Just Do It
10 hairstyles That Take 10 Minutes or Less
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1: LOOSE HOLLYWOOD WAVES
In this pic Sofia Vergara rocks an easy way to revive a second-day blowout. To achieve this look, sleep with your hair in a high ponytail to give roots some lift. In the morning, simply separate your strands into two-inch pieces and smooth them out with a curling iron, twisting them loosely into a vertical curl. Finish with a lightweight pomade, like Malin + Goetz Hair Pomade, to give your hair extra hold and define the wave.
Looking for a way to get another day out of your blowout? Jill Guzzo of the Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City says Zooey Deschanel’s sexy ’60s look can be achieved in mere minutes! Using a one-inch curling iron, like the Conair Satin Finish Ceramic 1-inch Curling Iron, quickly twirl and release the ends of your hair. Next, separate the hair in half horizontally from the top of the ears. Tease the top half for a little height, grab each section (left and right above the ear), and pull to the back of the head to create the half-up, half-down look, fastening with a ponytail elastic. For that ’60s bump, push the hair up a little and secure with a few bobby pins. Finish with some medium-hold hair spra.
3: LOOSE UP-DO
Rashida Jones’ loose bun is a Hollywood hit. To get the look, simply rub a dab of pomade (likeAveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade) between your hands, then flip hair over to scrunch the pomade in from roots to tips. Flip back and gather hair into a loose, low, side ponytail, then twist it into a messy-but-chic bun. Secure the look in place with a few bobby pins and finish with a spritz of something to hold the look with shine, like Aveda Brilliant Medium Hold Hair Spray.
4: RETRO PONY
Celebrity stylist Vanessa Price says Adele’s hot retro look is perfect for those mornings when there’s no time for washing and blow drying — and it works with or without bangs! Start by applying a dry shampoo or a dry texturizer, like Oribe Dry Texturing Hair Spray, at the roots, and brush it through. Backcomb at the crown, then pull hair into a low ponytail. It takes just a couple of minutes — and it’s easy-peasy!
5: SHORT AND SEXY
hort styles can’t always be achieved in less than 10 minutes, but stylist Vanessa Price says Evan Rachel Wood’s sexy, edgy look can! Start with slightly damp hair — either freshly washed and nearly dry or sprayed damp — and give yourself a deep side part. Work a generous amount of moisturizing styling fluid, likeDavines For Wizards No. 1 Finest Oil Non Oil, through the top section and bang area, scrunching it tightly while working it through. Use another dab of the oil to press down the sides and comb to tuck them behind your ears. Finish with a couple spritzes of Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer on the top and front bang area, and scrunch to emphasize the hair’s natural texture. All done!
6: PUMPED-UP POMPADOUR
Here’s how celebrity stylist Vanessa Price gets Gwen Stefani’s sophisticated ponytail in less than 10 minutes! Begin by taking out a triangular section of your bangs with the top point pointing toward the crown of your head. Pin and set aside. Pull the remaining hair into a taut high ponytail and secure with a bungee cord-like elastic to keep it tight all day. Un-pin the front section and, starting from the farthest back section, backcomb and pull forward. For hold, spray a small amount of Davines Defining Texturizer Styling Spray to hold the teased area. Pull bang area back, smooth with a boar brush or comb, and secure with a bobby pin. Smooth all flyaways with a spray silicone product like Davines For Wizards No. 9 Structuring Mist, and voilà!
7: EDGY, TOUSLED BOB
If you have straight or slightly wavy bob- to mid-length hair, the casual-yet-polished look shown here on Dianna Agron takes two minutes, max! Just brush your locks with a boar's hair brush, make a center or side part, and spray a generous amount of a sea salt texturizer (like Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray) onto hair. Then scrunch with hands. Done and done!
8: ROMANTIC WAVES
If you have long, straight-ish hair and often wear ponytails by day, you can get the look Kim Kardashian has here in mere minutes! Just take your ponytail down, shake it out, and bend over to brush it upside down. Sprinkle in a touch of dry shampoo (like Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo) at the roots. Part hair down the middle and, with a medium-sized curling iron, wrap random sections around the barrel, leaving about 1" of the ends out of the iron. Set with a nice blast of Davines Defining Glam Power Spray, brush to soften, and toss on your heels for a night out!
9: LOW SIDE PONYTAIL
The low side ponytail, like the one Selena Gomez is sporting, is fast and fashionable. Simply bend over and brush your hair with a paddle brush to add a little volume. Flip yourself upright and gather hair low to one side, securing into a low ponytail with a gentle fastener, like Goody Ouchless Gentle Elastic Ponytail Holders. Pull out a few strands to add a little downtown edge and voilà!
10: CHIC CHIGNON
You can have a sophisticated up-do like Sarah Jessica Parker’s in mere minutes. Secure hair into a mid-height ponytail then lightly tease it, and form a chignon by twisting and pinning it around the base. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect — a little looseness adds texture! Finally, finish the look with Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray and a few pumps of Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist to give it some gleam!