There are a million and one ways to tie a scarf around your neck — but why stop there? A scarf can take any look to the next level when wrapped around your wrist, bag and even hair.
A scarf is a versatile and colorful alternative to your usual hair elastic, especially in the summer. A scarf can be knotted around a ponytail or used as the finishing touch on a retro hairstyle. For shorter hair, a scarf makes the perfect headwrap — it can even keep your hair and scalp protected from the sun’s damaging rays.
If you normally revert to tying a scarf into a headband a la Lauren Conrad on The Hills and are looking for new visual references, the runways deliver ample inspiration. Grab a patterned scarf and get inspired by these 23 creative ways to tie a scarf in your hair.
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