"Try using your hours of sleep to not only revitalize your energy, but also your hair," says Sarah Potempa, celebrity hair stylist (and inventor of the Beach Waver). "Apply a deep conditioner to the hair, focusing on the ends, and wrap in a circular motion around the head and secure with two inch bobby pins. Wrap in Saran Wrap to lock in the moisture—and to keep sheets dry—and rinse for shiny, gorgeous hair." Try this look at home with the amazing Sachajuan Overnight Repair Gel, $60.
#2. Silk Road
"Keep flyaways, static, and bedhead at bay with a silk scarf, suggests Redken Brand Ambassador Rodney Cutler. "When hair is dry, use a silk scarf and wrap it around your head, tying in the front and pinning along the sides. This is especially good for those that toss and turn frequently." It's also especially good for the blowdry bar devotees—you can now go even longer in between appointments. "Silk is best—think why a hat is silk-lined—because some synthetic fabrics cause static."
#3. Beach at Bedtime
Mizu NYC's Stefano Greco has some cheeky advice for beachy bedhead: "For beachy S-shape waves, apply Creme for Style by Oribe all over the hair. Comb it out and make two large sections on each side of the head. Then, take the first section and twist, making an S-shape around your two fingers and secure with an elastic at the middle... like you would to make a bow. Do the same on the other side and go to sleep—sweet dreams!" But, wait—that's not all. "Good morning! Let your hair loose, comb through with your fingers, flip your head up and down for volume, and add some dry texture spray to make a dry look."
#4. The Tight-Rope
Celebrity hair stylist Kylee Heath came up with this inventive way for beautiful, piecey texture. "On damp hair, part where you prefer. Then section the front half from the bottom half. Divide the top half into two sections and twist each section individually to the left a third of the way down. Once each section is twisted, wrap them around each other to the right. This is a rope braid. Braid to the end and secure with a small rubberband, then repeat on the bottom half. You'll be left with two rope braids. Twist them together into a low bun and secure with a couple of bobby pins or leave down. When you take them out in the morning, you'll have great texture! Finish with a light texture spray." (We love the super-light and fragrant John Master's Organics Sea Mist.)
#5. A.M. Volume
"After shampooing and conditioning at night, spritz Aussie's Aussome Volume Spray Gel, flip hair upside down, and blowdry," says Sarah Potempa. "Then, pull hair onto the top of the head and roll under in the Wrap Up. Sleeping in this smooth, loose top knot will give you ultra-glam volume when you wake up!"
#6. She Bangs
"Dry shampoo is usually used to mop up excess oil," explains Cutler, "but you can use it in a preventative way by applying Redken's Powder Refresh to avoid build-up that occurs while you sleep. This trick is especially good for bangs."
#7. Satin Finish
"To avoid extra frizz on natural curls, switch up your pillowcase," suggests Potempa. "When you toss and turn at night, your curls can rub up against the fabric, which causes friction and results in morning frizz. A satin or silk pillowcase will cause less friction and leave your curls smoother when you wake up!" We love the age-defying nature of Satin Serenity's luxe pillowcases.
Apr 08, 2013
Seven Overnight Hair Styles
How To Wake Up Gorgeous
We know the feeling—you finally stir after you hit the snooze button about eight times, you frantically get out of bed, throw some sort of powder (was it the right color?) onto your face, maybe a spritz of perfume, before finally conjuring some abomination of an outfit and heading to work. And then you feel it: The tangle in the back of your head. Or maybe you're one of those women who was blessed with hair that somehow manages to dread overnight. You finally arrive at the office looking like you had a much more interesting evening than you really did—was it Sex and the City or Law and Order re-runs you were watching?—all because of the unfortunate state of your hair.
The truth is, for some of us, getting our acts together in the evening is much easier than doing so in the morning. That's why we did you the favor of recruiting some top-tier hairstylists (Sarah Potempa, Rodney Cutler, Kylee Heath, and Mizu's Stefan Greco) to tell you how to get gorgeous, overnight hair styles. Whether it's how to get wavy hair by simply falling asleep or mastering the art of bombshell volume with a rough blowdry before bed, these seven genius ideas are sure to make your morning commute significantly more enjoyable. —Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi)