Fccf500c0df40d31c43a back to school style

Say goodbye to relaxing mornings where you can enjoy your breakfast and leisurely get ready. School is almost in session, which means you’re bound to be on a time crunch as you get dressed in the morning. Luckily, we’re here to help! Read on to discover three easy styles that are both on-trend and fast, along with must-have product picks to help your locks make the grade in and out of the classroom.

The Low Pony

One of the major hair trends spotted on the Jason Wu, Loewe and Delpozo runways, this style is both simple and chic. Starting on smooth, semi-straight hair, use a boar bristle brush to pull your strands into a low pony, then use a hair tie to secure your hair. Use Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher Molding Paste to smooth down any flyaways or frizz, then use Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray to keep hair in place. Throw on some funky earrings or add a cool barrette to your pony to finish off the look.

Try: Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher Molding Paste and Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray

The Big Bang

Whether they’re super blunt and textured or soft and swoopy, fringe instantly changes up your look. And finally, curly- and wavy-haired girls can get in on the action. Curly bangs were a huge trend at the Topshop show and are super easy to recreate. To achieve the style, apply Matrix Style Link Air Dry Twisted Boho to damp strands, including your bangs, then gently scrunch or twist your hair to activate your natural curl pattern. Air-dry or use a diffuser to dry hair, then finish off with Matrix Pulse Mix-In Shine Brilliant Serum.

Barely-There Waves

This season it’s all about the relaxed wave. So what sets this look apart from the rest? Unlike the beach waves of seasons past, this look has just a hint of texture. To achieve the style, apply Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray to damp stands, then use a blow-dryer to rough dry hair. Once hair is completely dry, wrap 1 1/2-inch sections around a curling wand once or twice depending on your hair length. The key is to create more of a bend than a full wave. Repeat throughout your entire head, then work a little Matrix Style Link Mineral Grip Definer Texture Cream through your ends for definition.

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