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
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Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy.
The scarf is such a good addition. 🙂 I have never seen this hairstyle before but I absolutely love it. Going to make it this weekend. 🙂
I’m not usually a fan of scarves, but I’m really seeing their appeal when I see this look! So lovely and cute!
It just needs to be long enough to tie around your head and almost any width will do as long as you can fold it a few times if needed without it getting too bulky 🙂
Nice and simple! My kind of hairdo!
so cute and i love the color of the lipstick!
I love this look! It has that really cute, but casual vibe. Unfortunately, I think my hair is too short right now to put it up like that. Thanks for sharing!
This looks so posh but SO good for Summer! I may have a few strays due to layers but I’m definitely going to try this out 🙂 Thank you!
I love it, looks so easy! I am so doing that!! Thanks for the tutorial!
Iman from www.peoniesandmiles.com
Love this idea and the sunglasses!!!!
Love this look! I have so many scarves that I essentially pack up once the temperature hits 85F! Now I have a new way to use them, I will be giving this look a try for sure 🙂
Adorable! I am going to try and hope that I do not look ridiculous.
Really sweet idea! I have so many silk scarves and never seem to know what to do with them. Time to experiment!
love it, very nice.
I love this look! I wish I could rock this! I have a big head hahaha
Such an adorable, cute look. Absolutely love it!
Roxanne x | A Day In Life
I always wair may hair in a messy bun in Summer. Well, to be honest, all year around 😛 I’m too lazy… but this looks easy. I have to give it a go!
Thanks for the tip!
Love this idea – so ideal for summer in the city! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Love this style, gotta try it this week end 🙂 Thanks!
Such a great summer look! And it’ll keep you cool too 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
This looks so cute!