The beanie, aside from keeping our ears toasty warm, is also an essential winter tool for concealing greasy roots or lifeless locks. But while one option is to leave your strands as-is, it's also important to remember that it's not the only one—you still have half of your mane to work with.
What to do? Our tip is to play with some subtle variations while still keeping that casual vibe in mind. (You're already wearing a hat, so no need to take it overboard!) Keep reading for seven beanie-inclusive hairstyle ideas.
We love the undone look of Joan Smalls's braid—you really have to look twice to see that it's there. Follow her lead by gathering your hair loosely to one side and braiding the bottom half of it. Let some strands fall out of place, et voilà.
It's official: Blunt bobs somehow look good with everything. Our only advice is to really amp up the volume, so your hat doesn't overshadow the short hair underneath. Use a liberal amount of Bumble and bumble's Dryspun Finish (£22) in conjunction with a curling iron.
Yes, you can wear an updo with a beanie! Go for a loose chignon or low-knot, and wear your hat a little further back from your forehead than you normally would. Let some front strands fall loose, and you're good to go.
For that barely polished cool-girl look, use a wide-barreled curling iron to give your hair some subtle bend. Use a flexible hairspray like R+Co's Outer Space (£27) to keep the look intact.
For those days when the mane is just a lost cause, skip the topknot and just tuck it all into your hat instead.
But again, we still love the classic way to wear the beanie: no fuss, cozy, and cool. (And concealing those un-shampooed roots? The ultimate bonus.)
What's your favourite way to wear a beanie? Tell us in the comments below!