Your rainy day strand-saver

Your rainy day strand-saver

If you’re in Sydney today, you’ll know it’s not just a little bit rainy. It’s absolutely biblical. Unless you want to be battered by rain, wind and wayward branches, settle in and stay inside. Yep, it’s safe to say it’s shaping up to be one seriously bad hair day.

Or is it?

Celebrity hairstylist and artistic director of Phyto Global, Anthony Cristiano, says rainy days don’t have to spell doom and gloom for your hair. In fact, there are styles that look even better when wet. Cue the wet look trend. How easy is that? But if you’re after something a little different (but equally chic and simple), try this wet weather-friendly ‘do – as explained to Refinery29.

And the best part? It requires no hot tools, and works on just about all textures and lengths. Hurrah!

images from Refinery29, illustrated by Anna Sudit

Step 1:

Wash and towel-dry hair, then section off the top portion along your crown, starting at the temple on either side. Tie this piece into a small topknot to keep it out of the way.

Step 2:

Rub a 20 cent-sized dollop of gel (we recommend the VO5 wet look styling gel) between your palms and then work it through two small sections of your hair, taken from right above the ear. Then, gather these pieces into a taut ponytail.

bh tip: If your locks are on the finer side, create another topknot to add more height and volume to the end result. If you’re hair’s too short to pull into a pony, just pin these parts in place with a few Lady Jayne bobby pins. Easy peasy.

Step 3:

Undo your top bun, then apply some more gel to this front piece and comb it up and back. “Think modern-day Elvis-style pompadour,” Cristiano says. Use a wide-tooth comb to get that cool, grooved appearance. Once it’s slicked back, secure with bobby pins behind your ears.

Step 4:

Set your finished style with a quick hit of TONI&GUY Hair Care Casual Rough Texturiser and you’re good to go!

Any rain your ‘do gets caught in will only accentuate the wet look. Rain, come at me!

Would you try this look or do you have a go-to hairstyle for wet weather days like this?

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