Well, just as I promised yesterday I have put together a couple of hijab tutorials for you lovely ladies. I decided I should do one simple one, for those sisters who are just starting out wearing hijab (and mash'Allah to you!) and one more complicated one for those sisters who have been wearing a scarf for a while, and would like a new, fancier way to wear their hijab for a night out with their hubby or a trip to the cafe.
Let's start with the basics, then go from there, shall we?
This first style is a basic way of wrapping a rectangular scarf, with an extra twist to dress it up a little. I like to call this one:
~The Sophisticated Scrunch~
All you need for this one is a simple scarf, preferably one without tassles. You will also need four or five simple pins.
As my beautiful assistant is modeling, you start the scarf out with one end much longer than the other.
You can either hold the shorter end in place, or if you are wearing an underscarf you can pin it. Then start to wrap the longer end of the scarf across your chest, under your chin, and continue to wrap it over the top of your head.
Once you have wrapped the scarf all the way around at least once, make sure you still have quite a bit of the scarf left to make your Stylish Scrunch.
Pull the scarf across your chest, under your chin, one more time then pin about 3/4 of the way up the side of your head.
Start scrunching the scarf , and once you have two or three scrunches that you like, pin them into place. Continue gathering two or three scrunches at a time, and try to arrange them into a circle. This will take a little practice, and you may have to do it two or three times until you get the arrangement that you like. Remember: this is not supposed to look perfect, the idea is to create a flower-like arrangement of scrunches.
You will probably have to use at least four or five pins to arrange the scrunches in the way you want them. You can continue scrunching to make the design bigger, or leave it smaller, like I did.
Here is the finished product. A casual enough look to wear out everyday, but with a simple, sophisticated twist.
Now that we have the basics down pat, let's move on to something a little more complicated. This one I call the:
~Twice As Nice~
For this look you will need two scarves, and three pins. I chose to use two basic hijab pins, and one of the beautiful, fancy hijab pins made by Love Nyla. It is up to you if you want to use two plain colored scarves, one print and one plain (as I chose) or even two coordinating prints. Either way they both should be rectangular and pretty long. I am going to refer to the black scarf from now on as Scarf 1, and the printed scarf as Scarf 2.
Wrap Scarf 1 around your head, and tie it in the back, leaving one end much longer than the other.
Take Scarf 2 and lay it over Scarf 1, leaving a little bit of Scarf 1 showing.
Bring Scarf 2 around to the back of your head, and tie it under the tie you made with Scarf 1.
Wrap Scarf 2 around over your chest and under your chin.
Continue wrapping scarf 2 until you reach the end, and pin securely in place with one of your basic hijab pins. The longer end of Scarf 1 should still be loose, hanging out from under Scarf 2.
Wrap Scarf 1 around the front, over your chest and under your chin loosely so that Scarf 2 shows.
Loosely drape Scarf 1 over your head, allowing Scarf 2 to show. Using the second of your basic hijab pins, pin Scarf 1 at your temple, making sure you allow the scarf to drape low enough to expose Scarf 2 at your neck.
Using the fancy hijab pin, secure Scarf 1 on the other temple, making sure it sits far enough back on the top of your head to let Scarf 2 show.
Tada!!! Here is the finished product. Using a fancy, fringed scarf makes this look especially formal. This is a great way to wear your scarf to a wedding, a party, or any get-together that you want to look extra special for. Enjoy!
Well ladies, there you have it. Insh'Allah you enjoyed our first Hijab Tutorial. I'm sorry it took me soooo long to finally post them, but insh'Allah it was worth the wait. Remember, practice makes perfect. Take the time to play around with different scarves in front of the mirror. Every face shape has different styles that look best, so if you try one of these styles and you don't feel it looks quite right, feel free to change it up a bit and insh'Allah you'll find a look that makes you feel like the Fashionista Muslimah you are!!
Ma'Salaama and Happy Wrapping!
The (sooo sorry I'm late!) Mujahada in Prada