4 Winter Hairstyles to Go With Every Hat, Scarf, and Coat You Own

Updated 04/30/19

When dealing with gusting winds and dry, winter weather, the last thing you want to deal with is your hair—either it's caught up in your sweater, static-y from your scarf, or smushed down due to an unfortunate case of hat hair.

To help, I reached out to Moroccanoil celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett (who works with Gigi Hadid, by the way) for tips and tricks to getting winter hairstyles right. Below, find all his best advice and the products you'll need to pull them off. 

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'90s French Twist

"A high, '90s French twist is a sexy and easy look that pairs well with voluminous winter coats with high collars," suggests Scarlett. "Use pins to create a classic French twist, then pull out pieces along the nape of your neck and hairline for a face-framing effect. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo ($26) and Dry Texture Spray act as a powerful duo—together, it's a volumizing cocktail to help hold the hairstyle and give you fullness."

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Topknot

"A topknot gives the illusion of a long silhouette and keeps hair away from cumbersome winter clothes," says Scarlett. "Using a hook hair tie makes it easy to create a super-sleek and tight ponytail base. Once the topknot is finished, mist dry texture spray (Byrdie HQ loves Oribe's Dry Texture Spray, $46) over the finished look. Then, using your fingers, pull out a few pieces hair for a more relaxed finish."

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Deep Side-Parted Ponytail

"A ponytail with a deep side part creates a sleek and sophisticated look when wearing winter scarves and turtlenecks," explains Scarlett. "The style highlights your face and provides a really striking silhouette. Once the ponytail is set, flat-iron your hair to give a pin-straight finish and use a hair spray (we love Verb's Ghost Hairspray, $16) for sheen and definition."

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Tight Waves Under a Hat

"Curls look so great under winter hats," says Scarlett. Either wear your natural texture, if you happen to be naturally blessed in the curl department, or "create a tight wave that won't fall beneath the weight of the hat. Use a one-inch curling iron and curl away from your face for a defined but natural-looking wave."

Scarlett continues, "Moroccanoil Treatment ($34), light or original, is a great way to prep hair and can be applied on both wet or blown-out hair. Finish with a lightweight and workable hair spray for a movable yet strong hold."

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