How to Get a Just-Got-Out-Of-Bed Look
Getting That Just Got Out Of Bed Look
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 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!!