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Scarf for the hair: An elegant and trendy hairstyle

by Lotte Lindgren on Jul 10, 2023

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on February 1, 2024.

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Scarves have long been a popular accessory in the fashion world, and now they have also become a must-have for the hair. The scarf accessory can give your look a sophisticated and elegant touch while protecting your hair from the sun's harmful rays. In this blog post we will explore the latest trends in hair scarves, different styles and how to care for your scarves as well as styling tips. Let's get started!

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The latest trends in hair scarves

Scarves for the hair have become a popular fashion accessory. The latest trends include colorful scarves in different patterns and floral prints that add a fun and feminine touch to the hairstyle. Silk and satin materials are also often used to give an elegant look. Another trend is the vintage and retro look with scarves tied in different styles, creating a timeless expression.

Scarf as an accessory

Creative ways to tie the scarf around the hair:

Scarves can be a versatile hair accessory that can be worn in many different ways. Try tying it as a hair accessory by making a knot on the top of the head or twist it around a ponytail for a trendy look.

Using scarves to create different hairstyles:

A scarf can give your hair a new look and style. Tie it around your forehead like a bandana for a bohemian twist, or use it as a ribbon in braids to add color and texture to your hairstyle.

Woman with a nice hairstyle with a scarf for her hair

Tips for matching your scarf with your outfit:

Pay attention to the colors of your outfit when choosing your scarf. If you have a plain outfit, try a patterned scarf to create contrast. Conversely, you can choose a neutral color or matching colors if you want more harmony between your outfit and the scarf. Also always remember to adjust the size of the scarf according to the desired effect - from small details to statement pieces!

Vintage and retro look

  • A scarf in the hair is a great way to achieve the coveted retro style. Tie it around your hair in a knot or tie it as a ribbon for an iconic look.
  • The most popular vintage patterns and colors right now include floral prints, polka dots and pastels. These patterns add a nostalgic touch to your outfit.
  • Take inspiration from iconic figures from the past such as Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. Their timeless style can guide you in creating your own unique retro look.

Floral prints and patterns

How to wear the floral print in your hair without it seeming too exaggerated: Choose a simple and minimalist hairstyle so that the floral print can take center stage. Use a hair scarf with small flower patterns and tie it around a bun or as a headband for a subtle look.

Other trendy patterns that are popular with hair scarves right now: Try geometric patterns or animal prints like leopard or snakeskin. These trendy patterns will add some excitement and personality to your hairstyle.

Choosing the color palette that best suits your skin tone: If you have a fair skin tone, pastel colors like pink and mint green can be flattering. If you have a darker skin tone, strong colors like red and orange will highlight your features in the most beautiful way. So choose colors that compliment your natural beauty.

Silk and satin materials

The difference between silk and satin textiles when it comes to hair drying is significant. Silk is gentler on the hair and reduces the risk of broken or split ends. Satin has a smooth surface that can result in less friction and less frizz. When you care and maintain your silk scarves correctly, they can retain their softness and colors for a long time. It is recommended to wash them carefully in cold water with a mild detergent and avoid exposing them to direct sunlight. Advantages of using silk or satin over other materials include their luxurious appearance, comfortable feel against the skin, and the ability to protect your hair from damage during sleep or styling.

Colorful and statement scarves

Colorful and statement scarves are a popular accessory that gives your hair a vibrant and eye-catching style. With colorful scarves, you can create a unique expression that stands out from the crowd. They can be worn as a headband or wrapped around a bun to add a pop of color to your hairstyle. Statement scarves with patterns and prints are also trendy right now, as they allow you to express your personality through your hair accessory. Whether you prefer floral prints or geometric patterns, there is sure to be a statement scarf that suits you perfectly. So don't be afraid to experiment with colors and patterns in your hair scarves - it will definitely make your look stand out!

Different scarf styles

Bandana scarves are one of the most popular styles of hair scarves. They have a classic and timeless design that gives any hairstyle a touch of coolness and style. Bandana scarves can be tied in different ways around the head or in the hair, making them versatile and easy to style.

Silk ribbons are a luxurious and elegant option in scarf styles for the hair. The soft silk ribbons add glamor and sophistication to any hairstyle. The silk ribbons can be tied as bows, tied around braids or used as hair ornaments to create a sophisticated look.

Headbands are a practical solution when it comes to styling the hair with a scarf. They keep the hair in place while looking stylish. Headbands are available in different materials and designs, so you can easily find the perfect style for your own personal taste.

Turbans are trendy choices among women with long or curly hair. These large hoop-shaped scarves wrap the whole head and create a unique look while protecting your hair from the effects of the weather. Turbans are available in many colors and patterns, so you can experiment with different looks.

Bandana scarves

The retro style: Experience the trendy retro look by wearing a bandana scarf. Tie it around your neck or in your hair to add a nostalgic touch to your outfit.

The color palette:

  • Popular colors: Red, blue, green and yellow
  • Patterns: Paisley, check patterns and floral prints


  • Knot in the neck
  • Hair accessory
  • Headband-style

Create a unique look with different ways to tie and style a bandana scarf. Try your hand at these tips to create your own personal style.

Silk ribbon

Elegance and luxury - Silk ties are the perfect choice for formal occasions. Their soft texture and shiny appearance add a sophisticated touch to any outfit.

Prints and Patterns - The most popular designs in silk ribbons this year include floral patterns, animal prints and geometric shapes. These patterns allow you to express your personal style in an elegant way.

