Gorgeous Hairstyles to Simplify Your Mornings
Fall mornings have arrived and with the craziness of the season, it can be a doozy to get out the door on time. In the past, you might have rushed your daily dose of caffeine and let your beauty routine suffer. Not this year! It's time to unlock another time-saving hack: 15-minute gorgeous hairstyles that will complement your natural locks.
In partnership with Ulta Beauty, we'll guide you through the products and styles that make it easy to start each day feeling fresh, beautiful, and totally yourself. Whether you were born with extra volume or fine and silky strands, it’s time to conquer the busy season without compromising self-care.
Ready? Select the hair type closest to your own and we’ll show you what’s next!
Curly: Exposed Bobby Pins
Calling all curly-haired babes! Your volume and bounce are meant to be shown off. We’ll help you do this with an easy starburst-inspired look.
Step 1: Grab a curl enhancer for maximum shine and minimum frizz. Our go-to is Redken Curvaceous Wind Up because it always gets the job done for a variety of different curl types. You can spritz this all over your locks when they are wet or dry.
Step 2: Sweep back the side of hair you’d like to pin. If you have a side part, choose the side with less hair or volume.
Step 3: Apply a wax to the section of your hair you’ve pulled back. This will help to mold your hair and maintain a good shape. Plus, you’ll avoid flyaways throughout the day.
Step 4: Grab a brush with thicker bristles to help smooth the wax through your hair until it is no longer visible.
Step 5: Time to add bobby pins! For darker hair, we like to opt for lighter pins that will provide a bit of contrast. After all, you want to show off that starburst! Start by creating an “X.”
Step 6: Add a third bobby pin your hair that intersects the middle of your “X” vertically. Finally, finish the look with a fourth bobby pin that intersects your shape horizontally.
Looking good, girl! Let's take on the rest of the day and show off those curls.
Wavy: Half-Up High Pony
Wavy-haired goddesses, unite! Time to embrace your relaxed and effortlessly cool vibe. This half-up high ponytail is made for you.
Step 1: Grab your favorite dry shampoo and apply to the roots of your hair. Gently massage the powder into your hair until it is no longer visible. Bye-bye, grease; hello, volume!
Step 2: Use a texturizer to enhance the natural shape of your hair. Paul Mitchell Invisiblewear Undone Texture Hairspray will keep your locks soft, tousled, and in place all day long.
Step 3: Time to start your updo. Use your fingers to pull back the portion of your hair you’d like up.
Step 4: Secure your high pony with a clear elastic band and tighten for good measure. Very sassy!
Step 5: Finally, elevate your ‘do by wrapping a thin piece of hair around the elastic band. Secure with a bobby pin that matches your hair color.
Ta-da! You’re officially killing the morning routine game.
Straight: Faux Blow Out
Straight-haired ladies: Get ready to work those smooth and shiny strands! This faux blow out will be a snap for you.
Step 1: First off, learn to embrace your new best friend: dry shampoo. You’ll want something that gives you extra volume and eliminates oil, especially if your hair is a bit finer. We love Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo because it always leaves us feeling fresh and clean. Start your routine by applying this generously to your roots and gently massaging until no powder is visible.
Step 2: Using your fingers, section out a piece of your hair. Separating your hair into sections will speed up the process!
Step 3: Use a round brush to smooth the piece of hair from underneath.
Step 4: Grab your blow dryer and add a concentrator nozzle. As you work your round brush through your hair, dry the hair back and forth for about 20 seconds. Brushing your hair up will give you the body you’re looking for. Continue to section your strands out and repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve styled all of your hair.
Step 6: Seal the deal by adding a hairspray under your roots for extra *oomph* and hold.
SLAY! You are bound to turn heads for the rest of the day.
There ya have it! Now you’ve got everything you need to conquer those busy fall mornings. Remember: It’s all about embracing the advantages of your hair (shine! volume! texture!) by choosing quick styles and products that will enhance your natural locks.
PSST: Lucky for you, you can grab the beauty steals you need at the Ulta Beauty Gorgeous Hair Event for up to 50% off (online or in-store). Now is the best time to discover your best hair.
What are your go-to styles for a quick morning routine? Share with us on Twitter by tagging @BritandCo and @ultabeauty.
Photographer: Kurt Andre
Design Assets: Rebecca Fong
Hair and Makeup: Meagan Major
Models: Lena O’Neal, Kara Schab, & Huyen Le