Five Easy Steps To Tie A Head Scarf: A Beginner's Guide

A versatile square scarf lends itself to a myriad of stylish uses, but one of our favorites is tying it up into a cute head scarf, especially for summer. The good news? It’s really easy. Even better news? We’re giving you an instructional guide, featuring our own Associate Beauty Editor Lexy Lebsack, on how to tie a head scarf so you can recreate this look at home.

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    Click through our slideshow and follow the five simple steps, plus don’t forget to shop our favorite head scarves!

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    Step One

    Fold your square scarf in half to form a triangle. Continue folding the scarf over until you’ve created a long, thin band. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, hold both corners and fold it down until you’ve formed the same shape.

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    Step Two

    Pull the folded scarf around your head, holding the ends out in front.

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    Step Three

    Tie the ends into a secure knot at the front of your head.

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    Step Four

    Wrap the ends from the knot around the side of your head and tie them in the back. Tuck in the loose ends.

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    Step Five

    Voila! A perfectly tied head scarf--and a stylish look you can wear all summer long.

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    Swash

    Printed Scarf ($425)

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    Madewell

    Tropical Love Bandana ($19)

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    Jennifer Behr

    Large Knotted Leather Headwrap ($395) in Black

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    Mango Touch

    Floral Print Foulard ($40)

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    Kenzo

    Square Scarf ($480)

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    Cult Gaia

    Alissa Turband ($47) in Multicolor

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