Most people would describe the holidays as the most ~wonderful~ time of the year, and it is, but it also means being windswept for a good few months, which is never, or will ever be, on our Christmas wish lists. Luckily, there are a few easy hairstyles made for cold winter weather that’ll save your hair from crossing over to the wild side.
- Sleek High Ponytail
A winter hairstyle that looks as good on day-one hair as it does on day-five hair? It’s the Sleek High Ponytail. For the days you’d rather binge-watch cosy Christmas films than wash your hair, this one is for you as it doesn’t matter if your hair is slightly greasy, in fact, it actually helps!
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Step 1 – Gather your hair into a high ponytail on the crown of your head and hold it in place with your hand.
Step 2 – Lightly spritz Curls ‘N Clouds Volume Spray over the front of your head then slick the hair back towards the ponytail until all flyaways have been secured. You may need to spray some underneath your ponytail too. Once you’re happy with the position of the high ponytail, tie it in place with a hairband.
Step 3 – If you want to take your Sleek High Ponytail to the next level with some serious height (who doesn’t?), take our Volume Spray once more and spray it at the base of your ponytail. Gentle massage it into the ponytail until you’ve reached the desired volume.
- Half-Up Bun
We all have that one friend (or are that one friend) that never ties their hair up. You’ve been besties for years and still have no idea what their ears look like, or if they even have any at all. The Half-Up Bun is the perfect in-between hairstyle for cold winter weather without feeling completely and utterly exposed.
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Step 1 – Place your thumbs just above your temple and gather the section of hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Make sure the horizontal hairline beneath it is straight.
Step 2 – Twist the ponytail around itself and then coil it towards the base until you’ve made a bun, then secure it with a hairband.
Step 3 – Take small sections of the bun and use them to cover up the hairband with bobby pins.
Step 4 – Spray Curls ‘N Clouds Volume Spray at the roots of the hair that’s down and massage in.
Step 5 (optional) – Add in some texture with a curling wand to create loose curls.
- Braided Headband
The Braided Headband gives low-key princess vibes without needing the entire woodland forest animals to help you. It’s super easy and super enchanting on any hair type.
Step 1 – Grab a piece of hair from just behind the top of your ear. How much you grab will depend on how big you want your braid to be. If you want a thinner braid, take less hair, but if you want a thicker braid, take more hair.
Step 2 – Divide the section into three smaller sections and braid. As you braid, make sure you’re holding the hair horizontally at temple level as this will help it lay flat on your head. When you reach the end of the hair, tie it with a small elastic band (regular hairbands are too chunky for this).
Step 3 – Repeat on the other side if you have short/thin hair. This will give you two braids.
Step 4 – Wrap each braid over the top of your head and secure it with a bobby bin on the opposite sides, making sure the rest of your hair is behind the braid to keep it out of your face.
Step 5 – To add some volume or slick down flyaways, use Curls ‘N Clouds Volume Spray.