Alarm Didn't Go Off (Again)? These Chic Hairstyles Take Just 5 Minutes

Alarm Didn't Go Off (Again)? These Chic Hairstyles Take Just 5 Minutes
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The last thing you want to think about on a frantic morning is a complicated hairstyle. Instead of skipping a chic ’do in favor of fitting in a morning workout or rushing into the office, try one of these three celeb-inspired hairstyles, which take less time to perfect than brewing up a (much needed) pot of coffee.

Textured Ponytail

To create Chrissy Teigen’s messy ponytail from the Golden Globes, hairstylist Giannandrea started by blow drying her hair and creating loose waves with a 1-inch curling iron. You can save time and achieve the same effect by spraying damp hair with a dry shampoo and twisting strands into two top knots before bed. Your hair should fall into waves similar to Teigen’s in the morning. Run a texturizing cream through strands to create soft separation and texture---Giannandrea used Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream ($26; macadamiahair.com) on Chrissy. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Wrap a small section of hair from the ponytail around the elastic to cover and pull a few fly-aways down on the sides for an effortless look. Giannandrea suggests keeping it relatively loose to amplify volume and texture. Remember, messy is OK.

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Double Chignons

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Few things are chicer (or quicker) than a chignon. Hairstylist Adir Abergel gave the classic look an update on Elizabeth Banks by doubling up on the buns. Starting with smooth strands---clean, slept-on hair is fine---create a deep side part. You can either pull the front section of the hair back with the rest, or leave it tousled and slightly curled for a flattering side bang. Abergel smoothed back the rest of Banks's hair before dividing it into a top and bottom section. Clipping the crown section out of the way, he twisted the nape section into a low bun, tucking the ends into the elastic and securing with pins. Then, careful not to pull the top section too tight, he created a second bun, positioning it right above the first one. To add texture and hold, he sprayed the whole look with Bumble and Bumble’s Does It All Styling Spray ($28; bumbleandbumble.com).

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Slicked Back and Straight

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To create Maria Menounos's sleek look, hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos began by blow drying her wet hair in a backwards direction. You can achieve the same look by quickly wetting just the front portion of hair in the sink and blow drying it straight back with a round brush. For hold and separation, target a texturizing spray---Giannetos favors Oribe Texturizing Spray ($42; oribe.com)---at the roots and front of the head, and blow dry the hair back again. Add gel to any loose strands, and finish with hairspray. Giannetos suggests affixing a few bobby pins behind each ear to help with hold, too.

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