Of course, there are a bunch of great products out there to help you achieve your desired look, but step one is actually so simple and requires no extra maintenance.
Ok, here's the magic step! When you're washing your hair, do NOT condition your roots. Yep, you heard right. Do not put any hair conditioner in your roots if your hair is on the finer side.
According to SheFinds and celebrity hair stylist Kitty Nadel, applying conditioner to your scalp can weigh down your hair and make it appear greasy.
"If your hair is fine or thin, the nutrients from conditioner will weigh the root down. Throw in a naturally oil scalp and your root won't have any volume. Your hair will almost look wet by mid day!"
Kitty Nadel, SheFinds
Nadel also says to make sure you shampoo your entire head and condition everything below the roots, and you are sure to have beautiful locks in no time.
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The Messy Bun
Parted straight down the middle with a little lift at the crown, Emma Watson's low bun is the definition of rocker chic. Just add a cool, black leather moto jacket to top the look off.
The Off-Duty Dancer
Holland Roden channels her inner ballerina with an intentionally unruly topknot. Simply spritz some volumizer through strands, then sweep hair back into an updo that sits atop your head.
The Wet Look
Just hopped out of the shower and have to run? Mask still-slick strands by running gel backwards through your hair, leaving the ends untouched. Kendall Jenner pairs hers with larger-than-life lashes.
The Piece-y Braid
For an updated take on the classic French braid, pull out random sections so that the braid becomes loose, like Lucy Hale's.
The Chunky Plait
Wish your hair looked half as thick as Shay Mitchell's? Feign volume with clip-in extensions, weaving them in with your natural hair while forming an easy braid.
The Sleek Pony
Skip a shampoo session and extend your wash an extra day by pulling back strands into a intentionally slick-looking ponytail. Selena Gomez wears hers with nude lips and bold brows.
A classic pony like Lucy Hale's is perfect for second-day hair. Just add curls!
Leave it to Jourdan Dunn to still be able to rock ombré-colored hair. The key? Her bold new haircut.
The Fresh Fishtail
A super-loose, frizz-free fishtail as seen on Ireland Baldwin is an easy look that goes just as well with a floor-length gown as it does with a pair of boyfriend jeans.
Finally! Joan Smalls embraces her naturally curly locks (and looks fabulous while doing so). To keep hair from frizzing, mist large sections with a curl revitalizer like DevaCurl Mist-er Right.
The Updated Pony
Elevate this hairstyle mainstay by braiding a few small sections of hair, then wrapping them around your pony and securing with a bobby pin, like Nina Dobrev did for the VMAs.
Wake up and go! Taylor Swift proves that you can still look pretty with barely-there styling—minimal effort required.
I Dream of Genie
Throwback to the '60s! Victoria Justice adds a braid to her super-shiny pony for a retro feel. (Fuchsia lip recommended!)
The Pretty Twist
Kiernan Shipka proves that a little volume can go a long way. Tease the underside of your roots, then twist back and secure with bobby pins for an easy, romantic style.
The Ballerina Bun
The secret to Sarah Hyland's super-voluminous topknot? Blasting hair with a blow-dryer after working dry shampoo into strands. Pair with oversize earrings for added elegance.
First Karlie Kloss did it, then Kylie Jenner—if you haven't considered making the chop, here's yet another reason why you should. Emma Stone's new neck-grazing locks add a little sophistication to her already polished look.