We’ve all sacrificed a few minutes of our morning routine for a bit of extra sleep, but that doesn’t mean you also have to sacrifice cute hair. Check out our favourite quick and easy hairstyles to keep up you sleeve for last minute locks.
1. Low Rolled Updo
This sleek style takes less than five minutes and no more styling skills than those of a simple low pony. Grab some styling products and a couple of pins for a chic day-to-night look that is both functional and super stylish.
2. The Twist and Pin
A sweet look from Marie Claire that works great on hair of all colours and textures, the twist and pin is a self explanatory way to give your hair a little extra pizzaz when all you have is a minute and a few bobby pins. Invest in some cool accessories if you want to add a little something extra to this ultra easy style.
3. Messy Bun Updo
Similar to a low rolled updo, this tutorial from Chic Wish will add some ‘wow’ to your usual bun. Keep it low for a twist on the messy bun, and let some tendrils fall around your face for a pretty, casual look.
4. Half Up Side Braid
This sweet style from Lauren McBride uses a reverse French braid for an interesting twist on a simple yet oh-so-pretty ‘do. The half up side braid is perfect for those days when you want to wear your hair out but still have the feeling of an updo, and works just as well for beautiful bridesmaid hair as it does for a ‘snoozed through my alarm five times and now have ten minutes to get to the bus but still want to look hella cute’ look.
5. Elegant Half Up Hairstyle
This super elegant, totally gorgeous half up hairstyle from The Fashion Fraction takes less than five minutes on dry hair. Perfect for a first date, a family gathering, or just lazing around the house when you want to feel a little glam with little effort.
6. Dutch Braid Half Backs
An ultra pretty look that requires minimal effort – these romantic braided half backs can be pulled together as quickly as you can whip up a couple of Dutch braids.
7. Fuller, Longer Ponytail
Follow this super simple one minute hack for an instantly fuller, longer ponytail. Layering two smaller ponytails creates the illusion of long, full hair, without the need for pricey extensions. Try this tutorial for a pony that would make Ariana Grande proud.
8. The Cool-Girl Twist
A lovely update on that weird slicked back fringe thing we all used to do, the cool-girl twist tutorial from Marie Claire is a handy trick for keeping an overgrown fringe out of your eyes while still looking glam. Literally all you need to achieve this look is to give a triangle of hair at the front of your head a few twists before securing with a bobby pin. So simple, and it won’t look at all like you’ve just stepped right out of 2003.
9. Khaleesi Inspired Twist
Channel your favourite mother of dragons with this easy Khaleesi inspired twist. Pop a couple of quick twisted ponies in your hair for a cool style you can put together during the GOT opening sequence.
10. Braided Pony
This cool braided pony adds a fun twist to your regular old updo. Create a quick braid on one side of your hair and pull out each section for some interesting texture, then tie the end around your pony for an upgrade that looks like it took about thirty minutes instead of thirty seconds.