The Busy Girls Guide: 4 Quick & Easy Hair Down HairStyles
That you can do in under 5 minutes...
I hope you are all safe and well. I thought today I'd put together a blog on 4 quick and easy hair-down hairstyles I do when I'm in a rush. As most of you know, I've been furloughed and I'm currently isolating as much as I possibly can. However, I'm still using all my quick and easy hairstyles to join Zoom calls and go on my daily walks as I would with 5 minutes to leave for work.
Maybe that means it should be the lazy guide? But because I used to do all these hairstyles in a rush, we'll pretend I'm still busy!
Now, these hairstyles are perfect for anyone that has medium-long hair. You probably know them all, and even do them yourself, but since it feels like we have been in isolation forever I thought I'd re jog your memories & prepare you for them zoom meetings & quizzes! (& Of course, the big wide world when we get there.)
1 - The Parted Head Band Look
This is always my go-to look in the office. It looks great with both fresh hair & just before your due to wash your hair again. It is also really simple and easy to do. I brush my hair all over with the Beauty Works X Molly-Mae Oval Bristle Brush.
I then part the front of my hair, whilst brushing the rest to the back so I can place my hairband perfectly behind my parting. I then grab a small clip and put my parting in place behind my ears.
Estimated time? About 2 minutes.
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2 - The Hair out Of my Face Look
As you can probably see, my hair is extremely thick. If I'm going to busy all day, the last thing I need is it in my face. The best thing about this hairstyle is you can make it really cute and pretty. I use pearl clamps such as this one to tie it back so it still feels like I've actually done something with my hair.
Estimated time? About 40 seconds.
I brush through my hair, pick a clap, and pull the first two strands of hair to the back. Looking for something similar? There are some really pretty clips you can check out here.
3 - The Wavey Beach Look
This one is definitely my favourite, and seriously only takes 5 minutes! I use the 25mm Ariel Hair Waver. Because the barrel is so thick, it is super easy to run through my hair. With 5 minutes I have gorgeous beachy waves - this has actually been my go-to look for my many glorious walks on Liverpool's Docks.
With the other looks, I don't really use any styling spray, but for this look, I use John Freida Featherlight smoothing creme. I run it through my hair once I'm satisfied with the way it looks.
To give it an extra healthy shine, I also use Bleach London Hair Elixir. I also use this product with the majority of my other looks, it gives my hair a golden shine.
Estimated time? 5 minutes.
4 - The Half Hair-up Hair-down
This one is a classic fave! Now, don't judge me, but I only learned how to wrap my hair properly around the bobble about last year. For some reason, I couldn't grasp the concept of it.
Now, this look is perfect if you curl your hair - if I have this look, I've usually given myself a curly blow beforehand. But it's also great if you're in a rush. I usually brush through my natural waves, grab a section from the top of my hair and use a blonde bobble to tie it. I then grab a section of hair I've tied up and wrap it around the bobble, once it's all wrapped I use a bobby pin to tuck it into place.
I then use John Frieda featherlight smoothing creme to smooth it out.
Estimated time? About 3 minutes.
That's it for this short but sweet blog!
I hope this has helped a busy gal (or lazy like me) out next time they don't know what to do with their hair. Have any other quick and easy suggestions? Leave in the comments below!