The semester has just started. You feel recharged and motivated to study harder and workout more but let’s face it, when it comes to doing your hair everyday, that’s something you just aren’t excited about. Valley understands how you feel. That’s why we’re here to help with some hacks and hairstyles for when you don’t want to get out of bed early but you still want to look great.
The Top Knot
One classy step up from the messy bun, the top knot style is elegant and perfect for class or your internship interview. This look can be spotted on celebrities from Beyonce at an NBA game to Bella Hadid on the red carpet. A top knot is a great choice when your hair is just having an off-day and not looking the best when worn down. To achieve this look, simply put up your hair in a very high pony tail on the top of your head. From there you simply twist the ponytail around the base and secure the ends underneath your hair tie with bobby pins. Cool, calm, collected, and did we mention, easy!
Next up is a hack for curling your hair very quickly. Similarly to the top knot, start by putting your hair up in a very high ponytail. From there, curl small sections at a time like normal. After each strand has been curled, simply let down your ponytail. You will find this trick makes curling your hair significantly faster, while the results are very similar to a traditional curling method.
Loose Side Braid
One Valley reader’s favorite look is the loose side braid. Emily Thomas is junior at Penn State majoring in Kinesiology and is always on the run.
“I don’t really ever have time to do my hair. I’m usually either going to the gym, class, or a meeting. That’s why I like putting my hair in a braid, it can work for any of those places but it still looks nice,” says Thomas.
To accomplish this look, pull all of your hair to one side and begin braiding just beside your ear. Valley finds the best way is to start with a section of hair closest to your face and begin braiding downward, picking up more hair each time. If you don’t know how to braid, call on a friend or roommate who does. It’s just as easy to do on someone else!
Whether you slept through your three morning alarms or you’re rushing from class to work, these hacks and hairstyles will be sure to keep you looking great with minimal effort.