Hair Dare: 6 Days, 6 Styles

Ever tried throwing together a unique and chic hairstyle in the 10 minutes between shutting off the alarm and heading out the door? Well, this woman did -- six times in a row. You won't believe how she pulled it off

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Day 4: Three minutes to chic

I’m so psyched with this look, because once I get out of the shower and finish blow-drying my hair, the actual style only takes about three minutes to create. If I’m ever in a time crunch, I know I’ll be trying this look again. And again. And again.

1. For this look to work, I need plenty of volume at my crown, says O’Neil. So I start by backcombing the top of my hair with a teasing comb. Then I (very gently) use a boar bristle brush to smooth over the top layer of my hair.

2. I comb my hair into a half updo with my fingers and hold it in my hand. Then I twist my hair to the right until it feels nice and tight. I push it up slightly to create volume, and secure it in place by criss-crossing two bobby pins at the base.

3. I brush my bangs to the side for a romantic touch, and mist the finished look with a flexible-hold hairspray.