One of the hardest things you have to deal with in getting showered, dressed, clothed, made up and making your hair look as good as possible is that most of the time, you have to do all of it right after waking up. And, in terms of difficulty, the one “next in line” to follow is that you don’t typically have a whole lot of time in which to get it all done, either. Regardless of the length of time you have, certainly no one wants to absorb a huge chunk of time getting ready to “be,” each day, and if you are relatively normal, you want to make whatever amount of getting ready effort time you spend to fully count. In other words, you do all that stuff in the hopes that you will somehow look your best. Kind of like a “fresh out from under the covers” transformation, or makeover.
It Can Always be Better
You want the “after” to show well on you, not only for your birthright beauty, but also for your talent in finagling all those efforts to produce red-carpet results. This even holds true, if that red carpet has flat, brown rubber borders and covers the floor in front of the potatoes, onions and garlic at the supermarket. Regardless of what your itinerary for any given day might entail, with the proper techniques, you or anyone can effectively improve on their “look,” and reduce the length of time required to produce it, at the same time.
It’s Gotta Be Quick
Your hair has the greatest impact on your overall ambience, as perceived by others, and a great hairstyle can compensate for a myriad of other less tended-to details, like makeup, clothing and–well you’ll still need to remember to brush your teeth, and apply deodorant. Long gone are the days when sleeping in uncomfortable, even torturous forms of hair rollers and devices were commonplace. Generally speaking, you start from scratch, upon facing the mirror, brush/comb in hand.
Whether it’s your modern curling wand, or your old crimping iron, try selecting random chunks, and crimp or create loose waves, leaving the rest messy-straight. Finish off with some trendy hair clips. By using clips to secure, it gives this do a more sophisticated, workplace aura.
Put Those Clips to Work
It’s great to have a nice collection of different hair clips and securing devices, as armed with these, you can loosely sweep up different sections of your hair, either directly pulling back and upwards, or twisting as you go. Section off hair–generally equally appropriated on each side, when you have a middle part, and less needed for a side part. Half-up, half-down can produce no part, being pulled back more tautly, and capped off by a sloppy bun, or beachy-waved ringlets.
Served Up, in a Bun
You’ll find no sesame seeds on this one, but buns are big business these days! The most appreciated buns are messy-ish. They can sweep up all of the hair, or just the top portion. They can be placed high on the crown, or anywhere moving downward to the nape of the neck. You always want to leave some strands unswept, and a slight dance with your curling iron can produce romantic effects to the remaining bunless strands. Teasing should proceed bun formation, but not every bun is accompanied by a lifted, teased top. It’s up to personal preference.
More effective on short hair, but don’t forget lift you can arrange by the right product. Go as light as possible, so your hair won’t become too weighted down, but the highly popular messy look rocks, when a nice volumizing product is utilized for shorter hair.