It’s been a brutal winter. Besides tons of snow and icy temperatures, the wind seems to make everything so much worse; not only does it increase the cold, it has the cheek to destroy your whole look. Having a hairstyle that defies wind, at least for a while, can make you feel better about facing the tundra weather. Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe

Ponytail with Big Braid

This is a double reinforced hairstyle and it looks ultra cute. This is a great choice for the windiest of days. 

On damp hair layer in protective thickening lotion and apply an even amount of hair crème. Blow dry hair for smoothness with big volume. When hair is dry work into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Spray a bit of refinish into the ponytail and braid we suggest a fishtail because they always look great messy. When style is finished mist holding spray everywhere.

Braided Headband to Side Braid

Regular braids are not strong enough to keep pieces from falling out and into your face, however if you braid a headband it will make sure these pieces stay securely in place. 

Take a nickel of texture paste and work into your hands; this will give you grip as you go. Start your braid on one side of your head near the hairline. An inverted braid will give you a 3D look, but any braid will do –– so long as you do small pick ups as you go, which will keep it secured to your head. When you reach the area by your ear pull the rest of your hair into a side braid and secure with an elastic. Mist everything with primp when done for hold and shine.

The Hair Wrapped Headband

This look is super easy and only takes about 5 minutes to do.

Layer refinish into dry hair, this will give you grip and texture. Slide an elastic headband onto your hair. Take a two-inch hanging section on one side of your head and wrap around the elastic part of the headband over and over until the side is covered. Do the same on the other side. Pull the remaining hair up and over and tuck into remaining back portion of the headband. Mist the whole thing with holding spray.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.

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