Whether you're heading to high school, moving into your college dorm, or prepping for the year's first parent-teacher meeting, the beginning of the
"None of us want to spend longer than we need to on our hair in the morning, especially when our schedule starts to pick up," says Symonds. "Little embellishments and unexpected touches can turn the easiest dos into something really special. Using the right tools, you'll have a covetable coif in no time."
Bobby pins are the perfect accessory because they can hide flaws or create flawless style. Get creative with these little lifesavers and turn them into a work of art. Paint bobby pins with two coats of nail polish and let dry. Then match to your outfit or lipstick. Pick a bold color that will stand out against your hair to make this style look intentional and add dimension. Brush hair out with the EcoTools Smoothing Detangler hair brush for a perfectly smooth finish and then pin away. Try creating a geometric shape to fasten pieces of hair together for a unique up-do, or pin hair to the side with a colorful cluster.
Try a new twist on an old classic with a rolled ponytail that can be worn several ways and is a great option for second or third-day hair. Start by wetting hair with a salt spray and rough dry for texture. Using the EcoTools Quick Volume Styler hair brush, blow out just the top section for volume and smoothness. Fasten a ponytail two inches below the neck then roll it up towards the back of the head and pass through the middle of the hair. Repeat two to three times and loosen the twist with your fingers to create an undone look. Or, try dividing hair into three separate sections, gathering the middle section into a low pony then loosely twisting back one of the side sections and securing on the opposite side of the ponytail. Repeat on the other side, crossing over the first section of hair that was twisted back. For even more volume, pull hair up at the crown of the head.
Amp up your everyday braid by using ribbon, lace, string, or a silk scarf to add colorful texture. To achieve this look, prep hair with a texturizing salt spray and rough dry with a blow dryer. Use the EcoTools Full Volume Styler hair brush to create volume around the face and smooth any unruly cowlicks. Attach your ribbon, or other material, to a small clear rubber band and wrap it around a small piece of hair at the base of your neck that will be under the braid. Braid hair in the desired direction grabbing the fabric along with the sections and then securing the end with another small rubber band.
For step-by-step instructions on how to create these looks, visit the EcoTools blog.
All EcoTools hair brushes are lightweight and designed with an aerodynamic EcoVent System to dry hair 20 percent faster for less heat damage and quicker prep time. All volumizing hair brushes use synthetic boar's hair bristles that evenly distribute hairs' natural moisturizers for a lustrous, sleek shine. Made with cruelty-free materials, including repurposed aluminum and renewable bamboo, you can look good and feel good about what you're using. EcoTools hair brushes retail for $11.
The five EcoTools hair brush styles include :
- Smoothing Detangler – The unique bristle design and cushioned paddle glides through hair for gentle detangling
- Full Volume Styler – Ideal for styling longer locks, the rounded brush design creates volume
- Styler + Smoother – A versatile half-round design provides the styling features of a round brush, while the cushion gently smoothes and detangles
- Sleek + Shine Finisher – Synthetic boar's hair bristles distribute hair's natural moisturizers, leaving hair with a sleek, lustrous shine
- Quick Volume Styler – Ideal for styling short to medium hair, the narrow round design creates gorgeous, speedy blow-outs
Source: EcoTools, ecotools.com