Rock a trendy A-list turban
This look is about as low maintenance as it gets and takes about three minutes to pull together.
Quick, easy and impactful results
Prep dry hair with a texturising spray. “You need that dry texture to give your look a messy nonchalance – and also to keep the scarf from slipping off,” says hairstylist Guido Palau. Get a few scarves in different sizes and designs: African prints, florals or plain shades to go with every mood and outfit.
Twist your hair into a messy bun at the crown and secure it any which way with a bunch of bobby pins. Pull a few small swaths from the front section of your hair and let them hang loose in order to create a feminine frame around your face.
To recreate Salma Hayek’s look, fold a long, narrow scarf into an 8cm-wide strip and place the centre against the nape of your neck. Pull the ends of the scarf up and cross them above the centre of your forehead. Bring the ends back to the starting point – so that the fabric is partially overlapping – and knot them.
If you don’t have the time to wrap your own turban, get a turbanstyle beanie like the one Katy Perry is rocking. Or, like Rihanna, take a rectangular length of shimmery fabric and place the centre at your forehead. Pull the ends to the nape of your neck and tie.
For a simple 20-second turban wrap to cover your head on a bad hair day, place a scarf against the nape of your neck so that the ends on both sides are of equal length. Fold the ends around your head and over each other. Tuck in the ends and you’re done! “This is a very easy, simple hairstyle. It’s young, light-hearted, nonchalant.” – Guido Palau