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How To: Hair Do For A Hat

Published on September 26, 2011 by   ·   1 Comment Pin It

Previously the territory of the very upper crust British or Philip Treacy runway model, hats have gone mainstream thanks to Lady Gaga and Pippa Middleton. The question is always, what to do with your hair when you wear a statement hat?  Down is too young (paging Blossom) and takes away from the hat, and a ponytail makes the hat fit incorrectly.  What to do?  Try this very slick flattened french twist that Oribe did on the all the models at the Armani Prive shows to showcase your topper properly.


1.       After finishing blow dry of hair, make a center part and divide the hair into two sections.

2.      Hold or secure hair at the temple area on both sides – almost like you’re gathering pigtails – and spray an anti-humidity or non stiff hairspray lightly throughout to keep the hair smooth.

*With this wrap, you need to sweep hair from the left section over to the right side of the head, and vice versa…the hair will crisscross low in back make a turban shape.

3.       Take the left section and wrap it around the back of the head, then sweep it up to the front right-hand side. Pin the hair in front, and anywhere along the way where you need to control the hair and keep it close to the head. It’s all about keeping the hair small and tight, and keeping a clean shape around the ear. As you go, you can use more spray for streamlining hair and fly-aways

4.      Complete the same process with the right section of hair. Secure with more pins, and use spray when needed.

5.       After the wrap process and pinning is complete, spray the hair with hair spray for shine, polish and hold.

6.      Finish with a round of  Strong (editors note: all natural, of course) Hair Spray if you want to keep the hair especially locked into place.

7.       Once the hair spray is dry, you can remove some of the pins for a more polished look.

8.      Top off the style with a hat or hairpiece, or just wear it alone.

Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, $38

*The key to this look is taking your time and keeping the hair smooth. It’s a beautiful, interesting way of wrapping the hair and evenly distributing it across the whole head. It’s OK to break the rules, as long as the end result is polished and even.

Oribe provided the looks for this show and the how-to guide above.   According to this blog, all of Oribe’s products are vegan.

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