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Hairstyles With Minimal Effort

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For a truly simple hairstyle for casual days, try a quick and messy bun. This hairstyle takes just seconds to complete, and looks both casual and sexy at the same time. Just twist your hair into a bun and wrap a pony tail holder around it two to three times. Use a few bobby pins to shape the bun and keep it in place, then pull out a few strands of hair to give it a messier look. Spray a bit of hairspray on the bun for a little extra hold. If you want something sleeker, try a low ponytail. Use a straightening iron to make the ponytail super sleek.

Touseled Hair

Create flowing waves by using a hair dryer with a diffuser on wet hair. Use curl cream, mousse or leave-in conditioner, and flip your head over and scrunch up your hair with your hands as you go. When your hair gets about halfway dry, flip your head back upright and begin twirling strands of hair around your fingers as you continue drying. Keep finger curling until your hair dries, then finish off with a little hairspray to set the curls.

Braids

Braiding hair takes just a few minutes, and learning this skill can give you a wide array of easy hairstyle options. A French braid, whether a traditional one in the back or a chic sideways French braid across the hairline, can bring sophistication to a hairstyle, while braided pigtails can add an element of fun to your look. Hair can also be braided and wrapped into a bun, creating an elegant hairstyle that will keep your hair out of the way on a hot day. Braids also offer an inventive solution when your hair looks flat and dirty and you don't have time to shampoo.

Hair Accessories

Use hair accessories, such as clips, barrettes and headbands, when you want to dress up your look without spending a lot of time. Corral your hair into a ponytail or a bun and finish it off with a sparkly barrette or a headband in a bold color or funky design.

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