The secret to being the best-tressed person in the office? A weekly hair wardrobe

Samantha | 06 March 2018
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Trust us. This Korean-inspired trend is a total mane changer…


Let’s be frank. You wouldn’t dream of repeating an outfit two days in a row – so why does your ‘do not get the same treatment? Enter: the hair wardrobe. Comprised of seven looks and their corresponding styling products, our curated grooming guide will help you beat hair boredom every day of the week.

Intrigued? The concept is inspired by a new Korean hair trend where women are using specific products to address their exact hair needs throughout the week.

Stripped down to the absolute hair necessities of each look, ATH makes a case for rebooting your styling routine, one day at a time…


Workin’ 9 to 5: Meet your weekly hair wardrobe


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A ponytail with power. Credit:

Monday: The power ponytail

New week, new hair goals. Get your first day back in the office off to a strong start with a no-frills high ponytail. Keep the look current by accessorising with an embellished hair tie or (if you dare) a ’90s-inspired scrunchie.

VO5 Shine and Hold Hairspray

Whether you favour a more messy finish or want a sleek, high-shine surface, lock the look in place with the VO5 Shine & Hold Hairspray.

Weather and commute-proof, this long-lasting formula will make sure you aren’t distracted by frizz or flyaways. The finishing touch? A razor sharp centre-parting that means business.

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Tuesday: Braid parade

Day two hair calls for dry shampoo. Perk up your locks with a healthy mist of the VO5 Refresh Dry Shampoo, directed at the roots.

Not only will this formula leave your hair feeling refreshed, it will also give it a healthy amount of grip. Perfect for creating a Katniss Everdeen-worthy plait.

VO5 Refresh Dry Shampoo

If you’re looking for a softer finish, try a loose braid worn low at the nape of your neck. Alternatively, master the French, Dutch or fishtail variety to show off your pro plaiting skills.

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Wave goodbye to boring tresses. Credit:

Wednesday: Mid-week waves

Hump day blues? We feel you. Luckily, there’s a high-impact hairstyle you can create while you get some much needed mid-week shut-eye; sock curls.

Named after its unusual styling method, this wave-making technique will help you take advantage of your beauty sleep. Plus, save you some precious minutes in the morning.

TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse

Take your style to the next level by using the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on towel-dried hair. Not only will this product to give the look extra body and bounce, it will also stop your curls falling flat as the day wears on. Bonus.

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Channel those done/undone vibes. Credit:

Thursday: Half and half

Trust us, a half-up-half-down hairdo is the secret to looking like you’ve made an effort, even when you’re slowly running out of energy.

From a mini-beehive to a braided crown, scroll through our essential styling guide to pick your favourite take on the trend.

VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray

Whatever variation you choose, give the ‘down’ section of your tresses a tousled touch with the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray.

Spritz onto damp hair and scrunch to create messy, defined waves. Perfect for pairing with everything from an undone bun to a complicated braid.

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Friday night calls for a style with star power. Credit:

Friday: Updos with oomph

Work hard, play hard. If you’re planning a night on the tiles, your end-of-week updo needs to have some serious after-hours appeal.

If you’re short on time in the morning, don’t stress. We’ve compiled a comprehensive how-to guide of last-minute night out hairstyles you can master at your desk in minutes.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil

A pro tip? To keep all your hard work from unravelling as the night wears on, pack the clutch-sized TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil in your bag.

A small pump of this frizz-controlling product will help keep any flyaways in place and add a high-shine finish that will ensure all eyes are on you.

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Saturdays call for sleek hair. Credit:

Saturday: Straight and narrow

Consider straight, silky hair the equivalent of a Céline tote bag for your hair wardrobe. It’s stylish, understated and goes with practically everything. Regardless of what length, texture or type of tresses you have.

TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist

Straightener devotees take note; it’s absolutely essential to use a heat protectant before you start styling. Our go-to? The TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist Control. It protects hair from heat damage while leaving your locks with a soft and smooth finish.

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Who has the energy for anything else on a Sunday… Credit:

Sunday: Treat yo’ self with a top knot

Sundays call for two things: treatments and top knots. Give your locks some well-earned pampering with a product that promises a trifecta of beauty benefits: protecting, strengthening and nourishing.

TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask


The TRESemmé Biotin+ Repair 7 Intensive Mask is formulated with a Biotin & Pro-Bond Complex that works to restore broken bonds caused by hair damage.

Apply a generous amount to the mid-lengths and ends after you’ve shampooed and leave on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. The result? Healthy-looking locks you can twist up into an effortless bun.

Go on, you’ve earned it.