There are so many different head wrap styles you can wear in your hair and women wear them for so many different reasons. They are worn to protect the hair, keep your hair safe from the environment, or keep you warm. Some women wear them for traditional and spiritual reasons too.
There are plenty of different types of scarves that you can wear as well, depending on what kind of hair you have. If you have thicker hair or if you got your hair done with braids you are going to want to use a big heavy scarf. If you wanted just to pull your hair up a bit, you could go with a headband-type wrap. Just look at all these head wrap styles to find one that meets your needs!
1. High Head Wrap Style
The first way to wear your head wrap style is high and colorful. In the photo above, she is wearing a pretty light blue wrap that is twisted and wrapped into a big bun. This would work if you had thick and long hair.
2. Pull Back Head Wrap Style
Up next is another beautiful head wrap hairstyle for women. She is wearing her gray wrap low and back with a bit of her hair in the front exposed. You could wear this wrap style casual as she has done, or dress it up either way you are going to look amazing.
3. Sleek Head Wrap Style with Braids
Here is one of the best head wrap styles for women with long braids. She has left two long braids out in the front and wrapped her hair back in a neutral orange scarf. She then pulled the long braids up in a high pony, and it looked amazing.
4. Triple Knot Head Wrap Style
This next style would be great for wrapping your hair up quickly. She went with a long pink scarf and twisted it 3 times around. You can leave your hair out as she has done, or try wrapping the scarf around your hair.
5. Front Bun Head Wrap Style
This next style is a classic head wrap style. She wrapped her scarf around tight and then twisted the big earrings into a big front bun. Pair it with big hoop earrings you are going to love the contrast it creates.
6. Loose Style
This next wrapped hairstyle is simple and loose. She went with a beautiful soft rose color and kept her head wrapped loosely, and it looks beautiful.
7. Afro Curls
This next style is a perfect way to wear your natural hair if you are exercising or just want to keep it up and your face. Here she went with a stretchy headpiece that is wrapped around twice and pulled tight.
8. Twisted Ends Wraps
This next style is so pretty, and she paired the green scarf perfectly with a bright orange shirt and tan coat. Here she has twisted all her hair up in the scarf and styled it classy. You could dress this style up or keep it casual.
9. Traditional Style of Wrap
Traditional head wrap styles are always going to be in style. In the look above, she used a beautiful colorful scarf with seashell patterns.
10. Yellow Head Wrap with Bangs
You can wear a yellow head scarf any time of the year. In the look above, she wrapped her green and black hair up into the yellow scarf. She has kept her hair in the back out a bit, and it looks perfect.
11. Dreadlocks Hairstyle
Dreadlocks head wrap styles always end up looking so pretty. Here she has paired her dark curly dreadlocks with a bright orange headpiece.
12. Half Up Dreadlocks
Up next is a beautiful head wrap that is more like a headband. She picked a beautiful neutral color that looks so good with her skin tone and dark dreads. When you pair a headband with a half-up half-down style, it is a great way to add color to your fit.
13. Stretch Style
Stretchy headbands are a great way to keep your hair pulled back in a head wrap style. In the look above, she has twisted her blonde dreads up in a tight white scarf with a double twist.
14. Low Bun Design
This next hairstyle is one of the most popular ways to wear a head wrap style. Here she is wearing the scarf tight on top and twisted it around into a low bun. You can wear this look no matter how short or long your hair is.
15. Colorful Style for Black Woman
Up next is a beautiful head-wrapped hairstyle for black women. She wore a purple and pink scarf here and kept it wrapped thickly around. You can wear this look any type and anywhere and know you look good.
16. Zig-Zag Hair Wrap Design
Another way to wear your wrap is in a zig-zag style. Here she is wearing a dark blue scarf with a zig-zag pattern right down the middle. This beautiful, tight-looking head wrap will keep all of your hair wrapped.
17. Knotted Design
Knotted hairstyles with headscarves are so elegant. Here she is wearing her pretty orange scarf with a flower-like twist in the front. All you have to do is twist your scarf around in the front, and you are all set.
18. Jersey Knit Style
Here is a great style for women with short hair. She wears a jersey knit scarf with a beautiful twist right on the front. She went with a classic black color, and it looks amazing.
19. Two-Layered Design
Another way to style your head scarf is with a double-layered circle on the top. This is a simple style, and she went all out and paired her blue scarf with blue accessories, and it looks amazing.
20. African Style
This next style is an African head wrap style. In the look above, she kept it simple and went with a beautiful African patterned headscarf and paired it with a matching necklace. This is a simple and beautiful style that will leave you looking amazing.
21. Twisted Wrap Design
This next style is a beautiful twisted head wrap look. Here she has twisted her patterned headpiece around a few times and left the top free and open. It looks so pretty paired with her big hopped earrings too.
22. Wire Wrap Style
Another style of scarf you can use is a wired scarf. She pulled her dark braids back into a big bun and tied the scarf around with a twist right on top.
23. Simple Design for Kinky
Up next is a simple soft headscarf. This would be a great way to wear your hair wrapped up and would be so comfortable. This is a very popular style in the summertime because it will help keep you cool too.
24. Large Brown Head Wrap Style
This next hairstyle has a beautiful light brown head scarf twisted up high. This color looks amazing with her dark braids and simple white button-up shirt. She styled her head wrap, pulled it up, and tucked it in the front for a fun finish.
