Fast forward a year to scarce salon appointments and Zoom-filled work days and suddenly, adding a statement-making accessory or two has become the the quickest way to show the other talking heads on our screens that yes, we did get ready for work, thank you very much (even if we are taking meetings from the couch and with joggers on).
Ahead, find seven ways to to class up limp locks, overgrown roots, and slept-on styles in seconds flat, thanks to Zoom-worthy hair accessories and tips from hairstylist Kelly Peach, who has worked with the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.
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The last time headbands saw this much action, "Gossip Girl's" Blair Waldorf was traipsing around the Upper East Side. To keep your style from looking too Y2K, grab a knotted headband like this one and style it like Peach would: Part hair in the center, then place the headband on the head, leaving one-inch, face-framing sections of hair free. Use a curling or flat iron to add soft waves to the front sections not pulled back by the band, curling away from the face.
Sure, silk scrunchies go a long way to stave off breakage and wonky hair indentions, but they also help seal the deal on a camera-ready hairstyle, too. We love the the floppy bunny ear accent on this version, which Peach says can be styled to stand out on video calls in seconds: "Pull half of your hair up into a high half-up ponytail, then pull the ends over your shoulders for the perfect Zoom-ready hair," she says.