Five Fresh Hairstyles for Spring
By Susanna Heller
With Syracuse’s recent streak of weather consistently above 20 degrees, it’s hard to do anything but sit on the Quad, listen to “Pocketful of Sunshine” on repeat, and try your hardest to push your impending finals out of mind. While it’s tempting to throw caution to the wind and give up, it may be best to put your hair down literally with these spring hairstyles.
While spring is definitely a positive departure from Syracuse’s eternal winter, it can be a nightmare for your hair. Before you’re inevitably disappointed by your straightened hair’s inability to stand up to humid, rainy spring weather, quit while you’re ahead and switch over to the curling iron. Make big waves and part your hair in the middle. If you’re feeling ambitious, top this look off with sunglasses.
After a winter devoid of Vitamin D, your hair’s likely to be seriously damaged. An easy fix for dead ends and fried hair is all-natural henna hair dye. It’s almost a rite of passage to spontaneously dye your hair red, so you might as well get it over with. Today is the first day of the rest of your life as an all-natural ginger.
Braids are the best hairstyle for late nights spent studying in Club Bird. Unlike a ponytail or a bun, they don’t place any pressure on your head. Add a breath of fresh air into this look for spring by making a hybrid fishtail-French braid. Tie it off with a ribbon if you’re feeling especially festive.
For days when you just can’t be bothered to put any effort into your hair, a ponytail is always the move. Make this look significantly less basic by adding a simple twist. It literally takes about two minutes to create, but no one would have guessed.
The most versatile spring look is a low bun—great for making it through a long day of classes, being “so college” on the quad, and disguising how ratchet your hair really is. Even though it looks super-complicated, it really doesn’t take much to pull this look together.
Like all seasons in Syracuse, spring can be dreary with weather fluctuations and the ever-looming threat of a freak blizzard. However, nature’s inability to get its shit together doesn’t give you any excuse to let your hair suffer.