Hair How-to: Turban Wrap

Monday, October 8, 2012

"Turban"-It sounds so much like something out of Arabian Nights that sometimes it surprises me to see it on a magazine. Maybe you don't want to commit to buying a turban as a hat, or maybe you just want something a little new. Either way, this easy-to-do scarf wrap can add a dash of personality and sprinkle of the exotic to your outfits.

Turban Wrap Instructions

1) Wrap scarf around head

I use a long, rectangular scarf. A square scarf folded into a rectangle also works, but the retangle will need to be long as it will be wrapped around your head several times.

Wrap the scarf around your head. Make sure the scarf is even at the ends, so one side is not longer than the other.

2) Cross ends of scarfs over, forming an "X"

Cross the ends of the scarf over, forming an "X" above your forehead.

3) Cross ends again, creating a twist in the fabric

Make the "X" tight against your head, then cross the fabric again. This creates a twist in the fabric, securing it into place.

4) Bring ends to back of head and tie

Bring the ends of the scarf around the head and tie the ends in the back. If needed, you can secure with bobby pins, but I've always found this look quite sturdy on its own.

Other Tips: 

I styled it here with my hair down, but don't feel you have to limit yourself! It looks great wrapped around an up-do, such as a beehive or a Betty Grable look too. And, if you want something a little different, you can turn the entire scarf around, so that the twist is at the back of the head and the knot up front. That way you could even tie a little bow, if there's enough length to your scarf!

Here are some of the ways I've used a Turban Wrap: With straight hair, and with an up-do (Turban wrap is backwards, so the knot is in front)

P.S. Looking for other hair ideas? Check out some more hair how-tos


  1. this is really cute and looks easy to do. i have trouble wiht my hair doing funny things with bigger scarves

    <3 katherine

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  2. looks so good on you! i always go to do this and forget! really awesome easy tutorial. Love your blog :D

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  3. so cute! great color on you!

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  4. Super cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  5. Great tutorial!! Love the turban! You look great!

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  6. omg, ur relly beautiful!! i follow u ;)

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    Malin @

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  8. Nice blog! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

    Malin @

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  9. awesome, finally a quick and super easy tutorial. thanks kristian! you look adorable in the last pic in it : )
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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    1. Thanks Dus. Glad you found it useful :)


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