The French-Girl Lifehack For 5-Minute Ready-To-Go Hair

It’s Friday night. You’ve been at work all day, your hair’s a mess, and you’ve got half an hour before you’ve got to head back out into the world and pretend to be fabulous again.

Time to use your “Phone a (French) friend” card. French girls are known for their easy-breezy messy-in-just-the-right-way hair, but how exactly do they get that better-than-bedhead look? Estée Lauder’s Global Beauty Director and French style It-Girl Violette has a five-minute emergency hair routine that will give you effortless waves without using a hot iron. And she’s got a few tricks for perking up those finicky bangs as well, using a Milk_Shake leave in conditioner the hairspray, a Bumble and bumble thickening hairspray, and a NatureLab Tokyo perfect shine oil mist.

Voila! Hair goals achieved, time to slap on a blotted Chanel lipstick and toss those perfect curls, because everyone’s going to be looking at you tonight…