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