There’s nothing worse than having your mile-long to-do list and packed calendar compounded by a bad hair day. While we can’t alleviate the former issues, we can help with the latter. Whether you’re squeezing in an early-morning workout, popping into an afternoon meeting or grabbing after-hours drinks, here are three versatile styles that work for every occasion. And no, they’re not difficult to re-create.
The Rope Braid
Perfect for the workout fiend! A rope braid looks sleek and polished all day and will keep strands out of your face while you exercise. It also works well with wet hair (for those mornings when you have to shower at the gym before going to the office).
Get The Look
Comb a high-shine gel into wet hair from roots to tips. Slick hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Split your ponytail in half and twist each section in a clockwise motion. To create a rope effect, twist both sections around each other, also in a clockwise direction. Secure with an invisible elastic.
The Embellished Chignon
Whether you're hitting the town for a girls' night out or attending a black-tie event, a chignon pairs just as well with a top and jeans as it does with a ballgown. For added glam, embellish your updo with a gilded hair clip.
Get The Look
Create a center part and pull hair into a loose, low ponytail. Secure with an elastic and loosely braid the ends. Fold the braid into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins. Finish with a shiny hair clip, like this version available to Box of Style members.
The Sleek Half-Up Style
Can't decide whether you want to wear your hair up or down? Meet somewhere in the middle. This sleek half-up style is modern enough to get you noticed at work and at happy hour.