From berets to beanies, nothing beats a stylish winter hat. In addition to keeping your head and ears toasty warm, winter hats can also serve as a fashion statement. The right hat can add an entirely new dimension to an ensemble – and can also work well to conceal the inevitable bad hair day. Here are three no-fuss hairstyles that complement the most popular winter hat styles.
The Hat: A wool beret or slouchy knit
The Look: Side-Braid Slouch
If you’re feeling the need to keep your hair out of the way, try an easy side braid under your hat. Just gather your hair on one side at the nape of the neck and loosely braid to the ends. Secure with a ponytail holder and head out the door.
The Hat: A beanie
The Look: Beanie Beauty
Beanies are the perfect accessory to still showcase wavy hair while staying warm. For a truly lush look, let your waves fall around your face and in front of your shoulders. If you don’t have natural waves, sneak in a few curls! Wrap a few sections around a 1-inch curling iron. Keep them small — wrap 1 to 2 inches around the barrel — for a soft, loose look. Spritz with Pantene Airspray to finish.
The Hat: Your favourite winter cap
The Look: Double-Duty ’Do
This is the perfect “before and after” look. If you’re in a hurry, pull your hair into a topknot on the back of your head. Add a fun cap to keep your hair in place, and be sure the hair underneath the cap is pulled taut and without tangles. When you pull out the bun later, just flip your head, add a tiny dab of styling cream to the ends, and you’ll have beautiful waves!
3 Hat Hair–Eliminating Tips
All of these styles are quick and easy to achieve, but following these tips can help you reduce hat hair and eliminate static:
- Keeping your hair in tip-top shape will help with any style. Try a deep conditioning treatment like Pantene Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Crème once a week to help reduce protein loss so your hair can stay strong against damage
- Shaping mousse helps to keep flyaways in check. Simply spread a tiny bit of Pantene Volume Body Boosting Mousse over the inside of your fingertips before pulling your hair into shape
- If your hair falls flat after wearing a hat, just flip over and spray some Herbal Essences Arabica Coffee Fruit Volume Dry Shampoo into the roots to give instant volume