5 Chic Weatherproof Hairstyles To Try This Winter

Don’t let wild weather impose a hair rut; these styles are as effortless to create as they are windproof


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THE SWEETEST THING

Channel your inner girl-next-door with this soft and feminine look. Embellished hair slides serve dual purpose as pretty but practical should a gust of wind cross your path.

Step 1: Rough dry volumising spray into lengths to add thickness and offer heat protection before heat styling.

Step 2: Part the hair from arch of eyebrow back towards the nape of the neck.

Step 3: Separate hair into small sections and use a curling iron to twist strands away from the face.

Step 4: On the lowest side of the part, tuck hair behind ear and secure with hair slides in alternating directions.

Step 5: Finish with a spritz of firm hold hairspray.

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Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

ALL WRAPPED UP

Believe it or not, this style is easier to create than it looks. Perfect for disguising a bad hair day, this fuss-free look requires minimal prep to hair.

Step 1: Starting at the nape of the neck, use bobby pins to twist and tuck hair up towards the crown. Continue until the majority of strands are pinned up.

Step 2: Soften a few pieces around the face for a modern and romantic look. The key here is not to appear too ‘done’.

Step 3: Connect the two furthermost points of the scarf into a triangle shape.

Step 4: Bend forward and place the middle section of the flat side against the nape of your neck, tie the free ends into a knot.

Step 5: Tie a series of half knots to create height, then tuck free ends in.

Step 6: Use bobby pins to secure in place.

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Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

HALF HEARTED

From date night to drinks with the girls, consider this five-minute half-up, half-down look as your go-to style to banish fly-aways and unwanted frizz.

Step 1: Prep hair with a spritz of sea salt spray and blast dry in to enhance hair’s natural texture and create volume.

Step 2: Use both hands to take a section of hair 1cm above both ears and pull towards the back of your head into a half ponytail.

Step 3: Wrap a hair tie around the ponytail once, and pull hair half way through the loop to create a small bun.

Step 4: Use an extra spritz of sea salt spray for natural, tousled texture.

Step 5: Tuck the free ends behind ears to finish.

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Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

BRAIDY BUNCH

You may need to phone a friend for this one, but we promise the polished outcome will be well worth calling in the favour. A thick, textured waterfall braid will ensure your strands stay in place when dashing between meetings.

Step 1: Starting at the nape of the section, pull strands into three sections and start French braiding up to one side, towards the ear.

Step 2: Continue braiding up past the ear and over the top of the head, to the other side.

Step 3: When you reach the starting point, continue braiding around the crown of the head until you run out of hair to braid.

Step 4: Secure with bobby pins and tuck any loose strands in.

Step 5: Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

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Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

SMOOTH OPERATOR

As seen on runways and the red carpet alike, there’s a lot to be said for sleek, wet look styles that step aside for makeup to be the hero. This look is simple to create, and offers maximum hold.

Step 1: Spritz shine spray through lengths and ends to prep the hair.

Step 2: Apply a little strong hold gel, and use a wide paddle brush, to pull strands from the hairline straight back towards your crown.

Step 3: Keep brushing hair back and applying gel as needed, until all strands are secured away from the face.

Step 4: Leave ends loose and tousled, and finish with strong hold hairspray.

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Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

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