Woman with turtleneck and shoulder-lenght hair
Hair Styling | Hairstyle trends for women

Which hair styles go with a turtleneck?

The turtleneck sweater is our current favorite, whether it has long sleeves for cooler days or short sleeves for the spring. We show you three hair styles that work wonderfully with this neckline and complete the look.

The turtleneck is now an indispensable part of every wardrobe. Hardly surprising: this basic shape is sophisticated, self-confident and feminine. And this is a fashion statement that’s here to stay, the high neck cropping up in recent Fall/Winter designer collections including Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler. The great thing is it’s super easy to style and goes with everything, from denim, pleated pants and pencil skirts to Marlene Dietrich-style wide trousers. So what’s the perfect hairstyle to go with a turtleneck? We’ll tell you: it’s quick and easy.

Tuck it into the neck

This style is one of our top turtleneck favorites. It’s a street-style blogger look and very stylish. And can you think of a better way to fake a bob? Exactly. Perfect for days when you fancy a different hair length but aren’t quite ready for a cut. The tucked-in look works best with smooth hair or gentle waves. The hair must look healthy and well cared for so use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and before blow drying work an oil serum into the ends (but really only into the ends as otherwise it will make your hair look greasy). Pull the neck of your sweater up to cover the ends of your hair, and then gently push the hair up from the roots to relax the look and create a cool, undone finish.

Turtleneck topknot

The high bun emphasizes the face and makes your neck look graceful in its turtleneck. It’s perfect for the office because it looks both classy and serious. How to style it: let your hair fall forwards over your face and then pull it with both hands high to the back of your head. Lift your head, twist the hair into a chignon and fix with a scrunchy. Then loosen the hair at the hairline a little, so the bun doesn’t look too serious. If you have fine hair, you can cheat by using a hair donut – it can turn a tiny topknot into a maxi bun. Just make a high ponytail and thread the ponytail through the middle of the donut. Then spread the ends of the hair around the donut and fix with hairpins. With or without donut – fix the style with hairspray for maximum hold.

Wear it loose

The third hair style to go with the turtleneck is loose hair. It’s important that the hair ends in particular mustn’t look split or dry, because that’s where people are going to look first. Massage a leave-in treatment into the ends after washing. This also adds extra shine.
Tip: Loose dark hair looks best against turtlenecks in light colors like gray or beige, or a vibrant color. Blondes will look good in brightly colored or black turtlenecks – but steer clear of beige because it will look boring next to your hair.