Fall is here, which means it’s time to swap out those sandals for boots and beachy curls for more practical hairstyles. Summer is all about carefree hair, but the fall and winter months can be quite harsh on those delicate strands.
If you’ve already switched up your skincare routine to account for the drier, colder air then it’s probably time to try some new hairstyles as well. Of course you want to look cute and try new looks, but it’s also important to be comfortable too. After all, fall only comes around once a year!
Half buns are the perfect hairstyle because they are appropriate for almost any occasion — from chic holiday parties to early morning walks to the nearest coffee shop. Kylie Jenner and Hilary Duff have been spotted sporting this popular look, so it’s safe to say this is a hair trend you won’t want to miss.
To achieve this trendy fall style, start by parting your hair into two sections horizontally across the crown and securing the top part of your hair into a tight ponytail. Tease the base of your ponytail for added volume, and twist the ends of the ponytail around the base. Keep the bun in place with a few bobby pins.
It’s not just you — it really is harder to get out of bed during the winter months. Your body is still adjusting to Daylight Saving Time, and sometimes it’s easier to hit snooze than hop out of bed. So if you find yourself scrambling to get ready in the morning, save a few minutes by tossing on a hat instead of going through your usual morning hair routine.
Hats are an easy accessory that can be worn anytime of year, but are especially practical during the cold winter months as a way to look cute and stay warm.
Speaking of hair accessories, consider adding headbands to your winter look. Although some flowery headbands may give off summer Coachella vibes, utilizing a wide cloth headband is also a practical way to keep warm during the colder months (not to mention they are a great way to style second or third-day hair).
Just use a bit of dry shampoo or powder on your roots to refresh the hair and add back volume. Slip your thickest, comfiest headband around the front of your head. You can part the hair along the base and bring both parts over your shoulders to frame the face, or even do a French braid and let it hang over one shoulder.
If anything, this look will remind you that your next summer festival isn’t that far away.
Your locks can get parched hanging loose all day. Give them a break with a simple, elegant style that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
Take a thin headband and place it around your forehead, on top of your hair. Take a small section of hair from the front and loop in through the front part of the headband once. Add some more hair to that section and repeat, looping all the way down to the back of the neck then start the process again on the other side of your hair. Tease your hair out lightly to make sure the headband is completely covered and not visible through the hair.
The benefits of this hairstyle are two-fold: the ends of your hair are protected, therefore preventing dryness and split ends, and when you remove your hair from the headband you’ll be greeted with a headful of bouncy curls. Give this look a try this season — you won’t regret it!
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