Spending long periods of time standing in front of your bathroom mirror making sure every little detail is perfect is a luxury most people do not have. By the time you have taken a shower, brushed your teeth, and thrown on some makeup, you have very little time left over to spend on creating a stunning hairdo. Lucky for you, you do not need a lot of time. These simple hair styling tips for busy women will prepare you for the day and get you out the door in record time.
Don’t underestimate the value of a professional haircut. It is worth your effort and investment to find an experienced stylist with the skills and knowledge to work with your natural growth patterns and texture. Finding a cut and style compatible with your hair type saves you preparation time at home. Frequent trims will tame flyaways and keep split ends from making your hairdo look dry, dull, and lifeless.
Learning how to braid takes some time in front of the mirror at first. The good news is, once you get the hang of simple braiding, the other more complicated versions are easier to learn. From fishtail braids to French braids and waterfall braids, there are dozens of ways to braid hair. With patience and practice, you will soon have a variety of options with suitable choices for work and play.
Braiding your hair is a practical way to save you time if you prefer to wear your hair down with a little wave or curl. Braid slightly damp hair before going to bed and let it dry naturally. In the morning, take out the braids. Run your fingers through your hair and secure with a little bit of spray gel for loose waves that will last all day.
Ponytails are versatile enough to go from work to the gym to a night out on the town. A low ponytail with a fabric covered elastic to match your outfit is the ideal conservative look for the office. Create a high ponytail and use some pomade to slick it back for a chic and sophisticated look. Add some curls or backcomb your ponytail for a sassy and sexy look for a date.
With a few more steps, you can turn a ponytail into a casual knot. Create a ponytail and wrap your locks around the elastic band. Tuck in the ends and secure with kirby pins to complete the look.
A high bun provides you with a look somewhere between casual and sophisticated. This is a great look for those days when unruly bangs just do not seem to cooperate. Placing the knot at the top of the head attracts attention to the cheekbones and eyes providing the illusion of a facelift. Create a high ponytail with an elastic band. Secure any stragglers in the back with bobby pins.
The French twist is another versatile hairdo suitable for most occasions. Twist one side up and back and secure with a decorative clip or create a half-up do by twisting both sides and clipping together or separately. Tuck in the ends and secure with bobby pins or tease the ends out for a more casual look. Use more bobby pins to randomly pin the ends around the base of the ponytail.
You will not need to spend a lot of money to invest in some good quality accessories. You can choose from a variety of decorative barrettes, embellished bobby pins, and attractive clips in all shapes and sizes. Choose neutral shades and elegant designs to clip back your hair for work. Bright neon colors and whimsical shapes and designs are ideal for a day at the swimming pool or lake. Metallic clips and barrettes decorated with rhinestones and other colorful gems make the perfect accessories for date night or partying with the girls.
You can always save time in the morning by shampooing at night before you go to bed. If that does not fit your schedule, there are things you can do in the morning to decrease your preparation time. To speed drying time, wrap your head in a super-absorbent microfiber towel and wait to blow dry until your hair is only a little damp. Using a bigger brush and a diffuser for curly hair also decreases drying time.
Nobody has time to spend hours in front of the vanity mirror these days. With these simple hairstyling tips, you no longer have to. Choose from many versatile hairdos to complement your personal style.