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7 Secrets to Creatively Styling Your Hijab

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Looking to change up how you fasten your headscarf? If so, read our favorite tips for fashioning a cool new hijab style like a pro.


While the traditional hijab is a symbol of modesty for Muslim women, it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, the hijab is one of the most versatile pieces of apparel in that it can be styled in several different ways. Plus, the wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and textures can complement virtually any modest outfit. If you are ready to add a little flair to your normal routine, consider one of our favorite seven styling tips below. You’ll see our recommendations and then a link to a quick tutorial video to make these new hijab fashion styles even easier to access.

  1. The “Side Knot”

If you’re looking for a quick turban style that isn’t that difficult to create, but looks intricate and refined, make sure that you learn how to bring this hijab style to life. YouTube sensation NabiilaBee shows you how to tie a turban in a simple yet feminine way to create a beautiful and low-fuss look. The idea is a chic and sophisticated take on the traditional turban, best accomplished by employing a scarf made of jersey material or viscose mix. In almost no time at all you’ll create a regal and whimsical look. Tutorial: nabiilabee Tutorial: nabiilabee2  
  1. Add Some Glitz

The basic hijab represents the perfect canvas for your desired look, as it can be worn in an array of styles and comes in several unique material choices. If you’re looking for a way to quickly and easily style your hijab, while at the same time introducing an elegant and regal design element, consider adding a brooch or headpiece. A simple butterfly design or sterling silver diamond-look brooch adds visual appeal and a touch of restrained beauty to the entire outfit. Virtually any piece of modest jewelry can dress up a hijab - find a wide variety of unique styles today here.

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  1. Add length in the Front

To create a unique, fashionable, and sophisticated look - all without having to purchase a whole new wardrobe, simply change up how you wear your existing outfit and you’ll feel like a whole new person! Experiment with different cuts and prints to create a sense of length. Leaving your hijab longer in the front creates elegant length that is easily dressed up or down.

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  1. Add Twists or Braids

This style is truly easy to create and looks so cute! You just might find that it becomes your go-to look for both casual and elegant events. Start with a bonnet and volumizing scrunchie to create the perfect base layer, and then fold a square hijab as indicated in the accompanying tutorial. The hijab peaks at the center of the forehead and then wraps around in an attractive twisted braid design that is quite fashionable across the modern Arab world today. Alternatively, adding some simple twists to your hijab creates soft dimension for a cute look that’s still professional.

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  1. Show off your Earrings

One common complaint among women who wear a hijab is that it can be difficult to wear earrings - or that the earrings are too hidden behind the fabric of the hijab, making it pointless to even wear them in the first place. Take a look at the tutorial below and learn how to take a normal hijab, wrap it using strategically placed pins. You’ll look just like you’re wearing earrings as normal, but they will now display much more prominently than before.

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  1. Go Sleek and Sporty

Islamic fashion blogger NabiilaBee shows how a simple switch in materials can create an entirely different look for fashionable Muslim women. Using a jersey maxi scarf, frame your face, pin the sides, and then wrap the sides as indicated in the tutorial below. Make sure to play around with the pleats to create a beautiful and elegant look. This is a nice look for those who wear glasses as it is elegant and refined, yet it is loose enough to make wearing glasses quite comfortable.

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  1. Boost Your Volume

To create added volume with a standard hijab scarf, consider this voluminous messy layered look today. You can use a variety of hijab styles and materials to accomplish this look, and it just might become your daily style of choice since it is so easy to create in a minute or so. This is a “messier” look, so it might not pair with an elegant evening gown or other sophisticated apparel choice, but it is perfect for casual, everyday wear. Take a look at the tutorial below for a step by step guide on creating this versatile look.


Tutorial: The seven styles listed above represent truly unique and beautiful options for Muslim women who are ready to add some flair to their basic hijab style. The hijab is a modest apparel choice, for sure, but that simply means that it is the perfect foundational piece to create an ensemble around. For more style ideas or to browse an extensive selection of trendy, high quality Islamic clothing for women, men, and kids, visit us at today!


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