Hairstyles to Wear With Fedoras

Wear your fedora with a down-and-natural hairstyle like actress Juliette Lewis.

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Maybe you naturally wear hats or you decided to take a chance and add a fedora to your wardrobe. Either way, it's a flattering hat that adds an edge to many ensembles. The only issue is what to do with your hair. The answers are simple and varied so no matter what type of hair you have, it'll look super-fly under your new accessory.

Down and Sleek

When you're topping your ensemble with a fedora to create a chic, menswear-inspired vibe, you want to look pretty and polished from head to toe. This means creating a sleek hairdo instead of something too street-wear gritty. Add a bit of smoothing cream to your hair and give it a good blow-out with a round brush. Follow up with a flat iron for pin-straight hair or use a jumbo curling iron for soft waves. Pull your hair forward for face-framing tresses and a feminine balance to your hat.


Just because your hair isn't naturally super straight and glossy doesn't mean you can't rock a fedora. Natural is beautiful, so let your true self shine. Whether your hair is super fine, naturally wavy or extremely curly, a fedora just works. Oh, and since that whole messy-undone-chic-mattified hair thing is so in, your natural texture earns major envy points. Create an uneven side part, let your hair air dry and pop on a fedora -- it's that simple.

Soft Side Braid

Wearing a fedora is a multi-faceted experience -- you're not locked into one particular aesthetic, and your hair has a lot to do with how that final look turns out. Let's say you're donning a sapphire blue maxi dress and cognac brown gladiator sandals. By throwing on a fedora, you add a street-chic edge to your look, but you can keep it uber-soft and pretty with a simple 'do. Pull your hair behind one ear and loosely braid it forward, over your shoulder. Tie the braid off in a bow with a thick piece of string -- highly romantic.

Feminine Bun

If you're showcasing your fave fedora and no matter what you do with your hair, it seems to ruin the look, what you need is to pull everything back to sort of, well, keep it out of sight. Add a couple glossing drops to your hair and pull it back just below the brim of your fedora, twisting it into a bun and securing with bobby pins -- the hair that does show will look nice and shiny. Now pull a few tendrils out on either side of your face for a feminine touch.

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