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Ahh, the headscarf - my go to hair accessory. I just love how it adds an instant touch of retro to your look. Because you can get them in a huge range of colours, you can add a pop of colour and match your outfit.
There are so many ways to style a nylon headscarf for a pinup or vintage look, which is why I believe they are the most versatile accessory you can have in your arsenal!
Sunshine Coast Pinup School's nylon headscarfs are made from top quality 100% Japanese nylon - these are as close to the vintage thing you can get! The nylon has a dull finish and slight texture so it won't slip and slide out of your hair like other cheaper chiffon scarfs. The added bonus is that the material holds its shape, so you can create large dramatic bows.
These scarfs are square and measure in at 63 cm x 63 cm. You can also get longer rectangular ones too.
For the next couple of styles, you are required to turn the square scarf into a rectangle shape - but why not just use a rectangle scarf? Yep just bear with me. Folding over the scarf adds more colour depth to the look, it also gives you pretty pointed ends which work great when tied in a bow. Plus, manipulating the shape of a square scarf adds that much more versatility and options to the humble accessory.
Firstly, this is easier to do on a flat surface, such as a table - I just do it in the air as I am usually demonstrating in front of a workshop.
Simple, easy, classic. The bow can be used on almost any hairstyle, up or down. I generally prefer the look of a scarf behind some hair, such as a pinup roll or vintage fringe. Also works great with Bettie Bangs.
With a little bit of a 60s twist, you can't go past this classic headscarf look. BTW it is also amazing at hiding regrowth! This style will give you the most colour blocked look as you have the most layers of the scarf on show.
Super cute way to get a bow around your pony tail whilst still having those ends and colour to peak through your hair.
This is such a cute and sassy way to add a pop of colour to your outfit in classic 1950s style.
This second necktie style gives you a more fluffier and light look, featuring the flat ends of the scarf.
Classic Rosie the Riveter style, this will encase all of your hair. Again, I like some front hair out but this style also works with no fringe detail. First you will want to start with your hair up in a french twist. As there are already more steps in this style, please refer to the full video tutorial (also below) on how I quickly chuck mine up using a frenchy Grip Tuth comb.
So there you have 5 easy and classic ways to wear a nylon headscarf. Ok, maybe 6 if you count the 2 necktie styles as separate. Which one was your favourite?
Check out our range of nylon headscarfs to add that touch of retro to your look - I have the Aqua colour in these photos.
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