October 2, 2014 Diana Crisan Spotlight

Easy Tricks to Transform Your Hair (Temporarily!)

Ready for a big change, but too nervous to take the plunge? That’s okay! There’s plenty of options for the hair-cautious gal. Let’s be honest — we’ve all cried over our locks at one point or another, whether it was due to a bad chop, botched color or just a no-good hair decision. From fake bangs to vibrant colors, there’s something out there to help you get over your itch for variety — sans the tears. Let the regret-free hair transformations commence!

temporary hairstyle

Hair Chalk 
Ready, set, color! Add a pop of vibrancy to your hair without the commitment. With dozens of colors to choose from, you can temporarily flaunt purple locks using Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in Purple Riot Ultra-Violet. Try it ombré style or just in a few hair sections for a peekaboo highlight effect.

Faux Bob 
Whenever you feel the urge to chop off those locks, try the faux bob look instead (no haircut remorse here)! Spray a heat protectant spray like Matrix Iron In Thermal Styling Mist all over hair before clamping down your hot tool. For this look, you can use a curling iron or flat iron — either works! Once your hair is styled, use several bobby pins to secure hair underneath your top layers. Rock that bob!

Deep Side Part 
This may not sound like a big change, but when you’re used to parting your hair the same way every day, the deep side part will make it look like you just got a fresh, new ‘do. Trust us, everyone will notice! Use a pintail comb to create the part and complete your polished look with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum for some added shine.

You’ve cut your hair short, only to want it long again. It’s a never-ending cycle! Don’t worry about waiting years for those long locks, just grab some clip-in extensions! These bad boys will allow you to indulge in your mermaid hair fantasies, without growing impatient while you wait. In the mood for short hair again? Just take them out!

Fake Bangs
Have you always wondered what you’d look like with bangs, but the risk of disliking them is WAY too high (think clipping them back for months!)? Well, wonder no more! Tie all of your hair up high on your head and separate your pony into two equal sections. Grab the front piece and bring it forward, resting your ends on your forehead. Choose a desired bang length and then bobby pin your hair down securely. Use the remaining section to create a messy top-knot. Add L’Oréal True Grip Texturizing Powder to your bangs for a full and textured look! Voila! Risk-free bangs.

Are there any temporary hair tricks youd like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.