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Operation Beat Humidity: Buns

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For the past few days, I’ve had a serious hair snafu. I spend precious time in the morning perfecting straight hair, and walk out the door feeling pretty good about myself. But without fail, the NYC humidity transforms my straight locks into a hybrid between wavy and freaky. I inevitably put it in a not-so-cute bun by mid-morning. My solution? To start the day with a bun until the humidity subsides. I did some research and found three seriously cute options.

The Ballerina Bun: Since I used to wear these every day to ballet classes, I can attest to their durability. Just tie your hair into a high, taught ponytail and wrap it as tightly as you can around the base to create the doughnut bun shape. Don’t forget to spritz with hairspray!

The Top Knot: In short, you’re putting all of your hair on top of your head. (You can take a cue from one of our staffers, Rachel, who has made this her go-to style as of late.) Start with a ponytail, but secure it however you want — the messier, the better.

The Low Slung Bun: Add some smaller braids to your hair to add texture before pulling it back. Similar to the top knot, don’t spend time making it neat, it should be rather effortless.

—Kara

Our fave product right now for sleek strands? Oscar Blandi’s Salon Glaze.