How to Tie a Bandana Like a Gangsta

by Contributing Writer

A trend for young men is to wear bandana scarves around their head in the gangsta style. It’s a fashion that started among gang members in California and has since spread from the West to be a nationwide style among young, urban men. Everyone who wears the style isn’t necessarily a gang member, as it has become pretty main stream, but many times the colors or patterns of the scarves are indicative of gang loyalties.

How to Tie a Bandana Like a Gangsta

Step 1

Fold a square bandana into a triangle.

Step 2

Holding the two side corners of the triangle, begin folding it up toward the middle corner in half inch folds until you are left with a rectangular shaped scarf with pointed ends.

Step 3

Wrap the scarf around your head from the back, down toward the base of your neck, with the two corners wrapping around toward the front of your forehead.

Step 4

Tie the two corners together into a knot on your forehead.

Step 5

Adjust the scarf on your head so that the tie sits twisted to one side of your forehead.