Off to Winter Wonderland or heading out for the NYE fireworks? Do it in style with these hat-friendly looks.
One of the best things about this time of year is being able to wear cute hats and scarves on the reg. But as much as we love layering up and keeping cosy, it’s got to be said that hat hair is one of the more unwelcome aspects of winter. However, don’t despair this winter…
There are plenty of hat-friendly hairstyles out there that’ll work well under your chosen head warmer, keeping you stylish and snug at the same time. Ready to take your winter style up a notch?
Hat-friendly hairstyles to save your winter mane
1. Straight and glossy
You can leave any misconceptions about messy hat hair at the door now! This Instagrammer’s glossy straightened locks show that you can still look polished, even with all the winter layers. If Kim K-W was ever to wear a bobble hat, we feel like she’d totally go for this. Credit: @victoriabeaulondon
Girls, you don’t have to put your hair up just because you’re wearing a hat! Soft curls are a flattering way to frame your face, plus you can use your hair as a scarf for some extra warmth (long-haired ladies, you feel me).
To stop your style looking flat, remember to be sure to curl away from the face as this will open up your face and give a more voluminous look. Credit: @samantiuke
Editor’s tip: Whether you decide to go for tight spiral curls or more relaxed waves, remember to set your curls to stop them dropping. The VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray is ideal for creating curled looks, as it helps maintain shape and body – especially handy when it’s windy out!
3. Loose side braid
Wearing your hair down is always an option, but if you’re planning to go ice skating or on any fairground rides, then you’ll probably want to keep it out of your way.
4. Wavy bob
Rocking a bob? Try adding in some loose, undone waves with a curling wand (or your straighteners – here’s how) for extra cool-girl texture. Pair with a statement berry lip for the ultimate winter beauty look. Credit: @itsdaniellesjourney
5. Fishtail braid
If you wear braids on a day to day basis, and are getting bored of your usual style, this is a fun alternative. Even if you’re not a skilled braider, fishtail braids are easy to master and have real wow factor. Credit: @larapatricia27
Sea salt sprays add a gritty texture to strands, making it easier to create styles and stop them splaying out. Plus, they provide a little extra hold, too, to make the look last longer. Basically, they’re your BBF (braiding best friend!).
6. High ponytail
This Instagrammer’s knitted headband look is giving us major après-ski vibes. Essentially a bobble hat with a hole in the middle, you’ll be able to thread through your ponytail while also keeping your head warm. Now, pass us a hot chocolate! Credit: @g.i.tepes
6. Bubble braids
Bubble braids are an A-list favourite (just look at Alicia Vikander and Kendall Jenner) and they do look stunning without a hat – but add in a bobble hat and you’ve got yourself the perfect winter hairstyle.
Rather than the not-so-chic pigtails you might’ve worn in school, this look is way more party appropriate, meaning you can go straight from the fireworks to the Auld Lang Syne afterparty without having to redo your hair. Credit: @buablink
Editor’s tip: Want to try out the bubble braid look? To get your bubbles looking full and, well, bubble-like, use the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray to add texture and volume. That way, when you come to creating your bubbles you’ll be able to backcomb them so they’re really voluminous.