In the past one year, we have interacted with more people virtually than ever before, and this may continue to be the case for the better part of the year. During this time, we have learned several hacks to look presentable even if we woke up five minutes before the scheduled call. While there are tons of makeup tips to hide those dark circles and look wide awake, there aren’t enough hairstyling hacks out there.

If you are someone who spends most of their time on video calls attending one meeting after another, this article is for you. With these quick hairstyles for video calls, no one will ever know you woke up five minutes prior!

 

Braid your crown to cover oily roots

Braid your crown to cover oily roots

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Woke up with oily hair, and there’s no time to wash your hair? We have the perfect solution! If you have dry shampoo, it could save you like it always has in the past. But if you are out of dry shampoo or don’t have one, simply pick a section of hair from the crown area and Dutch braid it to cover oily roots. Easy-peasy!

 

Refresh curls with water + leave-in conditioner

Refresh curls with water + leave-in conditioner

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Those with curly hair may have a difficult time in the morning trying to keep their strands in place because we all know curly hair has a mind of its own. But we’ve got a hack for our curly-haired readers that will refresh your hair quickly. Add equal amounts of water and leave-in conditioner to a spray bottle; give it a good shake and spritz on your hair. Scrunch your hair to see manageable and refreshed curls!

 

Switch up your part

Switch up your part

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If you usually part your hair at the centre, the easiest way to switch up your hair game is by parting it on the side. It will add volume to your hair and make you look presentable for video calls.

 

Create a messy bun if your hair looks messy

Create a messy bun if your hair looks messy

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If you’ve gone days without brushing your hair and it looks like a mess now, don’t bother trying to remove tangles and knots right before the meeting; you can do that afterwards. Just use that messy hair to your advantage and create a messy bun. Gather your hair at the top of your head, twist and secure with bobby pins.

 

Add a cute headband

Add a cute headband

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When you are too lazy to do anything, just add in an accessory! Right from a barrette to a cute headband or a scarf, the options are endless. It is the perfect way to hide a bad hair day.

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