Editors' New Years Beauty Resolutions: Cutting Down on Hair Styling Time
New year, new you! After the first few weeks of January, sticking to those fitness resolutions can be a challenge (especially with factors like the winter weather hindering your daily jogging routine, or you know, the gym not being in your actual apartment). Beauty resolutions, on the other hand, are slightly easier to abide by and much more fun than sweating through an intense workout class.
Whether you're making plans to take better care of your skin in 2015, or to switch up your lipstick wardrobe, making small changes to your regular routine can have a major impact on your overall look. We asked our editors to tell us about the beauty resolutions they hope to accomplish in 2015---keep reading to find out what InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw hopes to resolve in the new year.
It's a running gag in my family that I'm always the first one to start getting ready, and the last one to be done, with my hair always taking the longest time out of the routine. (Liquid liner comes in at a close second.) Throughout middle school, all four years of high school, and my entire college career, I was constantly late to class because of my hair and after a few decades, constantly killing it with fire (or a blow-dryer) gets tiring.
This year, I decided, would be when I turned it all around and decided that my new year's resolution would be to stop spending so much time styling my hair. I started seeking out tools and products that could achieve the look of a blowout, sans the hour-long arm exercise, and stumbled upon FHI's Heated Stylus Comb ($139; fhiheat.com). This tool makes styling your hair as quick and easy as running a brush through it, and can mimic the work of its non-heated paddle and round counterparts alike.
Typically, I'll wash my hair at night and let it air-dry over the course of the evening, and when I wake up, it takes me about 20 minutes to give myself a sleek Gwyneth Paltrow effect with the tool, and around 30 to recreate Drybar's handiwork thanks to the genius curved shape on the back. This may still be long for some, but a vast improvement over my previous hour to hour-and-a-half run time. You simply glide the Stylus over your hair as you would a regular round or flat brush and you're done!
It seriously couldn't be easier to handle, and because I'm using less heat on my strands, I've found that the health of my hair has actually improved. Suffice it to say that this was one resolution I didn't "forget" about after a week, and who knows? Maybe I'll actually be on time with things for once.