Weekends are supposed to be the perfect time to relax around the house in your comfiest sweatpants and sleep in without feeling ashamed, but, unfortunately, not all of our weekends can be as carefree as we want them to. There are times when we have to look presentable and brave the outside world during our weekend retreats. And while getting our glam on can be fun, other times it’s a hassle that we really can’t be bothered with. Thankfully, there are a few lazy girl tips to look good on the weekends while still keeping it low-key.


  1. Dry Shampoo


Let’s all take a second to thank the hair gods for inventing dry shampoo. What was once a strange concept is now a staple in plenty of bathrooms around the world. Dry shampoo is the number one essential for lazy girls. Don’t have time to shower? Dry shampoo. Skipping a hair wash day? Dry shampoo. Need a hair boost? Dry shampoo. There are tons of great brands for dry shampoo, but our favorite is Aveda’s Dry Shampure. With a refreshing scent, this dry shampoo is perfect for any hair color. There’s little to no residue left behind and it sucks all the excess oil right up.


For all of the curly-haired girls out there who think dry shampoo won’t work on their untamable hair, think again. Rinseless Refresh is a great alternative that can revive your second-day hair into bouncy curls, waves, and coils. The no rinse formula is still great for getting in a quick fixer-upper if you need to be ready at a moment’s notice.


  1. Easy Updos


For any event, an updo is always a go-to option, but it’s the best option on sleepy weekends. Messy buns and low ponytails are back in style and we’re all for taking full advantage. Both of these hairstyles are casual enough to be no stress but can also give you the perfect, tousled look. To achieve these low maintenance updos, a trusty hair tie is a must. Spiral hair ties are great for this because they don’t leave any marks or pull your hair out. Another option is the classic scrunchie—the 90’s are back and we are here for it! Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but scrunchies are a close second.


  1. Minimalist Make-up


Weekends are the perfect time to brunch with your friends, but that doesn’t have to mean you need to give up your lazy weekend vibe. There are a few things you can do for makeup that are light enough to still look casual. For starters, a tinted moisturizer, like the Daily Light Guard from Aveda, can go a long way. It’s a great staple if you want to nourish your skin, clear away any imperfections, and protect it from harmful UV rays. A lip tint or quality lip balm can also leave you feeling fresh. Aveda’s Lip Saver can get the job done and leave behind a yummy taste and scent. Finally, to pull the look together, you can rely on Mosscara, a mascara that not only enhances your lashes, but also conditions them and encourages lash growth. Pro tip: go with brown mascara on the weekend for a softer look.


You may be wondering what to do with your hair for a weekend brunch date, but fear not, there’s a solution for that too. If you’re going for the lazy girl vibe, or are really just a lazy girl, you don’t want your hair to look too clean or styled. That’s where the Texture Tonic comes in. All you have to do is put your hair in a ponytail and spray in the texture tonic for a look that makes your bed head look chic instead of shabby.


No matter what you’re spending your weekend doing, these tips can keep you looking casual, cute, and carefree. A big thank you to Kate McAlister, our Level 3: Elite stylist at Eastside, for lending us some expert advice on how to master the lazy girl’s weekend. And if you ever want to switch up your lazy girl look, contact our trusted stylists at Ivy Salon to schedule a consultation or appointment today.