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6 DIY Ways to Style a Bandana for Summer

Have a few rogue hair bandanas laying around? I came up with 6 quick tutorials for putting all of those square bandanas to good use. Because let's face it, we've all bought these little guys, but putting them to good use (and looking cute while doing it) is a whole other story. 
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: hair bandana, how to tie a bandana around your neck

Instructions

The Standard Neckerchief

  • Who doesn't love this casual / cool replacement for a necklace? To get this look, fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle.
  • Then, roll (or fold) the long end of the bandana down toward the point. Wrap the rolled bandana around your neck and double knot - leaving the ends loose, as shown in the photo.
  • You can tie the knot tight to your neck or super loose, for a totally different look.

The Prim and Proper Ponytail

  • For those times when you want to look like you tried, but also really just want to keep your hair our of your face. It's kind of like the updated BFF of the scrunch, but much cooler.
  • Fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle. Then, starting at the long end, fold the bandana down toward the point (a 2 inch fold is a good width for this one).
  • Once your hair is up in a ponytail, wrap the folded bandana around the ponytail base twice and then tie the ends in a knot.

The Tucked and Knotted Headband

  • This tucked and knotted headband is simultaneously chic AF and super casual - one of my faves.
  • Fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle. Then, starting at the long end, fold the bandana down toward the point (1-2 inch fold).
  • Once your hair is up in a ponytail or bun, wrap the folded bandana around your head and tie the ends in a secure knot. Then, tuck the loose ends underneath each side of the headband.

The Mini Neck Bib

  • Get your (mini) cowgirl on...or something like that...with a mini neck bib. Start with the same basic fold as the other tutorials. Fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle.
  • Then, starting at the long end, fold the bandana down toward the point (1-2 inch folds) and leave the bottom point of the triangle out (unfolded) as shown in the photo. Wrap around your neck, with the triangle in the front and double knot the loose ends in the back.

The Neckerchief Take 2

  • A more stylized take on the basic neckerchief.
  • To get this look, fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle. Then, fold the long end of the bandana down toward the point (2-3 inch folds are a good width for this one).
  • Wrap the folded bandana around your neck, then wrap it around again, and double knot it at the ends.

The Oh-So Bow Headband

  • Fold bandana in half at the points, to form a triangle. Then, starting at the long end, fold the bandana down toward the point (a 1-2 inch fold is a good width).
  • When you get close to the end, tuck the point underneath the folds (as shown in photo), and then fold over one last time. Wrap around your head, bring the two ends up to the top and tie in a double knot, leaving the ends loose to form a bow shape.
  • This is a good one for any kind of hair - up or down, long or short, etc.