Meet the Best Winter Hairstyles to Pair with Your Seasonal Coats

Pair these styles with your chicest (and coziest) cold-weather wear.

Coat season is officially upon us and with that comes the invitation to style your entire outfit around your outwear. Hear me out: your coat is the statement piece you need to look put together without trying too hard. With the right shoes, sunglasses and winter hairstyles, you can get away with letting your coat do most of the talking. If you aren’t yet sold on the magic of this outfit formula yet, simply read on. Here are the best winter hairstyles to pair with your seasonal coats:

The Best Winter Hairstyles for Your Seasonal Coats

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Consider this throwback style for the cooler seasons. Photo credit:

1. The Shag

Opt for a throwback hairstyle this season and consider bringing back the shag. This easygoing style serves as the perfect contrast to a structured coat or jacket. It maintains a casual and laidback vibe in the face of clean lines and menswear-inspired collars. Simply spritz damp hair with Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray. This texture spray will give your shag the perfect amount of messy movement.

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Pull your hair back to show off a dramatic collar. Photo credit:

2. Tie It Up

Show off a statement collar with a chic and simple updo. Pull your hair away from your face with this timeless winter hairstyle.

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Lighten up – but just the ends! Photo credit:

3. Play with Color

Consider a low-commitment hair color change and lighten just the ends of your hair with this easygoing ombré style. This look adds a touch of edginess to any look and it pairs perfectly with every coat in your hall closet.

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Wear your hair naturally this season. Photo credit:

4. Natural Curls

Winter is a time when we need all the hydration we can get. Choosing your natural hair as your signature winter hairstyle allows you to leave the overprocessing for warmer months and take care of your strands in the cold weather.

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Sometimes simple is best. Photo credit:

5. A Simple Style

When in doubt, fall back on a classic and simple style. A center part and air-dried texture helps you nail that coveted French girl style. A classic trench is the ideal pairing for this classic look.

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Embrace the mess. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

6. Messy Curls

Where do I begin with this look? With the burnt orange button-down, structured denim jacket, or the statement belt? Sign me up. These loose, messy curls are the perfect finishing touch. Start off by prepping your hair with Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray to protect your strands before you curl. Grab your favorite curling wand and add scattered curls throughout your hair. Run your fingers through each curl before it completely cools to add that messy feel.

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It’s a classic for a reason! Photo credit: Craig Alexander

7. The Classic Low Pony

I am a firm believer that no closet is complete without some faux fur. Pair this dramatic piece with a classic low ponytail to make the look daytime appropriate.

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Finger comb your hair back for a rough and relaxed look. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

8. Brushed Back

As I mentioned above, this winter-friendly outfit formula allows your outerwear to do most of the talking. Finger comb your hair back into a messy ponytail and let your statement jacket take center stage.

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Talk about effortless! Photo credit: Craig Alexander

9. Messy is the New Chic

Leave your overcomplicated styling routine for warmer months and steal some extra time in the warmth of your bed before stepping out into the chilly weather. Let your curls run wild with no product or special styling techniques.

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Subtle highlights can make a big statement. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

10. Subtle Highlights

If you’re anything like me, winter is the time when you opt for simple styling routines that can easily be stretched out with a few hits of dry shampoo. Subtle highlights can take a simple style to an entirely new level without any styling!


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