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Stay up a little too late? Press snooze one too many times? Don’t have the energy for a time-consuming hairstyle? No worries: We feel you! The good news is we have the answer to your lazy hair day prayers. For the days when you’ve got no more than a few minutes to look presentable, be sure to implement one of these crazy-fast hair hacks for a style that’s anything but simple and totally safe for work...and anywhere else, too.
If you’ve scrolled through Instagram, watched videos from Fashion Week, or simply have an eye for Pinterest-worthy hairstyles, then you’re well aware of how romantic—not to mention chic—a head of boho curls can be. The best news? With three minutes or less you can get in on the fashion action.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse
Rat tail comb
Get the look by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Create texture. Add a dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse to hair when it’s 95 percent dry.
Step 2: Part your hair. Use a rat tail comb to create a middle part (they’re baaaack) down the center of your head.
Step 3: Braid your hair in sections. Divide your hair into a few sections to create braids. If you want light waves, braid three to four sections. If you’re looking for a hairstyle with a bit more definition, create five to six braids.
Step 4: Flat iron your braids. Once you’ve completed your braids, sandwich each one between the tongs of a flat iron. Wait until each braid is fully cooled off before unraveling.
Step 5: Shake it out! To complete the look, simply flip your head over and shake out your tussled waves for the ultimate boho vibe to your ‘do.
This simple hairstyle looks much—and we mean much—more difficult than it actually is. Who loves looking like a beauty guru without actually having to spend the time to master a look? If you’re hand is in the air, follow along!
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo
Step 1: Start with day-old hair. Part your hair and generously spray dry shampoo, like the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, through your locks.
Step 2: Pick a circular headband. Grab your favorite elastic headband and place it on top of your hair just above your ears and a couple inches back from your hairline.
Step 3: Wrap your hair. Starting at the front of your head, take one to two-inch sections and gently wrap them over the top of your headband as you work towards the crown of your head. Continue to tuck all of your hair into the headband for a loosely rolled updo.
Step 4: Loosen it up. Since this hairstyle looks especially whimsical when it’s slightly undone, lightly tug at the hair that’s twisted around the headband. If you’re worried about it being too loose, just pop in a couple bobby pins and you’re good to go.
Step 5: Lock in your look. To ensure that your look lasts all day in all of its crown-like glory, be sure to add a few spritzes of strong-hold hairspray.
In a world where braids seem to keep getting more and more complicated, we’re here to remind you that you can never go wrong with a classic. Enter: the side swept fishtail braid. It’s Romantic, laidback, and honestly perfect for any occasion.
Rat tail comb
Small elastic hair tie
Step 1: Refresh your tresses. Since late mornings oftentimes mean skipping a shower, grab a can of dry shampoo to help refresh your locks.
Step 2: Create a side part. Use a rat tail comb to create a side part—which makes two distinct sections—before swooping all of your hair to one side of your head.
Step 3: Begin braiding. With the two sections of hair in your hands, take one small strip of hair from the outside of one side and add it to the inside of the other side.
Step 4: Repeat. Continue this braiding process from the outside in. You’ll know you’re doing it right when you start to see a herringbone pattern. At this point, just keep braiding until you reach the ends of your hair. Once your braid has come to an end, use a mini elastic to tie it off.
Step 5: Make it messy. Gently pull the sides of each section of your fishtail braid starting from the bottom and working your way up to the base of your plait. Although lumps and bumps might scare you away, remember that this type of texture is especially trendy right now and we’re confident you’ll rock the look!
Ponytails are to hair what jeans are to an outfit: effortless and compatible with just about anything. As much as we love our ponies though, there are definitely times when we experience hair envy over all the Instagram models with overflowing locks. What did our mamas always teach us though? Fake it ‘til you make it! And guess what? The same applies to hair! So, if you’ve ever dreamt of a fuller, longer pony, follow along with our doubled up ‘do!
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray
Step 1: Add a little volume. Before you create your ponytail, spray some of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray into your hair and grab your curling wand to add a few light twists and turns to the ends. This added volume will really pump up the style of your ponytail’s end look.
Step 2: Create a half-up ponytail. Using your fingers, divide the top section of your hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic hair tie or one that matches your hair color.
Step 3: Create a second ponytail. Directly under your half-up ponytail but closer to the bottom of your head, create a second ponytail using your remaining hair. The more distance there is between your ponytails, the longer your hair will look.
Step 4: Tighten and fluff your top pony. To ensure that your ponytail magic isn’t revealed, be sure to fluff up your top ponytail by tightening it and fanning it out over your lower pony for peek-free concealment.
There’s just something about a certain messiness to a look that is nothing short of super-chic. We’re talking about smudged eyeliner, blotted lips and cheeks that look freshly pinched, and perfectly undone hair—the ultimate showstoppers to top off any outfit, any day. So, if you want to add just a touch more class to your disheveled appearance, look no further than this gorgeous chignon.
Rat tail comb
Step 1: Give your hair a texture refresher. Dry shampoo—you know the deal! Spray from roots to ends.
Step 2: Tease your tresses. Using a rat tail comb, tease the hair at the crown of your head for an instant lift to your look.
Step 3: Create a low ponytail. Once your hair is adequately boosted with volume, tie it back into a low ponytail with a clear elastic.
Step 4: Twist and wrap your pony. Starting at the base of your ponytail, twist your hair to the ends. Next, take your twisted pony and wrap it around itself into a loose bun. To make sure that your messy look doesn’t come too undone, pop in a few bobby pins to secure your look.
Step 5: Dishevel it. Since we’re all about lived-in looks these days, gently loosen a few pieces of your bun for a slightly messy but still totally gorgeous ‘do.
With a million braids trending in the beauty world, nothing is off the table: Not even rocker-chic Mohawk braids that might seem somewhat intimidating but are really just the epitome of punked-up, cool-girl style.
Rat tail comb
Elastic hair tie
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray
Step 1: Tease your hair. You know the drill—pump up the volume around the crown of your head with the help of a rat tail comb. The more teased your hair is, the fuller your Mohawk braid will look, so get to it!
Step 2: Begin your braid. Grab the front-most section of hair in the middle of your head and begin weaving a reverse French braid for serious plaited definition.
Step 3: Just keep braiding. Continue your inside-out French braid until you reach the base of your neck. You can tie it off here for an accented ponytail; or you can begin to weave in loose hair, creating a full braid.
Step 4: Pull your braid apart. When you tug at sections of your Mohawk braid, you will heighten it for a more traditional rocker vibe.
Step 5: Seal your look. Afraid your look won’t last? Try a flexible-hold hairspray like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray.