Here Are Iconic Hijab Looks We Grew Up With That Will Take You Down Memory Lane
Remember all the trendy hijab looks we used to be crazy about?
Growing up, I'm sure a lot of us girls spent so many hours on YouTube watching hijab tutorials, with one hand holding one of hundreds of safety pins (that all somehow go missing) and another hand trying to hold our shawl in place.
Hijab icons like Hana Tajima and Najwa Latif set the trend for Muslimah fashion, and photos of girls donning their styles are scattered all over the Facebook timeline back in 2010.
Let's go down memory lane and recount all the hijab styles, influenced by both global and local icons, that we were all 'guilty' of wearing:
1. Hana Tajima — Her creative way of styling the square shawl took the world by storm, as girls started posting mirror selfies with a digital camera just like her
Hana Tajima rose to fame when she converted to Islam at 17 years old and started posting hijab tutorials on YouTube.
The British-Japanese blogger and her way of making the hijab fashionable quickly became a fashion reference among Muslim teen girls.
Watch the popular hijab tutorial video that made her famous:
2. Najwa Latif — In the Untuk Dia music video, she took the bawal shawl to another level by styling it how you would a scarf, with one end pinned onto the inner cap and the longer side let loose
3. Yuna — In Malaysia, she pioneered the turban style, styled with vibrant and patterned shawls together with a turtleneck sweater
Yunalis Zarai, or famously known as Yuna, introduced the turban style to Malaysians during her journey to become a singer in the US.
Styled with layers and pops of colour, the hijab style promptly became a hot topic, as people began making YouTube video tutorials for beginners who wanted to try the style.
Take a look at how she styled this colourful turban:
While the hijab looks from these fashion icons were popular, let's all take a moment for an honorary mention of these styles that were just as trendy:
BONUS: I asked my friends to send me their old Facebook photos wearing one of these styles and here's how they used to style them:
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