How to Wear a Hat With Long Hair: 4 Stylish Ideas

How to Wear a Hat With Long Hair: 4 Stylish Ideas

Having long hair doesn’t mean you have to forgo hats. Wearing a hat gives you more styling options. A hat paired with long hair is one of the best ways to show off your locks and sense of style. Here’s how to wear a hat with long hair.

How to Wear a Hat With Long Hair

Whether you need to cover day-old hair, or you have plenty of time to style, wearing a hat is a great way to show off your individuality. Here are a few of the best ways for how to wear a hat with long hair.

Men’s Guide

Here are the best styles for men with long hair.

Bunch It Up

A classic look for men with long hair is to pull your hair into a loose bun, slip it through the hat's back closure, and secure it with an elastic band. This look works best on baseball caps and other hats with adjustable back closures. If you don’t want to sport the bun, you can tie it into a knot, a messy bun, or a foldover. Or you can let the ponytail hang loose. You may even get away with tucking the hair underneath the closure’s band and securing it. This style is a great way to get the hair out of your face and keep your neck cool on warm days.  

Frame Your Face

The beanie is another great hat that shows off those luscious locks. The best way to wear a beanie is to pull it over your head, so your hair hangs out the bottom, framing your face. This style looks best with cuffless beanies, high-top beanies, and slouch beanies. If you don’t want hair near your face, you can tuck it behind your ears, sweep it to one side, or snake elastic bands throughout it (like a bumpy ponytail). No matter which style you choose, this look is the best way to show off that hard-earned man mane.

Get This Look

The Sierra hat from Banner & Oak is a versatile option you can wear with your hair up or down. It features an adjustable snapback closure for your bun or ponytail. The twill scout patch enhances the look, especially when your hair is down around your face or neck. The Sierra’s semi-structured design gives your face even more shape for a unique look that’s yours alone.

Women’s Guide

Here are the best styles for women with long hair.

Let It All Hang Out

One of the cutest looks for long hair is also the simplest. Run a comb through your beautiful locks, then pop that hat on. Presto, bingo, you look awesome. You can sport this look using almost any kind of hat, but it looks best with baseball caps and beanies. There are a few ways you can make the most of this style. You can let your hair hang au naturel under the hat, over your ears. Or sweep your hair over one or both shoulders and secure it with a small elastic band. You can even style your hair before putting the cap on, letting your loose rings frame your face. No matter how you do it, this classic look never goes out of style.

Tie It Into a Ponytail

The most common choice for long locks is to tie your hair up into a loose ponytail, secure it with an elastic band, and tuck it through the hat's back closure. This style is best with baseball caps that have an adjustable closure on the back. But you can also position the ponytail just underneath the hat. For variety, you can also braid the hair, pull it into a loose messy bun, or place the ponytail (or bun) on the side. There are so many ways to wear this style; you’ll be coming up with new ideas all the time. 

Get This Look

The Summit beanie hat from Banner & Oak is a great styling option for long hair. Let your loose hair flow out from the bottom of the adjustable cuff length. You can sweep the hair over your shoulder or spread it over your ears to frame your face. The Summit is a lightweight beanie for all seasons and features a debossed leather patch on the front.

Up, down, or somewhere in between, styling your long hair in a hat is the best way to rock those locks. We hope these styling options help you master how to wear a hat with long hair so you can look good every day of the week.