This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

How to Survive a Crazy Plane Commute

October, 9, 2014

On one of my business trips to LA, I had only one meeting so I didn’t see the point in getting a hotel room. I figured I’d fly in, catch my meeting, and fly out the same day. I survived, but my appearance didn’t. This was an extremely important meeting with high-level producers and I wanted to look my best. So I spent extra time getting ready in the morning and even added some special shine serum to my hair.

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Well, all the shine serum in the world wasn’t going to help me. By the time I landed, the pressurized cabin had turned my once-sleek hair into a frizz ball, and my dress was a rumpled mess. There wasn’t enough time to remedy my disheveled look before hailing a cab.

The next time I only had one meeting in LA, I still couldn’t see the point in staying over, so I came up with tips to survive a crazy plane commute in style. If you’re in a similar situation, here they are.

How to Survive a Crazy Plane Commute

Bun It… If you’re planning on wearing your hair down to your meeting and your hair is long enough, throw it in a loose bun while you’re in the air. This is a proven frizz fighter. Upon landing, take the locks down and they won’t look like you’ve endured a tornado.

A Clothing Bag… on a flight is a clothing saver. After that awful experience, I’ve always worn sweats onboard, put my business outfit in a hanging clothing bag at the front of the plane, and changed in the airport.

Eye Cream… isn’t just designed to prevent wrinkles. It puts moisture in your skin. Cabin pressure is extremely drying, so I always pack some on the plane. Upon landing, I pat a little bit under my eyes to look fresh.

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