STYLE 911 Help! I need some last-minute hair, beauty and what-to-wear ideas NOW!

Still scrambling to lock down your new look? Not anymore. We’ve pulled together our BEST back-to-school tips to ensure you hit the halls lookin’ super-cute. Whether you need super-quick hairstyles or aren’t sure what to buy on your next mall trip, GL’s got ya covered. The A’s, though, are all y-o-u!

Way-Easy Hairstyles
Glam Ponies

Yes! Your everyday fave gets a li’l dress up this autumn. We’re sooo into stylish ponies. Pull one up high on your head, curl the ends and go for serious retro glamour. Check out more hair dos and don’ts.
A Decked-Out ’Do

By the time summer ends (sigh), your elastics are inevitably stretched out and last year’s accessories are feelin’ a li’l blah. Hit Target or Claire’s to buy some new, colorful hair ties and a couple cute headbands. You’ll appreciate them when you’re having an “OMG what will I do with this mop?” day. More quick steps for amazing first day hair. 
Magic Tricks
Our latest time-saver beauty obsession? The amazing and totally Organic Hair Changer from Giovanni, which, depending on your hair type, miraculously straightens out waves or defines curls. Go easily from one to the other by applying to towel-dried hair and blowdrying for straight tresses, or scrunching in to seal curls. Need more speedy tricks? We got ya covered.

Get Glowing Skin

Totally Tinted

If your skin just needs a flash of flawlessness (not full-on makeup coverage), it’s all about the tinted moisturizer. You’ll even out your skin tone and provide critical SPF. Spy the rest of our moisturizing tips.

Stop Shine
When the first day rolls around, the temps are often hotter-than-hot. Keep your skin shine-free with a mattifying moisturizer. It’ll zap excess oil. You wanna shine in the classroom—not on your forehead. Don’t miss our other first day beauty musts.

Must-Have Makeup

Petite Perfume
Teeny, tiny roller perfumes are our fave at the moment (which means you can nab a sweet smell for practically pennies). Stow this floral one in your locker and freshen up after gym class. Want more beauty finds to stash in your locker?

Perfect Mani
Vibrant violet nail polish was one of our most-beloved hues for summer. Truth is, this hue is versatile enough to sport in early autumn as well. Once the temps get really chilly, swap it out for a deeper, stormier shade. Get the rest of our pretty-in-purple tips.

Fab Fall Fashion

Lovely Lace

Yes! Lace puts a feminine feel on your everyday school threads. We’re soo digging the ladylike look this season. Find out how to add more romance to your closet.

Buckled Booties

Need new kicks, like, now? Seek out brilliantly oversized buckles on chunky shoes. Sorry, flip-flops. You’ve been given the boot!  Keep reading to get the latest deets on our fave new trends.

Awesome Accents

Lookin’ to add that certain something to your school outfit? Whether ya want tough-chic earrings or fab flats, we’ve spied teeny tiny pieces that’ll up the ante on your vibe. Hint: It’s all about unexpectedly versatile add-ons. Fun up your first-day outfit in a flash!


by Katie Abbondanza | 2/1/2016