5 Easy Ways to Change Up Your Hair (Without Chopping It)
Hair jewelry? We’re in
The sweaty, frizzy days of summer are waning, which means you can actually style your hair again. That makes it a great time to try out something new, and if you’re not quite ready for bangs, here are five ways to refresh your ’do without going near scissors.
Flip Your Part
Yes, it's the oldest trick in the book, but that's because it really works: It's an instant way to add volume at the roots because your hair hasn't yet been trained to lie in that direction. (It's also a great way to extend a blowout an extra day.) Add a hit of texture spray and you’ve got the easiest new style ever.
Get the look: Living Proof ($29)
Upgrade Your Accessories
Nothing can replace your trusted hair ties, but we're loving the sleek new breed of clips and clasps we've been seeing. That doohickey above is called a bun cuff, and it makes messy topknots instantly polished (aka it's magic).
Get the look: Chloe + Isabel ($45)
...Or Try a Bandanna
Neck scarves are all the rage, but for an unexpected take on the trend, tie one around a pony or bun. It'll give you Girl Scout vibes in the best way possible.
Get the look: Vanessa Mooney ($35)
Repurpose Your Curling Iron
The secret to those sleek, brushed-out waves you've been seeing on celebs? The heat tools you already own: Use a large-barrel curling iron horizontally (see it in action here), or get the same effect by “bending” strands in alternating directions with a flatiron. Lock everything in with a shine mist and say hello to bombshell locks.
Get the look: Eufora ($23)
Play with Texture
Sleek and smooth or loose and carefree—why not both? The contrast of a slicked-back crown and cascading waves feels super fresh for fall. (And bonus: It keeps your hair out of your face.) If Beyoncé is doing it, we’re on board.
Get the look: Bumble and bumble ($29)