A face mask is one of the easiest ways you can stop the spread of COVID-19. Like sunscreen, you should be wearing one every single day when you’re around other people. In some ways, this new normal has gifted us an opportunity to rethink our current hair routines. After all, you might need to style your hair differently to take some of the mask pressure off your ears. We scrolled through Instagram to find some of the the chicest and most gorgeous examples of hairstyles you can wear with a face mask, plus a few genius hacks for wearing a mask more comfortably. Here are nine of our favourite ways to wear our hair with our mask.
Matching your mask to your outfit is always a power move, but we especially love the addition of long twists to add even more personality to the look.
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2. Extra Pigtails
You don’t need to have as much hair as Ariana Grande to pull-off this look. Wearing your hair in two pigtails is equal parts fun and functional.
3. Head Wrap
If you don’t have a mask on hand or have really given up on elastic all together, here is a DIY mask that you can simply wrap around to be safe and comfy.
4. Clip it
If your face mask puts too much pressure on your ears, grab a big clip and pin it in your hair instead. Opt for a really decorative one like this pearl-accented pin for some added flare.
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5. Mask Hack
If you’re looking for a way to wear a mask and not have it interfere with your hijab (or hurt your ears), try this hack. Simply tie a piece of elastic on each loop and bring it over your head so that you’re protected and feeling comfortable.
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6. Matchy Matchy
Try tying a printed scarf around your head in a bow like a headband, then tie a second scarf (or a coordinated mask!) around your face to cover your mouth and nose.
7. Claw Clip
With gold earrings, chic sunglasses, and a ’90s-inspired claw clip, Emrata proves that the best way to wear a mask is to accessorise like crazy.
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8. Vibrant Color
With masks limiting your makeup options, let your hair do all the talking. Now is the perfect time to dye your hair a vibrant shade, like this red seen here.
Kourtney Kardashian wears her hair in a half ponytail, leaving just the ends lightly curled for a little more movement and polish. This style helps bring attention to your eyes.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.