The Official Hairstyle of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Oh, to be a figure skater. I've had dreams of gliding on the ice gracefully and carelessly, two qualities of which I don't have an iota of in my body. Nonetheless a girl can dream, and every four years watch! Figure skating is one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympics, and this year's games are no different.
I watched last night as the best figure skaters around the globe duked it out on the ice and though I am always amused and green with envy at the amount of sparkles they are permitted to wear, I am not envious at the figure skating bun. It's not that it looks bad, it's the fact that is looks so painful. With the current weather we've been seeing here in New York (rain all week and now snow? C'mon Mother Nature, aren't you supposed to be a woman, too?) a bun is often the easiest way to go when dealing with the elements. Thankfully, Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City has some alternate options for us when it comes to rainy and windy weather:
For curly hair: hair around the frame of the face gets the most frizzy. Try applying Rahua Finishing Treatment to damp hair, leaving hair shiny and frizz-free, and then create a simple braid across the hairline from left mid-brow to behind the right ear. This will allow the hair around the frame of the face to remain groomed and in place, with minimal frizz.
For straight hair: To keep frizz and flyaways under control, Kattia suggests creating a side ponytail and/or a neat braid. Use an anti-frizz serum like Kerastase OLEO-RELAX Serum to maintain form, even if it's a hat day.
To preserve a hairstyle: a hood is your best friend. Section hair in four quadrants, creating loose pin curls that are secured with bobby pins and sprayed with a holding or texture spray such as the Shu Uemura Liquid Fabric. Use the hood to get to your (fabulous) destination, and release the bobby pins for a perfect non-wet dog look.