The beanie, beret, and page-boy hat—aside from keeping us looking stylish and trendy—are also essential tools for concealing dirty or lifeless locks. Plus, according to our friends at Pinterest, searches for these hat hairstyles were up 208% in 2018.
So, what to do? Our tip is to play with some subtle variations that still feel chic and won't take forever to create. Keep scrolling for six hat-inclusive hairstyle ideas.
We love the undone look of Joan Smalls' braid—you really have to look twice to see that it's there. Follow her lead by gathering your hair loosely to one side and braiding the bottom half of it. Let some strands fall out of place, et voilà.
It's official: Blunt bobs somehow look good with everything. Our only advice is to really amp up the volume so your hat doesn't overshadow the short hair underneath. Use a liberal amount of Bumble and Bumble's Dryspun Finish ($31) in conjunction with a curling iron.
Yes, you can wear an updo with a hat! Go for a loose chignon or a low pony, and accessorize with some hoops like Nafessa Williams. With your hair pulled back, have fun and play up your favorite features. Lash extensions—or some really good mascara—add instant drama.
Your natural texture looks great peeking out from underneath a hat—but in order to keep the fabric from roughing up your curls, opt for a silk-lined or silk-blend hat if you can.
Easy, Breezy Waves
For that barely polished cow-girl, er, we mean cool-girl look (okay, maybe both), use a wide-barreled curling iron to give your hair some subtle bend. Use a flexible hairspray like R+Co's Outer Space ($32) to keep the look intact.
But again, we still love the classic way to wear a page boy hat: no fuss, cozy, and cool. (And concealing those un-shampooed roots? The ultimate bonus.)