Don't let bad hair ruin a perfectly good day. With these simple tips from Allure, you can fix even even the most dire style situations.
A recent survey conducted by the beauty app StyleSeat found that 91 percent of people feel more confident on a good-hair day, with 19 percent saying they even perform better at work. So whether you have a big presentation or a date or just need to get out and face the world, here are five quick fixes from hairstylist Garren to turn around any bad hair day.
Hide the ends. The best way to remedy sad split ends is with a trim. But in the meantime, your blow dryer can step in to help mask damage. After hair is completely dry, use a large round brush to roll the ends under so that the frayed bits are out of sight.
Stick a pin in it. For damaged strands, create a deep side part, then pull hair back and secure it in a twisted knot at the nape of your neck. It's a quick solution that always looks polished, says Garren.
Get some lift. Quickly blast fine, limp hair with a blow dryer while holding your head upside down for a few seconds to get instant body at the roots. Changing your part also provides an immediate lift. For thinning hair, try a side part — they're the most flattering, says Garren.
Spray the roots. If you have blonde hair, mist a white dry shampoo over grown-in dark roots to blend them in with your lighter color and make the contrast less obvious. Grays can be concealed with a tinted root powder.
Tie it up. To disguise faded color, twist hair up into a knot at the crown "to make it look more luxurious," says Garren. And finish with shine spray — washed-out color usually means dull hair.