It's 5pm and you're meeting friends after work for drinks. With just under a half an hour to take yourself (and your hair!) from drab to fab, you might be asking yourself: are there any hair hacks that can save me from an embarrassing entrance? And the answer is, yes!
To help you #slay your hair, the All Things Hair team have come up with some easy party hair hacks, below, that'll totally save your day.
Jeanette Nkwate, Chief Content Officer UK: Glitter Hair
"If I'm going out straight after work, I like to put my hair into a simple pineapple or bun. Then when it comes to the evening, I sprinkle confetti or glitter in my 'fro for an instant party look."
Beth Strong, Junior Beauty Editor: Beachy Waves
"I usually put my hair in braids after washing it, so if I know I'm going out in the evening I'll wear it in boxer braids all day so that I can take them out in the evening and have soft, mermaid waves.
Spraying some of the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray through the lengths when it's still damp helps to give the look a more beachy, cool-girl texture and gives the waves some hold, too."
Amra Markic, Junior Beauty Editor: Hair Rings Galore
"To make my protective box braids hairstyle party perfect, I just randomly apply some hair rings to individual braids to add some pizzazz to my mane. This requires little effort but definitely makes your style conversation worthy."
Leona English, Junior Beauty Editor: Off-Duty Waves
"For anyone with fine and flat hair, you will know that creating big, Victoria's Secret-style waves is, quite frankly, rather difficult (to say the least).
So to cheat my way to runway waves, I spray my hair with the Toni&Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo and wear my medium-length mane in a messy bun all day. Once the clock strikes 5, I let down my hair. Et voila: perfectly undone waves with just the right amount of volume at the roots – and all in time to catch happy hour."
Steven Westgate, Senior Sub Editor: Hero Hairspray
"For those times when I need to run from my desk to the bar, my go-to product is always the VO5 Mega Hold Hairspray. This nifty product helps tame any flyaways I have accumulated throughout the day and lock my look in place for the night. Plus, it's suitable for whatever style I happen to be rocking at the time."