It would be nice if everyone rose from their bed with the luscious locks of an animated prince or princess, but sadly, that’s a fantasy for most people. Our hair – whether straight, wavy, curly or coily – can be stubborn beyond belief after a night of sleep. That being said, you don’t need to go through an hour of primping to have a successful hair day. Use the following five hairstyles for those days when you have ten minutes or less to dedicate to your hair. Then, use the time you saved to grab some extra z’s or pick up a piping hot cup of coffee so you’re ready to tackle your day.
Half Up Knot
This style is a lazy, relaxed alternative to the top knot. Simply take two chunks of hair – one from each side of the front of your head – and pull them back. Your hand should be on the back of your head, where you’d grip to make a ponytail. Now, unite the two chunks by twisting them together into one long strand. Knot the twist like you would a piece of string, tuck the ends out of sight and secure with a bobby pin.
Expertly Placed Accessories
Dry shampoo is the best thing since sliced bread, but let’s not forget about a fix that’s as old as time – a solid accessory. Go for a modern Rosie the Riveter look by wrapping a bandana from the back of your head to the front, covering your roots and double knotting on top to create a little bow. This look is especially cute when paired with a high ponytail for extra volume. You can also opt for a decorative headband that holds back frizzy hairs and accentuates your natural volume.
Daytime Pineapple Updo
This is a perfect, quick style for curly or coily hair. If necessary, moisturize your hair before you begin. Then, gather your hair from the back and pull it forward toward the top of your head like you’re making a high ponytail, but leave the bangs free. Secure your locks with a loose hair tie or scrunchy, creating a puff on the top of your head. Finally, pull the hair forward so it flows into your bangs. Depending on the texture and shape of your hair, you may want to use bobby pins for extra support and definition. You can also use gel or paste and brush your hair down for a sleeker look.
Ditch the classic crown braid for something a little easier. Begin with an asymmetrical part, then grab three sections of hair from the bang area to begin a normal French braid. Start braiding at the front of your part and swoop the braid toward the back of your head, adding hair in as you go along. Stop braiding when you reach the back of your head, and use a pin to secure it. If necessary, lightly loosen the braid to give it a wider, fuller appearance. Lastly, gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail and backcomb if you need more volume. This style also looks great with a flat twist instead of a braid.
A bold, asymmetrical style can look good on any hair type and can replicate a pixie or undercut without sacrificing your locks. To start, create a deep asymmetrical part. Depending on your preference, your part can go halfway back or all the way to the nape of your neck. Use gel to keep hair slick and tight to the head if necessary. Then, twist your hair back and behind your ear and secure with a bobby pin or a hair comb at the back. If you have lots of volume, you’re done! If not, use a medium curling iron to create loose waves on the opposite side to frame your face.
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