Look Great In A Hat – Tips From G&E McIntyres Hairdressers In Northampton

special occasion hairstyles, Royal Ascot, G&E McIntyres Hair Salon, Northampton, NorthamptonshireWeddings, garden parties and Royal Ascot are just a few occasions when you may be looking to finish off your outfit with a fascinator or hat.

Of course, it can be tricky getting the perfect hairstyle for these fabulous events so why not let our stylists create a beautiful look for you?

Our special occasion hair specialists can help you find a hairstyle that suits your facial features and works well with your hat, fascinator, jewelled hair accessories or even a veil.

Simply call us on 01604 250450 to book your appointment – and don’t forget to bring in your hair accessory too!

For those of you who are ready to go it alone, check out our top tips to help you look great in a hat. Whatever style you choose, we hope you enjoy your day!


TIP 1: Try on lots of hats so you can find out which styles, sizes and colours best suit you.

TIP 2: Make sure your hat complements your outfit.

TIP 3: Find a hat that is in proportion to your body type, avoiding large hats if you are petite or have a small face, and avoiding small hats if you are tall or have larger proportions.

TIP 4: If you have short hair, steer clear of hats with large brims. Those with long hair will find that their locks balance out a large-brimmed hat.

TIP 5: Avoid flat ‘hat hair’ once you remove your hat. Fluff up your hair at the roots with your fingers, flip your hair over and spritz with a mini hairspray at the roots to add volume.

TIP 6: Curling your hair? Consider adding waves at the ends of your hair instead of from the roots as the curls under your hair are likely to end up a bit flattened.

TIP 7: Wearing your hair up? Place your upstyle or ponytail where it will not interfere with the fit of your hat or fascinator. Low side chignons or buns can look stylish when balancing out a hat worn at a tilt.

TIP 8: Book in to G&E McIntyres Hairdressers in Northampton by calling us on 01604 250450. We’ll take the stress out of your hat hair woes and have you looking sensational for your event!