If you’re anything like us, weekends are spent soaking up as much fun and relaxation as possible. And when impromptu Saturday plans strike, you need easy hair hacks to take your style from bed head to chic in a matter of minutes. We consulted Paul Mitchell® pro stylist Samantha Ploskonka to provide us with quick hair fixes anyone can achieve.
When I’m in need of a quick hairstyle transformation, I often turn to braids, beach waves and bobby pins╌styles and tools nearly every girl is familiar with. Below are my favorite hairstyle hacks that you can achieve in 10 minutes or less.
POST-WORKOUT OR BEACH DAY: BRAIDED UPSTYLE
To create this gorgeous upstyle, generously apply Dry Wash® to give your hair texture and volume. Then create a zig-zag part from the front of your head all the way down the back of your head (this detail is so much more fun than the usual center part!). Then create two French braids, secure with elastics and expand the braid by lightly pulling the pieces outward. Finally, overlap the braids under each other at the back of your head and secure with bobby pins.
SUNDAY BRUNCH: ASYMMETRICAL BRAID
Create a simple French braid on one side of your part and secure with a pin behind the ear╌keep in mind this style looks best on the opposite side of your fringe. This is asymmetrical look is great for those who like an edgy look. However, if you want a softer look, lightly pull at the pieces of your braid to expand the hair and create a loopy effect. One generous mist of Awapuhi Wild Ginger® Shine Spray™ and your style is complete!
NIGHT OUT: FAUX BOB
This is a great style to create when you have limited time to get ready for a night out. Simply transition your beach waves into a faux bob by brushing your hair out and applying 1-2 pumps of Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil® to create shine and softness. Then pull the ends of your hair into a ponytail, roll the secured hair underneath the length of your hair and secure with a few bobby pins. For those with longer, thicker hair, try a loose braid or 2-3 ponytails. Adjust the positioning of your hair to create a full look around your head and leave a few tendrils out for a soft, effortless feel.
With these simple hair hacks you can say goodbye to bad hair days and never miss a beat when it comes to your weekend social schedule!
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Taylor deDiego is Paul Mitchell's Web Content Writer and resident style hunter. She spends her days writing copy, keeping tabs on our social channels and testing new DIY hairstyles in our in-house salon.