5 Easy-Breezy Windswept Hairstyles to Look Hot this Winter

/ 12.31.2015
Windswept Hair
Windswept Hair

This season's fashions are brimming with drama. A fresh complexion and a windswept mane are the perfect complements to your bohemian outfit, for that vintage Wuthering Heights appeal.

These hairstyles are all about volume and texture: gorgeous tousled waves, effortlessly wild updos. With quality hair products, you can easily replicate the great outdoors effect from the comfort of your bathroom.

Messy Chignon
Messy Chignon

Messy Chignon

Elegant yet relaxed, this style can be worn in a creative workplace or for a dinner date. Ideal for wavy hair, it can also be achieved on straight hair.

Add texture to your mane by scrunching in a styling wax as you blow-dry, and pay particular attention to the ends. Spritz your whole head with hairspray. For extra volume, give your locks a little attention with the curling iron.

To create the chignon, separate your upper and lower tresses. Tie the lower half into a ponytail but don't pull the hair right through, puff it out into a messy bun. Now take the upper hair in two sections and pull loosely back, crossing over and tucking the ends around the bun with bobby pins. Keep scrunching as you go, pinning the bun so it's close to your head, leaving plenty of strands to wisp delicately out. A final swish of hairspray, and you're done!

Messy High Side Braid
  Messy High Side Braid

Messy High Side Braid

Braids are bigger news than ever this winter and this look is right on trend: chunky, romantic and wildly bohemian. Again, volume at the roots is key, and you'll need at least mid length hair. This look suits any face shape.

Ensure the lengths of your dry hair are tangle-free, then lightly muss up your roots with some texturizing powder or dry shampoo spray. Make a rough center part, clipping one half out of the way. Now tilt your head and begin to braid with the hair on the upper half, bringing in the tresses from the other half of your head with a loose French braiding technique, as you work over the crown and down past your ear.

Tease out strands as you go. A couple of inches from the end, rub in a little firm-hold gel and you might not need a hair tie to hold your braid end, unless it's very thick.

Messy Low Knot
Messy Low Knot

Messy Low Knot

We love the casual, relaxed elegance of this hairstyle and it's perfect for the workplace or for weekends. You can create this style with hair that is shoulder-length or longer.

Scrunch in some texturing wax as you blow-dry (using a diffuser and plenty of heat protectant spray – messy styling shouldn't mean damaging your hair) then draw your tresses back into a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck. Coil the ends into a relaxed bun and tuck in a few bobby pins to keep it sitting where you want. Let your flyaway strands fall naturally, as much as you can, and finish with a spritz of hairspray.

Messy Low Knot
  Messy Low Knot

Messy Top Knot

This trend graced many a runway in 2015 and its carefree reign looks set to continue. It's the easiest, quickest updo ever, but the level of messiness is up to you and a strategically placed silk flower or two takes the topknot to a whole different level, style-wise. It's a lifeline for a nightmare hair day, or if you simply don't have time to wash your hair. This style best suits square or oval face shapes.

Just spritz some dry shampoo on your hair to soak up any excess oil, tease the roots with a fine comb to add volume, then rake up your tresses and secure them in a disheveled topknot using a scrunchy. Falling tendrils add to the boho charm of this style.


Windswept Pixie
  Windswept Pixie

Windswept Pixie

An adorably wild way to wear your pixie crop! This style highlights an impeccably groomed pair of thick eyebrows and shows off your cheekbones to perfection.

Spritz heat protectant spray through your hair. Using the diffuser on your blow-dryer, keep the air direction steady so your locks fall as if you really have been racing around in the wind. If your short hair is of thin to medium density, ruffle in some volumizing mousse as you blow-dry. Tease the roots with a comb and finish by applying a tiny amount of styling wax with your fingers for added texture and shine.

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