Even with the rise of “no makeup” makeup on the catwalk, runway hair has always been something that is meant more to be admired than copied. Case in point: The wet look that was everywhere over the past few seasons but that, sadly, usually makes most of us look like grease bombs IRL.
But last month at New York Fashion Week, we began to notice a glorious trend with every backstage visit: The hair tutorials were almost alarmingly short—but so sweet. Effortless and undone were definitely buzzwords, and “we wanted to show off the models’ natural texture” was something of a mantra. Low-key low-knots, tousled locks, and even a little bit of frizz have been the norm from NYFW to the European runways. Finally, the age of “don’t-care hair” is here.
And who knew there were so many ways to not care? Here, we outline seven styles alone that require minimal time and even less effort. Keep reading to find out just how much more awesome your morning routine is about to get.
Next time you pull your hair back into a ponytail or bun, let stray pieces fall where they may—in fact, give yourself a noogie after the fact.
Bobby pins are officially acceptable as one-and-done accessories.
The most popular updo of the season takes approximately 15 seconds to throw together, so embrace it while you can. Bonus: It’s perfect for those days when you’re running late and your hair is still damp.
Even frizz is A-okay.
Why mess with a good thing?
We also saw this hybrid style, coined the “back knot” by stylist Giannandrea, at Creatures of the Wind and Marissa Webb—and all before we even hit day three of New York Fashion Week. And as pretty as it is in all its undone glory, it also takes less than a minute to toss together, much like its low-knot cousin: After securing your hair in a low ponytail, take a section and loop it back up, securing with another elastic. Wrap a tiny final section of hair around the elastic to cover it up for good measure.
Meet your new best friend, dry-texture spray: Fine-haired girls in particular will love it for that bit of tousled cool-girl volume it provides. Try BlowPro’s Textstyle ($10).
Are you as excited about don’t-care hair as we are? Which of these is your favorite style? Tell us in the comments below!