Invest in the Right Cut
It's similar to the rule fashionistas follow well: splurge on a few high-quality pieces and wear them for years. With hair, invest in a high-quality cut, and you won't need to spend precious morning time messing with tools and products.
What makes a chop stand out on its own? Go for something with a unique shape, like Kate Bosworth's semiasymmetrical bob, or add volume to your flat hair with layers.