Y Magazine

Hat Trick

Last week, Y looked at summer hair care. This week, we continue that theme with some top tips on wearing hats.

As the scorching summer heat arrives, along follows the hat season. Whether it is wedding guests revelling in the sunshine or enjoying a summer soirée with friends, there’s a vast array of millinery on show during the summer months. However, avoiding “hat hair” should also be top of your agenda when it comes to planning your look for events.

Celebrity hairdresser Asgar Saboo gives his take on avoiding the dreaded kinky, frizz that comes with hat hair, as he offers his styling tips for different hair types this summer.

Straight hair

A look previously favoured by many, the straight hair style is a simple yet effective way to exhibit your luscious locks under a vibrant hat.

Admittedly those with straight hair have it the easiest as they already have the ideal texture. Using a comb, centre-part your hair and remove any kinks with straighteners. Simply wear down or create a low pony tail using a mixed bristle cushion brush. Finally, apply smooth anti-fizz product to wet hair before styling to eliminate any frizz.

The Low Bun

This is one of my favourite looks, allowing you to make a statement whilst simultaneously oozing elegance and sophistication. Every year I look out for this style at various events, and every year it doesn’t disappoint.

Create a zigzag part from the front of your hairline that extends to the middle of your scalp, using a rattail comb. This is best on unwashed hair. Apply a mattifying gel to slick back your hair. Comb your hair back into a tight low ponytail, taking hold of the loose hair, wrap and twist round the the nape of your neck securing in place with bobby pins.

Curly hair

Embrace your natural curls this summer by using Frizz Ease styling foam to create natural movement to the hair. Upon removing your hat, run your fingers through your locks, lifting the hair from the root. Alternatively, texturising spray is also an adequate tool to help maintain volume.

Shoulder length hair

For shoulder-length hair, I would recommend a traditional blow dry, or to add some flow and movement why not opt for hair straighteners to create a flat wave? This can be done by clamping sections of the hair and creating the letter “S”. For added texture, a little salt spray goes a long way.