It’s fall, and along with sweaters, dreamy new perfumes and all pumpkin everything comes some serious hair dramas. Stop us if you’ve heard this before: the second the temperature drops, our hair gets dry, frizzes up the second it threatens rain and is subject to more flyaways than an international airport. Yeah, no thanks.
The culprit? Humidity. Yeah, it doesn’t just stop when summer leaves—it can affect our lovely locks all year ’round. And because life is way too short for sub-par strands, we’ve put together the very best humidity-proof hairstyles that you need to keep your style on point this fall. The best part? You can do all of these styles in under ten minutes. How’s that for amazing?
Twisted Updo. More fun than a bun: Carey Mulligan's twisty updo keeps flyaways on lockdown. To get the look, pull back hair in three separate tiers. Tease the top tier at the crown for volume in the front.
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Wild Curls. If humidity makes your hair curl, embrace your texture like Salma Hayek. The bigger, the better!
Tight Braid. A polished, tight braid is an easy way to keep hair from frizzing, says Dove Celebrity Hair Stylist Mark Townsend, who created Kate Bosworth's look for an appearance in steamy Seoul, Korea right after a thunderstorm. Townsend used Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse($4.89, drugstore.com) for hold: "As I braid it, I'm really coating each piece so it's locking it in." An added bonus? "At the end of the night, when we took her hair down, the waves were so amazing."
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Sleek Chignon. It's not exactly groundbreaking, but a low bun like Rooney Mara's is guaranteed to survive the stickiest weather. After seasons of top knots, a chignon at the nape of the neck feels fresh. The deep side part makes the look chic without veering into ballerina territory.
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Chic Turban. If frizzies at the hairline are an issue for you, make like Eva Mendes and tie on a headscarf to elevate a quick bun from messy to glamorous. Bonus: it also keeps your ears warm!
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Braided Bangs. Bangs and sudden fall rainstorms just don't mix. French braid your fringe to the side like Lauren Conrad for a style that's cute and functional.
Braided Updo. With an updo like AnnaSophia Robb's, flyaways are part of the look. After a summer spent with long, undone plaits, a braided crown like feels totally fresh and modern.
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Short Crop. Feeling bold? Chop it all off! Charlize Theron's hair may be growing out now, but we'll always love her post-Furiosa blonde crop. The best part? No bad hair days!
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