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Five head-turning hairstyles for your hats

Kristen Lazarte
Kristen Lazarte

Published: 11 March 2016, 11:24 AM

Simple tips on pairing hats with your hairstyle.

We all know how horrible it is to be caught with the dreaded “hat hair”. So, we have compiled some ideas on how you can style your hair to complement your hats, so that you will never need to take your hat off!

Read on for more tips.

1. The “James Bay”: Wide-brim fedora/bowler

We can’t all have English singer-songwriter James Bay’s gorgeous long hair, especially when it takes forever just to maintain that silky softness in our humid weather.

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM.COM/JAMESBAYMUSIC

If you have long hair, however, take a style cue from James Bay. If not, start with clean, blow-dried hair. You can choose to either wear your fringe down, like this:

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ALL-BLACK FEDORAS ARE EASIER TO MATCH.
Or, you could go with your hair all pushed back into your hat, if you are going with second-day hair. Warning: this look may not suit guys with a higher forehead, because it emphasises your face shape drastically.

 

 

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2. The “Cara Delevingne”: Wide-brim Fedora

Nothing says chic more than a fedora perched on your head. Instead of letting your hair down, try a messy side bun with some loose wisps of hair.

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LOOKING FAB WITH A PERCHED BOWLER HAT. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM.COM/CARADELEVINGNE

Or, just section a part of hair and fishtail-braid it, pin it back, then place your pretty hat on top of your head. Easy.

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PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/HAIRBYPARRISLILLIAN
3. The cool kid: Snapbacks

 

Snapbacks are so easy to find, especially since everyone – from the scene kids to the preppy boys – is wearing it. They shelter your head from the sweltering sun while making you look good: win-win, right?
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PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM.COM/ZACEFRON

Take this tip from us: stop wearing your cap backwards. With freshly washed hair, slick those locks back with gel (heavily), and then position your cap on top. This ensures your hat doesn’t fly off, too!

 

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HIS HAT GAME IS WINNING. PHOTO CREDIT: MENSFASHIONMAGAZINE.COM
Another look to try with snapbacks is to push all your hair up—no gel is necessary. Yes, we’re talking about covering your forehead! This is a good look for guys with oval face shapes or high foreheads.
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PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM.COM/PHARRELL

4. The laid-back skater: Slouchy beanies

 

Beanies simply spell “sexy”. To complement the beanie’s slouchy style, show off some fringe. Don’t forget to position your beanie atop your head before you style your fringe, though!

 

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TIP: DON’T LOAD UP ON GEL.

Another look to try with beanies is to have your all hair slicked back. Warning: this look only works if you have a square-shaped face or a strong jawline.

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BEANIES ARE GREAT FOR SINGAPORE’S HOT WEATHER.
5. The girl next door: Beanies
Girls and beanies? Hell, yes! Most girls wear beanies with their hair down, but add in some beachy waves and you’ll look so fab.

 

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Another way to wear beanies is with side buns, because it’s cute!

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BUNS ARE OBSCURE.

Or, you could just braid everything. Side braids, fishtail braids, pigtail braids… The list goes on. Find a great tutorial for a headband braid here. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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ANY BRAID WILL UP YOUR BEANIE GAME. PHOTO CREDIT: CUTEGIRLSHAIRSTYLES.COM

 

Now go forth and apply these skills in real life. Good luck!

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