away from your face and twist it into a little roll then pin it securely in place.

Step 3: Find a good scarf. Chiffon scarves are great as they don’t slip and they can be found quite cheaply in charity shops, plus they come in a huge array of colours.

Step 4: Fold the scarf in half so it’s in a triangle shape. Place the scarf around your head and put a hairgrip at the nape of your neck to hold everything securely in place.

Step 5: Tie the ends tightly behind the front roll. You can then tie them into a bow shape or another knot and tuck the leftover ends into the sides.

Step 6: The scarf will probably gape open at the top so pull it closed and tuck it all in so everything is covered.

Tip: For a bit of added security (especially if you are using a slippery silk scarf) add a couple of hairgrips on either side of the bow/knot. This will hold the scarf in place and stop the pins being seen.

Model: Patsy from The Old Fashioneds
Hair and article by Sarah Dunn of Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos
Photography by Jez Brown

Lisa Harrison
Written by Lisa Harrison
Lisa is the Deputy Editor of Vintage Life Magazine and Publisher at Dragoon Publishing. She is avid bookworm, collector of vintage homeware, loves travel, lazy weekends away and eats way too much cake!