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10.24.2012

How To: The Head Wrap!

Good gravy, can we talk about how hellish it is to grow out your hair? It's like having a sub-par brunch with really slow waitstaff accompanied by Hades at an outdoor cafe in Miami in August...because Hades is a notoriously awkward conversationalist and has really horrendous table manners. He's also incredibly irritable when he has to sit in heat & humidity. In short, it's painful.

Seriously...every morning I'm faced with this weird not-short-enough-to-wash-and-go, not-long-enough-to-be-able-to-do-something-cool-or-throw-it-up-in-a-bun, and not-going-to-look-good-unless-you-take-some-time-to-style-it look. (Enough dashes for you? I didn't think so. I agree, the world needs more dashes and rambling run-on's.) The only thing possibly more horrifying than the hair is the look on my face when I see it.

So, I ponder this conundrum most mornings. Do I break out my styling implements and give myself the gorgeous, precision bob that would emerge with some concentrated blowdrying (and would make my genius hairstylist proud) or do I realize I don't have time for that. Can you guess which one? Yes, the latter...I mean, let's face it. Most mornings, I just don't have the time. Did I mention I work New York hours? Yeah, so my work day starts at 6:30am. My hair is the last thing I need to worry about.

And, so, my loves, this is why I've turned to my hats & head wraps! The head wrap has become one of my signature looks and one that will live on in infamy in the history of "Things Nami Has Done to Her Head." (Possibly the shortest and most boring biography you will ever read.) I've been asked by 4 of my close friends to show you how to get two of my head wrap looks. Ready?

First, how to start most head wraps. Feel free to experiment & try your own styles from this base...


from here, you can try the "Big Bow"


or maybe the "Turban" for some retro-fab without the in-your-face cheer of the bow.


So, there you have it. Not too complicated and, trust me, once you start doing it often enough, you can throw your hair up in about two minutes. If you have long hair, you have even more options. You can wrap and put your hair in a bun, a ponytail, a top knot...endless possibilities, you lucky ladies. I'll need another two years to get there, but in the meantime, expect to see more of me in head wraps. Maybe I'll figure out more ways to wrap and, if I do, I'll be sure to share them with you!

Also, note: anyone can rock this style. If you feel like polka dots or crazy prints aren't your thing, try more conservative scarves. Go for a solid or demure to give yourself a little exotic class. The kind of class that screams, "I go on safari with Louis Vuitton trunks and a line of man servants who are not only all gorgeous, but all speak 10 languages and can cook gourmet meals!"

It's the same kind of classiness-with-edge that might have people wonder if you secretly have a pet tiger...But I digress...what I'm saying is, try the look! It's fun. I promise!

Now, go have a fantastic day & hope you get a chance to rock the look. If you do, please share it with me! I'd love to see! You can tweet a photo at me, post a photo on my wall, or tag @namimscott on Instagram or Pinterest. Can't wait to see how you look! xo!

Images: Created by Nami M. Scott 
Photos: Taken by Charles L. Scott

2 comments:

  1. Sooo cute! I think I will try this! Thanks Nami! :)

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    1. Nina!

      Definitely let me know if you do! I want to see photos!
      Hope you love it!
      Thanks for checking out the post!

      xoxo!
      N

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