Wouldn’t it be great if we’d have all the time in the world to style our hair in the morning, or even better, to wake up with the perfect hairdo so we wouldn’t have to bother with it every day? Unfortunately, these scenarios are far removed from reality. For most of us, it’s difficult to even find the time to take care of daily basic tasks, let alone spend ages in a mirror trying to perfect our hairstyling skills.
However, this doesn’t mean you should just settle for lifeless boring hair and avoid the mirror simply because you have a busy schedule. You and your hair deserve better than that. But what do you do when you’re running late and your hairstyling skills are not stellar either? You learn to work with what you’ve got and make use of some clever tips that will help you look your best even when time seems to be against you.
So, here are six very simple ways to style your hair that won’t take you forever to get done and are also rookie-proof.
Ponytail with a twist
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Ponytails are definitely the easiest and fastest way to style your hair, but they’re also the most boring option and we already agreed that you shouldn’t settle for boring. That’s why we suggest you opt for a ponytail with a twist, which is a variation on the classic ponytail style. And when we say twist, we actually refer to an actual twist.
What you have to do is start with a low ponytail, but instead of tying it up you have to twist it a few times (depending on how long your hair is) and then fix it in place with a few pins. It won’t take you much longer than a normal ponytail, but the result will be a lot more interesting.
The messy bun has become the go-to hair style for a lot of women over the past few years, probably because it’s such an easy, stylish and practical hairdo, so you have more than enough reasons to try it as well. You’ll have to gather all your hair in a high ponytail and then twist it into a bun. Make sure the bun is neither too tight nor too loose and then secure it with a few bobby pins.
The best thing about messy buns is that they don’t have to be perfect. That’s why they’re called messy buns after all. So don’t worry if you have a few locks falling out of your bun. It will only add to the charm of the hair style.
Braids are also a classic hairstyle option, but they generally require more time than others. However, since there are countless ways to braid your hair, you can choose the simplest styles and go about your day.
You don’t have to create intricate braids to achieve a nice hairdo. If you have long hair and you like wearing it down, a simple braided headband can do the trick and it will look stunning on you. A fishtail plait is another very popular and interesting way to braid your hair that doesn’t require much time or effort. For a more natural look, you should create looser braids and pull at the sides. Just like with the messy buns, a slightly unruly finish will look a lot more interesting and chic.
Play with hair accessories
When you lack inspiration, you can always use hair accessories to bring a bit of oomph to your hair style, and there’s definitely a wide variety of hair accessories for you to choose from. Bobby pins can turn into your best friends, as you can use them to style your hair in a million ways. You can also experiment with barrettes, clips, headbands, French combs, scarves or head wraps to create countless easy-to-do hairstyles.
If you’re into DIY stuff, you can even make hair accessories yourself and add a bit of a personal touch to your look. For example, you can use cheap ribbon for hair bows to create a variety of hair accessories and tie your hair in different ways. If you let your imagination run free, the possibilities are countless.
Overnight beach waves
Who doesn’t love some effortless natural-looking beach waves? Whether you have long or medium-length hair, beach waves are a hairstyle that can complement everyone. However, creating the perfect beach waves is not so easy breezy. In fact, for such an uncomplicated hairdo, beach waves can be incredibly difficult to master.
But don’t give up just yet. There’s a way to make things easier and forget all about your struggles with the flat iron and the wasted time spent in front of the mirror. Before you go to bed, pull up your hair in a high ponytail, braid it and keep it like that overnight. Then, in the morning when you wake up all you’ll need to do is unbraid it, run your fingers through it and use some sea salt spray to keep them in place. And voila, you’ve learned how to rock the look!
The side-swept look
How about trying the very feminine and romantic side-swept look? If you’ve ever tried this hair style, you know that it takes more than sweeping your hair to one side. Your hair won’t just magically stay like that all day long, and you probably don’t want to use a ton of hair product to keep it in place either. But what you can do is pull your underneath hair into a small side ponytail and then pull the rest of your hair over it, and that’s it, you’re good to go.
As you can see, you don’t have to be a talented hairstylist to make your hair look great in just a few minutes. With a little imagination and a few tricks, you can create beautiful hairdos in no time.