Who knew scarves could look so chic?
New season, new hairstyle, right? The beautiful thing about discovering new and easy ways to style your hair is that what looks great for summer can easily transition into fall, winter, and spring. It's all about the accessories you use and the way you style your hair with them. So today, we'll be focusing on head scarves - one of this season's must-have looks. Never styled your hair with a head scarf before? Don't feel intimidated! With the right L'Oréal Professionnel styling products and tips, you can pull off any look!
The Gibson Tuck
Get the look: Don't worry about having the smoothest or straightest hair- as this style looks especially pretty when created with textured tresses. To begin your look, tie a clear elastic around your hair a few inches up from your ends. Using the scarf of your choice, hold it in place at elastic level and begin rolling your hair up towards the nape of your neck. Once you reach it, tie the ends of your scarf together up over your head and gently tuck your hair into your newly created "Gibson Tuck". If you find that this style looks too undone around the face-framing areas, pop in a few bobby pins and spritz your hair with a strong-hold hairspray that won't look shellacked, like the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Infinium 4.
If you enjoy embracing the look of slightly more fashion-forward hairstyle, you'll love this knotted scarf style that draws attention front and center.
Get the look: Tie a knot in the scarf of your choice to create the start of your hairstyle. From there, simply place the knot along your hairline where you'd like it (or a couple inches back) and tie the ends down and around the underside of your hair. This hairstyle is incredibly easy to recreate and can be worn with loose locks, a messy bun, or a more defined updo. What's more, you can let your scarf take on a laid-back vibe with loose ends, or you can refine it by tucking the ends into the scarf around your head, adding more width to your hair accessory.
As much as we all love a classic messy bun, every once in while we wish there was a way to dress it up a bit, while still keeping that effortless look intact. Well, this scarf-accented bun does just that.
Get the look: Pull your hair up into a low or high ponytail. Tie a long scarf around the base of your ponytail and split your pony in half, with a side of the scarf incorporated into each side. Twist the scarf with each side of your pony and then twist both sides into a bun. To give it that messy allure we all know and love, gently fluff your bun, pulling out face-framing strands and a few strands along your lower hairline. Pin your bun into place and fall in love with your updated messy look.
Gypsy Head Scarf
Looking to cover up your roots? Or maybe you just want a little less exposure to the sun? Whatever the case may be, this gypsy-esque scarf look is sure to add a chic, laid-back vibe to your #OOTD.
Get the look: Part your hair down the center to ensure that the visible hair beneath your scarf is equal on both sides. Fold the large square scarf diagonally, creating a triangle. Put the base of the triangle along your hairline with the point draping over the crown of your head towards the nape of your neck. Tie the two opposing sides of your triangle back and together to secure your scarf in place. Pair with some giant hoops and the sunnies of your choice and you're ready to take on the day.
Scarf Halo Braid
Halo braids have a way of looking royal, romantic, chic, and incredibly hard to create. The truth is, they're a lot easier to master than you might think. Instead of teaching you how to weave a regular halo braid, today we're teaching you how to incorporate a scarf into the mix. Ready to rock this one-of-a-kind crown?
Get the look: Part your hair down the middle and spritz it with a strong-hold, brushable hairspray. This is a very strong hold spray, so you'll only need a quick spritz to give your hair the hold it needs to grip onto the scarf. Once your hair is prepped, drape a long scarf around your neck, with equal ends on each side of your head, and pin it in place with a single bobby pin in the middle. Tie one side of your out of the way so that you can focus solely on the other. Split the section of hair you're working with in two and use the scarf as the third strand of your braid, and weave them into a classic-looking braid. Tie the ends off with a clear elastic. Loop the braid up over your head and pin it in place at the center of your part. Do the same thing with the other section of hair. Once you reach the top of your head, tie the ends of your scarf into a bow, a knot, or whatever other shape you'd like. Voilà!