Get Luxe Hair and Makeup Looks for Less
We dared ourselves to recreate celebrity hairstyles and makeup looks that normally cost hundreds of dollars using only drugstore beauty products. Did we succeed?
Approximate primping time: 2 minutes (not counting the air dry time obviously)
What she used:
John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo and Conditioner, $6.49
Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Wave-Defining Mousse, $7
Garnier Fructis Flexible Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $7
Her thoughts: After shampooing, I let my hair air dry. Then, right before I styled, I applied the mousse and loved it. I'm going to use this mousse on days that I just want to wear my hair down and wavy too. It worked really well ... and I actually applied a lot of it and it wasn't very crunchy (I always hate that). After the mousse dried, I pulled my hair into a high ponytail, pulled out a few tendrils in front and then twisted the pony into a bun and secured it with an elastic. It was really easy -- took about 2 minutes. And because I had all that mousse in, I didn't have to use bobby pins to secure my hair in back. For extra hold (just in case), I sprayed some Garnier Fructis Flexible Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray on the back area.
Overall, the hair was easy and I plan to wear it in a high bun often this summer, but I'll probably pull it all back. The tendrils in front made me feel like I was going to prom in the '90s or like I should have been wearing a velvet choker.
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