The Imperfect BunA sleek sock bun is no match for the wind. Even the strongest hairspray will pull some hairs out of a perfect bun, so why bother keeping your hairstyle so clean and smooth when you can go for that messy bun? It’s low maintenance, easy to execute, and doesn’t require an insane amount of hair product, or extra pins to keep short or baby hairs in place. To wear your hair like this, create a bun as you normally would on your head, then slightly tug on some hairs to make the bun looser (without pulling the hair out of the bun). Let your baby hairs and sideburns hang rather than pinning them down.
The Messy PonytailThe perfect ponytail takes a lot of effort, which can be a nightmare for perfectionists, as one little stray can ruin the entire hairdo, leading them to start all over again. There’s also the regular ponytail that you normally wear when you’re about to work out or when you need your hair up while cooking, but it’s not necessarily the hairstyle you want to have when dressing up to go out of the house. If you don’t have the patience for the sleek ponytail, try a messy one instead. You can tease your hair at the top for more lift, or you can section off your hair so that you tie just the back half of your hair, leaving the sides out so that you can pin them to the sides. Let your bangs and shorter strands fall out.
The Adorable PigtailsWhy did we stop wearing pigtails? They might have been more popular during childhood days, but that’s not a reason why you can’t still wear them as an adult. Pigtails work for shoulder-length do’s and longer, on thin and thick textures. When it comes to pigtails, you want to keep the braids tight, otherwise the whole ‘do will look frizzy.Basic braids are best for shoulder hair lengths, but you can try out Dutch or French braids if you wish. From there, you can leave your braids as is, or pin it up so it’s more of a braided updo.
The Sleek PonytailIf you hate the thought of your baby hair and any shorter pieces in your mane getting in your face, try the sleek high ponytail. It’s a much more polished look for the office, in case you’ve got an important meeting and need to look your best. To keep the strays in tact, rub some pomade or hair gel into your hands, so you can rub the product in while doing your ponytail. Feel free to do it upside down if that makes it easier for you. And of course, secure any stubborn hairs with bobby pins.The great thing about the sleek ponytail is that you can keep it as is, or you can braid your hair. If you have lots of elastics, you can also create a “bubble” ponytail, tying an elastic band to section off your hair.
The Messy Side BraidMaybe the two braids are too childish for your liking. In that case, a side braid might be more your style. While normally a braid on the side is better on those with straight haircuts instead of layered, a messy braid could do with varying lengths of hair. Start off with a tight braid, then lightly tug at some sections to make the braid appear thicker. Another style of braids that you can experiment with is a fishtail braid, which also looks better on layered tresses.
The Top KnotIf you have extremely long hair, this one’s for you. Similar to the imperfect bun, the top knot is more about bringing all of your hair higher onto your head. To create this look, make the high ponytail first, then twist your hair. The twist doesn’t have too be tight, since you’ll be wrapping your hair around and around until you make a big top knot. Lastly, secure the bun with another hair tie, and leave any strays hanging for the messy bun look.
The Beanie TrickIf your hair is controlled for the most part but need a way to control the frizz on top, you always have the option to just throw a beanie on. Not a fan of the beanie? Turn your silk scarf into a head wrap or a hairband that you wrap around your forehead and the back of your head.How do you like to wear your hair on a rainy day?
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.