Let's be real, CGs: Constant visits to the salon isn’t the most budget-friendly way to great hair. Luckily, you can save when you become your own hairstylist. Try giving these hairstyles a go at home—or even at your office desk!
1. Straight and Sleek with a Twist
Spice up your sleek and shiny strands by adding a laid-back half-ponytail bun! If you’re not the type who’s not fond of tying her hair in an updo, this is the compromise that could keep your hair away from your face, especially during those busy errand days.
Start by spritzing heat-protecting spray on clean and conditioned hair before parting your locks in one to two-inch sections at a time, from roots to ends at a 90-degree angle.
Iron your hair using a ceramic-plated flatiron, like the JML Ceramic Styler, to lessen heat damage as it straightens hair more quickly.
Gather hair at the top part of your head to do a simple braid just within your crown. Secure it with a band and some hairpins.
Twist the tail of the braid and create a bun. Secure it with hairpins.
Finish off the look by applying a few drops of hair serum to tame those flyaways. But just in case you need to retouch later in the day, a compact straightening tool, like the JML Straight Brush Pro, should help you maintain your sleek and straight hair.
2. The Cool Waves
You don’t need to wander around a meadow to pull off this hairstyle. This super cute and feminine ‘do will make you look like you just walked out of a fairy tale. JML’s Hair Straightener Professional lets you achieve this look in less than 10 minutes.
To create the classic beach waves, part your hair at the center and work with one to two-inch sections of hair at a time for curling.
Clip the styling tool just near the ends of your hair, then turn the curler inwards to wrap your hair around it. After a few seconds, gently unclip the styling tool and pull down to release the curls. Let your hair to rest for a few seconds. Loosen the curls with your fingers—don't use a fine-toothed comb as it will fray the wavy look!
Grab a two- to three-inch section of hair by your ear and twist it towards the back of your head. Secure the style with a pin, then do the same on the opposite side of your hair part.
Join the two sections with a hair tie. Lightly tug at the twists for more texture, then apply hairspray.
3. Braidy Bun
A staple look for girls with long hair, the bun is the easiest go-to hairstyle that means business but can also look laid-back, depending on how you do it. Add a braid at the base of your bun to make it sturdier and *that* much cuter.
Work some mousse through your roots and blow-dry your hair with the JML TravelPro Hair Dryer. This will keep your hair in place while you style it, and even help your tresses keep their waves when you undo the updo. Think: bun by day, then sexy, textured hair at night.
Tie your hair to a high ponytail.
Divide the tail into two sections, with one being slightly thicker than the other.
With the thicker section of the ponytail, make a bun and secure it with hairpins.
Braid the remaining section and tie an elastic at the end. Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and pin it down to complete the look.
4. Full Volume
For a relaxed hairstyle that looks effortless and unconstrained but always rises to the occasion, soft, loose curls are it.
Start by working mousse through your roots before roughly blow-drying your hair with the JML TravelPro Hair Dryer.
Divide your locks into two-inch sections. Wrap each section around the heated plates of a straightener, like JML’s Steam Pro Hair Straightener. Hold for three to five seconds, then slide the straightener off. Hold for around three to five seconds, then slide the straightener through the rest of the sectioned hair.
For extra volume, hold the straightener on the roots of your hair on top of your head for a few seconds.
Grab two sections of your hair by your ears and pull them towards the back of your head. Interlace the locks and use hairpins to keep the twist in place.
Spritz on some hairspray to keep those tresses volumized and in place.
From left to right: JML Ceramic Styler, JML Hair Straightener Professional, JML TravelPro Hair Dryer, JML Steam Pro Hair Straightener