One thing I often hear: ‘I love my hairdo, it’s easy to style and always looks good, but I never know what to do for a quick after work change for a night on the town.’ It’s a common problem. The faster our lives become, the less time we have to beautify. It’s why I have a passion for ‘wash and wear’ haircuts; I’ve developed techniques based around cutting hair so it looks great even if you just get up and go. Still, when out and about, girls love to feel special, beautiful, alluring. So read on for my ideas on making dynamic changes to your hairstyle in five-to-ten minutes, while already on the go…
Step: One key to quick changes is to have the right products and tools to hand. Stick a hot iron in your bag so you can always get a swift fix. Take thermal protector and set & style spray with you too, and almost any look can be achieved.
Step: Use products and an iron for quick-set options. Mist both products through hair section by section by lifting hair off the root and spritzing in. Then use your iron to create extra smoothness and shine, or some wave and curl movements –– whatever you want to do.
Step: Adjusting the position of your parting is another option for an instant change. Make partings more-or-less central and create textural waves down the sides with products and the iron for a seventies-inspired, beachy look. Alternatively, go for very wide, deep parting that instantly creates an asymmetrical, face-framing, short-to-long look.
Step: Don’t forget about ponytails. For a striking change, I love a high –– on or above the occipital bone –– ponytail. Modern, flirty, fun, with lots of polished elegance, it’s a great way to add drama to any look.
Step: Another idea is to stick a fancy accessory in your bag. Accessorize with a high sparkle (fake!) diamond beret and you’ll be the jewel in the crown of any party.
Thanks to Nick Arrojo for sharing his insights with Style Noted