Let’s face it, we all have those mornings where we stumble out of bed. Grab a coffee, remember that urgent email to respond to, and bolt out the door. And it’s a whole different story for those of us with kids! When the craziness and demands of our daily lives intertwine with our mornings, spending time on our hair is the last thing on our minds.
Whether it’s getting to your 9-to-5 on time or organising lunchboxes, all of these chores leave you with barely any time for your beauty routine. Which is why we need easy hairstyles that can be aced in the nick of time, and that’s what we’re here to help with! These three stylish hairstyles, featuring products from Wynnum Plaza’s very own retailers, are quick and simple, and bound to work for any crazy morning schedule.
Effortless, textured waves
Perfect for a Monday when you want to kick off the week feeling and looking like your best self, the textured waves hairstyle exudes all things ‘cool-girl glam’. It’ll be sure to trick people into thinking you spent hours on it, when it only took a few minutes!
First thing’s first: heat protection! Whether you’re using a hairdryer the night before, or a curling wand on the day of, the heat from these tools can gradually damage your hair. The Nak Thermal Shield styling spray will do just as it says – protect and shield your hair from extreme temperatures. After this, brush through your hair with a wide paddle brush. This luxe Cloud Nine brush will ensure your hair is free of tangles and knots. Before you grab the star of the show – the curling wand – Sonya from Charlie’s Place says to, “separate your hair into small sections with clips or hair ties. This will make it easier to curl your hair, so that each wave isn’t so uniform. You want layered texture!”. The ghd Rise Volumizing Hot Brush is the optimum tool for styling chic waves and fierce flicks with ease and speed.
Plus, to give your hair even more volume and texture, start at the top with a roots spray from Fanola. Then, run your hands through your curls and add in a versatile styling foam from Nak, which will enhance the fullness of your waves. And if you’re STILL wanting more texture, opt for an ocean spritz from Wella Professionals, or a styling hairspray from Schwarzkopf. And that’s it! You’ll go from bedhead to beach in no time.
Charlie's Place Fanola Styling Tools Volume Up Volume Root Spray 250ml $29.99
Charlie's Place ghd Helios Professional Hair Dryer $260
Charlie's Place Nak Volume Foam 250g $19.95
Charlies Place ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush $250
Charlies Place Nak Thermal Shield 150g $29.95
Chempro Chemist Schwarzkopf Extra Care Texture Styling Hairspray 250g $5.59
Instyle Hair Wear Cloud Nine Wide Paddle Brush $49.95
Instyle Hair Wear Wella Professionals EIMI Ocean Spritz 150ml $24.95
The half-up knot
When it comes to quick and easy hairstyles, you can’t go wrong with a half-up topknot. A helpful hack: this look can easily be worn a few days after the curls from your textured wave hairstyle have come undone! The mini topknot provides an instantly chic vibe that’s ideal if you don’t want to go for a full up-do just yet.
To start off, give your hair some life with everyone’s saving grace, dry shampoo. Get your hands on the Batiste Volume dry shampoo with plumping collagen and thank us later. Next, use a fine-toothed comb to section out 1/3 of the front of your hair – starting from the front and extending to the crown of your head. Once you’ve secured your ponytail with an elastic, give it a bit of a backcomb to ramp up the volume. Then, just wrap all the hair around the elastic to sculpt the knot and pin it in place. Don’t be afraid to zjoosh it up a little – we want it to be cool-casual!
For some additional steps, run some Moroccanoil Styling Cream through your hair to smooth everything out. If you’re all about the accessories, add a fun, tortoiseshell claw clip or a bright scrunchie! Complete the look with a long-lasting hairspray from Tresemme.
Chempro Chemist Batiste Dry Shampoo & Volume 200ml $9.99
Chempro Chemist Tresemme Hairspray Extra Hold 360g $8.99
Instyle Hair Wear Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream $49.95
Kmart 2 Hair Claw Grips Tortoise Shell $6
Kmart 2 Pack Metal Tail Combs $4.50
Kmart 5 Pack Mini Hair Scrunchies $5
The sleek, ‘model off-duty’ bun
Scroll through anyone’s Instagram feed and you’ll see the ‘model off-duty’ bun taking over the ‘gram. Spotted on everyone from celebrities to models, this sleek bun will have you ready to slay the rest of your week in just a few minutes. It gets better, this look is best achieved with third-day hair – rejoice! The natural oils on your scalp will help achieve the sleek look of this style even more. If you’re someone who regularly washes their hair, we recommend using a hydrating hair mask from Muk the night before you style this look.
But for the first step, use a boar bristle brush to comb your hair back. Then, switch to a fine-toothed comb to create a clean, even part in your hair. Before securing your hair into a low ponytail, apply a small dollop of moisturizing lotion from Wella Professionals for some extra sleekness.
Use silk ties or scrunchies when you’re tying your hair up. These are gentler and won’t tug on your hair. Similar to the half-up topknot style, wrap your pony around the scrunchie until you’ve got your bun. Use bobby pins to secure it in place and spritz your ‘do with a System Professionals strong-hold hairspray to secure it all. Karen from Instyle Hair Wear gave us a super helpful hack, “using a new toothbrush and some mousse, you can slick down any flyaways or baby hairs, away from your face to ensure a polished look”.
Chempro Chemist Lady Jayne Pad Brush 100% Boar Bristle Purse $14.99
Instyle Hair Wear MUK Deep Muk 1 Minute Ultra Soft Treatment $25.95
Instyle Hair Wear System Professional Styling Chrono Control 60 Sec Hairspray $42
Instyle Hair Wear Wella Professionals EIMI Perfect Me 100ml $24.95
Kmart 2 Pack Metal Tail Combs $4.50
Kmart 3 Pack Plain Bright Hair Scrunchies $5
Kmart 30 Pack Long Bobby Pins $4.50
And voila! There you have it, three quick and stylish new ‘dos for your hair. The best part of these looks is that no one would ever suspect you spent just a few minutes styling them. So, enjoy those few extra (glorious) minutes in the mornings and start your day off on the right foot!