Unless you work from home or you never walk outside, rainy days can totally ruin your style. Dripping wet clothes, frizzy hair, washed-out makeup – let’s not even talk about what happens when you have to commute on a crowded bus or train.
But, there is a way to beat the rainy days and stay fabulous from the moment you leave home in the morning to the time you get back at night, and we’ll show you how.
With these gorgeous hairstyles for rainy days, you can say goodbye to frizz and mess!
16 Gorgeous Hairstyles for a Rainy Day
The easiest trick against bad hair days? Do a lazy ballerina bun. We’ve all done it, and as you’ve seen on social media, if you do this right, you’ll look the opposite of messy and be able to pull off a chill yet elegant look. Just get out your hair tie and bobby pins and get to work.
Want an even easier – and lazier – attempt at styling and protecting your hair? Just grab the biggest hair clip you can find, twist your hair up, and clip it. That’s it! It looks the right side of messy, and definitely keeps your hair out of your face.
The lazy bun is easy, and it looks great. But, if you’d prefer a much more leveled up and cleaner look, the bridal knot is definitely something you should consider. It only looks hard and intricate, but it’s actually quite easy to do – and it’s most certainly worth the effort.
Not feeling a lazy bun? Go the opposite direction with the high bun. It’s a fabulous updo that looks so easy yet stylish, especially if you strategically leave a few strands loose to frame your face and add some oomph.
Here’s the opposite of the lazy bun for those with natural hair: instead of tying your hair by the nape of your neck, go for the highest gravity-defying hairdo you can and let your fun, sporty personality shine through.
If you’ve got particularly curly hair, let it do the work for you by tying it all at the top of your hair and just letting it do its thing. It looks great no matter the occasion and no matter the weather – and it’s healthy for your hair when there’s too much humidity in the air.
What’s better than one high bun or pineapple updo? Two high buns or pineapple updos! And, that’s exactly what space buns can offer. It’s super easy peasy to achieve, too. Just tie your hair in not one, but two high buns – left and right – then feel free to accessorize and style with loose hair strands, bobby pins, hair clips, and so on.
This one follows the same concept as the high bun, high puff, and pineapple updo, but it works particularly great for those with long, straight hair. Just think Ariana Grande and channel your inner pop star.
Perhaps the easiest way to combat messy hair is to just grab a scrunchie and tie your hair into a nice ponytail. But, if you want to add some style without the use of those trendy oversized scrunchies, trade it for an elastic tie, do your ponytail as usual, and glam it up by parting your mane and tying it off in a simple knot.
Half up, half down
This one’s a classic, and it never fails to look great on anyone who tries it. Really, the only thing you need to do is part your hair following the lines of your ears, tie off the upper part, and you’re done. For some added style, you can do a bit of teasing and curling, but even without the fuss, you’re sure to look amazing.
Can’t think of a way to level up the classic half up, half down ponytail? You can do a half bun! Just tie the upper half of your hair like usual then twist it into a bun. Secure it with an elastic tie, a scrunchie, some bobby pins, or even some chopsticks!
You can also do a full ponytail and clean your look by doing an easy braid. We say fishtail because that’s the easiest one that we know, but there are so many different types of braids that you can do, so feel free to try and see what looks best on you.
The wet look
Here’s an idea: why not just embrace the unpredictable weather and go hot and all out by making the rain work for you? Now, we’re not saying go run outside without an umbrella. Rather, get inspired and add some mousse and scrunch to your hair, do a side part, and don’t forget to tease your roots for some added lift and bounce.
Now, if you want to look great and beat the weather without spending too long brushing your hair into perfection, just accessorize with a good ol’ scarf. Fold it into a nice size headband, tie it around your head, and you’re good to go.
Silky bandana/ scarf
Here’s an easy way to style your hair, accessorize it, and protect it from the weather all at the same time. It looks cute and adorbs, and there are absolutely no rules on how you gotta do this, so feel free to grab your brightest, most eye-catching scarf and get to tying it.
You can also just cover your whole hair and make sure it stays safe from the humidity – while also looking positively stunning, of course. Now, this one can be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it, but with a bit of practice, you can totally pull off a gorgeous headwrap.
Say it with us: “Bad weather doesn’t mean bad hair day!” repeat it 3x in front of the mirror and it will come true. Just make sure you have a brush or comb and some hair ties and accessories in front of you while you do it!