I am now a windy-hair expert. This is me on my honeymoon at the romantic coastal strip in Camps Bay, Cape Town, having a romantic meal with my new husband on our last night, for which I took a good 40 minutes to preen. We had a picturesque table outside, since it was 30 degrees. But with freak 55mph winds. My hair was so battered the curl fell out and I looked a bedraggled mess with red lipstick. Carefully tonged down 'do fail. If only I'd referenced this gallery first...
Whether you bother to plait or twist the sides, its the little detail that distracts from any further dishevelment. When the rest of the hair is perfectly sleek, any weather-induced dislodging will really stand out. If you add a focus point, then you've already got texture going on so any more won't look out of place. Hold the rest neat in a pony or bun for the sleek way to beat the wind.
No we're not saying load up on unusual multi-accessory combos, rather illustrating the point that hair accessories are your wind-swept friend. In whatever guise, you need to go for a band. Its like a straight jacket for your 'do. Holding down the top part and keeping hair off your face is key - the rest can usually work better windswept. Amy is illustrating an outfit pleasing fashion item, such as the Vuitton bow, as well as a hair-match faux plait, which is the best kind of hair cheat for this weather.
We're of course giving you a heads up on autumn/winter 2013, rather than the Spring/Summer we should all be looking to at this time of year. No matter - the Mulberry hair tuck (also seen here at Burberry) is practical and beautiful in equal measures. The best news is it's self-explanatory easy. Wear your hair how you like it, then put your coat on (you'll be needing one of those for a good while yet). Bend head forward to release a little length, then upon returning to normal posture you'll have a voluminous sort-of-bob that the wind can attack, but it won't get very far.
This low maintenance donut-assisted do is a trusted early morning 'throw it up' hair fix that lasts all day (in any weather), secures all the hair, has purposeful wispy bits so that any further, wind-assisted wispy bits only add to the appeal. It also works for meetings that you have had to walk to in fear of the weather undoing all your professional preening. Nope, this is wind-defiant presentability at its finest.
Not only does this keep every hair on your hairline in check, it gives a splash of summer to these seemingly endless grey days. The Marc Jacobs show was certainly a 'look' and not one for everything, but for a stylish spin on your winter headgear its the perfect inspiration. Works just as well on loose hair as it does an up do as seen here.
First things first, the scrunchie isn't a must, but it is very wind-friendly. A normal topknot is liable to release itself under weather attack. The addition of this 90's classic will give you a definite Ashish level of style, but also keep your knot firmly in place. The beauty of the Ashish knot is the wispy texture around the hairline. It's purposefully undone, which is a wind-proof formula that will always work.
My main issue with long hair + wind is it blowing in my face/sticking to lipstick/smearing said lipstick across cheeks. The tousled-ends effect I like - the more battered the better for true authenticity. To keep the top in order I take a one inch section from the hairline at each temple and twist. A simple mini crocodile clip keeps them back and created a sleek flattened root to contrast the crazy wind-tousled texture of the ends.
This look happens to keep your ears warm too, and yes is great for outside, it's once you get inside that the problem lies. Be prepared for hat-removal. This means going for dual texture hair that sees your roots sleek (comb a gel through which will give hold, create style, and contrast the ends) and wear the ends loose and fluffy - that way any wind fluffing will work even better. This Henry Holland hat not only adds to the outfit, but protects the root in readiness for the big reveal.