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A lot of the time, you may already have at least a general plan regarding how your day, afternoon, evening and night will all line up, so your morning getting-ready session can be transacted in accordance with an overall game plan that will cover you for every potential quick change you might be anticipating on any given day. And then, there are all the other times, when certain last minute opportunities or invitations suddenly arise, and their lure–for all sorts of reasons–can absolutely require your attendance. Not only your attendance even, but your best-dressed form of showing up, with all the bells and whistles of haute couture, from head to toe.
No Cause for Despair
Now, if you happen to be lucky enough to live conveniently across the street from your place of employment, any need for a quick-change transition is not going to present any biggie, with all your beautification necessities within a veritable short distance from your desk or kiosk. If you are like the other 99.999% of people, quick access to your bathroom–with all your makeup and hair essentials sadly remaining beyond your scope, and you will be left to your own transformative devices on the fly. Does this equate with absolute powerlessness in finagling a head-turning evening look–wrought exclusively away from home? No. Why not? Because day to night transformation that works just needs some pre-thought. Easy-peasy.
Fluid Transformation that is More Drastic than a Change of Lipstick Color
The way in which your hair is styled is certainly the most obvious and perceptible change you can make in an effective day to night transition. When you arrive at an evening function with a totally different, fresh hairstyle–well, just be ready to encounter some hard-nosed envy. Whatever you do, do NOT share your quick-transform secret. So, here ya go:
Go to Work in “Curlers:” This effect is maybe the most effective way to gain mileage from a hairstyle. It begins with an A.M high ponytail, but rather than feigning ponytail praise, take your pony and divide it into 3 to 8+ sections, and roll each one up, securing with bobby pins. Just as long as your end result for work is a semblance of a bun or top knot configuration–messy or sleek. Later, when you find yourself “transitioning,” remove those bobby pins, remove the elastic ponytail holder and rake and tousle your fingers through your hair. Spritz with a little beachy, salt spray and scrunch. You’re set.
No Time to Wash, Again? Got two or three day hair? No problem, with this dirty style. Duck into a nearby bathroom or space for a quick change to nighttime sophistication. Spray a dry shampoo or texturizing spray to neutralize any oily look at the root level. Next, split your hair into three equally sized sections: two sides and the back. Think of how you might begin a single braid. The thing here is to braid each section, so you wind up with three braids. Secure the ends with covered elastic thingys. Now, do the whole “pulling out” process along the length of each braid, making each braid wider and more texturized-looking. At this point, you should have three braids. Finally, create an unsuspecting configuration of these three braids that clearly shows your hair styling prowess, securing with bobby pins as you proceed.
Twisted Curls: Now, this brand of transitional hair styling does come with a prerequisite of access to a flat iron, but it’s another great one for second or third day tresses. Begin by spraying your roots with an effective dry shampoo, after which you tip your head over and rigorously tousle your hair with your fingertips at scalp level to thoroughly disperse the product. Flip hair back, returning it to an erect position and take differently sized sections of hair, which you securely twist, twist and twist. Then, holding the tip ends, close the flat iron’s plates together somewhere near the roots and slowly move them down over the length of the twist. Allow each twist to fully cool before raking through loosely with your fingers.