ELLE 5Ves: Hairstyles to survive the monsoons


Ah, Mumbai monsoons! The season of unexpected downpours, humidity battles, and the ultimate hair frizz showdown. But don’t let the rain dampen your hair game. Whether you’re rushing out for a meeting or just grabbing some chai, these five quick hairstyles will keep you looking fabulous even when the weather isn’t vibing with you.

1. The Effortlessly Chic Messy Bun


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Perfect for those & “I woke up like this” vibes. Second-day hair? No problem! Gather your hair into a high ponytail, twist it around the base, and secure it with a few pins. A couple of artfully placed flyaways add to the charm. It’s messy, it’s chic, and it’s your rainy-day BFF. If your hair is a little thin, get a hair extension scrunchie and make your bun bigger and better.

2. The Sophisticated Twisted Low Ponytail

Rainy days don’t have to mean boring hair. Part your hair in the middle, secure it in a low ponytail, and wrap a small section of hair around the band for a polished finish. It’s low maintenance but high on style—perfect for when you need to look put-together in a pinch.

3. The Boho Glam Braided Crown

Channel your inner bohemian goddess with a braided crown. Take two sections from the front of your hair, braid them, and pin them back at the crown of your head. It’s quick, it’s cute and it works beautifully with big frizzy hair. If you need to throw this into a bun later in the day, the hair still looks put together and chic.

4. The Sleek and Professional Low Bun


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Got a meeting? No worries! Smooth your hair back into a low bun, use a bit of gel to tame those flyaways, and voila—instant sleekness. This look screams “I mean business”, even if the weather is doing its best to throw you off your game.

5. The Trendy Braided Ponytail


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For those days when you want to look stylish but can’t be bothered, the braided ponytail is your go-to. Gather your hair into a sleek ponytail at the top of your head, braid the rest of the hair, and secure it. It’s trendy, keeps your hair out of your face, and takes less than five minutes.

So grab those bobby pins and hair ties, and show that rain who’s boss!

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