Back-to-School Beauty: Hair and Makeup Ideas to Do in Under 5 Minutes

Getting ready for class or work when you're running late is sorta stressful, but that doesn't mean your apparence should suffer. (People can tell if you just rolled out of bed, if you look like you just rolled out of bed.) So, to help you when you're on-the-go, we enlisted a few of our industry expert friends to assist with tips for achieving a great hair or makeup look in under five minutes. Listen up, chicas:

1. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

"If you're into pastel-hued hair like Demi, consider Hairdreams Quikkies tape-in extensions, which last 8-10 weeks and keep your color vibrant and fresh the whole time, say Red Door Spa’s national training directors Woody and Amy Michleb. "Then, to make styling your candy-colored locks a cinch when you're running late in the morning, tie damp hair in a top knot over night with Kérastase Forme Fatale setting lotion and you'll wake up to a perfect 'do the next day."

2. Hayley Orrantia

Hayley Orrantia

Since fall will be all about teal and sapphire eyeliner, Lancôme’s national makeup artist, Alex Sanchez reccomends lining your lower lash line with Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Blue Oasis' and then smudging it with Color Design Eyeshadow in 'All Made Up' for a look similar to Hayley's. 

3. Amber Montana

Amber Montana

"With braids being such a huge trend this year, the side braid has become a go-to style for cool, casual hair because it's feminine, yet effortless," says Costa Rican hairstylist and Butterfly Studio owner, Kattia Solano. "If you're starting with dry hair, it's best to spray it down with a little water first. Then, apply a styling cream with a some grip from roots-to-ends for control and hold. With your fingers (or a big brush ), brush all hair to one side and create a three-strand braid, securing with an invisible hair tie at the end. Finish with your favorite hairspray for extra shine and rub the braid with both hands to create a slightly messy texture for a more undone-chic braided effect."

4. Becky G

Becky G

"To get Beck G's flawless glow, you'll want to highlight your cheeks and finish with a pop of color on your lips," says celebrity makeup artist Neil Scibelli. Start by using FLOWER Beauty's 'Glisten Up' Highlighter Chubby right above your cheekbones (and even a little on your eye lids), then apply a rose-colored lipstick like Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color in 'Tender-Tuberose'.

5. Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

"Getting this back-to-school look is quick and easy when you have the right products," says curly stylist to the stars, Curlisto Protein Boost Leave-In Conditioner throughout locks to soften the hair, then let it air dry completely. Using a pedal brush and a blow dryer, smooth your hair to take out frizz and work ​a dime-sized portion of Curlisto Finishing Pomade all over to tame fly-aways. Gather hair into a high pony and you are done! For some top lift, tease the hair slightly at the roots." 

6. Seychelle Gabriel

Seychelle Gabriel

For Seychelle's laid-back look, beauty expert Josie Maran recommends Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in 'Berry Bliss' with Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in 'Boundless Berry' on top to add shine. Not only is this lip casual enough for class, but you can literally apply it as you're running out the door.

7. Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota

To achieve Bethany's beachy 'do, celebrity stylist Mario Anton says: “While the hair is still damp, warm three-to-four pumps of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment with African Macadamia Oil in your hands and apply to the hair from mid-length to the ends. This dry oil is specifically designed to hydrate curly or wavy hair without making it look or feel greasy.” 

8. Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

A quick tip for Gina's slightly smoky eye is to skip the applicators and use your fingers, says Victoria's Secret beauty expert. "The color will be more intense this way and you won’t have to apply several layers with a brush to get the desired color. Press and swipe your index finger in the light purple shade of Beauty Rush Eye Shadow Duo in 'Pretty Bold' and apply over lids. Apply a few coats of mascara to finish eyes. For lips, use a fingertip to exfoliate, wipe off with a paper towel and apply your Beauty Rush Lip Gloss on your way out the door.”

9. Bianca Santos

Bianca Santos 

The #1 rule of painting the perfect face is simple: start with grest skin. Dermatologist Diane Berson reccomends using Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion System to gently exfoliate and remove dull, rough outer layers to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion à la Bianca Santos'.


10. Edy Ganem

Edy Ganem

"Using a pencil around the eyes is a great way to provide instant definition to any shape in seconds," says Zoe Peplow, Illamasqua Brand Ambassador. "Opt for more natural tones to open up eyes and deeper shades to add intensity. Then, apply a warm-toned, nude lipstick such as Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick in 'Starkers' to complement tanned skin and eliminate the need for lip liner. To enhance natural plumpness to the lip, add a dab of gloss in the center for the perfect finish."

11. Jasmine Villegas

It's no secret that the trick to making a blowout last longer is how you take care of your hair while you sleep. To keep your mane looking as great as Jasmine V's, follow these tips from Jasmine Anna Galazka, Celebrity stylist at Oscar Blandi Salon:

  1. When you go to sleep, put your hair in a knot on the top of your head. Never use a scrunchy or an elastic; always use a butterfly clip instead. This avoids any creases that elastics can cause overnight.
  2. In the morning when you wake up, use a texturizing spray on your roots to add extra volume and make your hair look fresh. I’m obsessed with Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray.
  3. Blowdry your bangs in the front with a medium-sized round brush. Smooth out your bangs and baby hairs along the hair line. Always give your bangs some fresh blow-dry attention. This is such a quick and easy tip to give the elusion that you just had a fresh blowout! I love Y.S. Park brushes, they’re my fave!
  4. Smooth your tresses with a glossing cream/serum like Shu Uemura’s Nourishing Protective Oil to finish and smooth out your look.
  5. Reverse and repeat for the days following your blowout. I always say a good blowout can last you 2-3 days as long as you maintain it properly.