Headwraps have gradually started to take over the space in our closets once occupied by wide brim hats. It’s hard not to gravitate towards these accessories, especially in the summer when they help to keep our hair and scalp stylishly protected from the sun.
Celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian and Eva Mendes are known for sporting beautiful headwraps. It’s not easy to recreate their perfect styles, though, so Huffingtonpost teamed up with The Wrap Life founder Nnenna Stella to create easy headwrap tutorials featuring her gorgeous line of hand printed goods.
Check out the step-by-step instructions below for four fabulous and fool-proof ways to tie a headwrap.
1. The Gigantic Bow
Step 1: Start by gathering your hair into a topknot. Place the headwrap at the back of your head, making sure the fabric is lowered to the nape of your neck. Then, pull ends towards the front.
Step 2: Tie the wrap into a knot at the center.
Step 3: Fold the fabric until it creates an oversized bow.
Step 4: Hide the ends of the wrap by tucking them into the bow flaps.
2. The Looped Headband
Step 1: Pull your locks up into a high bun or Afro puff. Fold the headwrap in half and place it at the back of your head before pulling ends towards the front.
Step 2: Tie the wrap into a double-knot at the center.
Step 3: Tuck the ends of the fabric underneath towards the nape of your neck.
Step 4: Slide the fabric back just enough until it has the feel of a headband.
3. The Spiral Headband
Step 1: Pull your hair into a high ponytail or bun. Fold the headwrap in half so that it’s lowered to the nape of your neck.
Step 2: Pull the fabric towards the front and off-center, then tie into a knot.
Step 3: Combine the two separate ends by twisting into one large spiral rope.
Step 4: Tuck the spiral on one side at the nape.
4. The Sophisticated Knot
Step 1: Style hair into cornrows or another slicked-back style. Fold the headwrap in half so that it’s lowered to the nape of your neck and covering your ears.
Step 2: Pull the fabric towards the front and tie into a double-knot.
Step 3: Tuck the ends of the fabric into wrap so your hair is completely covered.
Step 4: Lower the headwrap so that it sits comfortably.