How To Style a Head Wrap

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)Hi, guys; LaTonya here! After reading all of the responses from my head wrap tutorial, Elsie, Emma, and I thought it would be great to share how to style your head wrap!

There are many reasons to wear a head wrap; for every person you will usually find that a head wrap holds a different meaning. Here are a few of my reasons: it serves as a protective layer for my natural hair on days when I don't want to touch my hair, it locks in moisture (essential for the summertime), and it's a great stylish addition to every outfit.

I usually wear my wraps in two different styles. One style showcases my hair out in the front with a bow tie, and the other style has all of my hair tucked in the wrap, creating a knot on top. On a good hair day I'll wear the bow look, and on a bad hair day I'll wear the knot look. Both are pretty perfect in my opinion, though! Here's how to create your bow tie head wrap.

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)  Step One:  Take your wrap lengthwise and stretch it out a bit to get rid of some of the wrinkles. After you're done stretching, wrap your wrap around the back of your head. Ideally, you want your wrap to be even on both sides of your head to create a finished, even bow. 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)            Step Two:  Take the two ends of your wrap and bring them forward and together in one hand. With your other hand (usually the hand you write with) pull the fabric from your wrap up and over the crown of your head. Depending on how much hair you have ( I have a lot), either your fabric will go past the crown without fuss or you'll have to pull and tug just a tad more to get it over. If you find you're having a hard time getting the fabric over your crown, just take your hand and lift the fabric off of your nape, giving you more fabric to work with. 

Essentially, you want the crown to be as flat as possible, so use your hand to push that fabric as flat as your hair allows.

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)   Step Three:  Cross your two pieces of fabric. Once you are done crossing, take that extra fabric from the crown that you've got and pull it under the cross of the two larger pieces of fabric. Once the fabric is under, pull the two pieces of larger fabric tightly, and quickly create a knot to keep the crown fabric from coming undone. 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)    Step Four: Tie the two pieces of fabric in a large bow. Make sure you open up the inside of each end of the bow to create a larger effect. If you have extra fabric after creating your bow, just tuck each end inside of the bow; this will give your ends more fluff.

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)     Step Five: If you have hair out on the sides, tuck it in. This is also the time to fix the hair that's out in the front. 

Time to make it pretty for the day! 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)           So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)          After following steps one through three of the previous style, here is how you can create your knot tie head wrap. 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)      Step One: After creating a knot, you should create about 2-3 more knots to create an even larger knot. That's a lot of knots, I know. 😉

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)       So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)       Step Two: When you are done creating your knots, tuck the hair you have lying in the front, right underneath the knot. If you need to, lift up the wrap a bit to create some space for more hair. 

After your hair is all tucked in, take the left side of the extra fabric and wrap it around clockwise until it can't wrap anymore. Take the last bit of the fabric that's in your hand and tuck that under the knot too.  Then take the right side of the extra fabric and wrap that counterclockwise around the knot until you can't wrap it anymore. Take what's left in your hand and tuck that in your knot as well. 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial)         Step Three: Pull your wrap forward on your head.  I always pull it up enough to where the fabric is touching the top back of my ear. Tuck in your hair and voilà, your knot tie is complete! 

So cute! How to style a headwrap (click through for tutorial) If you are wearing a double-sided wrap like I made here, you could even bounce in between head wrap style and head wrap design! When you change up the design and style, you've got a new look a few different times a week!

Now that you know how to create these two styles, which one is your favorite? Xx. LaTonya

Credits // Author: LaTonya Staubs. Photography: Peter Staubs. Photos edited with Bella from A Beautiful Mess actions.

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  • Yes, I do know her! She’s a beaut and her outfits and turban styling is amazing. Yes, give it a try!

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    LaTonya

  • Ah! Yes, I love this post!! I blogged about this last month, head wraps are AWESOME and can make such a huge statement! For example, Ascia AKF, a tying turban blogger/designer, wears head wraps and she looks amazing! Couture and turbans, she makes it works! She is such a doll, I think without her turbans she would be just another pretty face. Love this tutorial, I need to try this ASAP! Thanks LaTonya!!!
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  • great idea!! 😀 i’ll find some nice fabric or scarf, to wrap my hair, i’m pretty lazy and my hair can be sooo messy! 😀
    thanks for the post!! it encourage me to do something on my hair instead a pony tail… 🙂

  • I need to try this. This could be a good option for me, rather than a tight ponytail to get hair out of my face. Thanks for sharing!

  • haha Yes, it is! Sometimes I wear them too much and I end up going too long without doing my hair.
    Enjoy!

  • Hey Donna!

    You can also use any fabric, it doesn’t have to specifically be a head scarf! If you own a pashmina, that is great for this as well.

    xx

  • Hey Hannah!

    Totally get what you mean, I love the second one, but it’s always has to be “that kind of day.” 😉 Every time I make my bun larger, with a larger pashmina fabric, it’s just too much for me.

    Thank you so much for following along!

    xx

  • You’re so pretty! Awesome tutorial. Really looking forward to acquiring more head scarves, so I can test these styles out!

  • I love the bow look so much! I’ve never worn a head wrap, but I think I have to try sooner or later.

  • Thanks for this! I took a peek at the diy tutorial and will be making my own wrap soon!

  • Oeh I can use this, thanks for sharing!
    X Willemijn Sofie

    Amsterdam So Fashion

  • Love the bow wrap. The second one I don’t really like because it looks like a bad hair day. I wear both styles a lot, but if you use a longer head wrap,the bun would look more defined to make it look more like a statement. I loved your double sided head wrap!!!! I’ve been following you ever since!

  • Love the bow wrap. The second one I don’t really like because it looks like a bad hair day. I wear both styles a lot, but if you use a longer head wrap,the bun would look more defined to make it look more like a statement. I loved your double sided head wrap!!!! I’ve been following you ever since!

  • This looks lovely! I’m trying to incorporate more hair accessories into my wardrobe at the moment, love that this makes a little bow!

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  • Love this… haven’t wrapped a scarf on my head before..this makes me wanna give a try…

    xo
    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

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    Laura

  • I love this look LaTonya. I’ve never rocked the head wrap but I have a scarf that would be perfect for this. The first look is my favorite; it reminds me of I Love Lucy! Happy Friday! :] http://www.itscarmen.com ☼ ☯

  • I’ve always admired natural hair. SO gorgeous. As are you LaTonya! (There’s actually a girl named LaTonya at my church, who has awesome hair as well, although quite different. Hers is these super long dreds which she ties in a bow a lot)

  • Why isn’t LaTonya on the About page?? I need to know her spirit animal and favorite movie ASAP! 😉

  • Adorable! I love how the end result is almost like a little bow on top of your head. I have so many scarves that I have to try this with. It’s pretty much the cure for bad hair days, haha.

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • Latonya, you are beautiful.

    So happy to see this wonderful, inspiring, and always creative woman contributing here! : )

    Looking forward to all your posts!

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