Go from basic to bow-chicka-wow-wow in no time flat.
By Tiffany McHugh
Ah, the getting-ready scramble. Is there any panic quite like the one that settles in when you glance down at your phone and realize you have 15 minutes to go from blah to Beyoncé? Arm yourself with these expert tips so that the next time the clock strikes late, you’ve got your look under control.
1. Take Care of Your Roots
Paying a little attention to your scalp goes a long way to making you over in a jiffy, says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego—and it only takes seconds. “Flip your head upside down, and give your scalp a massage,” she says. The motion wakes up the hair follicles, distributes natural oils, and adds movement to your hair. And always keep hair powder on hand. “It really is a lifesaver when running late,” says Rhys. She likes Bumble and Bumble prêt-à-powder ($22, bumbleandbumble.com) “It revives hair in a nanosecond, giving you tons of volume.”