4 Ways to Do the Head Scarf Like a Retro Pin-Up Doll

Earlier, we featured several bloggers wearing the scarf as a head wrap. Some styled it like a bandanna while others went for a more retro look, such as the rockabilly. Speaking of which, have you ever tried doing the rockabilly scarf-do?

If you’ve been wanting to do the look but just can’t seem to figure out how, read on because today, we’re going to show you a few how-to videos courtesy of vloggers who are pros at retro pin-up dressing. Check them out below and see if you can do these hairstyles:

1. Rosie the Riveter or “Rockabilly”

We’re going to kick things off with a scarf-do inspired by “Rosie The Riveter” — the rockabilly. If you look up the name on Wikipedia, you’ll find that she’s a cultural icon back in World War II, when a lot of women worked in factories that produced ammunition. The image of Rosie is feminine, but also part masculine. Her trademark style is mainly composed of a blue collared shirt and a scarf wrapped around the crown of her head, with the ends tied at the top.

rosie the riveterRosie the Riveter

We found this really helpful YouTube video from OakOscar100. While we think executing the hairstyle is going to be harder than it looks, the steps on how to tie the scarf around your head are pretty clear and easy to do. Besides, you can always come up with your own way of doing the updo. The scarf (or how it is tied) is what you need to perfect.

2. Beehive Bouffant Bun Scarf-Do

The retro beehive bouffant scarf-do is perfect for bad-hair days. It’s very similar to the rockabilly, except that you tie the scarf behind your head (near the nape) instead of on top. Essentially, you’ll be wrapping the scarf around a bouffant bun. You will also need to roll the scarf ends before you tie them at the back. Here’s another video from vlogger OakOscar100:

3. & 4. The Extra Large Bow and the Semi-Turban

The third and last scarf hairstyles we’re going to show you today are not only retro, but they can be exotic as well, depending on what you wear them with. One is worn like a normal rockabilly except that you tie the ends into a large bow (a la Minnie Mouse!).

The other scarf-do works almost the same way as the retro bouffant bun hairstyle except that you don’t need the large bun and you simply spread the fabric on the back so it will cover a larger chunk of your hair. Watch the video by AhSiek1118 and learn.

Well, what do you think? Are these scarf hairstyles worth giving a try or no? Which look will you be experimenting anytime soon?

Remember that to achieve these scarf-dos, you’ll need squarish scarves that do not have fringes around the edges. Here’s a super affordable piece from Nordstrom that you can try.

front row society coral medody scarfFront Row Society Coral Melody Scarf, $38

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