We've all had those mornings when you wake up late, throw a little dry shampoo into your hair and style it into a low ponytail. But then there are those mornings when you wake up late and still have no choice but to wash your hair – and even worse, don't have time to blowdry it before work.
Luckily for you, Get The Look is offering 4 different ways to style wet-hair when you simply don't have time to blowdry (or air dry) before starting the day. Yes, there is a way to turn soaking wet hair into something that's sleek and elegant, so go ahead and jump in the shower because we've got you covered!
4 WET-HAIRSTYLES TO TRY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR A BLOWDRY
THE CHIC LOOP
The loop is like the chignon's cooler, older sister, and by far one of the most popular looks spotted on recent runways. It's bold, chic, dramatic, and serious-enough-for-the-office all at once, and can be easily achieved with minimal product before leaving the gym, if need be. Unlike the messy twist, the loop is all about precision. To start, create a strong centre part and comb a shine spray or a gel (if your hair is thick or curly) from roots to tips.
Brush your hair into a super tight ponytail at the nape. As you secure the ponytail with an elastic, only pull your hair halfway through on the last rotation to form a loop. You should be left with at least two or three inches of hair at the ends. Holding the loop in one hand and the ends in the other, wrap the remaining hair around the base. Slide in two or three bobby pins to secure the hair – criss-crossing them underneath the elastic. Finish off by working a bit of gel or shine spray between your hands and smoothing it over the top of the head to calm any frizz. The glossier the style, the better.
THE LOW, SEGMENTED BUN
While we love the messy bun trend and all, what's the fun in sporting the same style over and over again? This time around, transform your messy bun from lazy-girl to chic by adding sleek parts and cool definition to the top of your head. To start off, use a comb to divide the hair into three clean sections from the hairline to the neck. Brush each section back into a low, tight ponytail, positioning the centre ponytail slightly above the other two. Secure with an elastic.
Next, take all three ponytails and braid them into a simple three-strand braid, tying it off at the ends. Wrap the braid up and around into a bun shape, then pin it in place with bobby pins, leaving out the tail end of the braid. Work some gel through it and style it so it falls sharply to one side for a graphic finish.
Having wet-hair will allow your parts to be more segmented and sharp, giving you an edgier appeal!
THE PUSHED BACK STRANDS
When you're really short on time, the easiest way to style wet-hair is to push it all back for a chic, supermodel-approved style. Doutzen Kroes has been known to sport the pushed back wet-hair look, so if it's good enough for her, why not give it a go? To start off, use a comb to brush a fair amount of gel through your hair from root to tip. When combing, start from the root at your forehead, and brush in a backward motion, pushing hair to the middle-back portion of your head.
And voila! You're ready to head out the door in less than 5 minutes with a chic 'do! (No one has to know!)
THE FOUR-STRAND BRAID
So, you've mastered French braids and fishtails, but if you really want to impress people with your skills, it's time to take on the four-strand braid. The best part about this look? Its cool rope texture conceals the fact that your hair is wet. To start off, brush your hair and gather it all behind your shoulders, then divide it into four sections. Work some shine spray, cream or gel (depending on your hair type) through it from root to tip.
Take the second section of hair from the left and cross it all the way over to the right. Still holding the section to the right, take the remaining two sections on the left and twist them. Repeat on the other side – crossing the far right section over to the left and twisting the remaining two sections. The braid will begin to take on a rope-like texture that looks the same from all sides. Finish off with some shine spray to make the braid look extra polished!