Whether you’re rocking a snapback, a bucket hat, or a beanie, a hat is a perfect way to top off your look without trying. Because of that, a lot of people see a hat and think it means a lazy or lackluster hair day.
But hats aren’t just an excuse to cover your hair; they’re an opportunity to create a fresh new look that’ll catch everyone’s eye. If you want to kick your hat day up to the next level, check these five hairstyles to wear under your hat.
Sometimes, you have to take a cue from Corrine Baily Rae. “Go ahead, let your hair down.” Letting your hair hang loose under a hat is a no-fail look for when you want to look good but don’t have time in the morning. Keeping it straight and sleek is perfect for your snapback or trucker hat, but if your hat has the capacity, don’t be afraid to rock your curls.
When your hair is as full and voluptuous as you are, sometimes, your hat just can’t contain it. That’s where a ponytail will save your look. But ponytails—like hats—get a rep for being lazy. You can rock your ponytail and look hot at the same time by switching up your look. Here are a few styles to try:
- Low ponytail
- Side ponytail
- Braided ponytail
- High or mid-ponytail through the slot over the strap
- Some hair down with the rest up through the slot
The ponytail through the hat slot is especially perfect if you want to show off your natural hair.
Low buns are like ponytails with the added benefit of keeping your hair off your neck, and it’s another look you can remix in different ways. You can put your bun straight behind you or off to the side or do two buns at the back of your head. Or, if you want to get a little bit extra, add a flat twist along the front of your head toward your bun.
Some days, you just have to stuff your hair in your hat, but you can still make even that look good when you leave your bangs out at the front. If you’ve got curls that don’t want to cooperate, use bobby pins to keep them going the direction you want. This is the perfect look for a bucket hat or a wide-brimmed hat.
Cornrows, box braids, Fulani—whatever kind of braids you’re owning, this is one look that will elevate your hat day. The beauty of braids is that you can rock a unique braid style or one of the other hairstyles to wear under your hat that we’ve already said. Wear the braids down, braid your ponytail, or create a cornrow masterpiece down below while letting your bangs run free.
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