Rainy Day Hair Fix: Kristen Bell's Multi-Braided Hairdo (PHOTOS)

04/30/2013 09:44 am ET | Updated Apr 30, 2013

On rainy, humid mornings, we usually twist our hair into a top knot or a low ponytail. However, these protective hairstyles don't stand a chance when you're running around in 20mph gusts of wind with a flimsy umbrella.

What's a girl to do when her hair is frizzy and wet? Well, you can transform your soaking strands into a multi-braided hairdo like the one we spotted on Kristen Bell at the Do Something Awards.

The 32-year-old actress' red carpet look is the perfect rainy day hair fix. This braided half-up, half-down hairstyle enhances naturally curly/wavy textures and keeps hair off the face. (No one wants a dripping mess.)

Scroll down for photos of Kristen's multi-braided hairstyle and a tutorial from stylist Emily Owen of Dyer & Posta Salon for this rainy day hair fix.


rainy day hair

rainy day hair

rainy day hair

  1. While hair is damp, apply a thickening product like Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme for hold and a matte finish. Then spritz on salt-infused product similar to Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to bring out waves. (You can blow dry the products through, but if you're at the office or on-the-go, you'd probably want to head to the ladies restroom and rough-dry using an electric hand dryer.)
  2. French braid the top of your hair until you reach the middle of the back of your head (level with your ears) and switch to a traditional braid.
  3. Tie the end of the braid with a hair tie and pull the braid back so that you can flatten it down with your hand.
  4. Next, take a small section of hair starting from your right temple and braid it toward the French braid so that it meets the middle part of your head and connects with the original braid. Secure with a hair tie and pin.
  5. Repeat this process on the left side of your head using two smaller braids to finish. You should come out with one big braid in the center of your head, one braid coming around the right side of your head to meet the large middle braid, and two smaller braids coming around the left side of your head to reach the other braids.

More braided hairstyles that are perfect for rainy days:

Braids Throughout History

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