Overnight Hairstyles: 10 Styles to Create While You Sleep

Alyssa François | 08 February 2018

Style your hair while you catch up on sleep.

We all have the same amount of hours in a day, but somehow, many of us can’t quite find enough time to spend on our hair. This is when handy overnight hairstyles come in. Every girl should know about a few hairstyles she can whip up the night before and wake up to the perfect style.

Need a hand? We’ve got you covered with these simple and stylish overnight hairstyles below.

Overnight Hairstyles: 10 Looks for Any Hair Type

overnight hairstyles: bed waves
Wake up with the perfect wave.

1. Bed Head Waves

This hairstyle is one of our go-to ideas when we just don’t have the energy to flat iron our tresses. This wavy hairstyle can be done in your sleep.

overnight hairstyles: braid out
Perfect style for naturally curly hair.

2. Braid Out

This is one of the easiest overnight hairstyles for naturally curly hair. Create cornrows on your hair at night and loosen them in the morning to re-create this look.

overnight hairstyles: curly pixie
Textured curls. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Undone Curly Pixie

There’s something about the lived-in look of curls that makes your texture stand out. Define your curls at night with a gel like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel and hit the sheets. Wake up to textured and undone curls in the morning.

overnight hairstyles: messy bowl cut
Turn your bowl cut into this interesting look.

4. Messy Bowl Cut

The bowl cut is back and believe it or not, there are plenty ways to make the look new every single day. We love this overnight messy look which you can actually just do in the morning. Spray your hair with a dry shampoo like Dove Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo to absorb any excess oil and rough up your strands when styling to create this edgy finish.

overnight hairstyles: messy pixie
Pixie gone wild — in a good way of course!

5. Messy Pixie

Whoever says you have perfect bed hair knows a thing or two about overnight hairstyles? Create this look while you toss and turn and count sheep. In the morning, it’s time for the finishing touches use a gel to sculpt your hair in the direction you want it to fall.

overnight hairstyles: ringlet waves
A wash and go that happens overnight. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Ringlet Waves

After washing your hair at night, create coils on sections of hair. In the morning, pull them apart to reveal short ringlet waves.

overnight hairstyles sleek bun
Wake up to sleek hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Sleek Bun

You have permission to go to bed with wet hair as long as you’re aiming to achieve this look. To be on the safe side, let’s stick with damp hair. Smooth your hair back into a low bun and cover with a silk scarf overnight to keep your hair sleek and in place.

overnight hairstyles sleek top knot

8. Sleek Top Knot

This is a hairstyle you can wear throughout the week as long as you have an effective maintenence routine for sleeping. Gather your hair up into a high bun and use a serum like S Factor by TIGI Silky Smooth Serum to tame flyways. Sleep on a silk pillowcase at night to help preserve your style.

overnight hairstyles: spiral curls
Pillow soft overnight curls.

9. Spiral Curls

This look may be a tad uncomfy for some but some say beauty is worth the pain. Set your hair with small perm rods overnight to recreate this look at home.

overnight hairstyles: twist out
The perfect curly style.

10. The Twist Out

Twist your hair into two strand twists with a gel or styling cream for hold. In the morning release and fluff!

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