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It’s the middle of the winter season and most of us have gotten into a rut with our hairstyles with the constant snow, rain and frigid temperatures. So here at Her Campus Hofstra, we are coming at you with three ways to spice up your hair. These are ideal styles for any on the go college student!

Add a Braid

Braided Ponytail

A ponytail has always been the old standby of hairstyles when it is windy and frigid out. Whenever you are in a rush it is easy to just throw up your hair before running out the door. If you have two minutes to spare adding a braid makes it much cuter.

Here’s how:

  1. Brush your hair
  2. Part your hair to the side
  3. Grab a small chunk of hair from the larger side and in the middle
  4. Start French braiding down the side of your head
  5. Only add hair to the braid when you are braiding in the side closest to your face
  6. Once the braid reaches your ear stop adding hair, finish out the braid and tie it off
  7. Scoop the rest of your hair into a ponytail without disrupting the braid
  8. Take out the hair tie holding in the braid in order to have a normal ponytail

Add an Accessory

Bun with a Headband

My favorite quick on-the-go hairstyle when it's raining or snowing out is to quickly twist my hair into a ballet bun. The best way I know how to give it some sparkle is to add an accessory, like a bedazzled headband.

Here’s how:

  1. Brush your hair
  2. Put your hair in a high ponytail with a hair tie
  3. Twist hair into a bun and secure with a second hair tie
  4. Use any other accessories of choice to secure to bun (i.e. bobby pins)
  5. Add an accessory such as a headband, bow or clips to jazz it up

Add a Twist

Curled Hair with a Twist

If you have more time in the morning and are feeling ready to spend more time doing your hair try curling it. But in order to keep it out of your face on these windy winter days, try adding a twist to hold it back.

Here’s how:

  1. Brush your hair
  2. Part your hair to the side
  3. Curl your hair as you normally do
  4. Run your fingers through the curls to separate them
  5. On the side with more hair grab a small piece and start twisting it back while slowly adding more hair to the twist
  6. Secure it with at least two bobby pins when you get about halfway to the back
  7. Secure the curls with some hairspray if you desire

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Danielle Zulkosky is currently a Junior in the Honors College at Hofstra University where she is double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She is currently the Program Director of Talk at 88.7 FM WRHU, the Vice President of the Hofstra University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In the Fall of 2017, she interned with the MSNBC Booking Department. When she's not busy with her many other clubs she's in you can find her writing for Her Campus or hanging out with her sisters in Alpha Epsilon Phi! After college, she hopes to get any journalism job offered to her. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @DZulkosky
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