With half our faces covered by our face masks and shields, it seems less important to wear a full face of makeup in this pandemic. But even if we have to kiss some of our beloved beauty products goodbye, it doesn't mean we can't rock a great hairstyle. After all, to give us comfort while wearing our protective gears and coverings, we may need to style it a bit!
Here are some examples of hairstyles to pull off during this new normal, as seen on influencers:
1. Top Bun
You can pull off this versatile look whether you’re relaxing at home or having a quick stroll outside. It can range from sleek and sophisticated to messy chic, depending on your preference. To achieve it, start by pulling your hair back into a high ponytail. Part two sections of the ponytail and wrap them around the scrunchie until you have a top knot. To keep the bun in place, use as many bobby pins as possible!
2. Effortless Waves
Sometimes it's best to keep it natural, and nothing beats a classic look like loose wavy hair. The fastest method to cop this is to use volumizing products such as a good mousse. To generate lift, you can start by blow-drying wet hair then applying mousse on the roots, and then smoothing it out by teasing the crown of your head with a comb.
3. Sleek Low Bun
Why not beat the heat with a polished low bun hairstyle? The style may look similar to a top bun, but the low bun offers a different level of comfort and reduces the possibility of your hair tangling with your face mask. You could always go a little extra by making use of styling cream to offer a more polished, pushed-back look.
Sweeping strands away from the face can be such a relief when wearing a mask or a face shield. To master the perfect ponytail, secure your locks with an elastic, keeping it neither too low nor high. You can then choose to keep all the flyaways in place by using hairspray or allowing it to be loose and tousled to frame your face.
There are several ways to style a simple ponytail. For example, creating small waves with curlers or an iron beforehand can give your hair more texture even when it's tied up. You can also add small braids at your roots for an edgy vibe!
5. Accessorized with a Headband
Whether you're out running errands or jogging around the park, keep the sweat at bay by popping a headband on. It'll keep strands of hair away from the eyes while you're wearing a mask, and during hot dry seasons, it adds a degree of comfort and style. Plus, with a headband, you can wear your hair any way you want to, from messy beach waves to a sleek 'do, and more!