It is the way of tying a headscarf that we usually find as an inner headband (under the outer headscarves). It was the basis of many headbands and worked mainly to hold and style the hair. At the same time, it gave the feeling of thick and rich hair when used internally in bridal / formal headbands.

Kefalogiouri with Cyprus
Kefalogiouri with Cyprus

Hair was considered not only a source of strength and life, but also the “seat of the soul”. It is associated with the idea of renewal and good luck.


This way of tying is usually found in several Greek women’s headbands in Peloponnese, but also in other parts of Greece.The name of the headband comes from the description of its application (kefalo=head & giouri=turn). In addition, “Kefalogiouri” was the name of the old headband of the women of Laconic Mani.

You can combine “Kefalogiouri” with different headscarves from the MANTILEE collection, depending on your mood and style. In this way, different aspects of your personality are highlighted each time with strength, confidence and finesse.

Try it with different clothing styles such as glam rock or rock, boho, country, street, casual, romantic style and whatever else expresses you.

Kefalogiouri with Attiki
Kefalogiouri with Attiki

Let your imagination run freely, express yourself and create your own headband based on “Kefalogiouri”. We are looking forward to your suggestions!


Fold the headscarf in a triangle. Place the tip of the headscarf in the center of the forehead and the long side respectively on the neck. Rotate the two ends around their axis so that they become like “strings”. Apply the ends of the headscarf, as “strings” around the face with direction from back to front, cross at the top of the head and stabilize with a double knot on the base of your neck.

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