Rainy Day Approved Updo Hairstyles

Oh the weather outside is dreadful, but your hair should stay delightful!

As you’ve heard time and time again: Always save for a rainy day. You shouldn’t just apply this old adage to your bank account, apply it to your lineup of updo hairstyles as well. It’s no secret rainy days can prevent a great hair day, but that’s no reason to not look (and feel) your best. Here at All Things Hair we believe, when you look good, you feel good, and for the most part it all starts with your hairstyle first. Let’s be honest, wearing your hair down on a rainy day is basically a bad hair day waiting to happen. Once a drop of rain touches your hair it’s basically over–for the most of us! Check out these amazing updo hairstyles to wear on a rainy day. And if you really want to wear your hair down, use these styles for commuting purposes only–more on that below:

Best Updo Hairstyles for a Rainy Day

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This hairstyle is so stylish no one would ever know this is your rainy day look. Try it again on a clear, sunny day! Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

1. Side twisted bun

Perfect hairstyle for those days you happen to get caught in the rain. We’ve totally been there before. Part your hair down the side or center, then loop your hair into this cute and simple bun hairstyle to save the day!

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Rain or shine, this braided hairstyle is one of the cutest updo styles to try. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

2. Side braid

Opt for this braided hairstyle for two reasons. One: It’s super cute and rather easy to do. Two: It’s a hack! You’re a plait away from a wavy hairstyle. Spritz some salt spray onto your hair, using a spray like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to create a loose, textured look. Braid your hair into single plait and secure the ends with a hair tie. When you have arrived at your destination, relate the braid and tousle your hair.

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Accessories help make the look of your hairstyle and they also help protect it from the weather.

3. Hat with face-framing bangs

Who said wearing a hat is boring? Try a wide brim hat on a rainy day but don’t hide all of your hair. Pull out some hair at the front to add face framing bangs for a stylish touch. If you’re worried about getting your long bangs wet while you commute, tuck them in then release when you’re indoors.

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Braided bangs are a hit at the moment! Try it out as a rainy day hairstyle. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Braided bang

If a hat is not your thing but you would love to protect your bangs from fighting a war with Mother Nature, add a braid and tuck it into an undone top knot. We also love this simple style for the days you accidentally left your umbrella at home and need a quick updo hairstyle.

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On a rainy day your MO may not be “natural hair don’t care” because you obviously care about not having a bad hair day. Try out this simple twisted updo. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Twisted updo

Rain and naturally curly hair is nature’s perfect recipe for a frizz situation, and we’re sure you don’t have the time for that! Try out this neat twisted updo hairstyle. Protect your curly fringe by twisting it and swooping it over to the side.

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