10 Chic Hairstyling Hacks

Perfect Bun With A Sock, Instant Waves, Easy Curls
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There's nothing like a new hairdo to freshen up your whole look and have everyone saying, "I love your hair like that!" But while certain updos can take time and extreme patience, these hacks make styling super simple. The best part is that you don't need to be a professional hairstylist to achieve seriously awesome looking hair with these tricks.

Add Polish To Your Pony

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A ponytail is probably the world's easiest hairstyle, but hiding the elastic really pumps up the chic factor. Simply wrap a stand of hair around your hair tie and secure with a bobby pin underneath. It's a style so easy, but honestly really makes a big difference.

Hide Your Bangs


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For anyone who has felt the struggle of growing out bangs, or maybe just wants a day without bangs--this tip is for you! Ditch your usual headband and try twisting your bangs back on one side of your face, securing with a bobby pin and tucking underneath a section of hair. Hiding the pin takes this look from "I'm over my bangs" to a true "I totally did this on purpose" hairstyle.

Easy Chignon

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The classic chignon will never go out of style, and it can be worn practically anywhere: weddings, date night, work, etc. I love this twist (pun intended) on the style because it adds flare without over complicating, and it's super easy to do.

Accessorize With Something Pretty

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Sparkly headbands, bobby pins, and clips are serious game changers in dressing any outfit up.

Make A Basic Braid Pop

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Run three or more shades of hair chalk across sections of your locks and braid for an amazing rainbow effect. Imagine the color combo possibilities!!

Get A Perfect Bun With A Sock

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Call this the MacGyver of hairstyles. Seriously, all you need is a cut up sock, bobby pins and a hair tie for a perfectly done bun that looks like it took a lot more effort than it actually did.

Revive Your Hair

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Dry shampoo is one of those ingenious products you didn't know you couldn't live without until you tried it on second, or let's be honest, third-day hair. A quick spritz banishes greasy roots when you don't have time to wash. It's also perfect for creating much needed texture for undoes and beach-y waves.

Instant Waves

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Don't have time to curl individual sections of hair? No problem. Master boho beach-y waves by braiding or twisting hair and pressing down with a flat-iron.

Refresh Your Curls

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Curly girls rejoice with this no-wash technique for reviving slept-on curls. Spritz 1 part water with 1 part leave-in conditioner over dry strands to refresh your curls in the morning. Not having to re-wash and dry in the morning sounds seriously awesome. Plus, curls generally need more moisture so the leave in conditioner will leave you frizz-free. Bonus tip: try sleeping with a satin cap to keep curls smooth.

Add Length To A Ponytail

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This hack is pure genius for those of us who want the look of dramatic long hair without extensions. This is so pretty and unbelievably easy to create.

What are some of your fave hairstyle hacks? lol Tell us in the comments below and join the conversation all month on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by sharing your thoughts by using #makeithappenmay! See you soon guys and keep kicking butt!

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