Woke up with zero time? Try one of these crazy-fast (and chic!) hairstyles from TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist Marco Peña to be office-ready in seconds.
The Modern Messy Bun
This off duty ballerina bun will make you look effortlessly polished.
Pull hair into a high pony and lock down any flyways with an elastic headband laid about an inch from your hairline. “If your hair looks a little greasy, spray right at the roots first,” suggests Peña.
Wrap the length of your pony into a bun, twisting as you go, and secure with an elastic band or bobby pins.
Use a pencil or the end of a tail comb to evenly lift the section of hair between the headband and your bun for volume.
The Mega-Volume Double Pony
With volume and extra length, you’ll never look at a pony the same way again.
Pull the hair above your ears into a half-up half-down pony, leaving the hair beneath your ears loose. “Use a boar bristle brush to sweep hair into the top pony to create smooth lines and no bubbles on the sides,” says Peña.
Pull the remaining hair into a pony right beneath the first one.
Tease the top ponytail using a comb to create fullness. “As a finishing touch, if hair needs polishing, apply a small drop of ; through the length of both ponytails,” says Peña.
Give your down ‘do an easy upgrade.
Section out a small one-inch piece of hair from one side and twist it away from your face. “If your hair is on the finer side, tease the section slightly, twist hair and then spray to keep the style in place,” explains Peña.
Secure the section with a bobby pin placed at a diagonal. Then place a second pin criss-crossed over the first to create an X-shape. “I like to show the pins—not hide them—so that they’re an accessory,” says Peña.
The Grown Up Half Up-Half-Down
Repurpose last night’s texture with an easy out-of-your-face style.
Pull hair into a half-up half-down style, leaving a few face-framing pieces out, and secure with a clear or hair-colored elastic. Next, take hold of the bottom part of the pony. “This style is perfect for when you have some wave and movement to the hair,” says Peña, who suggests applying then twisting hair into a loose braid before bed.
With your finger, create a little hole above the elastic and loop the pony through it.
The Reversed French Twist Pony
This hybrid of a low pony and modern chignon looks instantly polished.
Brush hair back into a low pony just above the nape of your neck. “To get more body, split your hair into two and braid two loose pigtails before bed so that the hair isn’t too straight and work in,” says Peña.
Twist the ponytail into a chignon, and use your other hand to pin with several bobby pins (place one every half inch).
The Knotted Low Bun
Show off an unexpected twist with this no-nonsense braided bun.
Pull hair into a low ponytail, then loosely braid the length of hair and secure with a clear elastic.
Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail like you would a bun, tucking in the loose ends of hair with bobby pins. “Lock in the style and keep flyways in place with a soft hold hairspray,” says Peña, who swears by .
The Cool-Girl Twist
Put crazy layers or out-of-control bangs in their place with this easy twist.
Separate a small triangle of hair from the center of your forehead to about the midway point at the crown of your head. “Give it a few twists, flip it over, and secure at the crown with bobby pins before spraying to set the style,” says Peña.
The Headband Tuck
Whatever your texture, this stunning style has a major wow factor.
Gather up the entire back crown section of your hair and tease with a comb to create volume.
Secure hair into a ponytail and then place a string, ribbon, or, if you want to be a little edgier, a thin piece of leather close to your hairline and tie it at the nape of your neck, over the pony.
Gently pull the top of the pony out from the tie. “Add a touch of on ends so that they look freshly blown out and then finish with all over to hold the style and tame flyaways,” suggests Peña.
The Hair Headband
Don’t worry about face framing frizz with this simple slick backed solution.
Separate two face-framing pieces and pull the rest of your hair into a pony. “You only need to have about a half inch of hair to create the ‘headband’ but if you hair is very thick, then you’ll need to section off about an inch instead,” says Peña, who recommends to tame flyways.
Secure those face-framing pieces with an elastic band at the nape of your neck, and take your pony down so your hair falls loosely over it.
The Fanned-Out Bun
Make even the finest of strands look fuller with this voluminous bun.
Sweep hair into a high ponytail using a boar bristle brush. “For subtle definition and smoothing, work through the length of your pony,” says Peña.
Take the end of the pony in one hand. With your other hand, separate the hair directly under the elastic into two portions, then pull the pony about half way through the hole.
Using both hands, gently fan out the bun. Next, pin the ends of the ponytail into the base of the bun, leaving a few pieces out to look slightly undone if hair is on the shorter side.