This article comes from Bustle.
When you work from home, you have to balance the fact that your cozy bed is mere feet away with your Post-it note full of work obligations. With team conference calls, you also might want to look like you didn’t just roll out of bed (even if you did). If you’re struggling with that last part, there are easy hair hacks you can try that aren’t your basic ponytail.
A chignon is perfect for those looking to switch up their looks from a basic pony, and that you can wear the look loose for an effortless style or tight for a more formal vibe.
The easiest way is to pull your hair back into a low pony. Take the pony and twist clockwise until all the hair is gathered from the base of the pony to the ends. Then, in the same clockwise fashion, wrap the twisted pony at the base of the ponytail until you have the entire twisted pony wrapped. You can adjust the tightness of the wrap based on the type of style you want to go for. Once to your liking, use bobby pins to secure the look and add hairspray for extra hold.
Get a two-for-one style by trying French braids. Braid your hair into two plaits, which you can wear as one style and then sleep on overnight. When you wake up, let the plaits loose for heatless waves.
If your roots have grown out, and you haven’t been able to get a touch-up in a salon or color your hair at home, try wearing an accessory like a scarf tied into a headband.
Likewise, try using bows, headbands, or hair cuffs to jazz up simple looks like top knots and buns.
Instead of a simple half-up, half-down look, try a half bun. To achieve the style, take a small section of hair from the top of your head and, using your brows as a guide, begin working back toward the crown in a U shape. You can then secure the hair into a ponytail with bobby pins or a scrunchie, tease the pony for volume, and begin wrapping it into a bun.
One of the simplest hacks for your next conference call is simply to amp up your hair’s volume. Flip your hair and brush it from underneath to give your locks some extra oomph.
Giving yourself beachy curls doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. To get quick, easy waves, pull your hair into a high pony and curl large sections. When you’re done, let your hair down, and brush it out.
Switching up a part can give you a different look. Try parting your hair to the side and slicking it behind your ear. Add a few colorful bobby pins as a finishing touch and to give the look some extra pop.
For those that have extra time on their hands and have always wanted to learn how to braid — or practice new braids! — now is the time.
A blowout might seem time-consuming right now, but it doesn’t have to be. Unlike most blowouts, which you do when your hair is wet, let your hair air-dry until it’s barely damp. Then, run an anti-frizz cream through your hair using a vented brush. To eliminate frizz, use the brush to smooth down your hair as you dry.
The top knot is a classic thanks to its ease. The look can be a fun way to jazz up your hair for conference calls, and it’s also a versatile and cute way to hide roots. Simply pull half of your hair into a ponytail, and use the rest to wrap around the elastic, tucking it inside to secure the hair.
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