Being off the clock is no excuse for letting your hair fall flat. Here, ten chic Sunday-afternoon styles to try.
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.
Klorane's Gentle dry shampoo ($18; Click to Buy) creates texture and "grip" to keep a loose bun from unraveling.
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.
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.
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.
Try Frederic Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing Cream ($25; Click to Buy) to tame flyaways and leave strands smooth and shiny.
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.
Spritz on Living Proof's Straight Making No Frizz Styling Spray ($26; Click to Buy) to banish a halo of frizzy flyaways.
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.
Philip B. Shine Shine spray ($27; Click to Buy) seals the hair shaft after blowdrying, ensuring hair remains smooth and frizz-free all day.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure your bangs are straight and smooth with a round brush; we like Bumble & Bumble's boar-bristle style ($40; Click to Buy).
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.
Ganier Fructis Style Volumizing spray ($4; Click to Buy) ensures that your hair won't fall flat.
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."
Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Style Dream Curls Curl Spray ($6; Click to Buy) to create waves and smooth strands simultaneously.
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).
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.
Dress up your 'do for a night on the town with a stylish hair accessory.
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First Published Mon, 2011-12-19 15:57
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