The Best Hairstyles to Pair With Your Denim Looks

Stylish denim and hairstyle formulas ahead.

If we could live in an off-duty look all week long, our go-to fabric of choice would be denim. The strong cotton fabric can be dressed down or dressed up. Many of us can certainly pull a full-on denim ensemble (Canadian tuxedo, anyone?) off at work as long as there’s a chic office-friendly hairstyle involved to make the outfit work-appropriate. We’re so obsessed with denim that we’ve rounded up some of our top hairstyle and denim formulas that were clearly meant to be.

Here are some the the best hairstyles that you’ve got to pair with your denim outfits this season:

The Best Hairstyles for Your Denim Ensembles

a woman standing in a city park wearing a denim outfits and a coat
Pair up bold denim outfitst with simple hairstyles. Photo credit:

1. Oversized Denim

Sometimes you just gotta’ let the clothes do all the talking. The best hairstyles for a bold denim look, are ones that are simple and understated. Pull your hair back into a sleek, understated bun so your look doesn’t feel too busy.

a woman wearing blue dress and denim wallking on the street
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2. Weekend Denim Vibes

Wide-legged jeans are office-friendly when paired with a chic blouse and a refined hairstyle to match. Consider styling your hair into an updo, or wear it down like above when you want to roll into work like it’s almost the weekend — but not. To recreate this look, refresh your hair with a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo, then add a few curls to your ends. Comb through with your fingers to separate and set with Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.

a woman wearing denim outfits with slickback bun walking on the street
Balance a heavy denim outfit with a sleek hairstyle. Photo credit:

3. Mix-n-Match

If your look involves mixed washes or different denim patterns, opt for a simple ’do to par down the look just a bit. This neat low ponytail hairstyle creates balance in this pinstripe and patchwork denim outfit. To recreate, use a boar bristle brush to smooth hair back and set with Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.

a woman walking on the street while checking her phone wearing blue denim outfits and floral skirts
Allow fashion trends to inspire your hairstyle of choice. Case in point: Frayed, undone hair just like the denim trim. Photo credit:

4. All Fray Everything

Frayed looks are having a moment in the fashion and beauty scene. On the fashion front, it’s all about ragged, frayed hems. In the beauty world, frayed looks are the equivalent of undone, messy but wearable hairstyles. To pull off both simultaneously, opt for this look above. Pull hair back into a low ponytail or bun and pull out a few pieces at the front to frame your face then scrunch to create texture.

the best hairstyles with denim on blonde hair
The best styling technique to hide frizzy ends. Photo credit:

5. Denim Tuck

Denim jackets are a staple all year round. Wear it underneath a bubble jacket in the winter as a chic layering piece or carry it along with you in the summer to keep warm in cool indoor air conditioning temps. The tuck hair styling trick has been making its rounds on the street style scene. We’ve seen this trick with mock neck sweaters but they’re just as good for denim jackets, too. Refresh hair with a dry shampoo, comb through and just layer your jacket on top.

two women taking a selfie in the middle of the pedestrian wearing denim outfits
Rock an edgy denim number with a edgy haircut to match. Photo credit:

6. Edgy Denim

Whether distressed, embellished or vintage, edgy denim looks can easily be complemented with a short cut with lots of personality. For curly hair types, opt for enhancing your texture by using products that help with definition. On straight hair, style hair effortlessly by smoothing it back or to the side or give it an edgy look by adding a cool undercut.

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