It’s no secret that work attire has become, er, quite casual as we adapt to WFH life. On any given day you can find us curled up in our favorite sweats sporting a two-day-old top knot. The only time we *really* put ourselves together is for Zoom meetings (and by this we mean all work from the shoulders up, PJ’s from the waist down). Which is exactly why we make sure to always have some never-fail, 5-minute hairstyles at the ready for when that Zoom invite comes through.
Lately, we’ve been diggin’ this super sexy, bouncy, voluminous ‘do by celeb stylist Chris Appleton, who tames the tresses of celebs like JLo, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry. Chris loves this look when he’s short on time, because while it may only take a few minutes to pull together, the end result is stunning nonetheless.
So if you’re in need of a quick trick to look presentable for your next Zoom meeting, (and perhaps impress the boss with a seemingly put together WFH style?) this is it. Watch and learn as Chris shares his two main tips for getting sexy volume in mere minutes.
CHRIS APPLETON’S HAIR CARE TIPS AT HOME FOR SEXY, VOLUMINOUS STRAIGHT HAIR
TIP #1: CREATE YOUR ‘MONEY PIECE’
The “money piece”, as Chris likes to call it, is all about creating a voluminous, 3D-effect on your face framing strands. “When you’ve got the volume here, and it frames the shape of the face… it just makes everything seem so sexy,” Chris says.
On dry hair, Chris sections out the front of the hair, and sprays the roots with Color Wow Raise the Root Thicken + Lift Spray. Then, using a round brush, he wraps the section of hair around the brush down to the root and hits it with blow dryer heat for 10 seconds. Pro tip: Let hair cool for 5-10 seconds before taking hair out. The result? MAJOR face framing volume.
TIP #2: THE ONE-MINUTE BLOWOUT
Now, if you’re really pressed for time, you can pull your hair back into a ponytail or pin into a bun and be done. Your money piece will have absolutely no problem holding its own for this look..
But if you’ve got an extra minute, Chris suggests using Color Wow One-Minute Transformation Styling Cream to create a quick, sexy blowout to match. “This literally transforms any texture of hair… It gives it a great shine but it still keeps the volume in the hair.”
To finish the look, Chris applies One-Minute Transformation to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair – remember, a little goes a long way. Then, using a brush and blow dryer heat, he quickly smooths out the ends of the hair for a super hydrated, shiny, refreshed finish! Your hair will look as if you spent all morning putting it together.