We’re assuming you have grander plans on Labor Day than fiddling with your hair—but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to your go-to messy bun. Keep flipping for six breezy hairstyles perfect for your day-off activities!
This is the french braid that can’t make up its mind—and the effect is simple and stunning. Start french-braiding your hair like normal, then switch to a normal braid for two turns, and then french-braid again. Alternate between the two braids until you reach the end of your hair.
Spice up your low bun with a couple of well-placed bobby pins—if you have fine hair, spray them with hair spray first to keep them from slipping.
It’s like a half-ponytail but more sophisticated. To re-create this look, take a two-inch section of hair on one side of your head, and then twist it toward the other. Secure it in place with a bobby pin, and then repeat on the other side.
This ethereal look is way easy to achieve. Simply french-braid your hair down the back, twist the braid into a bun at the nape of your neck, and secure with bobby pins. Here’s the full breakdown!
Which of these looks is your favorite? Tell us below!
This story was originally published August 31, 2014.