Garnier Hair Care Fructis discover easy, elegant hairstyles for casual hair with flair Garnier Hair Care Fructis discover easy, elegant hairstyles for casual hair with flair

Casual hair with a flair

Effortless styles that look perfect for the office or an evening out are every girl's dream. You want sophistication by day and playfulness by night, but your classy look doesn't have to take a huge bite out of your day or your budget. Whether you're headed to a business meeting, evening cocktails or a day at the beach — or you just need a second-day hair that works — you'll discover these four styles will have you ready for anything.

Quick and Easy Chignon

The word chignon might make you picture the pomp of Queen Victoria or Princess Diana, but a simple chignon is not just a hairstyle fit for a queen. Start this gentle up-do by twisting one side of your hair toward your scalp and around the hairline at the base. Secure this twist with a bobby pin in the center at the back of your head, and repeat on the other side, securing both twists at the base with a hair band and removing the bobby pin. Separate the center of the ponytail just above the hair band, and tuck the ponytail around and pull it through. Take the remaining part of the ponytail, roll up toward the ponytail base, and use two bobby pins to pin the rolled hair just above the hair band. You've created classy look for day or evening in less than two minutes.

Second-Day Blow Out

Washing your hair every day takes time and depletes the hair of important conditioning oils. Create a great second-day look by refreshing your blowout: First, add a combination volumizer and dry shampoo like Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodified Dry Shampoo to your roots, and then work in sections to massage and distribute the product evenly. Blow dry out your hair, and style normally. Voilà!

Sleek Pony Tail

Do you want a simple fashion statement that never goes out of style? You can't go wrong with a sleek pony tail: it's the perfect answer to any style question, whether the moment is dressy or casual. Create extra drama by creating a deep side or center part, add some shine, and hold the look with a touch of Garnier Pure Clean Styling Gel. Wrapping a piece of the ponytail around the base creates instant polish. Just secure with a bobby pin under the base!

Beautiful Beach Braid

Braids are one of the most versatile hairstyles out there. They can be dressed up or down, worn tight or loose, and used to create interest when woven small throughout long tresses. One long braid is the perfect answer for the beach, and when taken out at the end of your day in the sun, a braid creates lovely soft waves for an evening by the bonfire.