Sure, a hat can save a bad hair day. But when paired properly, a good hat and the right 'do are like PB&J or Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence singing Billy Joel—meant to be. Here, the best pairings courtesy of four top stylists.More
All four stylists we talked to—Gareth Bromell of Art Department; Nate Rosenkranz of Honey Artists; Amy Bradbury of Kennaland; and Antonio Prieto of Antonio Prieto Salon—agree that long to medium hair with soft waves or natural, lived-in texture is the way to go. Why? 1) It's ideal for that '70s/boho vibe and 2) In the words of Bradbury, "you may feel like the hat is just taking over if there is not much hair showing." Truth. But you can also wear your hair in different ways (not just down). "Long hair in a ponytail looks great with this hat," says Rosenkranz. "Because the hat is so dramatic, the ponytail won't take any attention away from it."
Rosenkranz recommends a straight, sleek bob with a bowler hat as the "hair and hat balance each other out and create a cool silhouette." Every other stylist agrees—meaning it's an all-around safe bet.