Best Hairstyles for Driving Topless
No, not that! I’m talking about driving in a shiny new convertible car. Get your mind out of the gutter. Driving in a convertible is luxurious and exciting at best and downright irritating and messy at worst. Convertible cars scream freedom and spontaneity but all that hair in your face and the nest you need to brush out afterwards can make the experience less than fun. So what’s a girl to do? Not drive with the top down? Never. Here are the best hairstyles to tame that do when driving topless.
Wrap it up, baby!
Of course, we can’t write about the best hairstyles for convertibles without including the classic hair wrap. Tie your hair up in a scarf by folding the scarf in half to make a triangle shape, wrap it around your head and either tie it under the chin or behind the neck (chin is safer so it doesn’t go flying off and end up somewhere on the highway). Of course, you’ll need to pair any scarf with some oversized retro shades and you’re good to go.
Up in a bun
There is no safer way to ride in a convertible for your hair than in a bun. A top knot or any kind of classic bun for that matter is the ideal way to ride with the top down. No chance of your hair ending up in an actual knot when doing it up in a top knot. Simply swish it up into a ponytail and wrap around until you form a bun. Tie it up with a stretchy hair band. Unless you want to look a right mess when you get wherever you’re going, you’ll need to secure with bobby pins and long lasting hair spray to avoid a shocking amount of flyaways you’d otherwise be bound to get from riding in a convertible.
So you’ve just got a fun new convertible but you’re not into the classic updos of silky scarves and top knots in the style of Elizabeth Taylor or Audrey Hepburn? Take a style tip straight from the book of Betty Cooper and opt for the classic pony tail instead. As long as your hair isn’t really long (we’re talking over 50cm) then this should be no problem for riding with the top down. Of course you’ll have to secure it with bobby pins and hair spray otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of flyaways.
If you’re simply not into the classic looks and want something a little more new to match your shiny new convertible then you might want to consider putting your hair in a fishtail braid before heading out. This is the ideal solution for those with much longer locks. It’s easy to do yourself if you don’t have anyone else around to braid your hair and it looks a lot more stylish than any average braid or plait. This is also a good solution for those of you that don’t want to spray their hair or hold it in place with pins. Of course, the look will stay better intact like any hairdo if you do choose to add spray but this is your best bet if you want to ride with the top down and keep your hair feeling nice tomorrow without having to wash.
-BeautyStat Editorial Team