Hair in a Hurry - Quickie Tips for When You are Running out the Door
Today, you are busier and on the go more than ever before. You still want your hair to look great, though, right? When it seems like you are always dashing around to get out the door, it can be difficult to get your hair looking just like you want it to. Well, don’t worry; there are some simple and fast hairstyles you can use to get the look you want without spending hours on your hair. You can be on time and still have great looking hair that looks like you spent hours on it.
One quick and easy hairstyle is the fast forward curl. This is a sophisticated style that takes a lot less time than it looks like it does. First, you will want to make sure you have everything you need: a blow dryer and diffuser that is light enough to hold easily, a small barreled curling iron, misting bottle (if you have natural curl), curl enhancing balm (if you need it), and a hair spray that holds without making your hair stiff.
First, apply the curl enhancer or a mousse to help enhance or bring out any natural curl you have. If you have a lot of natural curl, a misting bottle might be enough. Gently detangled your hair and create a part in it. Allow your hair to 80% air dry (use a towel if you are in a real hurry). If you have a lot of natural curl, begin scrunching your hair with your hands - mist frequently if you are using water. If you are using a blow dryer, push your fingers into the hair to lift at the roots. If you feel like you want more volume, dry your hair upside down while continuing to scrunch with your fingers. If you have less natural curl, you may use a small barreled curling iron. Once you have it how you like it begin spraying with a non-stiffening hairspray to hold all the curls in place for the day or evening.
Another popular look that you can throw together before dashing out the door is the trendy messy up do hair. To accomplish this look, gently brush out your hair to remove the tangles. Pull some of the hair up from the front of your face and secure it with a covered ponytail holder of some sort. Then, cover the holder with a hair clasp. At the nape of your neck, gather your hair into a loose ponytail and hold it in place with a hair tie. Next, twist the ponytail up to the crown of your head before securing the twist with long hair pins. Leave several (however many you like to see) of the ends of the twist loose and arrange them as you like. Pull some of the whippy ends around your jaw loose so that it will soften your jaw line. Then, hold everything you have done in place with a hairspray that will not leave your hair stiff and crunchy.
In order to make these and other styles work for you as a fast style, practice. Use instructions or ideas and practice putting your hair in them. Before you know it, you will be able to race in the door, change hair styles, and dash back out to your next appointment or date looking fresh and stylish without having to find hours to spend on your hair. To vary looks, change the color, size or style of pins you use. Also, vary the accessories and you will be able to make the same look, in the same amount of time, look different, fresh, and stylish every time.
You are busy with work, a social life, and any number of other drainers of your time. You are constantly on the go: running from work, to social occasions, to appointments, and all of them while still trying to look your best. Your hair is a big part of your look, but it can be difficult to keep it looking great with limited time. Memorize these and other quick and stylish hair styling methods to look your best without spending a lot of time on your hair. Remember, too, that practice makes perfect when it comes to quickie hair care when you are running out the door