Fab hair in a flash: go-to styles for busy mornings

Trendy ways to style your hair when you've only got 5, 10 or 15 minutes to spare before jetting out the door

21 January 2018 - 00:00 By NOKUBONGA THUSI
Beauty look from the Victoria Beckham Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear show.
Beauty look from the Victoria Beckham Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear show.
Image: Gallo/Getty Images

YOU'VE GOT 5 MINUTES

The keywords that should pop into your head are: quick, effortless, texture. Regardless of whether you slick your tresses into a ponytail or leave them loose, always try to create some texture or enhance your natural curl pattern.

GO-TO DO

The half-up do as seen at the Victoria Beckham Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear show:  slightly imperfect and wispy, hair is swept up into a half ponytail or sectioned off into a half-up do, with volumising texture worked into the ends.

GOOD TO HAVE ON HAND:

• Hannon Smoothing Silicone Serum, R160.

• Moroccanoil Texture Clay, R420.

• Clicks Essential Thin Elastics, R16.

Beauty look from the Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show.
Beauty look from the Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show.
Image: Gallo/Getty Images

YOU'VE GOT 10 MINUTES

Super-sleek hair in the morning seems almost impossible with so little time to play, but with five extra minutes to spare, dual-textured hair is every busy woman's dream. It works well on damp hair, partially blow-dried hair or crazy bed-head hair.

GO-TO DO

Demi lacquered waves as seen at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show: Tame hair by roughly blow-drying it all to the back. Apply gel onto the front half of the head and spread evenly. Allow gel to set. Scrunch a texturing mousse into the remaining two-thirds of hair and finger twist for texture.

GOOD TO HAVE ON HAND:

• ghd Air hairdryer, R1,899.

• Hannon Sculpting Hair Gel, R130.

• Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, R595.

Beauty look from Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 show.
Beauty look from Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 show.
Image: Gallo/Getty Images

YOU'VE GOT 15 MINUTES

Time is on your side so you have the licence to get a little bit fancy. Elevate standard "busy-day" ponytails or buns by adding braids to the hair or creating a double-banded ponytail to give the illusion of complexity.

GO-TO DO

The new French as seen at Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 show. This is part sporty ponytail and part elegant French braid. Style the hair into a half-up do and secure with an elastic. Section off a small area of hair underneath the first ponytail and secure with elastic a few centimetres down. Continue repeating this until all hair is tied up. Fluff out the sections in-between the elastics to add volume.

GOOD TO HAVE ON HAND:

• ghd Final Shine Spray, R220.

• Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer, R180.

• Clicks Essential Thin Elastics, R16.


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