3 Haircuts That Will Take You from Minivan to Milan

posted: 10/03/16
by: Katie Morton
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You're constantly on the go--from school drop off and pick up to sports practice and PTA meetings. It's hard enough to find the time to style your clothes, let alone your hair. Luckily, with the right haircut and a small amount of product you can be tr?s chic in no time!

Here are 3 stylish cuts that will have you going from minivan to Milan in a matter of minutes.

The "Pixie" Cut

It's a simple, yet flattering cut that requires minimal effort. Remember how Mia Farrow looked effortlessly beautiful in her haunting breakout role in Rosemary's Baby? Here's a secret--she actually cut her hair herself before she landed the role. You can mimic her style without the horror accompanying it.

If you want to keep the pixie cut simple, soft, and feminine, use a round brush to blow dry your bangs to the side. Look no further than Robin Wright Penn for inspiration on how to rock this easy look.

For those who are a little more adventurous, style your cut with a deep side part (? la Lily Collins from the Oscars last year). When you get out of the shower, just add some gel before blow drying to keep everything in place. We promise it's worth the five extra minutes!

The "Bob" Cut

Bring out your inner 1920's flapper with a bob cut. From Louise Brooks to Mary Tyler Moore, the bob is one cut that has consistently stayed in style over the decades. There's a million ways to style your bob--keep it straight, wavy, with bangs or slicked back. The bob also is a good option for different hair lengths (Yes, you can have a long bob!).

Wavy bobs are all the rage right now. Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow and January Jones have all been sporting this popular coif. For those of you with natural waves, spritz your locks with some sea salt spray and scrunch. Those with straight hair can use a flatiron and hairspray to achieve the look.

You can also take your bob in the other direction--keeping it stick straight. Use a flatiron for sleek locks. For fun, try slicking her hair back. Leighton Meester has been rocking this look, and it is oh-so-chic.

The Long, Layered Cut

This cut looks great on everyone, and the layers add volume to your hair. Whether you opt to feather your layers or keep it straight, this cut provides a lot of versatility. Not to mention this cut works well for all types of hair--from curly to straight.

After washing, run a dollop of mousse through your hair and blow dry out your locks straight using a round brush. You can run a straightening iron through it afterwards to give it the same sleekness as Jennifer Aniston. If you have curly or wavy hair, skip the flatiron altogether and just add in gel and scrunch (blow drying is optional)--part it in the middle to get Kyra Sedwick's look.

For added glam, get your layers feathered. Then, after washing, blow dry your layers with a large round brush away from your face to get a 70's Farrah Fawcett style.

Looking good doesn't need to take all morning. And honestly, who really wants to spend hours getting ready? By getting the right cut, you can decrease your time getting ready in the morning and still look good all day!