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The Best Hairstyles to Use During the Winter Months

In the winter, the way you care for your hair is going to have to change at least a little bit. For many people, the way they style their hair is also different in the winter. That may mean adding a hat to many of your designs, or it may mean just switching up accessories to make it even more wintery. However, no matter what you choose to do, winter styles are extremely varied. Here are a few of the most popular winter styles for you to try out.

Simple Knit Beanie With Hair Down

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This is probably the easiest way to spice up your look for the winter. Although it might seem a bit cheap, one of the best ways you can make your style look immediately more wintery is just with a knit beanie. Style your hair with only a bit of effort, then add on a beanie. You’ll look practically ready for snow.

High Ponytail

This is a style that works best without a hat. With a high ponytail, you’re essentially giving your neck a bit of a chance to show, which is an interesting move during the winter. Pair it with a ponytail holder that catches the true wintery spirit for the best impact.

Fishtail Braid

Especially if you use themed hair accessories like pearl and snowflake hair clips, a general fishtail braid can be a great option for many people looking for that next great interesting winter style. Fishtail braids are a bit mysterious-looking and look great underneath any type of hat.

Loose, Low Bun

If you have a hat you’re looking to wear but you don’t want excessive hat hair, pulling your hair back can be an effective way to avoid that. A loose, low bun will gather all your hair at the nape of your neck, then pin it there, allowing for a classy look both with and without a hat.

Beachy Waves

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Who ever said beachy waves were only for the summer? Anyone who’s ever said that is definitely not knowledgeable about how great they can look during the winter, especially with the right winter hair accessories. Plus, they look super cute underneath a hat and typically don’t cause concerns about ruining the look when you put on a coat.

Wispy Topknot

Wispy face-framing sections of hair tend to be all the rage during winter, especially if you’re going to an event of some kind. Create a topknot with most of your hair, leaving two small strands from your forehead to hang free. You can also move the topknot around to be further up or down depending on whether you’re hoping to wear a hat.

Knotted Ponytail

A knotted ponytail is a great way to upgrade a previously very boring look. This is just like it sounds: pull your hair back, split it into two sections, then knot them. Add a couple of bobby pins and hairspray to make sure it doesn’t slip out.

Braided Pigtails

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Pigtails are the classic “little girl” look, but you can make it look much more adult with a simple twist: Add a braid. When you braid your pigtails, you’re going to make it look much more suited to an adult’s taste. Plus, they stay at the bottom of your head, so you don’t have to worry about hats.


At the end of the day, winter hairstyles can be just as diverse as any other hairstyles. It’s crucial that you’re able to maximize your hairstyle options, which is why you might want to come into an Ogle School clinical salon to learn a bit more about different winter hairstyles. At an Ogle School clinical salon, you’ll be able to get plenty of different cosmetology and esthetics services at a lower price than it would be at a typical spa. Plus, because the cosmetologists and estheticians are training, they can give you more information about how to do some of these interesting winter looks.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.