Every college girl has been there - after a late-night library session and only a few hours sleep, you wake up late with only a few minutes to throw something on and book it to class. With barely enough time to get dressed, not enough time for a shower, and bed head on top of that, what's a stylish girl to do? Go to class with bad hair? Never!
Bookmark this page, because College Fashion has your solution. Here are seven fabulous and easy ways to do your hair when you're pressed for time. With these easy hair ideas, your hair will look hot, and no one will ever know you slept in!
1. Get Rid of Grease
Beat oily "second day" hair with this easy trick: grab some baby powder if you're light-haired or matte bronzer if you're a brunette and apply it to your roots with a big fluffy makeup brush. (Or use dry shampoo.) This absorbs grease and makes your hair look fresh. Then just fix any stray strands with a flat iron, shake out your hair, and go.
2. Slip on a Headband
For an elegant style that's so Blair on Gossip Girl, smooth out your hair with a brush, then pull on a wide headband to cover up messier strands and look instantly polished. Try a shiny patent leather headband in an outfit-coordinating shade for a super-trendy look that's very right-now.
3. Do a Messy Bun
This is the basic go-to staple for most college girls because it takes two seconds. Gather your hair on top of your head and wrap an elastic band around 2-3 times. Next, shape the bun with a few bobby pins that match your hair color, pull out a few ends to make it messier, and finish with a spray of hairspray.
4. Try Chopstick Hair
This is one of those easy hair ideas that only looks difficult.. it's actually insanely easy to do. If you don't know how to make a chopstick updo, check out this Youtube tutorial, which has seven different ways to do chopstick hair. You don't need actual chopsticks for this look - special hair sticks or even a pencil will work in a pinch.
5. Make a Chic Ponytail
If your hair is curly, use a little anti-frizz cream first. If you have straight locks, scrunch in curl cream to bring out some waves. Tease hair at the crown then pull into a low ponytail. Leave a ½ inch strand out and secure the ponytail with a clear elastic. Wrap the extra strand around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.
6. Do a Front Hair Poof
This popular hairstyle is a great way to hide bangs you might be growing out, and is also very simple to do. Just separate the section of hair from temple to temple, tease it with a fine-toothed comb and secure with two bobby pins in an X. If your hair won't stay in the bobby pins, tease the section more or use four pins.
7. French Braid Sideways
Inspired by Matthew Williamson, this style is best if you're good at French braiding, but with practice anyone can do it. Part your hair to the side then French braid across your hairline, securing with a clear elastic. This look is boho chic so leave the rest of your hair messy. If you have natural waves, even better.
There you have it, the top 7 easy hairstyles for days when you don't have time to spend on your hair. Let me know if you have any questions about any of the styles and as always, let me know what you think!
For more ideas, check out our post on easy finals week hairstyles.
Which of these easy hair ideas is your favorite? Are there any that I missed? Leave your answers in the comments.