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4 Winter Hairstyles for Sister Missionaries

Posted by Heather on

I don’t know about you, but doing my hair every day can be a chore — and I’m a hairstylist!

When I was a sister missionary, it was even worse because I had limited time to get ready and many of the essential hair tools that I now use were a luxury for my small missionary budget.

Winter poses another problem of trying to keep your hair from frizzing and keeping your head warm as you move outdoors to indoors during your day. No one likes to get sick in the mission field — that’s for sure!

Here are my four favorite hairstyles that you can use for winter to keep your hair looking nice without wasting any of your precious time trying to get it just right.

Top Knot

My go-to hairstyle is a top knot. It’s easy to do and keeps it up out of your face. You don’t have to worry about your hair when there’s a strong wind or of trying to keep your hair out of your scarf.

Best part is? You can add a knit headband to keep your ears warm and dress up your style a little more.

Side French Braid

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A braid is always a favorite style for me. It’s elegant and you can do it with shoulder length to longer hair. This French braid takes it up a notch and does a side braid, so that it floats over your shoulder to make it a little more elegant.

Want to add something extra? This hairstyle will definitely look great with a beanie or another hat while you’re outside traveling from house to house.


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The ponytail is always a popular no-hassle style. It’s easy to pull your hair back and put it in an elastic. I know it gets a crimp in your hair, but at least it’s out of the way so you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day. This is also a great style if you haven’t had time to wash your hair that day. Just slick your hair back and viola!

The only problem is that a ponytail can look a little boring. Dress it up by adding a braid that hides the elastic. Or curl the ends so that your ponytail has a little bounce.

Tousled waves

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This is my secret. I love when I can make my hair wavy. It might take a little more time than the other styles, but I promise, it will look great no matter if you decide to wear a hair accessory or leave it alone.

This wavy look is easy to do with a curling iron and some hairspray. Just curl away from your face, leaving the bottom 1-2 inches uncurled. Run your fingers through your hair and then spray with hairspray to keep in place.

Since you have some time before you enter the MTC, you can spend some time perfecting your technique. That way you’ll be a pro and the other sisters might start asking you for tips!

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