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When falling into bed after a long day the last thing you’re thinking about is your hair, but you’ll think about it plenty in the morning when you wake up with a knotted, tangled mess. These three styles will take you less than five minutes to throw together in the evening and you’ll wake up looking fabulous, no styling required. You can use the extra time you have in the early hours to get some more sleep, go for a run, or make a real breakfast. This may be the key to your New Year’s resolutions. –– Laura Martin

Loose Bun: For volume and beveled ends, apply a quarter of hair creme to damp or dry hair, brush through, and pull hair into a high ponytail. Secure with a scrunchie to prevent dents. Twist ends and wrap loosely around the base, securing with bobby pins. In the morning, release, mist ends with refresh and shake through.

Single Braid: For soft, undone waves, mist clean damp or dry hair with healing oil, focusing on ends. Brush through and part as desired. Braid with moderate tension, securing ends with a scrunchie to prevent dents. In the morning, unbraid and brush through. Pump refinish into roots to add volume.

Multi Braids: To get beachy waves in your sleep, spray hair evenly and throughly with wave mist and divide into four to six large sections. Braid each section, using moderate tension, working as far down to ward the tips as possible. Backcomb ends lightly to secure. In the morning, comb out braids with fingers and shake through. Add a fine mist of refresh to polish and refine waves.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

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