Easy Game Day Scarf Hair Tutorial

This Easy Game Day Scarf Hair Tutorial shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias

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As a former high school cheerleader and avid football fan, the fall season is always such a fun time. There’s nothing I love more than spending my weekend watching football with family and friends while snacking on delicious treats. (My personal favorite football snack is SNICKERS® bars!) While everyone in my house has their own unique, pre-game rituals, looking game day ready is a must for me. I mean any excuse to look cute, right?

One of my absolute favorite, go-to looks for game day is this super adorable and easy scarf headband look. It literally can be created in less than 5 minutes and is the perfect look to show off your team spirit! This look offers versatility with the option to wear up or down, and can be personalized to your favorite team’s colors. For this tutorial, I chose a pretty blue paisley print.

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Game Day Scarf Hair Tutorial Supplies:
  • Fine Tooth Comb
  • 60 Inch Silk or Cloth Scarf
  • Elastic Hair Band (optional for up-do look)

Easy Game Day Scarf Hair Tutorial 

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Step 1: Fold your scarf over three times long ways to create a 1 1/2 inch wide section. Place the scarf behind the center of your neck, letting the ends hang forward on both sides.

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Step 2: Using a comb, tuck both sides of the hair behind the ears. Bring up the ends of the scarf overlapping one another to form an “x”. Cross the ends over each other again and tighten.

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Step 3: Bring both scarf ends down and tightly tie the ends behind the neck.

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Optional Style: Pull hair up into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic hair band for a cute, casual look.

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Now that you look game day ready, there’s only one other thing you’ll need- the perfect snack! Thankfully, your local CVS has all your game day snacking needs including one of my favorites- SNICKERS®!

I’m personally always reaching in the candy bowl for SNICKERS® and right now the packaging is football themed which is so cute! I especially love the “Tackled” one below! I’m also sort of obsessed with the new SNICKERS® Crisper bars too, which are so yummy! Both are delicious and perfect for game day munching.

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Looking for more fun game day ideas? Head over here! Don’t forget to print your coupon here for extra savings on football themed SNICKERS® at your local CVS store.


I hope you’ll give this super easy and fun game day hairstyle a try! Let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comments, and give it a pin if you love it!

What’s your favorite looks for game day? Do you enjoy snacking on SNICKERS® as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

93 Comments

  1. Wow you made it look as good as the pre-tied ones! Love this tutorial. Pinning and stumbling it!

  2. You look super cute and what a great way to show your team spirit without having to gear up πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your easy tutorial on Merry Monday.

  3. What a cute hairstyle for game day, or any day! I wish you had been at my son’s wedding, it was so windy I could have had you do my hair!

    P.S. Snickers have always been my favorite!

    1. Thank-you! Oh I would have been happy to have helped you with your hair! And yes my mom actually got me hooked on them years ago, and they’re just so good! πŸ™‚

    1. I sometimes think I was meant to be born in a different era because of my obsession with head scarves haha. They’re so cute and have that vintage feel to them! πŸ™‚

  4. The print on that scarf is so great πŸ™‚ One can never go wrong with a head wrap scarf and some big curls. I remember wearing hair exactly like that for cheerleading!

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    1. Thanks Jennifer! It’s a cute hairstyle to wear for game day and so simple to pull together! πŸ™‚

  5. So cute. I love scarves as headbands. Thanks for the tutorial, I think I maybe able to finally wear my scarves in my hair.

  6. This is really cute! Now that my hair is long enough, I’m really excited to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So cute!! I love the way you styled that head scarf! I will have to try this out! πŸ™‚ xo Loren // thinkelysian.com

  8. Could you look any cuter with a game scarf on?! It’s just not fair. HaHa! Such a fun idea for game day spirit! You make it look so easy, I’m going to give it a try.

  9. I have a hard time tying scarves on myself so this tutorial is great. You do a really good job of taking it step by step !

  10. I love bows, headbands, headscarves, and bandannas! So, so cute and versatile. And that color looks fantastic on you!

  11. Can you be any more precious? Just love the blue on you sweetheart, and I love the scarf tied up in the hair, you offer the perfect tutorial and make it look so easy! Just love this whole look with the darling statement necklace! Happy Monday!!

    1. Thank-you so much! I think it would look cute! And you could always tuck the ends under too if that was a concern. πŸ™‚

  12. Rrally cute idea. You look great. Unfortunately I have short hair now so not so sure I could pull it off. Maybe I’ll just eat the Snickers.

    1. Thank-you! I think it would still look cute on you even with shorter hair! And totally, who can resist Snickers?! πŸ˜‰

  13. I like it with the ponytail.
    I think my head isn’t made for things like this – they always slip off of me. Its always such a cute look I wish I could make last.

    1. Thank-you! I actually wore this style back on the 4th of July with a stars/stripes scarf, and loved how it looked! And who can resist Snickers!? πŸ˜‰

  14. I love your tutorials! You make them all seem like anyone can do them, and I love it! I will be trying this one next weekend! Thank you for sharing!

  15. This is such a cute look for game day!!! And I really just want to face plant in to that bowl of snickers right now…yum! Happy Monday!

  16. you gave me a brilliant idea for my daughters intramural tomorrow.. this is easy yet so cute style.. and to mention ..honey i love your hair..

    1. Thanks Lee Anne! I love how this look can be switched up simply by changing the color/pattern of the scarf. πŸ™‚

  17. So cute! I always struggle with scarfs since I get my hair all tied up in it when trying to tie it a the bottom haha

  18. Hello Q-T-Pie! You remind me of the ‘We Can Do It’ woman on those vintage war posters. Adorbs. My colors are green and gold for football – I’m thinking a yellow scarf with my dark hair would be perf. Go Packers!

    1. Aw thank-you! I’ll take looking like Rosie the Riveter any day! πŸ˜‰ I’m a hardcore Patriots fan, but Green Bay is a great team too and yellow would look great with your dark hair!

  19. This is neat! I have a silk scarf thats lying around and the idea looks fab! Just going to try it out now!

    1. Thank-you! It’s super easy to create and different colors/patterns makes it a versatile look! πŸ˜‰

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