Let’s be honest, running behind schedule is a common occurrence—especially when you’re trying to get out the door in the morning. Perhaps you had a big night out, maybe your alarm didn’t go off (or it did, but you hit the snooze button ten times), whatever your excuse for running late, one thing is for sure: You need to look good when you walk into the office. Here, 5 hacks for styling your hair when you don’t have time to lose.
5 Time-Saving Hair Styling Hacks
1. Sleep in a braid.
Any iteration of a braid—French, Dutch, pigtail—when slept in will give you volume and waves by morning. Just unravel and go!
What You Need: Comfortable Hair Ties
2. Use dry shampoo.
If you want to keep your blowout going for an extra day or two, hit your roots with dry shampoo. This power move will absorb excess oil, add texture and allow you to avoid the time suck that is washing your hair.
What You Need: Volumizing Dry Shampoo
3. Focus on mohawk area when blow drying.
For times when you absolutely need to wash your hair, but don't have 40 minutes to completely dry it, only blow out the mohawk area. If you can smooth the top and control unruly flyaways, your overall look will read incredibly polished.
What You Need: Hair Dryer With Nozzle
4. Only style hair framing the face.
Use a curling iron or wand to shape the pieces around the face. Yes, in a perfect world your entire head of hair would be a flowing masterpiece of waves—but if you are late, it only takes a few minutes to perfectly manicure the front.
What You Need: Large-Barrel Curling iron
5. Perfect the topknot.
Practice this maneuver so you're really good at and you'll find the topknot is both an extremely fast and chic option.