I find that the older I get the less time I have to spend on getting ready in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, I always want to look presentable, but sometimes pre-planning or figuring out a way to efficiently cut down the time it takes to get ready is totally worth the headache. My goal is to do the bare minimum but still look my best. Since I’m spending most of my time working from home, and have had a lot of virtual meetings and events on Zoom, figuring out quick and easy hairstyles became a top priority for me. That’s why I decided to share these three no-fuss hairstyles so that you can try them for your next Zoom meeting.
When it comes to styling my hair, I like to number one refresh it, and number two do a quick and easy style each morning. Since I wash my hair once every five days (shout out to all my naturally-curly haired cuties in the back) I refresh my blown out hair with dry shampoo. I’m really loving this dry shampoo with oat milk from Klorane as of late. If your hair is also in need of a refresher, but the roots aren’t necessarily oily, I would skip the dry shampoo and use a smoothing serum like this one from Ouai and apply it to the mid-section of your hair to the ends. Then you can use a hot styling tool like this one, to instantly bring your hair back to life.
The next step after refreshing your hair is the fun part- the styling. These are the three hair styles I alternate between regularly:
1.Claw Clip Twist
Looking for a hair style that will tame your mane in less than 5 minutes? Then try the claw clip twist up hair style. The first step is to prep the hair. If you have fine hair that’s been freshly shampoo’d, I would recommend adding mousse to your hair and then brushing through it to remove any tangles. The mousse will help build product in the hair and thicken it so the claw clip can easily grasp your hair. If you have thick hair like me then skip this step and comb through your tresses using a paddle brush to remove all of the knots. It’s so important to start with sleek untangled hair for this style. Next twist your hair into a half bun at the nap of your neck and bring the free hair at the end upwards and secure with the claw clip. Allow some hair to overflow from the claw clip creating a “waterfall” effect.
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2. Three Ponytail Tuck
This hair style is oh so feminine and if executed properly will look like you just left the hair salon. Though the three ponytail tuck appears to be quite complex, practise makes perfect when it comes to perfecting this style. Start by using a paddle brush like this one to prep the hair. Scoop the crown of your hair back and divide it into three sections. Style each section into a loose ponytail, and secure each ponytail with a polyband letting the ends dangle freely. Next weave each ponytail end through the center of the upper portion of the ponytail and pull through. Then gather each ponytail in the center of your head and secure all three strands with a polyband (for extra security bobbie pin this style in place). Finish this look off by adding some fun accessories like these Butterly clips. I am obviously no stranger to hair accessories, and love using them to elevate a hair style like I did here.
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3. Top Knot
Instead of throwing your hair into a messy bun try a polished top knot instead. Use a boar bristle brush like this one to smooth flyaways, and distribute the natural oils of your hair. Once your hair is tangle free style it into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic (I personally like to use a scrunchie to secure my ponytail for this style because it makes the top knot look thicker and fuller). Then braid the ponytail and wrap the braid around the elastic or scrunchie, and secure the braid with another elastic. Pin any unruly hairs with bobbie pins, and smooth frizzy baby hairs by using pomade and a mini boar bristle brush. Finally complete this hair style with a finishing spray like this one.
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