EHS Buzz MagazineComment

The Beauty of Hats

EHS Buzz MagazineComment
Colleen Grablick, Junior

Everyone knows the feeling. You wake up, most likely 10 minutes late, and realize you have no time to do your hair. You rush out the door into the blistering winter air on your way to wherever your busy self has to be. Days like these are unavoidable, unfortunately, but you need not worry. Buzz is here to fix even the worst of your winter beauty mishaps with one simple trick-- hats.

Photo by Lindsay Harner, Model Alana Margolis, Styled by Nina Rowan and Kayla McGovern

Photo by Lindsay Harner, Model Alana Margolis, Styled by Nina Rowan and Kayla McGovern

Now, this may seem like the lazy girl’s way out, and that’s probably because it is, but hats can solve a slew of beauty issues, all the while keeping your head toasty. 

Hats are a great fix for covering greasy roots, because let’s face it, third day hair never really looks as good as one may think it will. Before putting on your hat, be sure to spray a few spritzes of dry shampoo. This will help with the grease, just in case you have to part ways with your beloved head attire. (Unfortunately, EHS still hasn’t yet caught up on the fashion trend and legalized the use of hats in school.) Then, depending on what look you’re going for, use a sea salt spray for waves or a small drop of a smoothing serum for sleek locks.   

Braids are another essential hat hairstyle. Possibly one of the quickest looks ever, a messy-without-trying side braid compliments a beanie perfectly. Pull out a few face framing pieces to give a softer feel to the look. If your hair isn’t long enough for a side braid, or you’re just feeling particularly youthful, don’t be afraid to split your hair into two braids (and rock a middle part while you’re at it). This hairstyle looks great with knit winter hats, especially the fun ones with the little strings and ear flaps, and will help you look your best while you make your way through the snow/sleet/whatever winter you’re experiencing.  

Lastly, buns are still an option with hats, for those girls who love having their up and out of the way. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it into a bun, however messy or loose your heart desires. After pinning this into place, put on your hat and adjust it to your liking, being careful to avoid crushing the bun. Once again, this look works best with a beanie, but always wear whatever you are comfortable in. Pulling out a few pieces around the face will help decrease the harshness of having hair back, and will make it look like you spent 10 minutes doing your hair instead of two.  

Hats also serve as a great disguise for that flaky winter skin that plagues so many people during the months of December-March. Be sure to moisturize before applying any makeup, and give a BB cream a try instead of a heavy foundation. The extra hydration in the BB cream will help the dryness while also providing a light coverage. Then plop on your hat to hide those forehead flakes and you’re ready to go. 

So while they look cute and keep you warm, winter hats are a huge helper with second, third and dare I say fourth day hair, while also hiding your winter skin. 10 minutes to get ready? No problem. Lol winter, ya thought.