Knotted Scarf Chignon

So pretty for summer! easy knotted scarf chignon (click through for tutorial) 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.

So pretty for summer! easy knotted scarf chignon (click through for tutorial)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!

So pretty for summer! easy knotted scarf chignon (click through for tutorial) So pretty for summer! easy knotted scarf chignon (click through for tutorial) So pretty for summer! easy knotted scarf chignon (click through for tutorial) 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!

  • Love this idea and the sunglasses!!!!
    Abbie E

  • I love it, looks so easy! I am so doing that!! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Iman from

  • 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!

  • 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, Christina
    Caliope Couture

  • Such a great summer look! And it’ll keep you cool too 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Wow, this is amazing!! I’ve always tried to get this style right but I can’t get the foulard to properly stay on my head. It might be because I don’t have enough hair for teasing the roots? Still, it’s a great tutorial and I’ll try again!

    I also couldn’t help noticing the glasses. LOOOOOVE them! Where are they from?

  • Such a cute vintage scarf and it looks perfect as a hair accessory! Lovely summery hairstyle, thanks for sharing!


  • I SO needed this! As a nesting (just bought a new house) momma of twins, I need a cute and sassy way to get my hair up that doesn’t leave me feeling frump-tastic. Thank you for the tutorial I am SO doing this tomorrow!

    Strive to thrive,

  • This is so cute! I need one of these in my life, now!


  • Okay two things. Your wedding ring is simply gorgeous and I love your hair color! Thanks for laying out the instructions so clearly.


  • Thank you for a great idea. I love wearing scarfs on my head when my hair coloring grows out. I will try out this look. 🙂
    Greetings from Canada!

  • So cute! I’ve been seeing looks like this and wanted to try them; thanks for breaking it down for us 🙂

  • Love this laid back look! Perfect for the summer.

    XO, Jessi

  • I have super short hair but knotted scarves are one of my favorite hair accessories as well! This one is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is a great look! It keeps hair up and out of the way on a hot summer day.


  • I love this look! Can’t wait to try it
    Juli xx

  • I love it! My hair has grown just enough to put it in a baby bun and try this look out!

    On a totally random side note, what nail polish do you have on in these pictures? It’s the exact color I’ve been looking for with no luck!

  • Looks great, thank you. Will preserve with growing my hair now! x

  • This is great! I’ve tried the scarf look so many times, but it always slips off. Adding the bun will (hopefully) help mine stay in place. Thanks for the tip!

  • Such a cute idea! I am going to try it this weekend 🙂

  • Definitely loving this idea for the summer! especially to add pops of colour to an outfit 🙂

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