As #flawess as you want to look as you head back to school, it's not like you're going to get up hours early to primp (because sleep is just way too important!) So we came up with super easy hairstyles that will take you less than five minutes to throw together before you're running out the door. Even better, they work best on dirty hair so feel free to skip a day or two, or three...
1. Split your hair down the middle into two low ponytails. You don't have to worry about being too precise because this style hides the part.
2. Knot the sections tight against your head just like you're tying a knot in your shoelace.
3. Create a second knot, pulling tight against the first one. Again, don't stress about it being too messy. That's part of the look.
4. Secure the knots together with clear elastic. If your hair is very smooth and you feel like it's slipping, add a few bobby pins for extra security.
1. Wrap a one-inch section of hair around an open flat iron. Don't use too much hair or it will make the bend too big.
2. With the iron shut, pull down slowly for 10-15 seconds, but no more than 15 seconds! You don't want to burn your hair.
3. Release the iron before you get to the bottom of your hair, leaving about an inch of hair. This will create that trendy straight-end look.
4. Apply a texturizing spray all over your hair to boost your waves. Scrunch lightly for volume. We love Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray.
1. After washing, apply volumizing mousse to your hair when it's about 80 percent dry, focusing on the top front of your head. We like TRESemmé Touchable Bounce Mousse.
2. Blow dry your hair teasing your roots with your fingers as it dries.
3. Use a paddle brush to dry roots, pulling up as you go creating a large bump.
4. Use the same brush to lightly smooth out any little bumps. Be careful not to press too hard or it'll lose the shape.
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1. If you have wavy hair, let it dry naturally. Otherwise, add a little wave with a curling iron.
2. With a paddle brush, backcomb your crown to create volume.
3. Part your hair wherever it feels natural. Pull back the top half of your hair, starting from the top of each ear. Hold the section like you're going to make a ponytail.
4. Pull the two sides together and twist halfway. Secure this with bobby pins.
1. Pull your hair up into a high pony, using a paddle brush to smooth it out. Secure with an elastic.
2. Pull out a one-inch section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. Secure with bobby pins to hide the hair tie.
3. Braid the entire ponytail all the way to the bottom and secure with a clear elastic.
4. Stretch out the braid by gently pulling on the sides - this is called pancaking. It makes your hair look super thick.
1. Braid small plaits all around your head. The smaller the braids, the tighter your crimps will be. You can also do as many or as little as you want, depending on how long you have and how crimped you want your hair to be.
2. Go over each braid with a flat iron. Don't spend more than 15 seconds ironing each braid or it'll damage your hair.
3. Remove the braids and apply texturizing spray.
4. Pull your hair back into a mid-pony and secure with an elastic. Hide the elastic by wrapping a a small section of hair around it and securing with bobby pins.
1. Curl your hair into gentle waves.
2. Part your hair in the middle. Twist the bang portion of your hair on one side, pulling back and away from your face. You can choose as much hair as you want, but about a one inch section works best.
3. About two inches down the twist, use two criss-crossed bobby pins to secure it to your head.
4. Apply a lightweight hairspray to the twist, focusing on where the bobby pins are secured. Try Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray.
1. Part your hair in the middle. Create bend in your hair using a flat iron. This will give the twist a fuller, more lived-in look.
2. Pull back your hair into a mid-pony, and start to twist it clockwise.
3. Twist the ponytail around your thumb until your hair is tight to your head.
4. Secure the twist to your head with bobby pins.
Style: Elizabeth Denton
Photo: Kathryn Wirsing
Hair: Mike Fernandez
Makeup: Lavonne Anthony
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