Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Vixen Vintage: How to tie a 40s head scarf.

"All the single ladies, all the single ladies!" Can you tell we're excited about V Festival at LouLou HQ? I can honestly say I'e never felt so unprepared, except for how to style my hair. I have a few ideas to keep hair looking stylish, but any vintage loving lady should learn how to tie one of their many square scarves land girl style. So, since I look really very tired and un-made up today I decided to do a cheeky bit of tutorial borrowing from the gorgeous Solanah at Vixen Vintage.

It's a super easy head scarf up do. It's great for bad hair days, covering up pin curls, a typical 40s look and definitely for festivals! So, grab your scarf of choice and check out these simple steps courtesy of Solanah. If you'd like to browse the rest of her blog, and I can highly recommend you do, pop over here:

You will need a medium-large cotton square scarf.

Fold said scarf in half to make a triangle.

Drape over your shoulders in a shawl style with the point of the triangle facing down.

Lift both sides of the scarf either side of your head.

Gently tie each side of the scarf on top of your head. Secure with kirby grips if needs be.

The back point of the triangle needs pulling upwards. While you do this, try and push your hair into the space left in the scarf.

Lay the point over the knot you've already tied.

Tie a further knot over the point to secure it.

Tuck in the edges of the scarf so none of your hair escapes.

Ta-dah!  Secure with kirby grips if necessary.

 Do you have any great festival hair ideas? Or any ideas for our blog whatsoever? Send them over to us! We love to hear from you xxx

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. I'm a lover of head scarves.