5 Ways to Style Your Winter Hats

Allison Schmidt | 05 November 2017

When hat hair is actually a good thing.

We’ve finally started to get the winter weather. That means breaking out our favorite cozy sweaters, winter hats and chic (but warm) coats. As much as we do love the changing of the seasons, one thing we don’t love is boring hat hair. Your hat doesn’t just keep you warm, it’s also a must-needed hair accessory. And we think they should be worn with gorgeous hairstyles to complement your fashion-forward winter hats. Read on to see how to style your hair with your winter hats:

Winter Hats and Hairstyle Combos

winter hats braid
A braided hairstyle with a big, fluffy hat is always a win!

1. Long Braid

Need a way to not get your hair messed up from your winter hats? Look no further than braids! If you do a three-strand braid using all of your hair, you can’t get hat hair. We love doing braided styles on short hair and extra long hair. Follow our tutorial for the perfect French braid. Make your braid more festive by using a glam hair tie, or cover a plain hair tie with a fun hair clip.

winter hats curled hair
A slight wave looks chic with a winter hat.

2. Loosely Curled

We love the look of curls loosely rolling out from under our favorite winter hats. You can get these gorgeous loose curls two different ways. One of our favorite ways to get loose curls is by using hot rollers. We have a tutorial you can follow for using hot rollers to get loose curls. You can also recreate this style using day old curls. It’s great because you get two styles by just curling your hair once. All you need to do is take a teasing comb and lightly back comb your curls to create more volume. Then lock in your curls with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Plump Hold Hairspray.

winter hats straight hair
A rocker chic look that stays true to your style this winter.

3. Straight But Textured

This is another hairstyle you can totally rock with second day hair. Add some texture to your straightened hair by spraying in a little bit of sea salt spray. But instead of scrunching like you would normally with a sea salt spray, just let it dry. It will give your hair a piecey texture without adding in any waves.

winter hats curls
Rock the curls with your hat this winter.

4. Big Curls

There is something so festive about wearing big curls with your favorite cap. You can snuggle up by the fireplace or head to a holiday market with these big bouncy curls. The best, long-lasting curls are done with a regular curling iron and allowing the curls to cool down in pin curls. This will keep your curls in tact through the icy temps.

winter hats straight hair
Show-off your straight hair in a cute winter hat.

5. Straight and Sleek

Winter weather can be tough on exposed hair. The freezing temps, wind and snow can do some major damage, even if you aren’t heat styling your hair on the daily. One good way to add a layer of protection while taming frizz and adding shine is to use a serum. Before you blow-dry your hair, add a few drops of Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum to your damp hair. Blow-dry your hair straight and top off the look with a cute bobble hat.


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