If there is one thing I love about TikTok, it’s that it brings up some some brilliant beauty inspiration—especially for hair. Even as a beauty editor, I often find myself in need of some hairstyle ideas, and TikTok always delivers with claw clips hacks and easy hairstyle ideas to try. After scrolling through my For You Page recently, I came across creator Thanya, who showcased what hairstyles look best with different necklines. It might be something you only really consider if you’re thinking about wedding hair, but it’s actually pretty genius for deciding what hairstyle works best for your look on any given day.
Of course, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to what hairstyles best suit different necklines. And depending on your hair texture, hair length of personal style, you might prefer to mix it up. However, it’s great for a bit of inspo if you’re stuck on how to style your hair for a night out, or if you’re rushing out the door in the morning and need some go-to hairstyles that will also bring the best out of your outfit. Ready to find out which hairstyles suit different necklines? Scroll ahead for all the pointers and ideas you could need.
For high necklines such as polo necks to turtlenecks, you want to showcase this elegant silhouette by wearing your hair up like Rosie Huntington-Whitely has here. A sleek bun or ponytail also works to draw attention to your neckline and elongate the neck. Equally, a top knot or low chignon also look great with a high neckline top.
A boar bristle brush ensures a sleek, bump-free ponytail or bun.
Wondering how to wear your hair for a strapless dress or top? TikTok says that wearing your hair down if your best bet, helping to bring balance to a strapless neckline. You can keep it more casual by opting for effortless loose waves like Hailey Bieber has on her bob haircut here, or make it more dressy for evening with glamorous curls on longer hair.
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A ponytail perfectly compliments a boat neck, highlighting the wide, clean lines of the neckline without it look too stark. I love Charithra Chandran’s voluminous ponytail and face-framing tendrils.
Secures hair in place without leaving kinks.
Updos were made for sweetheart necklines. Wearing the hair up and back allows it to showcase and flatter the soft, romantic shape of the neckline. Make like Cass Dimicco and pull a couple of tendrils loose for a effortless vibe.
A claw clip is the perfect way to easily secure hair up fast while still looking chic.
Much like the boat neckline, you want to create harmony with this bold shape. A half up, half down hairstyle is the perfect happy medium in this case, drawing attention to the shape while adding softness to the square lines. Hailey Bieber shows us how its done with her half up hairstyle, finished with a bow.
The chicest way to style a half up, half down look right now.
A halterneck has a elongating effect, so it makes sense for the hair to follow suit. Hairdressers are always telling me that an updo like Rosie Huntinton-Whiteley’s here is a little-known trick to making you appear taller, too. As halternecks tend to have a backless element, updos are also a winner for flattering this cut.
Creates lasting hold for updos—Sam McKnight calls this ‘hair grips in a can’ for a reason.
You don’t want to have your hair down completely with this style, which might hide a one shoulder neckline, but a half up, half down hairstyle is the ideal middle ground to add balance to this asymmetrical shape. If you do want to wear your hair down, then sweeping it to the opposite side of your one-shoulder neckline is a great work-around.
Adds so much fun to a simple half up look.
Fo shoulder-skimming necklines, TikTok reckons you should opt for hair down. Depending on your hair length, this could cover the neckline totally if you wear push your hair forward, which could overpower the shape. If you have longer lengths, sweep it to the back to showcase an off the shoulder top or dress.
Keeps longer lengths in great condition.
Truthfully? A crew neckline is a clean canvas for any hairstyle. But a half up, half down hairstyle lends itself well to this casual style for an easy, everyday look.
Adds texture and gloss to lengths in one sptitz.