How to Get a Just-Got-Out-Of-Bed Look

Getting That Just Got Out Of Bed Look

I guess the question is WHY does someone want to look like they just rolled out of bed?
I guess the question is WHY does someone want to look like they just rolled out of bed? | Source
Yup, this look definitely says "I just got out of bed!"
Yup, this look definitely says "I just got out of bed!"

I Don't GET This Look!

I guess there are several meanings to a "Just-got-out-of-bed look," one of them being messy, mussed up hair and purposely trying to look like a "hot mess"... the other look is one that I have seen more of lately, that trend of wearing pajamas any time of the day or night look. The question is WHY? If anyone has a good answer, please leave it in the comments below!

I'd love to know if there really IS a good reason for this phenomenon, or is it simply like the wearing your jeans halfway down your butt so everyone see's your underwear (boxers or otherwise) trend. Is it simply a "fashion statement." If so, is that statement "I'm lazy?"

Seriously, though, you see the wearing of pajamas all over Las Vegas. I guess the nature of this city is that it is a twenty-four/seven city. You will see people in a McDonald's at 3:30 am, if it is a 24 hour McDonalds. Wal Mart is the same way, if it is a 24/7 Wal Mart. People here work all three shifts, due to all the hotels and service oriented businesses located here that are open all the time. I guess that's just how it is in any city that is also a traveler's vacation destination.

People are going to be awake all hours of the night and day partying, since this IS their chance to get away from it all and do things they would normally never do in their everyday life. It's a chance to cut loose and enjoy yourself. So, there is a need for workers to make the casinos and restaurants available to visitors and vacationer's at all hours.

Normally, casino workers and restaurant workers are dressed in their work outfits, though, not in pajamas. It is usually the customers who walk around in pajamas. You don't see this trend so much on the strip, but you do see it sometimes in the local businesses on the outskirts of town.

I've looked like this a few mornings at work... but then, I work at HOME with my cats as co-workers, and they don't care!!!
I've looked like this a few mornings at work... but then, I work at HOME with my cats as co-workers, and they don't care!!!
Kind of an interesting look... it looks like it is intentional.
Kind of an interesting look... it looks like it is intentional. | Source
Aww, when you're this CUTE, you can get away with a just got out of bed look ANY time!
Aww, when you're this CUTE, you can get away with a just got out of bed look ANY time! | Source
A "beach wave" look that I put into my own hair from time to time... I think this is the carefree look people mean when they talk about a just got out of bed look!
A "beach wave" look that I put into my own hair from time to time... I think this is the carefree look people mean when they talk about a just got out of bed look! | Source

I Do Kind Of "Get" Some Of The Hairstyles...

There are some hairstyles that give one a "Just got out of bed" look, and in a way I can see why they would be stylish and trendy. They are probably very simple to maintain. Just roll out of bed and you're out the door. But really, after looking into it, some people actually WORK to get their hair to look as if it is mussed up and they actually try to create a "just got out of bed" hairstyle.

Some just got out of bed hairstyles are kind of nice. I'm thinking of pretty Hollywood women like Jennifer Aniston, Meg Ryan (before all those surgeries! Yikes!!) and others when I say that. For the most part, though, a just got out of bed look is going to look like.. well... like you just got out of bed!

I know I've scared myself a few times looking in the mirror when I just wake up, not to mention the LOOK I sometimes get from my cats. You see, I sometimes wake up looking like...yep... like something the cat dragged in... and it ain't pretty!

I prefer to think the look people really want is more a a "beachy" wavy hair kind of look. Something that requires only minimum care. Just curl it, spray it and you are good for the day! I have actually been able to create a similar look by using a waving iron, one where you wind your hair around the barrel of the iron and there is NO clip to hold the hair. You hold it with your hand and you have to be VERY careful not to burn your fingers while doing that!

I actually love the beach wavy look. The "just got out of bed" look, not so much. At least if you are a "hard" sleeper like me and you have a tendency to GRIND you hair into the pillow and wake up with "knotty," unruly hair.

