This Island Life - How to rock the summer turban
With winter only recently coming to a close in Australia, I’ve spent the past few months getting my warm weather fashion and beauty inspiration from the Northern Hemisphere. One of the looks on my radar is the summer turban trend. I first saw this look on Pinterest and just knew I had to try it. So when Schwarzkopf Australia asked me to create a hairstyle for summer, it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Summer in Australia is hot and what I like best about this style is that it keeps the hair off your face without having to have it slicked back. I’m also finding that the summer turban trend is a great way to add a bit of interest to a simple outfit. Plus, it’s a great look for the beach, cruising on a boat or a summer music festival.
The summer turban in six easy steps
I have crazy curly hair that’s pretty fuzzy, so if I want to create waves or curls, I need to fake them. I start with hair blow-dried straight and then use that as my base. I chose to use a conical curling wand instead of a normal one because with the tapered barrel, you can create unstructured, beach-like curls.
- With this style it’s important the hair looks natural, and not over-styled. I gave one of Schwarzkopf’s new products a go and gave my hair a spritz of Schwarzkopf Extra Care Dry Conditioner. Spray from the middle of your hair down to the ends and your hair will be super soft and ready to style.
- I wanted these curls to look really natural and beachy so I used bigger sections than I normally would when curling my hair. Starting at the base of your hair, take 2-3 inch sections of hair and using a medium–sized conical wand, curl sections of hair from the roots down to the ends. Hold for approximately 10 seconds.
- Give each section a light spray of hairspray as soon as you remove it from the conical wand. The curls will look pretty curly at this point and may even look a bit ringlet-like. This is what we want - the idea is to let them drop.
- Once you’ve curled all of your hair, run your fingers through it to loosen and separate the curls. If you didn’t go overboard with the hairspray the curls will drop out even more, which is exactly what we’re after – it should be more wavy than curly.
- Grab a square scarf (I find that silk works best), fold it into a triangle and fold it into a long strip (depending on the size of your scarf). The one I used was pretty big (105cm x 105cm) and I found it worked much better than my smaller scarfs. I chose a pastel coloured wolf print scarf by Aussie label Bay & Fyfe that was designed by an Australian artist Daimon Downey. I did a shoot with one on the beach, which will give you an idea of how big the scarf I used is.
- The final step is the fun bit – you just wrap the scarf around your head. Start at the back, making sure the scarf covers your ears and pull it round to the front of your head. Twist the two sides together and then tie it at the back of your head.
Tip: This style would also look awesome as a loose bun with waves tumbling out.
What you’ll need:
- A conical shaped hair-curling wand – I used one by Babyliss (the 25-13mm size).
- Dry conditioner – I used Schwarzkopf Extra Care Dry Conditioner.
- Hairspray – I used a light spray of Schwarzkopf Session Finish.
- A fine-toothed comb to section and part hair.
- One awesome scarf.
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