One of the pros of short hair is not having to think about how to style hair every morning. On the other hand, this can also feel a bit like groundhog day. One remedy is to mix up statement earrings, especially longer ones that appear as an extension of hair.
Another simple solution is to tie on a scarf or bandana! This adds a pop of pattern and color and makes a statement. Here’s to tie 3 cute bandana hairstyles for short hair!
The first way to tie a cute bandana is the pin up/rockabilly style with the knot on top. This is also the Tupac look, it’s up to you! Take your bandana or scarf of choice and fold it in half so it becomes a triangle. Continue folding from the short end in until you have a 2″-3″ wide band.
Place the middle at the nape of your neck and tie a knot on top of your head. The ideal placement is an inch or two back from the hairline. If you have bangs, keep them free like above. Whether you want to go over or under the ears is up to you. Position the ends as you like and add a few bobby pins to keep it all in place.
Another way to wear a bandana with short hair is the rocker look. Follow the same instructions as above but place the bandana at the top of the head and tie it at the back.
Have fun finding gorgeous scarfs and bandanas! Thrift stores are a great place to find vintage patterns, look for real silk. Of course, any bandana will do. Or for a no tie look, find one of the many adorable cloth headbands available these days.
Another take on this easy hairstyle for short hair is to use a narrow scarf. Tie it behind the head as usual, which leaves long ends that can be pulled forward over the shoulders.
Last but not least is the famed Rosie the Riveter style. Just fold the bandana into a triangle and place it at the center of the neck, same as with the pin up look. Pull the bandana over the ears and tie a double knot just behind the hairline. For the original look, pull a touch of hair out for a hint of bangs. This is a fabulous look for any day but especially if you want to skip a shampoo or are doing dirty work and want to protect hair.