Who’d have thought our latest accessory would be a face mask? As face masks become the ‘new normal,’ we’ve collated the top tips for those who enjoy experimenting with their hair as masks threaten to alter the look of precise cuts, flatten voluminous do’s, and cause breakage.
The half-up half-down styling trick
You do not need to sacrifice your favourite hairstyle; with a few slight adjustments, you’ll be good to go. If you are wearing a face mask that requires you to tie behind the head, we’d recommend sectioning the hair from temple to temple, as though you were going to do a half up half down hairstyle. Then, secure the top half of the hair into a ponytail or with a clip, tie the face mask behind the head under the ponytail, and let the top half of the hair down over the mask - et voila!
The messy bun is here to stay
If anything, lockdown has made us fall in love with the messy bun over and over again. You might actually find that you are more inclined to want your hair off your face, especially if you have long hair. Try experimenting with texture and volume for this look - we love the Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray for a truly model-off-duty look. Opt for a messy bun with plenty volume and, what’s more, there’s no need to hide those pesky fly-aways; they add the perfect effortlessly romantic touch.
The perfect blowout
Go big or go home! Dial-up the glamour with a bouncy, voluminous blow dry. Face framing, and effortless to detract from a potentially bold face mask print.
Match your mask
Many brands are opting to design matching headbands or scrunchies to your mask. We think this is a genius idea, and we cannot get enough of Lila Boutique scrunchy meets mask designs.
The high ponytail
The classic Ariana Grande ponytail isn’t going anywhere; if anything, it is proving a resourceful hairstyle to stop masks from slipping.
First, figure out where your ponytail is going to sit and pull it back to that point before using hairspray and a bristle brush to smooth all around it. Next, put on your mask and loop the ties around your hair fastening.
For a laidback look, keep the ponytail loose or, if you really want to stand out, opt for a bubble braid by adding another elastic every two inches down the length of your hair. Check out this video for a tutorial on how to achieve a bubble braid using string! Resourceful and chic.
Not only does accessorising your hair with your mask make your hair look chic, it also doubles up as a handy hack if your mask tends to rub against your ears. The addition of hair accessories means you can still retain your individual sense of style while wearing a face covering.
For ultimate style points, look for oversized hair clips covered in pearls, pile on the gemstone pins, and invest in jumbo-sized headbands in floral satin prints.