Easy Weekend Hair

Being off the clock is no excuse for letting your hair fall flat. Here, ten chic Sunday-afternoon styles to try.

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The Messy Bun

Jolie's unkempt bun is the perfect look for the weekend: It's simple to create and works with any hair texture. Stray pieces and an off-kilter position keep it soft and laidback.

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To Get This Look:

Klorane's Gentle dry shampoo ($18; Click to Buy) creates texture and "grip" to keep a loose bun from unraveling.

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The Air-Dried Waves

Put down the flatiron. Giving your hair a break from heated tools is healthy for your locks and looks good, especially if your hair is as wavy as Sarah Jessica Parker's.

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To Get This Look:

Define curls and smooth frizz with Ouidad Curl Quencher ($22; Click to Buy), which combines the holding power of a hairspray with the hydration of a leave-in conditioner.

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The Half-Up 'Do

A half-up ponytail flatters any face shape and looks instantly polished. Take a note from Lopez and twist hair on a side part for easy sophistication.

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To Get This Look:

Try Frederic Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing Cream ($25; Click to Buy) to tame flyaways and leave strands smooth and shiny.

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The Topknot

If your hair is long enough, a chic but simple option is the topknot. Place it high on the top of the crown for extra drama, à la Katie Holmes.

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To Get This Look:

Spritz on Living Proof's Straight Making No Frizz Styling Spray ($26; Click to Buy) to banish a halo of frizzy flyaways.

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The Sleek Ponytail

Thanks to shiny strands and a pretty side part, Julie Bowen's low-slung ponytail is a feminine, brunch-ready take on the gym staple.

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To Get This Look:

Philip B. Shine Shine spray ($27; Click to Buy) seals the hair shaft after blowdrying, ensuring hair remains smooth and frizz-free all day. 

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The Polished Bun

A low bun is ballerina-chic (Black Swan, anyone?), but Charlize Theron keeps the look from being too severe with a few loose, face-framing strands.

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To Get This Look:

The key is a few stray pieces, so make sure the rest of your 'do stays in place with L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray ($7; Click to Buy), a celebrity stylist favorite.

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The Pulled-Back Bangs

If you're growing out bangs (or even if you're not), Rachel McAdams demonstrates a great way to work the awkward stage to your advantage. Just pin them to the crown of your head and you're set.

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To Get This Look:

Make sure your bangs are straight and smooth with a round brush; we like Bumble & Bumble's boar-bristle style ($40; Click to Buy).

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The Teased Ponytail

Height at the crown adds instant elegance to Kate Winslet's simple ponytail. Plus, it works for brunch as well as it does for a romantic dinner.

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To Get This Look:

Ganier Fructis Style Volumizing spray ($4; Click to Buy) ensures that your hair won't fall flat.

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The Textured Bun

If your hair has a wave or curl to it, let it air-dry before twisting it into a textured bun like Jessica Alba's. It's polished without looking too "done."

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To Get This Look:

Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Style Dream Curls Curl Spray ($6; Click to Buy) to create waves and smooth strands simultaneously.

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The Little Braid

If you don't have much time on your hands, a miniature braid is an easy way to dress up a simple hairstyle. It'll channel boho chic or Greek goddess (see: Diane Kruger).

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To Get This Look:

Keep it subtle: match the bobby pin to your hair color with Goody Colour Collection hair pins ($3; Click to Buy). Or, if you plan on getting a nightcap, dress up the look with an embellished pin.


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