The dead of summer is possibly the worst time of year for polished beauty looks, which is incredibly inconvenient when many of us need to look our best on the daily. Aside from the constant fear of our makeup just flat out melting somewhere between our front doors and the oasis of the office AC, there are also plenty of hair issues like frizz, neck sweat and flat roots to worry about, too. That is, unless you adapt your hairstyle arsenal to deal with the elements!
To help you stay one step ahead of Mother Nature, check out the heat-proof summer 'dos below. All five are guaranteed to keep your mane, and your boss happy!
1. Low chignon
This low chignon keeps the lengths of your hair under control while maintaining impressive levels of workday chic. It's perfect for second day hair, all you need to do is apply dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and add texture, then pin your hair back!
2. Low, curled ponytail
If there's one hairstyle you can always rely on, it's the ponytail. A low, nape-grazing placement creates an easy-chic look that works with every possible outfit, and it's the perfect way to recycle a blowout with curled ends!
3. Sleek, low knot
When you need to keep your hair on lockdown, a sleek, low knot is one of the easiest ways to do it. If you have time, straighten your hair first for the smoothest possible results, otherwise pin it tight and finish with a high-shine hairspray.
4. Messy chignon
If you can't beat humidity, you may as well use the extra volume and texture to your advantage! That's where this messy chignon comes in. All you need to do is twist and pin large chunks of hair back until it's all up, then set with hairspray.
5. Sleek updo
This "updo" is basically a fancy way to wear a ponytail! To get the look, tie your hair into a pony as you normally would, but when you pull it through the elastic for the last time, stop halfway. Camouflage the hair tie with some of the loose ends, and secure them with a bobby pin underneath. Then, pin the half-pony up at the sides and finish with hairspray.