Classic 1950s Headscarf Tutorial

February 9, 2014

Finally I have the promised headscarf tutorial for you all! It's super-de-duper easy, so you have no excuses not to try it! All you need are a couple of bobby pins ( possibly a hair tie if you have long hair) and a square scarf! Also, if any of you are interested for a tutorial on the makeup- let me know and I will work on that ;)
1. Find yourself a square scarf ( at least 23"x23"). It can be anything from cotton, to silk to nylon. I would recommend nylon over any other because it clings the best. 2. Fold the scarf in a triangle shape 3. Place the tip of the triangle over your head and bring the other two corners around to the front. 4. Tie the two corners on top of the first corner so that it sticks out. You'll look a little silly for a minute here ;)
5. Tuck in the "rabbit ears" on each side. 6. Grab the first corner of the scarf and pull it up and over, tucking it into the knot from corner #1 & #2
7. If you find you have little corners sticking up you can roll them in- this is where the nylon scarves come in handy- they will hold that down for you.
Rebecca Young said...

I found this interesting. I have never worn a headscarf in this way and will now give it a go!


Helen Le Caplain said...

Looks lovely - my little tip is (if nylon) lightly spray with hairspray to help it cling to your hair even more :)

Unknown said...

Too darling! I'm a sucker for a good headscarf - hides those bad hair days. Well done!
xoxo, Lindsey Dish

Hannah said...

I must try this sometime! As soon as I find a good scarf, head thingy to use!

Elle said...

Super adorable! I will definitely want to try this soon.
xo Rachelle // Beloved Bluebird

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted this, Alex! Beautiful, beautiful!

Love, Amy

Laura said...

This is such a lovely tutorial,
you look wonderful with that headscarf.
And your blog is amazing, too,
you have such an adorable style,
(and a new follower ;))

Lauricia Dawn said...

this is awesome!!Thanks for showing us!!

The Shashaguay Sisters said...

Wonderful little tutorial! :)
I love this style so much!
Your hair is looking just fabulous as it is growing out!


Unknown said...

You are so pretty!


Signorina Marina said...

Thanks for this great tutorial!

By the way - you are soooo cute and pretty!

xoxo Perlchen Noir

CBoyer said...

You are so adorable and pretty! I'm loving your new hair length!
I'm definitely going to try this soon! You've especially intrigued me with those nylon scarves, so I may have to look into those as well :)


Anonymous said...

Love it! Can't till I need to comb my hair again cause this is how I'm going to do it!

Merry C. said...

I love head scarves too! Your blouse is soooo cute! Would you mind sharing where you got it? I too love your longer hair! Very becoming! Merry from ,

diane said...

Awww, how sweet of you to use my citrus colored dress as part of your back drop on this clear and understandable scarf tutorial! I found another sheet for two more "Alexandra dresses" and I was tickled pink! I'm passing this great tip on to my two daughters and other cute, young friends who can pull off this fun look! thanks for sharing.

Alexandra Marie said...

Great to know!

Alexandra Marie said...

I couldn't resist- it's one of my all time favorite dresses! And that's so great that you are able to find that sheet again- what a blessing!

Alexandra Marie said...

Thank you Merry! I got it from this Etsy shop

Becca said...

So cute! I've tried this before to no avail, and I think it may be that I just need a bigger scarf. You make this look so stinkin' cute that I'm definitely hunting down a bigger scarf and trying again!

Becca | Ladyface Blog

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi! You are beautiful and so cute!
The red color goes well with you.


Unknown said...

This is adorable! I love the red on you! I am going to try to replicate this for Valentine's Day, but no promises:)
Love the post and blog!

Unknown said...

I've been trying to figure out how to make this work with my locs...they are too long and thick! So cute though :)

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Alexandra Marie said...

I'll have to post a tutorial for it soon- but there is a way to do it for long hair that works super well, and looks adorable! If I do, I will let you know!

Bonnie said...

I really want to try this head scarf tutorial, but have no scarves. Where did you get your nylon scarf from?

Alexandra Marie said...

@bonnie I get all of my nylon scarves from Etsy- this shop is a great place to find bunches of vintage nylon scarves for super cheap!

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