3 Cute Hairstyles For Underneath a Hat

Keeping your head and ears warm is essential, but wearing a hat isn't always conducive for great hair days. And although outside our office looks like a snow globe, we're excited about fedoras for spring. Here are three different hairstyles that look great underneath a hat. (Related: Try on a celebrity hairstyle.)

Sectioned Ponytail
Smooth all of your hair back into a low pony and secure with an elastic at the base of your neck.
Divide your ponytail in half; wrap a black elastic (clear for light hair) about 2-3 inches below the base of each tail. Add elastics to both tails every 2 inches, stopping about a half inch above your ends (try Goody Ouchless Latex Elastics, $3, at drugstores). Try this easy half-up hairstyle.

Tousled Waves
Make the hair under your hat smooth by using a 1-inch round brush to pull your damp roots tight. Aim your dryer at the brush and continue section by section until your hair is straight and dry.
Take small sections of hair and mist them with a flexible hold hairspray. Make waves in your hair from the middle down using a 1-inch curling iron. Smooth frizz with a dime-sized blob of serum (try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, $6, at drugstores). How to create an easy chignon.

Low-slung bun

Start with a center part and follow the directions above for tousled waves.
Loosely gather all your hair into a low ponytail at the base of your neck (leaving out some freshly curled pieces at your hairline ) and secure with an elastic.
Bunch the tail into a low, messy bun and secure the bundle to your head with bobby pins. Hair up versus hair down - which do you prefer?

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