7 Best Hairstyles For Skiing That Won't Get In The Way Of Your Ride — VIDEOS

Perhaps my favorite thing about winter is the opportunity to hit the slopes? I love spending a Saturday morning at elevation, getting a couple runs in before checking out the bar (you know). But looking cute when it's 15 degrees and in layers and layers of gear is a challenge. How can you make it work? Your hairdo. Here are the best hairstyles for skiing this winter.

If you're like me and have lots of hair, trying to fit it under a beanie or helmet is a task in and of itself. Don't even get me started on looking cute with a beanie, helmet, scarf, and goggles wrapped around my head — it's usually not happening. That's why I'm on the lookout for a great hairstyle for skiing.

Typically, low styles like braids, buns, and ponytails work great when you're on the slopes. Stay away from high styles or loose styles — the last thing you need is a top knot uncomfortably squished in your helmet or your hair style falling apart and flying in your face. In addition to being uncomfortable (and a little nerve wracking) it can also be dangerous: You need full visibility in this sport!

Below are some of my favorite active hairstyles for any sport, whether you're skiing or just sledding down the mountain.

1. Braid Styles

MakeupWearables Hairstyles on YouTube

Braids are a great option for skiing or boarding, and they are so versatile, you can create your very own unique look. Plus, they don't fall apart when you're taking your helmet on and off. Win.

2. Low Pony

Fancy Hair on YouTube

The low pony option in this tutorial is one of my favorites — it's so simple, and you'll appreciate that when you wake up bright and early to hit the runs.

3. Low Pony Double Braid

Braidsandstyles12 on YouTube

Split your hair for middle part, braid each side and pull back for a really pretty pony that won't leave your bangs flying in your face.

4. Half-Back Hair

Abby Smith on YouTube

Want to leave your hair down? This half-back tutorial is perfect if you have a manageable amount of hair (not thick).

5. Headband Braids

Missy Sue on YouTube

If you're looking for a cute style to go with ear warmers, these headband braids are a great option.

6. Low Bun

Angela Lanter on YouTube

A low bun is a pretty look that keeps your hair under control. You can play it up by creating two mini low buns or a side bun.

7. French Braid Bun

Belle Michelle on YouTube

If you have a lot of hair to manage, this french braid bun works wonders. If you don't want to braid it all the way, just leave it in two loose ponys at the base of your neck.

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