You wake up in the morning with zero time to run a comb through your hair. Try these easy, quick-to-create ‘dos. Seriously, these require zero effort and look great.
1. JESSICA ALBA’S NO-FUSS WAVES
It doesn’t take much to create these gentle waves. Just work in a little styling cream and loosely braid your hair before going to bed. In the morning, all you’ll need to do is comb through your hair with your fingers.
2. MEGHAN MARKLE’S EFFORTLESS BUN
Tired of topknots? A low bun is just as easy: Pull hair back into a tight ponytail, twist the pony into a tight coil, then wrap the coil around the base of the pony. Use bobby pins to secure. To add a little texture, braid a small section of hair, wrap it around the base of the bun, and secure it with another bobby pin or two.
3. OLIVIA MUNN’S LAYERED CUT
All it takes is some simple layers to create a fuss-free look on the daily. “Low-maintenance style starts with a great haircut,” says Mary Jane Demirjian, master stylist at Roberts Salon & Spa in Belmont, MA. “Your cut should fall nicely before the blowout. You want your stylist to follow the natural fall of the hair or curl as she cuts and blend in any problem areas, such a funny cowlick or strands curling outward.”
4. MICHELLE WILLIAMS’ SLEEK PIXIE
An edgy short cut doesn’t need any extra styling. One thing you do need to think about, though, is that short ‘dos require less day-to-day maintenance but more frequent trims than long hair — you’ll need to visit a salon about once a month.
5. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY’S LOW-MAINTENANCE MANE
If you have long, fine hair, the only thing you need to do to make your hair look great is blow it out every few days using the right styling product. “High-quality, nourishing products help plump up strands and lock in style,” says Demirjian. “I love Kerastase Forme Fatale Voluptuous Blow-Dry Gel, which should be applied before blow-drying for a long-lasting style.”
6. ALLISON WILLIAMS’ SAVVY HAIR ACCESSORY
A pretty headband can hide every hair sin, be it frizz, grown-out roots, or weird-falling waves. Adding one will instantly make you look put-together; no one will guess everything came together in just a few seconds.
7. ELIZABETH OLSEN’S LOOSE SIDE BRAID
A loose braid is basically the safe-for-work version of the sexy disheveled look. Just pull your hair to one side and braid it; after securing with a hair tie, lightly tug on it to make it look a little messier.
8. SHAY MITCHELL’S LOW PONY
A low pony will keep your hair in place while you’re running all over town, but it automatically looks (and feels!) much more polished than any high-middle updo you would sport at the gym. Just smooth your hair back, secure, and you’re off.
9. YVETTE NICOLE BROWN’S NATURAL CURLS
A little prep work the night before will allow you to wake up with perfect curls and minimal frizz. Just smooth on a touch of a lightweight serum, like Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax, then wrap your hair while you sleep. When you wake up, it’ll look flawless.
10. KRISTEN BELL’S SECOND-DAY STYLE
Want that just-shampooed look without all the bother? Refresh your hair in a snap with a dry shampoo like Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo. Apply to your roots, then tease. (If you’re blonde, you can soak up any excess oil with a sprinkle of baby powder.) A low side part also helps disguise the fact that you didn’t wash your hair this morning.