I think we’re all breathing a collective sigh now that the sun and warmer temps are finally making their springtime appearance. Dare we say that hot days are just a heartbeat away, and the time has come to start seriously considering the blistering temps, lighter clothes and the sweaty hair that comes with? We asked the friendly, talented gals at Buckhead-based salon Glowdry to whip up a hot weather hair how-to for those days at the beach, a festival or the farmers market. You know, when you still need to look pulled together, despite the sweat beading up in your blowout. Here’s an easy, breezy tutorial for getting your hair off your neck without resorting to the same old boring bun.
Start with clean, freshly blown-out hair. Run a little texturizing cream through it if your hair has a tendency to be uncooperative.
Section your hair off and secure with three small rubber bands, two pigtails on the side and a pony in the back. Secure the back pony with an elastic at the base of your head.
Starting with the back pony, braid and secure at the end with an elastic.
Twist the braid clockwise around the base elastic into a bun and secure with a bobby pin.
Remove the elastic from the right side pony and french braid the hair from the front top of the scalp back toward the nape of the neck.
Secure the braid with an elastic.
Wrap the first side braid around the top and then under the bun. Secure at the bottom with a bobby pin.
Repeat steps 5 to 7 on the opposite side pony. Loosen braids for a slightly more undone look with a rat-tail comb. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.
And voila! A chic, easy updo for daytime wear. Not the DIY type? Not to worry, Glowdry’s got you covered. We were in and out in half an hour!
Photos: Caroline Fontenot
Model: Sarah DeThomasis