Let’s face it, fall beauty takes a little more time and effort than the warmer months. Fist of all, it’s freezing, so it’s difficult just getting out of bed. Next up, there’s the blowout requirement —nobody wants to catch a cold! But one of the biggest hurdles (and annoyances) is that even after we plug in our Bio Ionic 1 Pass Straightening Iron ($225) and DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron ($135), there’s still a high probability our perfectly styled hair will get destroyed by the next gust of wind. Keep scrolling for 5 easy hairstyles perfect to survive fall —yes, even the dreaded hat hair.
The easiest fix happens to be the biggest commitment. Add a little vibrance with extensions or an all over color. It’s a great way to feel a little more punk than fall funk.
Bangs are typically associated with a nightmare scenario when facing hat season. Luckily, it turns out blunt bangs are an exception. Wearing a hat not only looks good with longer bangs but helps them to flatten out (a look that looks killer with blunt bangs specifically). It’s certainly far better than having them restyle themselves in the wind.
The hairstyle of the season isn’t just for the gym. Boxer braids look adorable under everything from a Stetson hat to tucked under a scarf. Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Roe Lip Balm ($7) does wonders for holding braids in place. It will also give them sweet smell.
Hat hair is for sure a thing. Why not embrace it and start off with a messy look in the form of a bun? Your hair will look pretty peeking out of from under your beanie, and the wisps of hair that have a mind of their own will look effortless instead of annoying the daylights out of you.
We love the low ponytail as much as the next gal, but the low braid prevents hair from whipping around in the wind. It’s a look that remains sleek under environmental pressure. Add a little Verb Ghost Hairspray ($14) to guarantee the look will hold while not feeling crunchy.
Create a low textured bun on short hair by wrapping small sections around a wand and spritzing some Oribe Dry Texturing Spray ($44) at the root before pulling the hair back loosely into a low messy bun. For an extra pop of color, tie a scarf around your crown, leaving pieces out front for more movement.
Add an unexpected twist to a low ponytail by creating a Dutch braid down the center of the back of the head. Wrap the ponytail holder with a thin section of hair for a polished finish, et voilà!
One of the easiest ways to transform second or third-day hair is by tucking it into your turtleneck, then lifting the hair out a bit to allow for free-falling pieces and a bit more volume in the back. It's an instant faux bob without all the work.
Do you have a go-to hairstyle to survive fall? Sound off below!