Quick Tips for Knockout Hairstyles
Transform your look in minutes with eye-catching hair accessories, pretty hairdos, and simple styling tips. By Petra Guglielmetti
Does your hair take more time than it should? If you’re reading this, the answer is probably yes. The experts are here to help, with seven styling shortcuts that will streamline your routine.
That messy half-in, half-out updo you wear on the weekends? Think of this fresh-off-the-runway look as the polished, workweek
version—and it takes only a tad more effort.
Step 1: Pull hair into a low pony-tail and tuck the ends through the elastic to form a loop. Mist with hair spray to tame flyaways.
Step 2: Separate a thin strand from the loop (using a tail comb keeps it neat) and wrap it around the elastic to conceal it as well as any loose ends. Pin in place.
To buy: Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $16.50, redken.com for salons. Goody hair pins, $4 for 100, Walmart. Mason Pearson tail comb, $22, bigelowchemists.com.
Tip: Have shoulder-length hair? Instead of tucking ends through the elastic, pin them into a loop at the base of the ponytail.