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Simple Head Wrap Inspired by Beyonce

By January 27th, 202128 Comments
by Antoinette of Around the Way Curls

While getting my daily dose of King Bey, I came across her cute video entitled Pool Etiquette. In it, Beyonce is irresistibly Southern and rocking a cute little head wrap, a look we don’t often see from her. Anyway, I decided to give it a try. And I liked it. It’s the perfect wrap for a rainy day!

Would You Rock It? Or am I hype just because Beyonce did it?


  • Hilary B. says:

    this is really cute! love the scarf pattern. I have a hard time finding cute, inexpensive scarves. Anyone have suggestions?

  • Anonymous says:

    I love it and I'm rocking it now as I type this!! I agree I've seen this before on women from as early as the 1800's (Creole women had to wear it to distinguish themselves as African down in Louisiana and they wore it proudly!!)I love it and will rock it along with other scarf styles for those "thumbs down" hair days. Thanks for the post love!!! God Bless 🙂


  • Anonymous says:

    Beyonce is not a King…Jesus is King!! and Lord Of Lords!!! No one should come before Him!

  • Anonymous says:

    No offense,but this in nothing new. Just because "King Bey" replicates what's considered to be trendy to those she has an influence over don't make it brand new. Bey just has more exposure,thus if she does anything,folks think she's their style guru or something. I'm 45 yoa,and back in the mid to late eighties I was doing such things and more with scarves because scarves were used in fashion by corporate women almost daily. It was nothing to see a woman wearing scarves as a part of their attire in education,banking,with church attire,etc. Good quality/high-end scarves were considered to be a status symbol of sorts. I'd seen a fashion pictorial in a magazine targeting African-American females (NOT Essence or Ebony magazines) where this gorgeous black model wore a beautiful silk scarf tied in a unique way in her hair. I bought the best silk scarves I could afford in the mall,and began to experiment and replicate what I'd seen. Unfortunately,on my college campus (UNC Chapel Hill) I don't think the black females were feeling what I was doing because I recieved many odd looks/gawks from fellow undergrad females. That was a time where weaves (or "extensions AKA the "Lisa Bonet look)was just jumpimg off as "the jerri curl" was considered to be passe. A press-and-comb was almost unheard of,so the easiest thing to maintain was a relaxer. Few young women wore braids and even fewer wore locks back then. It's funny how things have changed,and I mean that as a progressive/positive statement. Just the other night at work,I wore a half-wig in a spiral curl style and tied around the circumference of my head was one of the scarvws I bought back in 1986. My own hair underneath the wig was plaited up and secured with bobby pins since I've never been able to braid. I just wanted to give my own hair a break. It's at least 10 weeks post-relaxer. I'm thinking of attempting another transition this summer. If not successful,at least I'm keeping the stretching sessions going until I choose to either texturize or relax again. I'm digressing. If your'e looking to buy some really nice vintage silk scarves go to ebay and search out the selection. The vintage ones are much better quality than what you can purchase in today's market and economy. With proper care,they will last a lifetime. Don't be afraid to try experimenting with scarves just because it's not a trendy or mainstream thing to do these days. Be your own fashion stylist,and simply DO YOU!

  • Crishair says:

    Not even Beyonce to make me use this.

  • Pecancurls says:

    Cute! My Carribean mom always wears her hair like this. I would try it, but most of the time my wrapping skills are sorely lacking. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Serve God

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol, I immediately thought the same as Lola! Beyonce probably got the idea from her mom. Head scarves and headdresses are as common in black culture as braids have been and I'm sure they well continue to be. From the Yoruba women of West Africa to Tamera Dobson in the 1970's. I keep scarves on deck, if done properly it's uber chic.:-)

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  • Chelsea says:

    I absolutely love it! I have already done this with my hair when I get tired of doing the mundane twist-out. Sometimes, instead of hoops, I wear my big circle coral earrings. Perfect go-to, chic earring! Great tutorial, ladies!

  • Anonymous says:

    The look is cute, but this can easily look like "you didn't take the scarf off your head when you woke up" look. I'll pass.

  • Anonymous says:

    It helps if you have the puff of hair in the back. I don't and I look like a flat head. But I really love this look.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love it! Looks great with my bantu knots!

  • Anonymous says:

    "Product did you dirty", love it! BTDT!

    Great video! I will certainly do this after the beach!

    ps. Antoinette, you look like Julianna Margulies!

  • Annie L. says:

    Gorgeous scarf print! Had it on mute so unless you already revealed shop info, PLEASE give! This was my mother's 70s boho style too!

  • Meika says:

    i go hard on head scarves so this will give me another style to add to my collection…this is cute for real

  • Lola says:

    Love the colors in your scarf!! But yeah, my mom was the queen of scarf wearing and I have seen this look on her as well as others. Bey probably saw her mom wear it!! LOL.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would rock it. I am a person who does not care what you think about me, you can talk about me at the end of the day I am going to be me the same person. I have always wore things that people who not dare wear since I was 8 years old my mother tells me. I did not want to wear the clothes my mother chose for me… I like bold colors etc. Even today I do not look for what is in style I purchase what I like even if it is out of style. I do not do it for others their opinions do not matter or their acceptance. So Beyonce keep doing it.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Bridget says:

    Extremely cute! Trying a new product this morning and depending on how it looks when my hair dries, I may be rocking this look today. Not only will this work for bad hair days, it can be worn at the gym (as mentioned in the comments above), beach and vacation days as well and can be dressed up for more formal events with a real nice high quality scarf. The possibilities are limitless.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think it's really cute, great for when your curls aren't cooperating. I love the print & bold colors of your scarf.

    Brooke B.

  • DiscoveringNatural says:

    Love it!! I am always on the hunt for new scarf wearing ideas.. need to add this to my list.. –

  • Anonymous says:

    I love wrapping my hair like this. I've been doing it since my college days, about 10 years now. Yikes!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I`ve seen it in the West Indies long before Beyonce. Its nice. Good for those lazy weekends,camping, quick run to the store for `milk` days.

  • Anonymous says:

    I guess I am the first to say I'm not totally crazy about it but now I have something new to do to my hair for the gym thats kinda cute

  • Tinkasmom says:

    Luv it! Will have to give this one a try.

  • Devon says:

    Mos def doing this one! Loves it! Go King Bey, Go King Bey;0) LOL!

  • Curly G.R.I.T.S. says:

    I definitely will be trying this. This is perfect for the summer as I'll be staying home with my kids. What a GREAT idea!!!!

  • 'Chone says:

    very cute!! i would luv 2 try that 🙂 the print of the scarf is like everything!

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