Summer is a great time for casual updo hairstyles. Whether you are going boating with friends or having a date night on a patio, having cute ways to get your hair up off your shoulders can be essential to beating the summer heat in style. This scarf/chignon combination is one of my go-to summer looks, and I love that it’s easy and fast to put together. I like to use the long rectangular scarves for this style, but you can use any scarf that is long enough to wrap around your head and knot.
First, use a teasing brush to tease the roots under the top layers at the back of your head. This will give your hair a bit of height. Smooth out the top layer of the teased hair and gather your hair into a low ponytail. If you have bangs or shorter pieces at the front, it’s up to you if you want to tuck those pieces in or leave them out. Twist your ponytail and then coil the twisted hair into a bun and secure in place with bobby pins. Fold your scarf lengthwise a few times so that it ends up being 3-4″ wide. Place the middle of the scarf just under your bun and tie together on top of your head. Tie the ends into a knot, and then tie another knot on top of that knot. Tuck in the ends of your scarf, and you’re ready to go!
See, not too hard right? This is a great way to incorporate vintage scarves into a look as well (the one I’m wearing is a vintage find), so keep an eye out for those if you don’t already have one. I wore this hairstyle a lot when we were in Costa Rica last summer because it’s also a good pick for frizzy hair or humid climates—and it looks really cute with bathing suits! Go ahead, give it a try this summer! xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.