College can be hard. All-nighter study sessions, demanding classes, and still trying to socially have some fun – then having to worry about hair in the morning when you have less than 20 minutes to be out the door for class? Forget about it! That’s the time to be able to depend on some easy hairstyles to fit into your busy schedule.
No matter how you wear your hair, you need to make sure you’re taking care of it properly so that it remains shiny, healthy, and manageable. At Special FX Salon, we understand you cannot always make it into the salon so while you’re away, make sure to do the following:
We’ve put together a list of must-have hairstyles to help ease that morning rush and get you out the door with as little stress as possible.
5-Minute Curls. If you woke up with a bird’s nest of hair full of tangles, don’t worry! This trick works every time and looks great. Brush all the knots out of your hair and apply a small amount of light-hold hair spray. Collect your hair into a loose ponytail. Curl the end pieces in the ponytail going up as high into the pony as you like. Take out the elastic and voila! Flawless curls that look like you’ve spent more than 5 minutes on your hair!
Half-Up Top Knot. This look is quick and easy while still allowing for some of your hair to flow free instead of throwing it all up into a haphazard bun or ponytail. Divide the top and sides of your hair from the bottom half of your hair. At just about eye level, make a ponytail with the top half of your hair and wrap it with elastic. Create another loop with the left-over elastic which will give you a nice knot on top. Brush your free-flowing locks and done!
Twisted Halo. You don’t have to get fancy to still look put together and ready for the day. Whether you have wavy or straight hair, you can pull this look off quite easily. Twist back a small section from either side of your head and pin it together to the middle of your head to make a halo. If you want to add some bling, add a cute clip or barrette where the twists meet.
High Ponytail. There are so many different types of ponytails to choose from but we love this high pony which has a “messy but chic” look to it. Brush your hair hack until it’s all gathered on the crown of your head. Secure your pony with an elastic band and then use two bobby pins to push up the ponytail by placing them behind the elastic.
Messy Bun. Whether you’re rushing out the door or walking the campus in the heat of the day, this bun is simple to put your hair up in an instant. Gather your hair into a high pony and start to tie the elastic around the hair but do a simple loop of the hair. Using the leftover hair, wrap it around the hair tie and bobby pin if you need. Pull out a few strands to give it a trendy messy look.
We know it’s tough getting out with the current restrictions and social distancing guidelines. That’s why we offer quick, easy online shopping right from our website or free mobile app on iTunes or Google Play for all your hair care needs.
Whether you need a haircut, style, or new hair color before school starts, come into Special FX Salon & Day Spa at 1711 Branham Lane in San Jose, an easy drive for surrounding communities including Saratoga, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill for all your hair care needs. You can reach us for an appointment at 408-264-4505, or reserve your appointment online.