Dan & Corina Lecca
Whip Up a Posh Ponytail
What upgrades your usual fallback style from simple to sexy? Location, location, location. Perch it at the crown of your head, and it won't channel a cheerleader. To do it, flip your head upside down to position the pony as high as possible, and secure it with a chic elastic for extra polish. Back-comb the top inch of the tail to add some oomph at the roots.
Flip Your Part
One of the fastest styles you can create without a pair of scissors? A low side part. It's so dramatic and instantly chic, plus, it's great for all hair types and textures. All you have to do is part hair about 4 to 6 inches above the ear then sweep strands back with one of the teeth on your comb. Smooth any flyaways with a drop of shine serum. A deep side part creates a simple, but sophisticated style.
Don Something Dazzling
If you're running crazy late for a party and your hair is only semi done, slip on a flashy headband or a silk scarf. It makes such a glamorous statement, without any hassle. For maximum effect, pick something that has a colorful, eye-catching print.
Revive a Day-Old Blowout
If you don't have an hour to wash and blow out your hair, fake a fresh style fast by using three big Velcro rollers on just your face-framing strands. Put one at the top of your hairline and one at each temple. Mist them with hair spray to help dry up any oil and set the hair in place. Blast the rollers with your hair dryer, then leave them in for five minutes. The end result: a style that looks like you just slaved over it. The larger the rollers, the smoother your strands will turn out.
Do the Lazy Updo
Fast-track an updo by teasing the hair around the crown of your head with a fine-tooth comb then giving it a shot of hair spray. Next, brush the hair to smooth it out a bit and pull everything back into a high, loose bun, allowing a few pieces to fall around your face.
Revive Your Roots in Record Time
When you need to oomph up flat hair on the double, rub a tiny dab of a lightweight sculpting wax between your palms until you just see a bit of sheen on your hands, then scrunch up your roots. You'll bulk up fine hair without weighing it down if you stick with a light water-based version.