Watch: Celeb Hairstylist Laura Polko Shows Us Quick and Easy Looks for Long Hair

Updated 02/12/19

If you're like us and you're running late on a weekday morning after hitting snooze one too many times, then the phrase "quick and easy hairstyle" sounds kind of like an oxymoron. That's why it's so normal for us to throw our hair up in a messy bun—key word here is "messy"—before running out the door with our coffee in hand. We know. A messy bun isn't groundbreaking, but do we get any points for consistency?

Laura Polko is a celebrity hairstylist who is here to prove that quick and easy (and what's more: chic) hairstyles exist. She's styled the strands of people like Gigi Hadid, Emmy Rossum, Lea Michele, Chrissy Teigen, and January Jones. Now she's sharing that A-list hair expertise with us by walking through three separate hairstyles that are perfect for just about anything. All you'll need is five minutes and a bit of texture spray. Easy, right? So whether it's an effortless side braid, a voluminous ponytail, or a braided part—watch the video to find your new go-to look.

Down & Out Dirty Spray Mini 2 oz/ 75 mL
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Use this spray to add some texture and grip to clean hair. It's especially good for look one since it provides hold for a side braid. It also helps to keep the braid intertwined without the help of an elastic.

Beach Club Texture Spray 5 oz
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This spray adds volume and texture to all hair types, even straight and fine hair. Spritz it after you've parted your hair for look three, as it will embolden the texture and body of the braid that you create. As a plus, it doesn't have salt in it, so you don't have to worry about it drying out your hair and scalp.

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