How To Get Gorgeous Hair In The Morning

Let's face it: No one's a morning person. And, anyone who says that with a straight face is probably lying. Seriously, why would you willingly leave the comfort of a toasty bed and put on real pants? We certainly don't if we can help it, which definitely explains our "purposeful" bedhead.
So, since we begrudgingly could use a little help (and Cinderella's birds aren't flying to the rescue), we called in Hair Room Service founder and CEO Michael Dueñas for tips to speed up our morning routine. From a way-cool trick to sleeken hair sans straightener to moving to the beat of music on the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 + Gear™ — a wrist-ready wearable device that works in tandem with its phone counterpart to simplify our tech-obsessed lives — these next-level tricks will get you out the door in no time. Now you've got time to pick up coffee on the way to work — don't forget ours! Advertisement


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"If you're looking for perfect waves, like these, put hot rollers in your hair while doing your makeup. That way, your hair will be done when your makeup is finished!"
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"Alternatively, when you're taking a hot shower, put Velcro rollers in your hair and cover with a shower cap so your strands don't get wet. When you get out, the heat will have helped your hair form to the rollers and made it wavy."
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Trust — the end results are less hair-raising.
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"If you're looking for more volume in the morning, sleep with your hair in a smooth topknot. So, when you let it down, you will have tremendous volume and bounce."
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Dueñas uses bobby pins to secure the topknot in place, as opposed to an elastic, so there's no stress on the hair.
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The topknot of our dreams — say hello to volume!
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"Not into leaving your hair down? Just master the art of braiding. A simple braid can take the need away from blowdrying or taking the time to heat-style your hair in the mornings."
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"No one can live without music; it's a vital part of life. I love the fact that you can easily choose whatever you want to hear on the Galaxy Gear™ that has been synced with the Note® 3. Big day? Need good hair? Good tunes will get it all jump-started for you and get you movin'."
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A perfectly plaited 'do that was done to the tune of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars." Well, that was easy.
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"If you're looking to straighten your hair, instead of flat-ironing it, wrap it smoothly and tightly around your head at night."
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"Then, wear a wig cap — no, really! In the morning, your hair will be straight and smooth, especially when combined with a smoothing crème." Dueñas also suggests wrapping your hair with a silk scarf overnight to achieve the same straight strands.
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"If you must use a flat iron, use a high-quality one. It will take less time when you only have to pass through each section of your hair once as opposed to multiple passes."
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"No matter what kind of hairstyle you're looking for, checking the weather is key when determining what your hairstyle for the day is going to be. You wouldn’t want to straighten your hair if it was going to rain — too much time to only end up with it reverting back to its natural state. Getting ready in the morning with Galaxy Gear™ makes it easy, without wasting time. Simply check the weather and continue on your way. Rain? Put that hair up! Sunny? Straighten! The Galaxy Gear™ makes it easy."
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Voilà! Straight strands that won't frizz or curl before your morning coffee — all because you checked the forecast on your Galaxy Gear™. Right??
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