Growing out short hair? We've found the best cover-ups and hair wraps
The glory of short hair quickly fades when you're faced with long months waiting for it to grow back. Or perhaps, even more dire, you and your style are recovering from a brutal, no-holds-barred haircut. Our many and profuse apologies. While we can't make your short hair grow faster, we have found a few alternatives for dressing up and even hiding your length-challenged locks, including vintage-inspired turbans, summer hair wraps and even DIY cocktail hats.
A summer hair wrap offers an easy but chic way to hide your overgrown mop. Choose a vintage silk scarf or other non-bulky fabric to create this bandeau-styled summer wrap, and, if using a nonpatterned swath, consider adding an antique jewel brooch for extra glam.
For the complete summer hair wrap tutorial, head to Keiko Lynn.
A Hat Best Served Cold
For a flirty version of the cocktail hat, consider this free sewing pattern which uses a felt hat-base, velvet ribbons and other notions. While the hat won't hide your hacked-off hair, it can offer a stylish addition to a slicked-back ponytail.
Tip Junkie has the free Anthropologie-inspired cocktail hat tutorial.
Summer hair wraps offer a variety of twists and ties, including this one which uses a long, rectangular scarf and twists the fabric in the front and ties in the back.
Turbans can be a risky albeit rewarding fashion trend, offering an easy summer hair wrap that can be made from scrap fabric or vintage scarves. It may take a lot of guts to wear it out of the house, however.
For more unique ways to tie your summer hair wrap, check out Cotton and Curls for free turban tutorials.
Tip of the Hat
A few simple stitches on a pre-made straw fedora add easy style for managing your mane this summer. Embroidery floss and a stylish ribbon for the hat's band can personalize this short hair craft.
Instead of polished locks, allow a DIY cocktail hat to be the star of your summer evening ensemble. This customizable, vintage-inspired hat can go from casual to formal, depending on whether one chooses silk, leather, feathers or felt flowers.
For the free cocktail hat pattern, check out Craft's free tutorial.
Life's a Beach Hat
A wide-brimmed DIY hat offers a stylish means for hiding an overgrown cut. To make your own, choose a breathable fabric like linen and a variety of ribbons to personalize the summer hat.
BurdaStyle has the summer beach hat sewing pattern.
Image credits (from top): Keiko Lynn, Keiko Lynn, Kelly Crawford, KarenWalker.com, Cotton and Curls, Honestly...WTF, Craft and BurdaStyle