5 Instant Hair Updates That Don’t Require a Trip to the Salon

As we bid a tearful good-bye to all that is Chicago summer, we’re also saying sayonara to one thing we can’t wait to see go: frizzy hair days. Now that the temperatures are dropping, our hair is starting to cooperate with us in ways that seemed unimaginable just a few weeks ago. There’s no better time than the present to start experimenting with your look, no cut or colour required.

Change Your Part

Have you been rocking a middle part for the past few months? Switch it up with a deep side part for an instant boost of volume. P.S. Flipping your part is also a great way to extend a blowout for an extra day (or three).

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

This fall, it’s all about adding a little bit of flair to your hair. We’re loving everything from antique bejeweled clips to simple bandannas. There’s no better way to dress up a simple white tee and jeans. Pair a leather jacket with a bright-red bandanna and you’ve got on-the-go fall chic written all over you.

Try an Overnight Braid

If you’ve got long locks, there is no easier way to make some waves than with an overnight braid. All you need to do is rub a dime-size amount of Moroccan oil into towel-dried hair, brush it through from roots to tips and then sweep to one side. Once your hair is almost fully dry, create a loose braid. Sleep on it. When you wake up in the a.m., you’ll be greeted by the kind of voluminous waves that would make the Little Mermaid jealous.

Knot It Up

No bad hair day stands a chance against the always reliable, always easy knot. Whether you’re opting for a top knot or a lower interpretation, knots are a fool-proof way to amp up your chic factor. Bonus: This style is the perfect way to hide the evidence of slightly (read: really) dirty hair. No one has to know.

Ditch The Straightener

We love our flatiron as much as the next woman does, especially after a hot summer that rendered it all but useless. But there’s something about loose, textured hair that just screams “easy fall beauty.” Mix a bit of pomade into your hair, scrunch it and go for gorgeous cascading waves that will last all day.

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