10 Winter Hairstyles To Keep You Stylish All Season Long
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10 Winter Hairstyles To Keep You Stylish This Season

27 November 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

Winter is nearly upon us, which means it’s finally time to break out those new boots and fuzzy sweaters. When it comes to styling your hair during the winter months, however, you might have a hard time thinking of trendy looks to slay. Don’t worry—that’s what we’re here for!

Whether your strands are dirty blonde or dark brown, we’ve gathered a few winter hairstyles that are sure to look stunning all season long.



Embellished Low Updo

The holidays are undoubtedly our favorite thing about winter. If your weekends are packed with holiday parties, you’re going to need a killer hairstyle or two on deck. We love the look of this low textured updo for any party or formal event.



Boho Side Braid

Bohemian hairstyles aren’t exclusive to festival season. Once the cold weather hits, we love to play around with different boho looks. If you’re searching for a style to wear this year, give this boho side braid a try!



Half Knot With Scrunchie

Looking to add something extra to your half-up ‘do? Wrap a velvet hair scrunchie around your messy bun for a fun winter accessory.



Brushed-Out Waves

Begin by applying a heat protectant like the Matrix Biolage Styling Thermal Active Spray throughout your strands. Taking small sections of hair, use a 2-inch curling iron to create loose waves. Gently brush through your mane with a comb to loosen the waves and complete the look with a light spritz of hairspray like the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray.



Dutch Braid Messy Bun

Start by parting your hair down the middle and splitting the hair on each side into two even sections. Working with one side at a time, begin a Dutch braid by dividing the hair into three even sections.

Cross the left strand under the middle strand. Then, cross the right piece under the middle piece. Pick up additional hair from the side you’re working on and continue these steps until you reach the nape of your neck. Secure the braid with a hair elastic and repeat the same steps on the opposite side. Pancake each braid for added volume and fullness.

Remove the hair elastics from each braid and gather both braids into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base to create a bun. Hold the bun in place with a hair elastic and a few spritzes of hairspray like the Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer.



Ballerina Bun

Ballerina buns are our go-to hairstyle for lazy winter days spent cuddled up in bed. For this look, simply gather all of your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. Twirl the section of hair around itself to form a twist and wrap the twist around the base of your ponytail to form a bun. Secure the bun with another hair elastic and a few spritzes of hairspray.



Effortless Curls

What better time than winter to let your natural curls shine? For curly girls, we recommend the Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Curl Gel. The product is your key to that no-fuss style, defining and shaping your curls and coils while keeping them moisturized all day long.



Sleek and Straight

While beach waves and texture rule the summer months, we’re all about sleek, pin-straight strands once winter rolls around.

To achieve the sleekest hair possible, be sure to start out with an anti-frizz system like the Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner. The system keeps unruly, frizz-prone colored hair under control for long-lasting smoothness, even through heat styling.



Pinned Back Waves

In case you haven’t heard, polished hairstyles are a major upcoming trend for 2019. Why not get a bit of a head start? We love the look of polished pinned back waves for the holiday season. For polished styles, we recommend using the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil. This universal and versatile beautifying oil for all hair types revives the natural strength of hair, providing nourishment deep into the hair fiber and gives the hair ultimate shine, with a weightless finish.



Sleek High Ponytail

Whether you’re headed out to date night or a work meeting, a high ponytail works for just about any occasion. It’s also the ideal hairstyle for keeping your hair in place in windy weather. The key to a perfect ponytail is to lock in your look with a few spritzes of high-hold hairspray like the Redken Control Addict 28. This extra strong hold anti-humidity hairspray holds hair in place for 24 hours without residue or flaking.

Looking for more winter styling advice? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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