Whether you’re struggling with unruly strands or looking to let your hair down during a weekend a la plage, a chic head scarf is a sophisticated hair accessory with the ability to up your hair game in an instant. A favorite of the late Egyptian actor, singer, and beauty icon, Soad Hosny, the versatility of a foulard is not to be underestimated. Just look at fashion’s favorite social media stars, who wrapped up their lengths during their warm weather escapades, proving that the scarf is the ultimate summer hair accessory.
In Positano, Emily Ratajkowski tied up her sea salt-strewn lengths with a blue, printed headpiece, while Tunisian-French singer and model Sonia Ben Ammar wrapped her chestnut beach waves with a red foulard in Cannes. Also on the French Riviera was Karlie Kloss, who heightened her unfussy ponytail with a floral-printed scarf that matched her dress, and an armful of peonies. Joan Smalls transformed a vintage piece of fabric into a modern heat-proof hair accessory, that looked even more striking with her loose, undone waves. Here, four stunning scarf moments that prove the retro headpiece is here to stay.