ESC: Jaime King

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Why is it that no matter how hard we try, Monday morning almost always catches us off guard.

Forget having our laundry done and groceries perfectly stocked, we barely even have time to properly blow out our hair for the workweek ahead. We don't care if you're a former model, like Jaime King, no self-respecting woman should get caught on the clock with unkempt hair if she doesn't want to.

We get it, you're busy. But according to celeb hairstylist Marc Mena, even the habitually lazy and unprepared can wake up with perfectly coiffed hair.

"Sleep with your hair up in a topknot: This will keep it from bending during the night and will extend your blow-dry," said the pro. All you really have to do is wash your hair and blow-dry it as usual the night before, then twist it up in circular motions right before bed. Just be sure to secure strands with a few bobby pins or a scrunchie, rather than an elastic band, to avoid any weird creases come morning.

Bonus: Because it's summer and extra-hot, a loosely-secured high bun will prevent any sweat from messing up your clean locks while you sleep. 

When you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is let your hair down and spritz it with some hairspray or dry shampoo for a bit of volume. Regardless of if your hair is fine and straight or coarse and curly, a lightly-twisted technique before bed will hold a fresh blow-dry in place for stay-put results in the morning. 

And just like that, you're out the door with a few extra minutes of sleep under your belt. 

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