The Texas Panhandle can be a very windy place to wander around, and it certainly isn't your hair's friend.
Once you've applied the perfect makeup and put on your best power suit or date dress, the last thing you want is to find yourself face-to-face with the wrath of the gusty Amarillo air that can destroy your hair.
These 5 simple, yet chic looks will keep you looking stylish, no matter the wind speeds.
Fishtail Braid: Any braid is great when it comes to combating the wind while maintaining a put-together appearance, but a fishtail braid adds a certain bit of elegance to this otherwise easy and low-maintenance mane. Frame your face with bangs that are a good fit your face shape. Avoid a too-taut look by gently adding the layers of your locks to the braid and allowing them to softly find a place to lay as opposed to slicking them back into the braid.
Nape-of-the-Neck Side Bun: If you're in a pinch for time, a side braid can be a beautiful accessory to any outfit. If you have an extra minute or two, wrap that side braid around itself into a bun, and secure it against your head with bobby pins or decorative U-pins to create a stylish side chignon.
Tousled Topknot. Stick-straight hair and curly locks both work well when you stick a tousled topknot on top of your noggin. This casual updo is easy to pull off whether you're on your way to work or play. When your hair's still damp, apply a leave-in conditioner to help define structure to the strands.
Chignon: A bit of classy elegance might be just the thing you need to keep the breeze at bay. A chignon is a low bun formed at the nape of the neck. You might be surprised at the creativity you can exercise with this handcrafted hairstyle, and every option you choose will look gracefully put-together and ready to hit the town.
Slicked-Back High Pony: A sleek and frizz-free style can still fight the winds of the Texas Panhandle with a little help from from a spritz of a smoothing spray and a boar bristle brush. Pull the pony up high on the back of your head, and brush your hair smoothly into a secure rubber band. Don't fret about the texture of the tresses that hang long because tousled strands are a perfect fit for this look, and the wind will only enhance the designer distressed look beneath the rubber band. Wrap the base of your pony with hair to hide the holder.
Looking for other creative ways to craft your beautiful tresses? Check out The Salon by Lora Brown Blog for more hair tips and tricks and be sure to ask us about our hair tutorials!
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.