June 22, 2012
Bad Hair Day?
Whether you hit snooze one too many times, are adjusting to a new haircut or went overboard on the styling spray, bad hair days happen.
Luckily, there are easy hairstyles that’ll get you to the office on time – and in good taste.
For longer locks, a braid is a great quick fix. For laidback offices, try a fishtail braid, like Beyonce and Nicole Kidman. This handy guide shows how to get the look.
A chic and sleek ponytail is the perfect, conservative solution for out-of-control tresses, no matter your age.
Tame fly-aways with a little hairspray, wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail holder and secure it with a bobby pin.
For shorter lengths, a dab of styling lotion and a firm scrunch to partially dry hair achieves a subtle wave. If curls are your natural texture, try a smoothing lotion to polish dry locks, like this one from Carol’s Daughter.
No time to rinse and repeat? Dry shampoo is your go-to when a morning wash is out of the question. Just spray a little onto roots and rub it in, or use it on clean hair to plump up fine, limp strands.
Hair looking limp by 3 p.m.? Consider a humidity blocker. Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Spray prevents warm-weather issues such as dry ends and frizz.
For more ideas, Total Beauty offers nine fast and easy office styles, like the zigzag parted pixie for short cuts and the textured half-up do for controlled curls.
Plus, Marie Claire’s online hair gallery shows tons of looks for all hair types and textures with expert tips.
Bonus PINK Link: A growing number of women are going gray at work. Find out why.
What’s your best bad hair day tip? Let us know in the comments!
By Farren Davis
“Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hairstylist you like.”
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