How to wear a headscarf like Blake Lively

by Hair Romance on February 16, 2011 · 18 comments

in Celebrity Hair,Hair Style Advice,Headscarf,My Hair


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?
Maybe you’ve got a how-to hair question? Shoot me an email at thehair[at] or write in the comments below.
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Down the Rabbit Hole February 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

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.


Hair Romance February 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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


Eliza March 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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


Hair Romance March 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

Hi Eliza
Will do a special post for you xx


...............cata.............. March 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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


Hair Romance March 7, 2011 at 2:58 am

Hi Cata
Thank you for sharing this post xx


Laura *You Stir Me* March 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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!


Hair Romance March 16, 2011 at 1:11 am

@Laura It's so easy with long hair, glad you love it too xx


Rebecca April 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

Love this! Sharing on my blog if that's okay —


Hair Romance April 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

@Rebecca – glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing xx


Me, my best and I April 20, 2011 at 5:27 am

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!!


Natali May 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Well done! Love this post!


Annika September 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I love this! So simple and so adorable! Hope you dont mind me sharing this on my blog as well :-)


chiiiiing September 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

awesome!! thanks for the tute :D


Chelsey23 April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This is how I tie my scarfs and they come out pretty nice


lisa @StudioJewel August 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

i love it. simple and stunning and i’m a HUGE fan of the head scarf! thanks for sharing! xoxo


Hair Romance August 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Thanks Lisa!


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