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Fear not the dreaded hat hair: Hair Styles For Hat Styles

Hats are the must have accessory for the fall and winter months.

But it is not always so easy to look good in a hat–here is the secret it is all about the hair.

Celebrity hairstylist, Philip Pelusi reveals how to make your hair look great under the most common hat styles of the season.


Hat Style: Fedora
Hair Style: Contrast the angles of the hat with loose feminine waves.
Why This Works: Loose feminine waves are a great way to wear your hair under a Fedora. This type of hat has very sharp “menswear” angles. This is off-set by the softer hairstyle.
How To Achieve This Look: This type of hair style works best on medium to longer length hair. If hair has a natural wave, simply apply a curl enhancing products like P2® by Philip Pelusi® ReCurl to boost waves and BeachComber to add texture and let hair dry or dry with a diffuser attachment on your blow dyer. If hair is straight, use a big barrel curling iron to add curls, some facing towards and some facing away from the face.


Hat Style: Newsboy cap
Hair Style: Create ballerina-esque bun at the nape of the neck.
Why This Works: Wearing a ballerina-esque bun at the nape is perfect combination with this tomboyish type Newsboy cap look. Also the Newsboy cap is supposed to be worn low on the forehead and this tends to cover most of the entire forehead. Wearing a ballerina bun pulls the hair back off the face opening to face up.
How To Achieve This Look: Part hair in the center and smooth hair back into a low ponytail at the middle of the nape. Use a hair smoothing bore bristle brush and a hair smoothing product like Tela® Beauty Organics Composure. Apply product to the ponytail also and brush smooth. Twist ponytail in one direction and wind around ponytail and secure with a few hair pins. Put on Newsboy and you are ready to go.

Hat Style: Beret
Hair Style: Tuck the hair back into a side pony so that soft strands peek out.
Why This Works: A side swept ponytail is a perfect way to wear your hair under a Beret. A Beret has a French romantic look and this feminine ponytail really compliments that. Tuck the hair back into a side pony so that soft strands peek out.
How To Achieve This Look: This look works best with straight or smooth hair. Create a side part and use a bore bristle paddle brush and a hair smoothing product like Tela® Beauty Organics Encore and brush into a low side ponytail at the nape on the opposite side of the part. Secure ponytail and put on Beret. The back of the Beret should slouch to the opposite side of the ponytail.


Hat Style: Shearling hat
Hair Style: Pull the hair half-way back, then unclip when the hat comes off to get the hair’s bounce back.
Why This Works: Shearling hats are beautiful and warm but they often crush the hair. A hair half-way up look is a great idea to make the hair look great while the hat is on and preserve the hair for when the hat comes off.
How To Achieve This Look: Style hair as usual and then apply a product that can act as a dry hair setting lotion like P2® by Philip Pelusi® Increase. Then divide hair in half from ear to ear and twist up the crown of the head and secure with a clip. This will work as a dry set. Once you take the hat off and remove clip, toss to separate hair and revive hair with a hair refreshing product like as P2® by Philip Pelusi® RefresHair®.

Ashley Greene Goes Long!‏


Going from short to long over night. Ashley Greene, who is known for her pixie bob as Alice Cullen in the Twilight Saga stopped by LA-based salon Parlour on 3rd yesterday, Sunday, October 25th for a nine hour session to receive hair extensions, by stylist Essly Powell. Now that the 3rd installation is a wrap Greene jumped at the first chance to go back to her long locks.

Check out the pics below to see Ashley Greene with her extensions from last night’s U2 concert which she attended after her day in the salon chair and from a night earlier with short hair at the Todd DiCiurcio: Heartstrings Hosted By Ed Westwick.


This Minute’s Sexiest Hairstyles


Celebrity stylist Nick Chavez weighs in on the hottest A-list cuts like Halle Berry’s sassy short do and how to get the look at home.


“A short bob helps accentuate your features and really flatters oval faces,” says Nick. “To update your do, soften the hard edges with gentle waves.”


1. Apply a pea-size amount of serum to damp hair to help prime and tame frizz. Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Extra Strength Formula, John Frieda, $10; drugstores
2. Add gel or mousse to create body before blow-drying. A spray gel gives texture to the ends for a softer, sexier look.

Opposites Attract Strong Hold + Touchable Feel Spray Gel, Aussie, $3.25; drugstores


New from ICON! Leave-In Conditioner!


I love leave-in conditioner. I’ve tried just about every leave-in conditioner out there right now. My hair hates me, I swear. I fight with it on a daily basis to not embarrass me. When I was sent this latest product by ICON I was totally excited because I’ve tried their products in the past, and they are great!

Icon Cure Tired Damaged Hair Leave-in Conditioner – Dry, damaged, unruly hair needs a cure. Lightweight leave-in replenisher for all hair types. Extraordinary blend of ingredients restores lost moisture and rebuilds strength. Instantly detangles towel-dried hair. Amino acids and proteins repair hair’s structure. Unique cream to mist technology bathes hair with silky texture. Use for managebility and slip while styling.

This lightweight leave-in replenisher is applied to towel-dried hair through a revolutionary spray mechanism that converts the cream formula to a mist. Cure mists on moisture rich amino acids and proteins to repair hairs structure.

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