While it would be great if every single day was a good hair day, sometimes Mother Nature conspires against us. Heavy winds can wreak havoc on even the most done-up 'do. While bad hair days aren't fun, don't let the windy weather get you down. We've collected a few hairstyles that will look fabulous, even on windy days.
The Fishtail Braid
Braids are a great option for the windy weather, because they are tied back, but still look like you put a lot of effort into your ’do. To achieve a fishtail braid, pull your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. You can use an elastic to secure it into place. Section the ponytail into two sections, then take a small amount of hair from the left and cross it over the right section. Repeat from the right side, crossing the hair over the larger left section. Continue this down to the bottom and secure the hair with an elastic band. Spray with hairspray to hold in place. Or visit The Salon by Lora Brown’s Braid Bar.
The Ballerina Bun
To start off you'll want to curl the ends of your hair under to make the bun more sleek. Then, pull your hair into a high ponytail. You can back comb the hair to create more volume. Volume is important here, so go big. Once you've gotten enough volume, simply twist the hair around the ponytail holder to create a bun, and secure it in place with bobby pins. Use a gel or hairspray to tame flyaways and to keep the hair looking sleek.
The Classic Ponytail
Surprise, you don't need to relegate ponytails to the gym or a night at home. A ponytail can look sleek and professional, even on windy days. If your hair isn't super straight naturally, you can use a straightening iron to get an ultra sleek look. But be sure not to turn the temperature up too high! Once you've straightened all of your hair, you can move onto creating the perfect ponytail. Section away the top section of your hair. Make sure you've gotten an even amount from both sides. Clip them to the side. Take the back of your hair and secure them into a high ponytail. Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. This will hide the ponytail holder for an extra sleek look. Take the front section of your hair and create a poof that flops over the back of the ponytail you've created. Secure that section into place with bobby pins.
Once the wind dies down, call the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown for a new style that will take you from day, to night and through any weather you can imagine.
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.