Tuesday, 10 May 2011

get ready fast. chapter 1. hairstyles

have u ever been in the situation where you are rushing around getting ready and the boy is sitting there, tutting at how long you're taking to get dressed just for some sunday brunch?
honestly, i wonder why we put up with them sometimes ;)

but really, it can be such a pain to painstakingly get dressed to look chic just to go straight to the shop, wolf down some food and come straight home. I often find myself wondering why i took all the trouble.

So these next few posts are for the ladies who need some
quick tips and quick fixes. How to be out that door in 15mins max, and still look like a million bucks!

Get Ready Fast – 7 Quick and Easy Hairstyles

Every girl has been there – after a late-night session and only a few hours sleep, you wake up late with only a few minutes to throw something on and get out that door.
Here are seven fabulous and easy ways to do your hair when you’re pressed for time. Your hair will look hot, and no one will ever know you didn't even spend 5 mins on it!

1. Get Rid of Grease
Beat oily “second day” hair with this easy trick: grab some baby powder if you’re light-haired or matte bronzer if you’re a brunette and apply it to your roots with a big fluffy makeup brush. This absorbs grease and makes your hair look fresh. Then just fix any stray strands with a flat iron; shake out your hair and go.

2. Slip on a Headband
For an elegant style that’s so Blair on Gossip Girl, smooth out your hair with a brush, then pull on a wide headband to cover up messier strands and look instantly polished. Try a shiny patent leather headband in an outfit-coordinating shade for a super-trendy look that’s very right-now.

3. Do a Messy Bun
This is the basic go-to staple for most girls because it takes two seconds. Gather your hair on top of your head and wrap an elastic band around 2-3 times. Next, shape the bun with a few bobby pins that match your hair color, pull out a few ends to make it messier, and finish with a spray of hairspray.
4. Try Chopstick Hair
This style only looks difficult.. it’s actually insanely easy to do. If you don’t know how to make a chopstick updo, check out this Youtube tutorial, or for another way to do it, this tutorial. You don’t need actual chopsticks for this look – special hair sticks or even a pencil will work in a pinch.

5. Make a Chic Ponytail
If your hair is curly, use a little anti-frizz cream first. If you have straight locks, scrunch in curl cream to bring out some waves. Tease hair at the crown then pull into a low ponytail. Leave a ½ inch strand out and secure the ponytail with a clear elastic. Wrap the extra strand around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.

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6. Do a Front Hair Poof
This popular hairstyle is a great way to hide bangs you might be growing out, and is also very simple to do. Just separate the section of hair from temple to temple, tease it with a fine-toothed comb and secure with two bobby pins in an X. If your hair won’t stay in the bobby pins, tease the section more or use four pins.

7. French Braid Sideways
Inspired by Matthew Williamson, this style is best if you’re good at French braiding, but with practice anyone can do it. Part your hair to the side then French braid across your hairline, securing with a clear elastic. This look is boho chic so leave the rest of your hair messy. If you have natural waves, even better.
There you have it, the top 7 hairstyles for days when you don’t have time to spend on your hair.
Written by Zephyr - CF Editor

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