Use one scarf to create four different ponytail looks

Whoever invented the ponytail did the world a favor. Busy days, casual weekends and hot weather provide ample opportunities to get that hair up and out of the way quickly. But what do you do when a standard ponytail just isn't enough? There's a quick and easy way to change up a basic look, and it's probably already in your closet or dresser drawer.
A scarf or bandana, such as the one in the following video, can add style and whimsy to any look. Oh sure, it works well to keep hair from blowing around in the wind, but here are four creative ways to put this handy little fabric square to work on a daily basis.
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Materials
- Hair elastic
- Square scarf or bandana
- Short bristled hairbrush
- Bobby pins
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Instructions for a half up, half down ponytail
1. Divide the hair into an upper and lower section and form the upper section into a ponytail before securing with a hair elastic.
2. Fold the scarf diagonally and roll it up to form a headband.
3. Place the center of the folded scarf against your forehead and tie it underneath the ponytail. Tip: Smooth the bangs under the scarf for a "rocker chick" style.
Instructions for an embellished bun
1. Pull up all the hair to the top of the head and secure it with a hair elastic.
2. Tease the hair with the short-bristled brush to create volume, and smooth the hair into a bun, tucking any loose ends underneath. Use bobby pins to secure it.
3. Fold the scarf diagonally and roll it up to form a rope of fabric.
4. Wrap the scarf around the base of the bun.
5. Tuck the scarf ends under the bun or fan them out slightly on top of your head.
Instructions for a pinup style ponytail
1. Create a ponytail by pulling up all of the hair and securing it behind the head with a hair elastic.
2. Fold the scarf diagonally and roll it up to form a rope of fabric.
3. Place the center of the scarf at the nape of your neck and tie it on top of your head. Leave out the ends or tuck them underneath.
Instructions for an accessorized braid
1. Braid the hair down the back from the top of your head to the ends and secure with a hair elastic.
2. Fold the scarf diagonally and roll it up to form a rope of fabric.
3. Tie the rolled scarf around the end of the braid.
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