Quick and Easy Vintage Hair Day 4


A cute scarf is a must have for bad hair days. Silk and chiffon are pretty choices but if you have problems with scarves slipping, nothing beats crisp cotton. Here are five ways to tie a vintage hair scarf

Rosie Style with a Faux Bang
I use a rat to create a faux bang. Start by sectioning off a triangle of hair from the top of your head to the outer edge of your eyebrows. Pulling hair from the top of your head gives plenty of hair to wrap around the rat and helps create a nice full bang. If a faux bang doesn't suit you, you can leave your natural fringe down or do the style from day 1 and pull the rest into a rosie style scarf.

Wrap the ends of your hair around the rat  and roll it under, till you reach your scalp. *Tip- as you roll, pull your hair firmly down so it's very snug around the rat.*

Pin the rat to your scalp on both ends of the rat. I pin mine into a "U" shape. 

Using your finger tips, gently spread the hair out across the rat. If any hair sticks out, use a few more pins to secure it in place. 
Next, using a large square scarf, fold it in half so it forms a triangle

Put it behind your head like so
and pull the long ends on top of your head, tying it into a knot
Gather all of your hair into the scarf

now, you'll have this little flappy bit hanging down in the middle

 Tie the long ends around the flappy bit and tie it into a bow. Tuck the flappy piece into the scaf and you're done!

Scarf Headband
I have a lot of skinny scarves which are great as a neck accessory in the fall or as a headband. This polkadot one is my favorite headband scarf.

 Long in the Back

This is one of my favorite ways to show off a pretty pattern in a scarf

Under The Chin
Sure, it's kind of an "old lady" look but many vintage things fall under that category.  On rainy or cold days, the under the chin scarf keeps hair protected and ears warm.

Tied into a Turban
A turban is a very versatile look. Wear a fun printit with jeans or a chic silk turban witha cocktail dress. For this style, you will need a large scarf

Fold into a triangle
Put it on your head so the flat edge is along the back of your neck and the points are in the front
Bring the long ends on top of your head and tie on top of the flappy bit like this:
 Bring the long ends to the back and tie at the base of your neck

Grab the excess fabric in the front and pull it forward like this:

Roll it up and tuck it into the knot


  1. Oh I've always wondered how to tie a scarf into a Turban, thanks so much for posting this :)

  2. thank you for that last one - of all things Lafayette on True Blood had on a turban style and a made a note to myself to figure it out! Perfect for bad hair days or when I'm traveling!

  3. I am totally going to copy all of these! And I love your hair!! I've been away from the world of blogs, sorry if you've had it a while, but it really suits you!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. I have so many scarves and so many lazy hair days that I really need to master the turban

  5. OMG! Your too cute with your new blonde hair amor.
    love all the vintage scarf hair ideas.

  6. Scarves are a blessed thing!

  7. This tutorial was made for me! I have a HUGE addiction to vintage scarves and I'm always looking for new ways to wear them. Thanks!

  8. Ooooh, I love the turban! I'll try that out - I'm curious to see if I can fit all my hair in that.

    As for the old lady look, my tactic is to pair it with cat eye sunglasses and a convertible. It totally updates the look.

    Did I mention how much I'm loving this series?

  9. OMG you are such a doll you are! Now I need scarves!!!! Ahhhh! My faves are the 2nd and last look---really want to try those-so super cute! You have the best ideas!! Love it!! xox

  10. ~ * ♥ * ~

    This is a super awesome series Birttany ~ thank you so much for doing it! Plus, I just have to say that I think you look amazing with blond hair! Very cute and Marilyn~ish! :D

    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

  11. Lots of options! Very cool--thank you. I always keep a square silk scarf in my purse to cover my hair when it rains. Even if I just air-dry my hair, it's naturally curly, so rain really does a number on it! Covering it with a scarf really helps (I usually use "long in the back" or "under the chin").

  12. Thanks so much for finally divulging how to tie a turban! I have always wondered where the ends went....tie at the back! Novel idea! Thankyou :) xx

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  14. I have tons of scarves in every color and pattern you could think of. I love wearing them in different ways and I am excited that you gave me some new ideas to try with my scarves. I do have a question for you (though I don't know if you'll have an answer). My head is a little on the larger side --my poor mother -- and I haven't been able to find scarves that fit me really well. I always see pictures of ladies wearing their scarves and they have so much extra material to tie their knots or bows. It seems when I put on a scarf I am fighting for a little piece of material to tie with. Is there a trick to getting more material that I am not aware of (my square scarves I fold diagonally to get the extra length) or is there someplace that you could suggest I try to find larger scarves (most of my square scarves are 21.5inX21.5in)?

    Thanks so much for all of your wonderful tutorials. I reread them often!

    Hellcat Vintage

  15. great tutorial.
    Have you ever seen this 1940s newsreel
    Some great little ideas here
    love the hood/scarf

  16. Thank you for these tutorials! I usually set my hair at night, but had to do a day set this time and desperately needed a way to set my hair and be able to go about my day. A scarf is perfect! Thanks to you I'm rocking the Rosie style!

  17. Thanks! Very informative and perfect for those days where you want to go authentic, but just don't have time for your hair. :)

  18. You would look adorable in a plastic rainscarf! :)

  19. You would look adorable in a plastic rainscarf! :)

  20. Your smile is soooo radiant on tle last photo :)


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