Mother nature wages war on us during these colder months and despite all of the magic of the season, it can be somewhat of a horror story in the beauty department when we can’t get our tresses to keep up with the bad bouts of weather. Whether it’s wet, windy, or snowing outside, you will absolutely benefit from having a few protective styling tricks up those cozy sleeves. We’re pouring in some of our favorite weatherproof hairstyles below, and they are exactly the kind of stunning-do’s that won’t leave your locks suffering another gloomy day!
Upside-Down Dutch Braid Bun
Keeping hair out of the face and tucked away securely is the surefire way to avoid a windy mess. An upside down Dutch braid gives the classic sock bun a gorgeous detail and added thickness. Section off the top half of hair and clip it out of the way while you make the braid. Part the remaining bottom half of your hair evenly down the middle and Dutch braid. Secure braid and gather it up with the rest of the hair into a high ponytail. Grabbing the ends of the ponytail, hold the pony over your head and place a donut bun maker (or an old sock) shortly below the ends. Fold hair around the donut, moving down the ponytail until it’s laying comfortable on top of your head in a bun. Tuck loose pieces away with a bobby pin.
Sleek and sophisticated, the low ponytail is foolproof when it comes to bad weather. An added bonus of this gorgeous hairstyle is that it draws attention to those beautiful fall faces and outfits. Leave out any face framing bangs or pieces of hair out and pull the rest of the hair back to the nape of the neck into a low pony, securing with an elastic band. Grab a small piece from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band to conceal it. Secure with a bobby pin.
French-fishtail Double Braid
Ladies, did you hear? Pigtails are back in style and we’re totally fangirling over it! Everyone knows that when it comes to protective styling, braids reign supreme. Part hair evenly and make a loose French braid. Once you get halfway down the hair past the ear, use the remaining hair to make a fishtail braid. Secure with an elastic band.
This playful hairstyle will keep fly-aways at bay while looking super stylish and trendy. Section off the front sides of your crown and bring it to the top of your head, making a small ponytail. Secure with an elastic band. Pulling it tight, divide the ponytail in half and drape the sections along both sides of the hair. Use a curling iron or wand, make loose waves with each section and the remaining hair to frame the face for a more youthful look.
Tousled High Pony
The best way to deal with crazy windy weather is to play up the messy look altogether! This no fuss slicked-back pony will keep you looking cute and frustration free all day long, no matter which was the wind blows. Starting with already loose waves, simply gather and brush hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Tug on the ponytail and scrunch hair with a curl-enhancing mouse for added texture.
Pull Through Braid
This braid is the perfect switch from the traditional braids and up-dos we’re used to because it packs on the drama while still looking elegant and being completely durable. Guaranteed weatherproof, this braid looks even more stunning on longer hair so you may want to pull your extensions out for this one! To get started, you will need a handful of elastic bands (around 8-10) and a clip to keep hair out of the way while you work. Watch this simple tutorial below to learn how: