Hair How-To: Hairstyles to Wear Under a Hat for Work

I work in the food industry and I find that it’s difficult a lot of the time to put my hair in a cute style under the required hat for my job. Obviously it needs to stay out of my face and be pulled back so that it doesn’t interfere with the food or moving around the store, but wearing a basic ponytail every day can really bring a girl down. So after a lot of hours spent on YouTube and fashion blogs, I found five easy and classy hairstyles that look super cute and are job appropriate at the same time! If you’re feeling a little bored with your ponytail, switch it up with some of these ‘do’s!

1. Accessorized Braid

Add a touch of flair to your easy-going hairstyle with a bow or flower by the bottom hairband. Sometimes I even like to braid a ribbon in with one of the strands of hair, or spend a little more time and do a 4-strand braid for some added volume.

2. Side Fishtail

This look is so classic, but seems new because it’s not your typical braid. For some added boho charm, try pulling out the edges a bit after you’ve finished. (This is a great video for a tutorial, but I wouldn’t recommend the use of the rubber band to hold it in place — you can do it without wasting a hairband and potentially cutting your hair.)

3. Braided Pigtails

Pigtails can seem very childish if you make them too uniform — add some style by using volumizing spray on your hair beforehand or incorporating a smaller braid, like this.

4. Sleek Ponytail

The difference between this ponytail and a normal one is all about the smoothness. Add some shine serum and wrap a piece of hair around the band to conceal it, making your ‘do look really pulled together.

5. Loose Bun

This is definitely the easiest of the styles — just wrap your hair in a spiral pattern at the nap of your neck and go! If you want a more elaborate version, you can try twisting different pieces and pinning them in loose coils, creating more texture. If your hair has to go through the back opening of your hat, however, I wouldn’t recommend a piece-y bun.

And there you have it! 5 super easy, super fast hairstyles to wear under a work hat. Hope you enjoy them and they keep you feeling cute at work!

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