With these tips and tricks, you’ll have a polished hairstyle in no time at all.
It’s not always possible to spend 30 minutes styling your hair in the morning. Maybe there's a morning (or three) where you hit snooze too many times, or perhaps you just have no desire to spend that kind of time on your hair. Whether your reason, we’ve compiled a list of timesaving tips and tricks for a quick and polished ‘do.
Add an Accessory
Hair accessories are the best tools to transform bed head into a work ready ‘do. Hair looking a little frizzy after a (hopefully) full night of sleep? Pull hair back into a low pony and secure with a cute scrunchie (Days of the Week Scrunchie Set $12, urbanoutfitters.com) or a printed bandana (Madewell Bandana $12.50, madewell.com), or pin back half of your hair with oversized pins ( Jen Atkin x Chloe & Isabel Quicksilver Pin Set $42, chloeandisabel.com) and secure back at the crown. By making your hair accessory the focus of your hairstyle, the rest of your look can be laid back and simple.
Apply Dry Shampoo the Night Before
Whether you want to hold onto curls from the day before or you want to prevent your strand from looking oily, spritzing a bit of dry shampoo (Bastiste Original Dry Shampoo $6; amazon.com) the night before not only soaks up excess grease, but it also creates textures and guarantees volumes. One step at night shrinks your getting ready time in half.
Try the Top Knot
Contrary to what top knots might look lik, they only take about 2 minutes to complete. Skip the shower this morning to help create some natural texture and hold in your hair. Gather your hair at the top of your hair and wrap a ponytail holder around it. Pin down the excess hair around the pony tail holder and voila, you are good to go.
Slick It Back
Sleek hair is not only for elegant parties and special occasions. In fact, a slick low bun is one of the easiest styles you can tackle in the morning. Forget the blowout. Instead add a dollop of John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum ($10; amazon.com) into soaking wet hair. Comb through to get rid of flyaways, and then gather at the base of the neck. Secure with a hair elastic and pin to hold.
Sleep On It
What if I told you that you can get movie star worthy waves while you sleep? Guess what? Thanks to the Sleep Styler ($20; amazon.com), you can. Think of it as the and improved curlers—that don't stab your hard when you sleep. After you shower, simply wrap your towel dried strands around the rollers and secure with the strap. Then, go to sleep and let the Sleep Styler work its magic.