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Easy retro updo cheat: headscarves + how to wear them

/ 02.14.2014
Headscarves, new it-accessory?
Headscarves, new it-accessory?
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There are a few different ways to transform an updo into a chic, retro hairstyle, and one of the best has to be with a headscarf. Wrapped around a volumized chignon, or any other super polished 1950's updo for that matter, headscarves help to create very pretty, practical styles that can be surprisingly versatile.

Say, for example, you woke up late and didn't have time to wash your hair. A headscarf will hide your roots with a little retro flair and no one will be any the wiser. The same goes for a bad hair day. When you need to hide unwanted kinks, a headscarf and a little hairspray can go a long way!

How to rock the look

There are many different ways to wear a headscarf. One of the easiest is to imply roll it up and wrap it around your head with a simple updo such as a topknot or a high bun. This approach works especially well with relaxed, textured hair, styled in loose waves or curls. Tie it near the front for added detail.

You could also use a headband to add a point of interest to a style such as a mini-bouffant or something a little more polished. Minimalist headscarves with more subtle prints work better for a professional look whereas a more vibrant design will make a real statement.

Finally, use it as a headband alternative with your hair loose. To maintain the retro feel, style some old-school curls first, à la Marilyn Monroe.

Top tip - Apply Advanced Hairsytle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray to your roots to help maintain volume and body after you've tied your chosen headscarf.

Your hairstyle, your way

It's all about injecting a little personality into your look so don't be afraid to experiment with different hairstyle and headscarf combinations.

Happy styling!

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