Applications - Silk ribbons can be used in many different ways to upgrade your everyday look or hair updo. Tie it around your ponytail or make an elegant bow as a statement accessory. There are no limits to the creativity with silk ribbon!


The sporty chic look is a popular trend right now and sporty headbands are a great way to incorporate this style into your own wardrobe. The materials also play an important role when buying your next headwear. Choose the best materials to ensure both comfort and style. When it comes to hairstyle inspiration, you can explore creative hairstyles where you can include the headband style in a unique way.


Wide range of colors - Experience exciting color combinations within turban fashion. Explore different color combinations and find your very own unique look.

Summer vibes: Get inspiration for your beach looks by using the turban trend. The perfect way to add a trendy touch to your summer style while protecting your hair from the sun's harmful rays.

Highlighted elegance: The turban's design can give your outfit a sophisticated touch. Let yourself be inspired by the different styles and choose a turban that fits your personal style perfectly.

Scarf care and styling tips

To take good care of your hair scarf, it is recommended to wash it carefully in cold water with a mild detergent. After washing, you should let it air dry to avoid damage. Storage of the scarf should be done by folding it and placing it in a fabric bag or drawer to protect from dust and sunlight.

When tying the scarf around your hair, there are many different ways you can experiment. Try e.g. a knot at the top of the head for a trendy look, or tie the scarf as a headband for a more classic look. You can also choose to make a bow under your ponytail or tie it diagonally across your hair.

For extra style and variety, you can combine your hair scarf with other hair accessories such as clips, buckles or metal rings. These accessories can give extra details to your hairstyle and emphasize your personal style in the most beautiful way.

Always remember to pay attention to the care your scarves require and the many options for different ways to style them - then you will always have beautiful and modern hairstyles!

Washing and storage

How to wash a hair scarf correctly? It is recommended to wash the scarves in cold water and with mild soap. Avoid twisting or rubbing them as this can damage the fibers.

To avoid creases and folds, you should store your scarves on a flat surface or hang them on hangers. Do not fold them too tightly, as this can also cause creases.

When it comes to choosing a detergent, it is best to use a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics such as silk or wool. Avoid aggressive chemicals that can damage your scarf.

Be sure to follow these guidelines for washing and storing your scarves so they stay beautiful and in good condition for longer.

Different ways to tie the scarf

A simple knot at the neck is one of the most classic ways to tie a scarf. It adds a touch of elegance and can be used for both everyday and festive occasions. An elegant ribbon around the bun gives a sophisticated look that is perfect for formal events or just as a chic everyday style. A braided style incorporating a scarf is a creative and unique way to style your hair. It creates interest and dimension while keeping the hair in place. Whichever style you choose, you will definitely impress with your trendy scarf jewelry.

Styling with other hair accessories

Combine a scarf with a wide headband for a retro look. Use exciting bobby pins or clips with your scarf for extra flair. Create a modern boho style by combining your hair braid with flower garlands or pearl garlands.

Inspiration from celebrities and influencers

Celebrities and influencers are constant sources of inspiration when it comes to hair scarves. The latest trends include everything from retro striped silk scarves to elegant satin ribbons with pearl detailing. These stylish accessories can be used in countless ways - as a headband, tied around a ponytail or as a beautiful statement piece in loose hair.

Fashion influencers also share their tips and tricks to style the scarf perfectly. For example, you can fold it diagonally and tie it under your hair to create a bohemian look, or twist it around a low bun for a sophisticated look. It's about experimenting with different techniques and finding the style that suits you best.

On Instagram you will find plenty of inspiration from both well-known personalities and fashion influencers. Browse hashtags like #hairscarf or #headscarf to discover new ways to use the scarf, as well as get ideas for color and pattern combinations. Be inspired by the creative looks and give your own hairstyle a trendy twist with a smart scarf!

Celebrity scarf looks

Scarf trend with movie stars:

Movie stars have taken hair scarves to a whole new level. They wear them with style and elegance, either as a fashion statement or to create the perfect look for a film role.

Popular scarf styles among musicians:

Musicians are known for their unique style and when it comes to hair scarves, they are no different. They experiment with different styles such as the bandana look or the knot scarf to create a trendy look on stage.

Fashion icons' favorite ways to wear scarves:

Fashion icons always know how to style a scarf. They tie it around the neck in a chic knot, let the ends run freely down the back or use it as a hair accessory to give their look extra flair. These creative ways to wear the garment inspire us all to explore the many possibilities with our own outfits.

Tips and tricks from fashion influencers

  • How to tie a scarf to the hair in an elegant knot
  • How to combine colors and patterns with your hair accessory
  • Innovative ways to use a scarf as a headband or headband

Who doesn't know the feeling of being tired of the same old hairstyle? With these tips and tricks from fashion influencers, you can update your look in no time. Learn how to tie a scarf to your hair in an elegant knot, how to combine colors and patterns with your hair accessories, as well as innovative ways to use a scarf as both a headband or a headband. Give your style that extra oomph with these trendy techniques!


#tørklædeinspiration - See the latest and trendiest scarf looks shared by users on Instagram. Get ideas on how you can style your hair with a scarf and create a unique expression.

#hairstylegoals - Get inspired by fantastic hairstyles accessorized with trendy scarves. Discover new possibilities to spice up your hairstyle with the help of this fashionable accessory.

  • Learn how to tie your scarf in a knot in the front
  • Try a loose braid with a colorful silk scarf

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