Guide to Beach Head Scarves

Nothing says fashion like a pretty head scarf on vacation. Whether you’re wearing one at the pool or beach with your bikini, you will surely score major style points. The heat may cause you to spiral into a style rut, so adding a head scarf to your look will surely come in handy. A lightweight and silky scarf with a pretty pop of color or exciting print is a must-have to your summer wardrobe.

How to Wear Head Scarves at the Beach

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No matter how you wear them, head scarves will add a dose of bohemian vibe to your style. Here are some fashionable ways to wear it:


Let’s start with the basic and the most discreet. Making a headband is a subtle yet surefire way to style your head using a scarf. Plus, it goes well with a side braid and cute boho sunglasses. Use this square scarf to make it possible.

  1. Make a side braid hairstyle.
  2. Fold the scarf in half in a triangular manner, then fold it repeatedly until it’s thin.
  3. Wrap it around your hairline, and tie it off where your side braid starts. This tie makes the braid look decorated.

Forehead tie-up

Keep your annoying bangs from reaching your eyes with this forehead scarf, while adding a little more whimsy. For this style, you can use a head scarf.

  1. Start by folding a scarf lengthwise, repeating it until it’s around three inches in width.
  2. Wrap the scarf around your forehead, then tie it at the back. Don’t tie it at the side so you won’t look like the Karate Kid.

Head scarf tie

This is like the forehead tie up, but with more coverage, as you want to cover the head. This lightweight, tropical scarf can help you out with this style.

  1. Stretch out the scarf around your forehead.
  2. Bring the ends of the scarf around the back of the head.
  3. Tie the scarf off in a firm yet comfortable bow by the nape of your neck. Avoid tying it at the top portion of the head so you won’t look like a pirate.

Scarf ponytail

Tired of the same old ponytail? Add a silky mulberry scarf to add a touch of style to your hair. The ingenious design and sharp colors can beautifully complement your bikini or beachwear.

  1. Put your hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Fold a lightweight square scarf into a long and skinny shape.
  3. Wrap the scarf around the base of your ponytail to make both sides even.
  4. Tie the scarf into a knot. Secure it with bobby pins.

Banded scarf

With a little help from an elastic band, you can transform a light scarf and use it as a headband. It’s pretty much adorable, too. Use this light cotton scarf with tassels for a chic look.

  1. Run a long scarf through using a clear elastic band. Place the elastic band in the middle of the scarf.
  2. Spread the scarf and wrap it around the top of your head along the hairline. Control how wide you want to spread it.
  3. Tie the scarf at the back of your head, and bring it around to rest on your shoulder.
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Head tie

Instead of a headband, use a scarf to make a pretty bowtie on your head. This pretty polka dot scarf layful bikini.

  1. Fold the scarf lengthwise until it’s reduced to a strip.
  2. Wrap the scarf around the neck, then bring the ends up at the top of your head.
  3. Tie a bow at the top of your head.
  4. Move the tie to one side to add sass to the look.

Vintage bun look

Get ready for the beach this summer with this vintage-inspired look. A sheer infinity scarf will be the perfect summer accessory.

  1. Get a sheer infinity scarf and put it on top of your head with the extra fabric hanging behind your shoulders.
  2. Place the bottom of the scarf to one side on the lower portion of the neck.
  3. Twist the bottom of the scarf tightly while leaving a small loop at the very end of the scarf. The twisting will cause the scarf to coil upwards.
  4. Make a bun with the scarf on the side of your head and follow the coil.
  5. Secure the headdress by wrapping the end loop around the bun.

Cinnamon twist

Messy hair with a stylish scarf? That’s the perfect laid-back beach look. Use this square silk scarf  to add a touch of elegance to your laid-back style.

  1. Pull your hair into a high, messy bun.
  2. Use a square silk scarf and fold it into a triangular shape.
  3. Fold the triangle multiple times until it becomes a long, thin shape.
  4. Wrap the scarf around the back of your head, then tie it to your front. Make sure that the ends are even while making a knot.
  5. Tie it two more times. Make sure to tie the scarf upwards to create a small rolled shape at the center of the scarf.
  6. Twist the hanging ends individually around themselves, then tuck it behind your head to the scarf. Secure it and loose the ends with a bobby pin if needed.

Triangle wrap

If you want to cover your head as with a cap, this scarf trick can help. Use this large, floral square scarf  to add a delicate yet striking accessory.

  1. Fold your square scarf in half to make a triangle.
  2. Put the largest straight end above your forehead.
  3. Wrap the ends towards the back and tie it without making a knot.
  4. Bring the loose ends of the scarf to the front of the head, then tie it to a knot in the forehead.
  5. Tuck the loose ends back to the scarf.

Head wrap

Sometimes, you just want to tie your scarf along your head. You may want to consider using this long scarf for a pretty delicate accent.

  1. Fold the scarf lengthwise, then wrap it around your hairline.
  2. Tie it around the nape of your neck.
  3. Pull the end of the scarf to one side of your nape, then tie the ends into a bow for a cute look.