Hat hair may be the worst winter beauty offense. The static, frizz and flatness tend to leave you with a 鈥榙o that鈥檚 somehow lifeless and also has a mind of its own, which is a huge bummer when all you want to do is throw on a trendy hat or cozy beanie and just call it a day. The solution? Get creative with your winter accessories 鈥 like trading in your beanie for a thick + cozy headband 鈥 and know how to hack a hairstyle to match. Rock this adorable (and simple!) braid the next time you鈥檝e got the winter blues and need a little pick-me-up in the hair department.

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STEP 1: CREATE A ONE-SIDED FISHTAIL

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Start forming a one-sided fishtail聽braid using just two strands of hair. Braid the hair from underneath (this is key!) to form a 3D braid like our model Anna is doing. Set the fishtail in place by tying the ends with a clear elastic band.

STEP 2: PANCAKE + TUCK

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Widen the fishtail and create more texture by using the pancaking technique: Tug slightly on the braid so it appears thicker. Then, set the braid in place with vertically placed bobby pins.

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Tuck the remaining end of the fishtail braid behind your ear so it doesn鈥檛 poke out. Then, set your look by spritzing on a holding hairspray 鈥 make sure it鈥檚 a soft, brushable formula so it doesn鈥檛 look stiff.

STEP 3: POLISH +聽SET YOUR LOOK

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Give some attention to the hair that鈥檚 framing your face 鈥 it鈥檚 at the forefront of your look, after all. Twist the front pieces for texture or curl 鈥檈m for bounce so they have some style to them and don鈥檛 fall flat.

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Finally, hold your hair in a backward motion and spray a holding spray like Kenra Professional Volume Spray ($25).

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Congrats! You鈥檙e now a certified snow bunny who鈥檚 ready for her close-up.

Tag us on Instagram @britandco to show us your favorite winter hairstyles!

Hair and Art Direction by Maritza Buelvas
Photography by Jennifer Coffey
Modeling by Anna Baun