As a self-professed “lazy girl,” formal events and special occasions can be more fuss and preparation than is ideal. Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or getting ready for a fancy date night, we’d like to skip right to the dancing and laughing, without hours spent styling.
Can you still be lazy, even when you have a special occasion? With these easy hair hacks, we’ll show you that it only takes a few minutes to create classy styles that are well-suited for your special occasion.
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Perfect for a prom or other formal event, this Modern French Twist is an easy up-do. Start by prepping your hair with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, then finger-comb while blow drying on cold. Next, add volume by lightly teasing your crown, sides and ends. Then finger-comb your hair as though you were making a mid-height ponytail. Begin curling the hair at its ends and keep rolling until you reach your head. Loosen up the crown to add height. Secure the twist by weaving bobby pins through the hair — be sure not to flatten the twist. Lastly, spray to set. Voila!
If you’re getting ready for a fancy date night, this Beach Waves style is a perfect laid-back look that is going to go great with that new dress. Begin with damp hair and add mousse to your roots, then blow-dry. After that, prep your hair with heat defense spray. To add the waves to your locks, use a curling iron pointed at a 45-degree angle. Before your hair cools, use your fingers to break up the curls. Set using hairspray, with extra spray at the roots to boost volume. That was quick!
For a fancy up-do, try this Twisted Side Bun. Start with a side part and brush the front section of your hair straight down and to the side for a dramatic side-swept bang. Pin to secure. Then tease a little bit of hair at your crown to add height. Now divide your hair into top and bottom sections. With the bottom section, create a low, messy side bun by pulling hair halfway through the elastic and adding pins to secure. With the top section, twist hair and wrap it around the bun. Then pin to secure. Spray and you’re done!
If you’re headed to a wedding, this Polished Pompadour is a sleek and classy look. Plus, the style works well for both long and short hair. To start, separate the front section of your hair and pull it up straight. Then tease the back of the section to add volume, and spray. Now carefully smooth the front, maintaining the lift, and pin to secure. Next, gather the sides of your hair and brush to smooth. Secure the two sections with an elastic band, hiding the initial pins. Lightly mist with shine spray. So fancy, and so easy!