Especially difficult for all the late risers of summer distinction–the rapid transition to school mode mornings can be quite unsettling for even the most fearless returning students. Everyone knows how important it is to squeeze every last millisecond from that nasty, dream-killing noise of the alarm clock–or in some cases, the robotic daily repeat from a wakeup parent banging on the door and/or presenting vocal mandates. The harsh reality following whatever method of wake-up you rely on, at some point, you have to respond by getting yourself out of bed, to begin your own personalized style of achieving morning readiness. More than any other time, you need corner-cutting methods and devices that give you the look with lightening speed.
No Time to Waste Means Time-Saving Hair Looks
Deciding what to wear to school can be radically different, on a student-to-student basis, with efforts that can start with the most ardent lovers of sleep simply dressing for the next day of school the night before, and slumbering away through the night in anticipation of a simple wake-up followed by a walk-out the front door – all ready and school-bound. Beyond the clothing–and probably even way more critical to your overall feeling of being school-ready than any other morning routine component, is your hair. It is the first thing people notice, and even with the tightest of morning time windows, the good news is that your hair can look fabulous, if you know what you’re doing with that flat iron in the bathroom.
So Much More!
That simple looking flat iron to you may only represent your go-to straight hair mode, but think again, because the way you regard it is about to change. You don’t even need to buy other hair styling tools, if you own a flat iron. Save money and time every morning, too! Learn how to expand your flat iron proficiency, and love your hair!
Get Those Beachy Waves
Begin with dry hair, and section it into 2” strands, braiding each section. Next, take your fully heated flat iron and squeeze it down onto each braid, moving from the root area on down to the ends. Do this with each braid. Leave braided until cooled completely. Now, undo the braids and then run your fingers through your locks to separate them into luscious waves. Finish with a light spritz of your favorite relaxed holding power.
Clamp your iron near the roots of a 2” section of hair, and begin moving the iron downwards, twisting it 90 degrees up or down as you pull it along. Think of your hair as curling ribbon, and how you can use scissors to make it curl more. Same thing. But don’t use scissors, please! Looser curls: begin a few inches from the ends, and apply less of an angle, from your iron.
Apply hair chalk, after which a follow up using your flat iron will not only smooth your do, but it will make the color pop and appear to be an authentic dye job.