Cold, dry winter weather tends to bring out the unmanageable traits in even the best tresses. But we’ve got weather-fighting hairstyles to keep you polished when the temperatures drop, supplied by hair expert Estelle Baumhauer, Color Director at eSalon.com, an online custom hair color provider.
Embellished low ponytail: “This sleek style can keep hair from going static in dry, cold air,” says Estelle. To get it:
- Make a side part
- Pin the front section on the deeper side out of the way for now
- Pull the rest of the hair into a low ponytail, using pomade to get a sleek look
- Unpin the front section and blow dry it forward. Then smooth it back into the ponytail and pin it into place
- Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the base for a polished look, pinning it into the base.
- Finish off with a large, embellished barrette pinned near the base of the ponytail
Teased rolls and chignon: “This style is perfect for keeping thicker, textured hair under control,” Estelle says.
- Start with hair’s natural texture and create a side part
- Back-comb an inch and a half wide strip along the hairline, misting with dry texturizing spray for more volume if needed
- Pull back all the teased hair into a low ponytail; brush down the unteased hair and clip it aside
- Go to the teased section and undo the ponytail: starting at the part, pinch and twist the teased hair into a roll along the hairline
- Clip the roll at the nape of your neck, and repeat on the other side
- Combine both rolls at the back and twist all the way to the ends, until all the hair forms a bun together
- Secure the bun with pins at the nape
Soft waves: “This hairstyle keeps you looking classy while wearing a warm winter hat.”
- Coat damp hair from roots to ends with mousse, and apply a leave-in conditioner to help it hold
- Blow dry hair
- Curl one-inch sections of hair around a curling iron, wrapping away from your face and not clamping in the hair (for a softer effect)
- Finger comb a small amount of hair oil through hair to smooth down any leftover frizzy pieces
- Top with your favorite winter hat
Ballerina bun: “I love how this polished look fights frizziness, windy weather, and even lasts all night long,” Estelle says.
- Pile hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head, using gel or pomade to keep hair slick
- Secure hair with an elastic
- Twist the tail and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to create a bun
- Secure the bun with bobby pins
- Spritz with hairspray to keep it in place
Hottest home hair color solution: If you’re looking to give your hair the full treatment, the breakthrough company eSalon.com makes it easy, convenient, and affordable to color at home with hair color custom blended for you. And it’s ruffling the feathers of hairstylists across the country.
Estelle says: “Outraged colorists tell me, ‘You’re going to put us out of business!’” They’re outraged because eSalon provides high quality home hair color at an affordable price, under the guidance of salon professionals.
eSalon is nothing like the one-size-fits-all boxed hair color you get at a drugstore. Instead, they provide custom blended hair color like you’d get in a salon. They use salon-grade ingredients that leave hair soft, shiny and provide excellent gray coverage. The personalized pigment even has your name on the bottle, because it’s made for you and no one else.
For the ultimate convenience, the order is delivered to your doorstep for under $20. Compare that to the $100-plus price tag local hairdressers charge!
Right now, first time customers can get a full color kit for just $9.95 by visiting www.eSalon.com. Try it now!