Salvage a Bad Hair Day with a Scarf Part 1

Grab a scarf and use this Brigitte Bardot-inspired look when you need to salvage a bad hair.

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Taylor Chang-Babaian, Hair & Makeup Stylist:

So for this scarf look, what we want to do is create something kind of like a sixties, Brigitte Bardot, kind of hair look to salvage a bad hair day.

We are going to tease the top. A quick way to do this is to just section it off, so you have nice little ponytail and we are just going to start teasing from the root of her fringe. When you tease, what you want to do is tease from the back as well as the front. It doesn't have to be pretty, just go for it. The only time you want to do the back teasing is when you have gotten to the hairline in the front. My favorite brush to use for one of these, actually for teasing, is boar bristles. The bristles are just nice and strong and will give you this intense volume.

So, I've just sprayed a little bit of hairspray into my brush and I'm just going to smooth out our little bouffant. I'm just twisting this top layer and then I am going to pin it in. I like to crisscross the pins so that they hold even better. Then you can secure it even more using another rubber band at the base.

So for this Brigitte Bardot-1960's hair look, I'm using a square scarf again (perfect for hiding that bad hair day). About a foot and a half per side and I am going to fold it in half into a triangle. You're just basically rolling the scarf into a headband. Tie the scarf at the base and once again over the ponytail.

Now, you are going to push the headband back. So now, we just take the tail of your brush and just lifting that puff even higher because I want a bit more drama, but you can do whatever you prefer. I just sprayed the tail of my brush and I'm going to use it to smooth away any flyways I have. This is our third scarf look. Voila -- no more bad hair.

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by EricaF123 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:31AM Report as inappropriate

I'm not a fan of teasing hair. Period.

by toddfan Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 04:07PM Report as inappropriate

Scarves are great but I hate teasing my hair. I have enough problems with frizz and damage.

by Taylerbootz Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:12PM Report as inappropriate

This is a look that I could recreate on my own.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 01:23PM Report as inappropriate

I think this is a really great alternative to bad hair days!

by powerwoman033 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:25PM Report as inappropriate

I think I'll stick with a ponytail. Thanks though.

by taryn.romero Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 09:57AM Report as inappropriate

Doesn't teasing damage the hair?That look may work for some. I would need a gashing wound to wear that. It does look good on a lot of people. Just not me.

by toddfan Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 06:00PM Report as inappropriate

My favorite way to save a bad hair day with a scarf: do a low, loose bun on the side of your head, instead of centered. Tie a bow around the bun. Viola, super cute.

by LipglossandSpandex Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:41PM Report as inappropriate

Oh my!!! The teasing really hurts. Nice video though. I wanted to try it but I've one problem My hair doesn't even run through my shoulders. If she can post few ideas for short hair that would be really great. I liked the twist in the back. I do that in front on both sides or some times in the back.

by ebbsandtides Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:11PM Report as inappropriate

this was a cute look but I actually liked it better before she put the scarf in. I want to try this look out though so now that I see how to do it, I will! I really liked the way she tied the scarf around the ponytail. Looks easy enough so hopefully it is!! Thanks TB!!

by lisa2683 Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 02:20PM Report as inappropriate

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