Can limp locks, frizz, or other symptoms of a bad hair day affect more than just your style factor? According to an online survey by StyleSeat, an app and website that helps you find and book beauty appointments, 91 percent of women surveyed said having a good hair day makes them feel more confident. Even more reason to tame your tresses? Approximately 19 percent of women surveyed said they’re more productive at work when they experience a good hair day. Another 18 percent are nicer to others(!).
If your hair has gone haywire, you can rectify it (and perhaps reap the benefits of a good hair day) in less than five minutes. If you have short hair, make messiness work for you. “Apply a dime-size amount of pomade to your hair and tousle it with your fingers,” says Mark Garrison, the owner-stylist of the Mark Garrison Salon, in New York City. “This makes your hair instantly look modern yet put-together.”
For longer hair, there’s always the artfully disheveled topknot (show at left), which is actually easy to execute: Garrison recommends putting your hair into a high ponytail, then dividing the tail into three sections, as if you were going to braid it. “Wrap the first section loosely around the elastic and bobby-pin it in place,” he says. “Continue with the other two sections, wrapping them in the same direction around the elastic and securing them with pins. This will create a big, slightly messy, high bun.”
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