5 easy overnight hairstyles that give a whole new meaning to ‘beauty sleep’

Style while you sleep with these foolproof overnight hairstyles.  

The early bird may catch the worm, but we value our sleep too much, soz. So instead of losing precious snoozing time, we’ve been experimenting with a bunch of overnight hairstyles, which enable you to get the bulk of the work done the night before. Then, come morning, you only need to shake it out and head out the door, feeling well-rested and with a well-managed mane to boot.

Ready to win back your mornings? Discover 5 of our most used overnight hairstyles, today…

5 overnight hairstyles that’ll help you win back your mornings


woman with spiral twist out curls running her fingers through her hair
Use your fingers to shake out your curls and give you a more natural finish. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Spiral curls

Have naturally curly hair but struggle with definition and uneven sized coils? Flexi rods are ideal for creating ringlet-like, spiral curls overnight and don’t require any heat whatsoever.

Remember, the smaller the rod, the tighter the curl, so you can tailor your curls to your preference by playing around with different sizes.

Editor’s tip: Before you put your hair into the flexi rods add hydration by applying a leave-in conditioner to damp tresses.

The TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist is a great one, as it’s comes in an easy, lightweight spray-on formula so you don’t have to worry about it weighing down your curls.

brunette woman in a yellow dress with wavy hair
Waves that even Ariel would be jealous of. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Lazy waves

If your natural hair is poker straight and lacking body, wearing your hair in braids overnight will add some much-needed texture to your strands, with minimal effort required on your part.

Crimped hair has been making a comeback as of late, so for a kinkier look, divide your hair into smaller sections to create more defined kinks.

Editor’s tip: Before you begin braiding, we recommend spraying a sea salt spray, like the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray, through your lengths. This will add a beachy texture to your waves, as well as a light hold to keep your waves in all day.

brunette woman in a leaf print shirt with curly hair
The look of a curling wand without the damage. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Retro pin curls

Pin curls might sound old-fashioned, but there’s a reason so many old-school Hollywood sirens turned to them to create their glamorous curls.

On damp hair, start at the bottom of the hair and roll up towards the roots, creating a loop. Secure in place with a bobby pin, making sure to maintain the looped shape, as this is what will give you that bombshell result.

Tip: Covering your pin curls with a silk wrap or scarf while you sleep will help to reduce friction, making your curls less prone to frizz and giving them a glossier finish.

brunette woman with wavy sock curls
Finally, a use for all those odd socks! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. DIY blow-out

We all love a salon blowdry, but the chances of us waking up before work to do it ourselves are slim. This is why sock curls are one of our all-time favourite overnight hairstyles.

Forget the hairdryer and curling tongs, all you need to nail this look is a clean sock to achieve bouncy, voluminous hair with a natural-looking curl through the ends.

blonde woman in a floral dress with straightened hair
Straight hair without straighteners, who knew! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Naturally straight

Love how your hair looks straight but want to find a heat-free way to achieve it to limit damage? Give the wrap method a try. Starting with damp hair, create a centre part and work all of your hair over to one side in sections, using a brush or comb to smooth the strands.

As you wrap the hair around your head, use bobby pins to secure the hair flat against you head. Then wrap your hair in a silk scarf before you hit the sack and come morning, you’ll be left with straight and sleek strands.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil Front

Editor’s tip: Finish off this style by running a few drops of a serum or oil (the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Beautifying Oil is perfect for this) through your mid-lengths and ends. This will tame any stray flyaways for a salon-sleek finish and give you masses of shine.


Loving these useful overnight hairstyles? For more heat-free styling inspiration, check out our 7 days of heatless hairstyles ideas, with 7 creative celebrity-inspired styles for you to try.

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