Almost every female college student wakes up with the same thoughts in her head. What am I going to wear today? How am I going to do my make-up? But those are often the easier questions. The hardest part for me, as well as I’m sure many girls, is figuring out what to do with my hair in an effort to make it look different from every other day. Here are 10 easy ways to do your hair that are quick and cheap yet still go great with your personal style as well as all the latest trends.
#1- Straight: Everyone loves the classic straight hair look but not every one realizes that you don’t need the expensive products to accomplish it nor do you need to damage your hair. You can buy a hair straightener for as cheap as $15 and budget-friendly hair products at any drugstore including Walgreens and CVS. Some of these products include Treseme’s Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray and Garnier Sleek and Shine Smoothing Milk. Straight hair is perfect to go with your clean, sophisticated look.
Tips to remember- don’t flat iron wet hair, always condition, and don’t forget to use a heat protectant.
#2-Loose Waves: As we can see with many of the celebrities, women have been straying away from the perfect curl and going for a looser, more natural wave. This can be achieved in a variety of ways, depending on your hair type. You can curl your hair with a curling iron or rollers and brush it out for the natural look. You can use the new and talked about hair wand that gives you the perfect loose curls. If you really want to save some money, you can even twist wet hair with your finger to get the look everyone is going for. For those times when you want to look hot but make it seem like you didn’t try, the loose wave is definitely your best bet.
#3- Messy Bun- Having a bad hair day? Never. You can always throw it up into a messy bun. If it doesn’t work perfectly the first time, take it down and try it again. You only wasted five seconds. Once it’s up in a hair band, you can pull out a few parts to make it look messier or add bobby pins to get exactly the look you’re going for. If you part it down the middle rather than pulling all your hair back, you get a more elegant look for an evening out.
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#4- Braid- A style that has been trending lately is the braid. Whether you french braid your bangs in the front, wear a loose braid on the side, or make a fishtail braid in the back, you’re more than likely to get a compliment. This usually requires no other work, as your natural hair will look best alongside any type of braid.
#5- Feathers- Girls everywhere are getting feather extensions of all sizes and colors put in their hair. This can be done in less than 10 minutes for under $10 at a variety of hair salons, and they can last up to 6 months. The feathers became such a trend that now you can find them on clips, headbands, hats and many other ways to wear them without getting them installed long-term in your hair. These feathers add a pop, and can enhance any outfit you choose to wear. They’re great to make that fun and edgy fashion statement.
#6- Headband- Want to cover up that next-day hair? – slip on headband, wrap, or scarf and no one will even notice. Headbands come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns to match perfectly with your outfit and your style. The newest trends include wraps with rhinestones to add a little pizzazz. You can even take a scarf you already have and add your own jewels to it. A headband is perfect when you want a boho chic look. Be bold and add color, or keep it toned down and go for something simpler.
#7 Poof- When you think of the poof, many girls think of Snooki, but a hair poof doesn’t have to be like that. All you need is a hair comb and bobby pins. Take either your bangs, or the front section of your hair and tease it a little with a comb, pull it back and hold it in place with the bobby pins. You can do this with straight hair, curly hair, long or short. It just adds a little volume and even just this slight change from your everyday hairstyle can change your whole look.
#8-Ponytail- Like the braid, ponytails can be worn in a variety of ways- high on your head, low and loose, or on the side. To add elegance to your ponytail, you can hot roll your hair beforehand, and twist it into one big curl once it is tied. For a more casual look, leave some parts of it out and tease it with a comb a bit to add some volume.
#9- Twist & Pin- One of the simplest, yet classiest hairstyles is taking the small section of your hair, twisting it, and pulling it back with a bobby pin. Slightly curling the bottom adds more to the classic look. You can never go wrong with this hairstyle.
#10- Hair Clips- We all remember those cute bows and butterfly hair clips we used to were when we kids. You don’t have to give them up. You can swoop your bangs back, on one or both sides, with studded hair pins, barrettes, or even a couple bobby pins to add a little flair to your natural hair.
Remember, having celebrity style hair everyday doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Try out these hair tips and look fashionable everyday!