‘Please stop asking women about their weight’: Nicola Coughlan rightfully hits back at body shaming...

Jennifer McShane

‘At the age of 33, I left my career and decided it was time to...

Caitlin McBride

This Victorian Rathmines home with sleek extension is on the market for €3.1 million

Megan Burns

6 brilliant books to put on your reading lists for 2021

Jennifer McShane

Helen James shares her favourite no knead bread recipe


Repeat after me: There is nothing wrong with not wanting a promotion

Colette Sexton

Are Buckingham Palace trying to smear Meghan Markle?

Jennifer McShane

WATCH: This powerful ad is going viral for its realistic depiction of breastfeeding

Jennifer McShane

Our pick of new-in homeware to bring that spring feeling into your home

Megan Burns

Image / Beauty

Simple hair: Styles to turn to when you need a lift but are feeling lazy

by Aisling Keenan
01st Nov 2020

We know you are sitting at home with no one to admire your tresses, but trust us, taking five minutes to do your hair will lift your mood. 

Simple hair doesn’t have to mean bad hair. Sometimes the easiest styles to achieve end up looking the best, proving good hair doesn’t need to be complicated.

We’ve taken inspiration from Missoni, Prada, Fendi and more here to show you how to recreate some enduringly classic and really simple hair looks for days when you have no energy but need a lift. In spite of catwalk fashion looks having a reputation as being tricky to pull off for mere mortals, a lot of the time the beauty looks have to be super fast (hundreds of looks to complete backstage means simple hair, make-up and nails in some cases).

Simple hair: Half up, half down

simple hair

simple hair

I’ll admit, this one is my go-to when it comes to lazy-girl hair. First, I split my hair right down the middle. Then (without much care at all) I take sections from my split just to above my ear, pull them back and secure them with either clips or a small bobbin.

I finish with some hairspray and a cursory straighten with my ghd.

simple hair

ghd Platinum + Styler

€197.10 (on sale) from Peter Mark

Simple hair: The Bun

simple hair simple hair simple hair

Whether it’s right on the top of your head, mid-way down or low slung at your neck, there is probably nothing handier than a bun.

Pull back all your hair, smoothing it out to your scalp as you go. Secure a ponytail with an elastic (I love Invisibobbles for this) and then wrap the remaining hair around your elastic, securing any loose ends with kirby grips. Easy!

Simple hair: The Pony

simple hair

Taking inspiration from Prada, pulling your hair back into a low pontail – no matter the length – and smoothing it out shouldn’t take too long. Throw on an embellished or colourful hairband for added effect (and added ease).

simple hair

Prada Satin-Silk Hairband

€190 from net-a-porter.com

Read more: 5 Finishing Touches To Perfect Any Hairstyle

Read more: Low Buns: The Hairstyle We Love

Read more: Hair Happenings: The Professional Opinion

Photos from Jason Lloyd Evans

Also Read

Blowdry creams and serums that make drying your hair simple

Blowdry creams and serums that will make at-home haircare simple...

By Holly O'Neill

skincare ingredients
Breaking out? Meet the latest innovations in spot clearing

By Holly O'Neill

Trending hair accessories for when you really need to visit the hairdresser

When you can't get to the hairdresser, it's time for some hair dressing.

By Holly O'Neill

#ShopIrish Spotlight: Stories Parfums, the niche fragrance range exploring the power of perfume

Supporting Irish business is a passion of ours at IMAGE...

By Holly O'Neill

London Fashion Week
The London Fashion Week beauty trends you’ll actually want to wear

Lived-in, luxe hair, chic chignons, swooping liner and intricate nail art; these are the AW21 London Fashion Week beauty trends you'll actually want to wear.

By Holly O'Neill

Dyson Corrale
Why 2020 is definitely the year of self-gifting

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that while...

By Megan Burns

The greatest new mascaras for volume and lengthening

 New mascaras with high-powered formulas What is the make-up item...

By Holly O'Neill

dyeing hair at home
A celebrity guide to styling, cutting and dyeing your hair at home

Though not all of us can have Ryan Reynolds on-hand for the home hair dye job or Bruce Willis wielding an electric razor.

By Holly O'Neill