Hair That Turns Heads: 8 Easy Hairstyles
Ditch Boring Strands
We know you want to switch up your style. But in spite of your best intentions -- and your prettiest Pinterest boards -- most mornings it's quicker to stick with what you know. The thing is, feeling great about your hair matters. In fact, according to a recent Dove survey, 90 percent of women say a good hairstyle can give their whole day a positive vibe. We're not suggesting you reset your alarm to 4:00 a.m. Instead we're offering tips that take just minutes to do. Here, what you need to breathe new life into your hair, straight from top stylists.Style While You Snooze
Go to bed tonight and wake up with gorgeous hair tomorrow by applying a drop of serum, like Tresemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum ($4, walgreens.com), to damp strands, splitting hair down the middle, weaving it into two schoolgirl-style braids, and then hitting the sack. "This will prevent flyaways and give you soft waves in the morning," says Jeanie Syfu, a hairstylist in New York City. If your hair is curly, braid it tightly to create waves and nix fuzz. For those with superfine hair that tends to get greasy, mist roots with dry shampoo before bed. The starch in the powder will soak up any oil that accumulates while you sleep. "You'll wake up with clean, voluminous hair," says Mark Townsend, a hairstylist in Los Angeles. We like Bosley Professional Strength BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($10, ulta.com), which contains DHT, an ingredient that helps prevent hair loss.Treat While Training
Studies show that incorporating coconut oil into your diet can help burn belly fat. Turns out, the ingredient also works magic on damaged strands. Laini Reeves, a hairstylist in Los Angeles, suggests coating dry hair with it before your next sweat session. Her pick: Nohona Organic Coconut Oil for Skin and Hair ($20, nohonaproducts.com). "The heat generated by your workout helps the oil penetrate even deeper than it normally would," she explains. Just warm two dime-size dollops between your palms and smooth on from roots to ends, then twist hair into a tight bun. The nourishing oil drenches strands in moisture; just shampoo post-gym and you're left with lustrous locks.Upgrade Your Pony
Take your go-to ponytail to the next level with this version from Townsend that's as easy to pull off as the original: Simply part your hair on the side, gather the smaller section into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic. Then wrap the front section around the elastic, holding it in place with bobby pins. "Let some of it cover your ear a little," he says. "It's asymmetrical and sexy without being too edgy."
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