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How to wear your hair with a hat - winter styling tips

/ 02.06.2014
Hat hair doesn't have to be a bad thing!
Hat hair doesn't have to be a bad thing!

During winter, or any other time when you might be accessorizing with hats, it's important to know how to style your hair to go with your chosen millinery marvel... even if it's a beanie!

The thing about hats, is that they hide most of your hair, making the lengths and ends the only visible parts. As a result, "hat hair" works especially well with longer styles and looks great with waves and curls. Saying that, the girl in the photo opposite makes a good case for super straight, sleek hair, too. What we're trying to say is that, if your locks are long enough to poke out from under a hat, they'll look great, whatever texture you choose!

The golden rule is just to keep things simple and steer clear of any updos that might get crushed.

Easy options

When teamed with a hat, really long hair can be really flattering with loose, tousled waves. This kind of texture makes it seem as though your hair is cascading out from beneath said hat, creating a very feminine, very chic look.

Get the look: On damp hair, apply Advanced Hairspray TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Take a half-inch section of hair and twist it, then blow-dry. Finger-comb the twist once it's totally dry to reveal a few loose, tousled waves. Repeat on the rest of your hair, re-spray and scrunch to finish.

As we acknowledged earlier, ultra-straight hair looks great when sweeping out from under a hat as well. If waves aren't your thing, getting your tresses looking sleek and smooth is even easier than tousling!

Get the look: After applying a generous amount of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, section off the top layers and use a flat iron on the hair underneath. Then straighten the rest before applying Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to finish.

Updos that work

With a hat, your updo options are limited to anything "low" and/or to the side. Braids, ponies and buns are all great options, as long as they sit below the rim of your hat. Braids and ponies are particularly flattering as they allow you to play around with texture a little more.

So, get out there and embrace hat hair in all its glory!

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