How to tie a Rockabilly Bandana

by Lee Franklin September 06, 2016

How to Tie a Rockabilly Bandana - Top Tips for Styling Retro Scarves

One of our best selling products are our Rockabilly Bandanas, but we still frequently get asked by customers how to tie them, especially at our stall where I can often be found giving tutorials ( and this weekend I was even showing a mum how to tie it on her baby! ... and she looked *so* cute!).

Earlier this year I posted a quick visual guide to a few styles you can achieve with our bandanas, but did not expand on how to actually 'do the do' so now I thought I would expand on this and include a few tutorials on how to tie a bandana, particularly for vintage style hair.

All of our bandanas are handmade (by me!) to 1950's dimensions. I did my research when we first started producing our bandanas as I wanted to make sure we were providing a quality retro scarf which would serve as a go-to, one-stop item for retro hairstyling. The only way to do this was to go back to the original sizes used and worn by ladies of the 1950's. Our bandanas are 54cm x 54cm and as such can be used for many vintage style up-dos and Rockabilly Pin up looks.

I personally never leave the house without a bandana. If there is not one tied somewhere on my person, I always carry one in my bag. They are so versatile! Not only can they save a bad hair day (even if that happens halfway through the day), but they can add a layer of warmth (or sophistication) when tied round the neck, or I have even tied them on the handle of my handbag if I have already maxed out on the accessories (can you tell I love scarves ...?).

Anyway, as I am not a great one for being in front of the camera and so many lovely ladies can do it so much better than me, I have chosen to share with you my favourite bandana tutorials from the wonderful world of the interwebs ...

Let's kick off with the queen of vintage blog tutorials, The Cherry Dollface. Here Cherry explains how to tie a classic 'cover all sins' turban style, plus some top tips for keeping the bandana in place!

 

 

And here is a lovely, easy to follow tutorial by Susie Brown, showing three easy Rockabilly styles.

 As I said, bandanas are soooo versatile, this is just the tip of the iceberg really. If you want to delve deeper into the world of vintage scarf styling take a browse through our Pinterest board below for further inspiration.

You can also get yourself a bandana fix right now from our bandana collection 

 

 

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