25. Voluminous Head Wrap Style
This is one of the best head wrap styles for women with long hair. She has twisted all of her hair up high and wrapped it with a neutral head scarf. This is a great way to get all your hair tied up if you have big braids too.
26. Long Silky Bandana
Up next is a stylish way to wear your long silky scarf. In the photo above, she is wearing a stunning silver white, and blue scarf. She kept it tied tight on the top and let the back hang loose. Silk scarfs are one of the best wraps to use in your hair.
27. Twisted Crown Design
This beautiful braided scarf is so pretty and looks so comfortable. She has pulled all of her hair up in a lovely light silver scarf with a beautiful braided top. This is one of the best head wrap styles to sleep in too.
28. Mixed Print Style
If you need to add a bit of color to your life, you should try a mixed print scarf as she has done here. It looks like she has twisted the hair on top and then placed the scarf on top to hand loose. It looks so good with her basket earrings and zebra shirt.
29. Knitted Yellow Style
Another style of head wrap you can try is the knitted scarf. Here she went with a bright yellow knitted scarf and wrapped it around her thick hair. She went with a twisted high style, and it looks fabulous.
30. Colorful Twisted Design
Another way to wear your head wrap is colorful and bright. She is wearing the full coverage style with a twisted band on top, full of colors, which looks fun and comfortable.
31. Modern Style for Curly Hair
Modern hairstyles come in all shapes and sizes. She is wearing a black and white patterned head wrap that is twisted up high.
32. Scarf Head Wrap Style
Here she is wearing a scarf wrapped in a beautiful blue pattern. She kept one side loose and down while the other was tight.
33. Gorgeous Design for Dreadlocks
Up next is this gorgeous head wrap with orange dreads. She has kept her wrap tight on the back and twisted the wrap twice around, and pulled her pretty braids out to hang loose.
34. Cute Design for Round Face
This next head wrap looks like it could be a scarf. She pulled her hair back into a long purple scarf and let the strings out in the back. You could try this with any of the long scarves you have to hang around.
35. Silk Bandana with Braided Bangs
Up next is a beautiful silk scarf wrap hairstyle. To get this style keep one braid hanging loose and tie the rest up in a big bun. Pair it with big hoops, and you will love how you look.
36. Small Knot Style
Not all head-wrapped hairstyles have to have big scarves. In the photo above, she is wearing her small light brown scarf twisted in two small buns on top. Leave your hair brushed over to the side and pair your makeup with your scarf as she has done here.
37. Yellow Printed for Black Woman
This fancy look is an extra fancy head wrap hairstyle. Here she went with a beautiful yellow scarf and twisted pulled it up in a bun, and twisted it around beautifully. Pair it with some stunning shades, and you are all set.
38. Strand Twist Hairstyle
Here is a small twisted scarf style with a few strands pulled out in the front. This style would be so easy to pull off if you already had cornrows or dreads, as she has here.
39. Trendy Silk Design
Next is a simple head wrap style that you could wear when it rains or want to protect your hair. She has it laid loose over her hair and tied around the nape. Keep it loose and pulled down it is so easy to wear.
40. Front Knot Style with Bangs
Here is a head wrap style with a front knot with loose and curly bangs. She is wearing a sleek black scarf, and it looks beautiful.
41. Cultural Design
Cultural head wraps are a wonderful way to wear your head scarf. She kept it pulled up tight and twisted it into a high pattern. She went with a calm yellow, but this would look pretty with any color.
42. Forehead Bun Style
A forehead bun scarf hairstyle can be done with short or long hair. In the look above she went with red, black, and white, which looks great in the sunshine.
43. Bamboo Design
This hairstyle for women is called the bamboo head wrap style with an olive green head wrap. She paired it with a beautiful button-up and jean jacket, which looks great with her beautiful dark skin tone.
44. Layered Style
Another way to get a head wrap hairstyle is to try a multiple twisted layer look. She is wearing that style here and it looks so beautiful.
45. Low Scarf Design
Here is another one of those causal but stunning head wrap styles. She has her hair in the front, brushed down, and pulled over to the side with a beautiful silk scarf. You could wear this style while out during the day and don’t want to mess your style up.
46. Chic and Cute Style
Here is a chic head wrap hairstyle using a black headband with a long loose orange scarf. This is a style that would look great for all different types of natural hair.
47. Elegant Printed Design
Elegant printed scarves will enhance your look so much with very minimal effort. She is wearing an elegant dark scarf with beautiful pink, blue, pink, and orange patterns throughout.
48. Cheetah Prints
This is an old-school look that is coming back in style. She is wearing a leopard-printed scarf that is twisted and high on her head. She paired it with a faux fur coat and dark shades; it looked so pretty.
49. Diverse Fabric Style
Here is another way to wear your color head wrap. She went with a retro pattern and pulled it high in a twisted bun. She pulled all of her hair back, and it looked beautiful.
50. Flower Design
One of the best head wrap styles is twisted into a beautiful flower pattern right on top. This simple style is easy to wear once you get the hang of it.
Did you get inspiration for your next head wrap style? What is your go-to style? Did we include it on his list? Leave us a comment down below and let us know!
Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.