A laissez-faire holiday beauty strategy

If you’re reading this, we imagine you’re already at your tranquil holiday destination, mulled wine in hand—or, most likely, on a mad last-minute shopping dash while frantically distracting yourself with this post. In which case, consider Jessica Alba a procrastinator’s holiday spirit guide.

The actress was snapped running errands in Los Angeles yesterday with a slept-in blowout that could make anyone rethink a laissez-faire holiday beauty strategy. Got an hour to hightail it to the next blowout bar? Here’s to a candid holiday snap you’ll want to frame.A lucky air-dry may be one thing, but a salon job might just be the pay-it-forward strategy that can get you through the next few days with ease, requiring little more effort than a quick swipe of red lipstick on your way out the door.