Hats are incredibly versatile fashion accessories with myriads of uses, from protecting you from sunburns to tastefully concealing your bad hair days. Donning a hat can instantly transform your entire look, but many girls find themselves at a loss for what to do with the hair below. Whether you're going for a full-blown boho look or simply infusing laid-back charm into a different outfit with your boho hat, below are five easy-to-do hairstyles that will match excellently:
1. Make little braids in your hair
If you love letting your hair down, add a twist by doing a few random braids and secure them with coloured elastic bands to accentuate them. Grab small portions and either braid a fishtail or regular braid. You can also secure it by tying a shoelace knot, but be sure to back-comb the ends so the braid doesn't unravel.
2. Make your pigtails fishtails
Sure, pigtails looked fab when you were pre-teen, but transform those cute girl tail into fishtails and you have an elegant grown-up lady on the other side of the mirror. Simply part your hair down the middle and do a fishtail on each side. Secure the braids by fastening elastic at the bottom and teasing the top of the braid. For a messy, full look, tug at the braid to draw out a few strands. Throw on your hat, and voila! You're ready to go.
3. Make a shoelace bun
You can either make one or two shoelace buns—whatever you like. For two buns, part your unbrushed hair down the middle. For each bun, do the following: split the sectioned hair in two, and tie in shoelace style once. Use a bobby pin to hold the knot down. Make shoelace knots until you have about two inches left at the bottom. Use a clear elastic band to secure the end and tuck it in if you like. As you do this, you should notice the braid becoming shorter and shorter, making it look like a bun. You can also tie the shoelace knots in different directions around to create a different effect.
4. Create a messy tuck bun
These are ideal once it gets too hot and you want to lift your hair away from your nape. For messy buns, you don't want to brush your hair. Simply use an elastic to secure your hair in a ponytail at the back of your head. Take the ponytail and flip the ends upward and then to one side, hold with another elastic, and throw on the hat.
5. Do messy waves with a fringe
You may be noticing a pattern: boho hairdos look better messy than fine-done. This hairstyle is a great way to reclaim the 70's. Simply pull your bangs to the front of your head and spray with water use the flat of your palm to press the hair down on your forehead until it is dry. Next, sweep the ends of other hair up in such a way as to create the illusion of long bangs. Secure the ends with a pin/clip and put on your hat.