Title: 3 ways to style your hair when wearing a summer hat

There’s nothing better than a hat for perfecting your look. Inspirations, tips, techniques…find out how to style your hair when wearing your Panama hat, so your hair won’t get messed up when you take it off.

With your hair down

If you are a fan of leaving your hair natural, opt for a hat to boost your look. To avoid marks from the heat and weight of the hat, anticipate the problem by using styling products.

For wavy to curly hair, start by giving definition to your curls with a gel or a mousse. If some of your curls are too frizzy, use a heating device before you apply the product. At Jean Louis David, Design Mousse has the advantage of boosting the volume of fine hair. With Perfect Curls gel, you’ll be able to tame any rebellious frizz.

Is your hair naturally straight? Don’t go without applying hairspray to avoid marks.

2. With a braided ponytail

Simple and quick to create, it enables you to wear the hat as long as you start forming the braid at the base of the nape of your neck. Once your hair is clean, dry and detangled, tie it up into a low ponytail with a thin elasticated hair tie. Select a relatively large strand to cover up your accessory and wrap it around the ponytail.

Fix the strand with a bun hair pin by putting it in slanted at the base of your ponytail. Start braiding your hair in a classic way (or by using the fishtail braid technique) until your braid is the length you desire. Tie your strands together using a tone-on-tone hair tie. Then, pull lightly on both sides of your braid to make it looser.

3. With a low central or side chignon

Combining a hat and a chignon is a combination which works well. Whether it be with a felt hat in winter or a fascinator for a wedding, you can’t get a more sophisticated look. For this particular case, opt for a floaty chignon which is most suited to the summer look.

To create this style, use the same base as the previous hairstyle: a low ponytail to gather your hair together. Position it on the side for a romantic look or in the centre for a more classic style. Twist your locks and form a bun by holding your hair in place with a tone-on-tone hair tie. Pull lightly on the bun for a deliberately effortless look. Apply hairspray and then all you need to do is to choose the right pair of earrings for you.

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