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Cold weather chic: hairstyles for hats

/ 09.30.2014
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When the weather tuns colder, hats start to pose all kinds of seasonal styling challenges. Essentially, you want your hat to look good but you don't want to compromise your hairstyle in order to stay warm! Updos are tricky as most hats sit on top of your head, covering the crown and much of the back, so they need to sit fairly low if they're going to fit and/or avoid being crushed.

Generally speaking, styles that allow the lengths of your hair to remain a focal point of your look by spilling out from under the brim tend to work best. The aim is to show off the length and texture of your locks while leaving plenty of room for your chosen hat to sit comfortably above.

Experiment with your look

By keeping the lengths and bangs in the limelight, wearing a hat creates the perfect excuse to play around with different textures. So, why not try something new?

1/ Carefree waves

Apply a wave enhancing spray evenly throughout then blow-dry in large twists. Alternatively, you can curl your hair with a 1 1/2" iron and gently bush it through for a smoother, cascading look. Either way, be generous with the finishing spray to make sure your new stye lasts all day long.

2/ Sleek and straight

Apply a straightening cream to damp hair and rough-dry completely. Next, use a flat iron to smooth it all out and finish with a high-shine spray.

3/ Up and under control

Where updos are concerned, you can switch things up by alternating between regular braids, deconstructed fishtails and rope twists, or you could even try some cute, volume-filled pigtails!

What about you? How do you like to style your mane with a hat?

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