I've found that an actual waving iron works best for this look. My new favorite iron is a tiny little "travel" size waving iron made by Conair that I found at Target! The barrel on it is only 3 to 4 inches long, and it begins wider at the top and narrows near the end of it. This is really a fantastic iron to use for this look (actually, my hair is even wavier than in this picture when I use the little Conair travel iron!).

Once I've created these waves, I simply spray and go. Sometimes, the curls even last into the next day if I'm lucky! I call those days "two-fers!" I get up and virtually have to do NOTHING to my hair and it still looks nice from the day before. That doesn't happen too often, but I'm thankful when it does!

So, if the REAL "just got out of bed" look is what you're after, my advice is to just roll out of bed and go! Or something similar to that!

But if you are looking for more wavy, beachy looking hair, try one of these waving irons like the little Conair MiniPro 2 in 1 travel waving iron... I use the pink waving iron, but it also comes in a little red curling iron. You'll love the look you get from it! Happy Styling!!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

hahaha I am with you, why would you do such? Now, I have heard of "Bed Head" products for one's hair, to get that "tossled or just got out of bed look" which is so popular now here.

Voted up and funny and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Funny, but practical and meaningful. Thanks especially for sharing from your personal experience.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Funny hub, Kathy! When I see people in the stores or in the street in pyjamas, I think.... really? So it's not only in Las Vegas :-)

The hair.... that's another story. On time I had a student who came at school (grade 5) with a hijab.... and I never saw her before with a hijab. I had other students with hijab in my class; for me there is nothing wrong with it if it's your religion. But in that case, I was not happy at all. I asked her why? She told me that it was because of her religion. I told her that in that case, I was expecting her to wear it every single day until the end of the school year. She removed the hijab right away and she said she didn't had time to coumb her hair in the morning :-) So she had a bad hair day ;-)

Thanks for sharing this hub! I made me smile :-)))


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Thanks Kathy enjoyed this fun read and I've woke up with some fun hair styles to. Well done !


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks so much, Faith! I appreciate your terrific support and the votes and shares, too! :) Blessings to you, too, and thank you! :)


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

You're welcome, MsDora! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this one!


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Aww, Kidscrafts, that's really a cute story that I bet you'll remember for a long time! Aren't the things kids do sometimes just funny and cute? Thanks so much for reading and commenting, I appreciate that so much!


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

You're welcome, Kashmir56! I'm so glad you got a kick out of this one! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment, it's much appreciated! :)


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MizBejabbers 3 years ago

I’m old enough to remember curlers and sweatsuits at WalMart or Kroger, but I see the new trend is pajamas and bed head. I haven’t seen anyone in pajamas locally, but some of my friends have commented that they have. Sorry, but I still love my sweats.

I laughed at your recommendations for curling hair. I laughed because my hair is so naturally straight it won’t stay curled more than 10 minutes. One day a coworker patted the back of my hair and asked me if it was naturally “that straight” or did I use a flatiron on it. She had a hard time believing that it was natural. So no bed head or pajamas for me, I’ve got enough problems without creating them.


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

That's funny, MizBejabbers! My hair is a bit resistant to curling but it does keep some curl to it. :) What I always found funny is when people with curly hair desperately want for it to be straight, and those with straight hair are trying to make their hair curl!

I remember people with their hair in rollers, too. I never went out like that, but always found it funny when others did! Thanks for commenting!


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greatstuff 3 years ago from Malaysia

I thought this 'fashion statement' is only in East Asia - you will find a few going around in their pajamas. So it has spread to Las Vegas as well! Interesting.

Great article Kathy and funny as well.


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, greatstuff! I'm glad you saw the humor in this! :) I guess it happens everywhere, then! : )


Johnk643 2 years ago

I usually do not drop a comment, but I read a few eddgaggkkegb


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KathyH 2 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thank you for reading, Johnk643! :)

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