How to wear a headscarf like Blake Lively


My lovely friend, whose name I shall protect, does not know who Blake Lively is. The shame!!
I caught up with her for dinner and drinks Friday and she kindly told me she’d been reading my blog and loved the girl with the long hair. She said, I am going to do my hair like her, how do I wear a scarf like she does?
I did take her request seriously and will give a how to wear a headscarf like Blake Lively below, but I can’t get over her not even recognising Blake since she has foxtel and watches tv. I think my poor friend is stuck in SATC mode and needs to upgrade to Gossip Girl.
Anyway, I digress.
How to wear a headscarf like Blake Lively
The key to this look is that the headscarf is purely a hair accessory. It’s not holding back any of the hair, it is merely placed around the finished style.


  1. Tease your hair at the crown of your head by gently back-combing
  2. Leaving some hair loose around your hairline, take a small section from each side and pin at the back to keep some volume in your hair. I did this twice, twisting the sections together and hiding the pin underneath.
  3. Take your headscarf and tie in place between two sections of your hair. Leave some hair loose underneath.
  4. Tuck the top of your ears under the scarf and play with your fringe until you are happy and you’re done!
I used a square scarf folded on the diagonal but almost any size scarf will do as long at it fits around your head.
What do you think of this look?
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  1. Down the Rabbit Hole says

    Oh I love this, I'm gonna do it. And since I think I'm the only one in Sydney ordering her tea from NYC (as of just now) I feel I should also corner the market on scarf wearing in my district. I looked like a frustrated Aztec trying to mummify her hair on the way home from work yesterday and now with your sage step by step, there is no reason to be so.

  2. Hair Romance says

    She makes tea? Are you serious?
    You would rock this look. Try a bit of the Evo volumising powder before teasing to add extra oomph

  3. Eliza says

    I'm so glad you posted this! Very helpful. thank you!
    PLEASE show me how you pinned it so the pin was hidden underneath?

  4. ...............cata.............. says

    Oh! I love this!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I linked on my FB page.
    Cata, from Tuscany

  5. Laura *You Stir Me* says

    oh I love this look and have been wanting to try it out – thanks so much! Love your blog so much – I have long thick hair and love that I have a great resource now to turn to for help!

  6. Me, my best and I says

    Great post- I was inspired by you to try it. Am usually so un-co with these things but your instructions made it easy. Thanks have blogged about my success with it and linked back to you!! Thanks heaps :) have another hairstyle to add to my limited repetoire!!

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