Diana Dima
Updated on April 23, 2021

Everyone can agree that time is precious when getting ready to leave for work or school in the morning. Opt for easy hairstyles to save time and benefit from a put together look. We get it— women of today are badass, self-sufficient hardworking boss ladies! And they need their beauty sleep, which means time is of the essence when it comes to hair styling. Here are 20 impressive yet speedy hairstyles that can inspire you to make the most out of your limited time!

Simple Hairstyles to the Rescue

It’s a real shame if you’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into perfecting your makeup only to run out of time to spend on your hair. Some of these quick ‘dos take a minute or two longer than throwing your hair into the dreaded messy topknot we regretfully resort to.

1. Half Up Crown Braid

A crown braid looks put together, but it’s easy to do! Gather two loose braids and wrap the remaining ends of your hair around where they meet and voila! Bohemian babe.

2. Loose Messy Bun with Headwrap

Headwraps are a must have hair accessory— they can make quick hairstyles look more fashion forward. Throw your hair up into a loose topknot, add a vibrant scarf or bandana and you’re set!

3. Wide Braid and Bun

A wide braid that connects to a twisted bun is an easy style that looks romantic. An added bonus to this versatile hairdo—whatever your hair type, this style is a great way to achieve the look of thick hair.

Easy Twisted Bun With A Braid Updo

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4. Half Updo with Hair Clip

If you find you usually run out of time to do your hair, this is your new go-to work hairstyle. A half up pony with a chic and minimalistic hair clip is a fast way to style hair on a time crunch.

5. Half Top Knot

Another quick and easy hairstyle is a half up topknot! This style adds volume on the top of your head, and is a nice hairstyle for medium length hair.

Half Up Top Knot For Lob

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6. Twisted Ponytail

Your regular low ponytail with a flirty twist— literally! To keep the look casual, pull out some shorter strands of hair to frame your face.

Wavy Ponytail With Twists

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7. Classic Ballerina Bun

This chic low sock bun is an excellent choice for a professional lady! To look extra sleek, wear with straight hair, and minimize flyaways with hairspray or make them stick out on purpose.

Low Sock Bun Updo

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8. Double Twist with a Knot

There are so many cute hairstyles for long hair! What’s better than one twist in your updo? Two! This cool, easy hairstyle gives a laid-back, casual appearance. Perfect for a music festival or for any daytime activity.

9. Messy Crown Braid Updo

The crown braid looks ethereal and dreamy! Whether you’re going out on a picnic date or walking down the aisle, it’s a hairdo that will make you look like a goddess.

Messy Milkmaid Braid With A Bouffant

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10. Double Banded Ponytail

Looking to spice up your signature hairdos? It’s more interesting than a regular ponytail, and takes two minutes to do! If you want to go a step further, wrap a piece of your hair around the tie to hide the elastic.

Messy Ponytail For Long Fine Hair

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11. Loosely Braided Bun

A braided bun is an easy hairstyle for long hair. Braid your hair very loosely and twist it around itself at the nape of your neck. The key is to keep your hair neatly swept back, and your braid loose for a contrast and intrigue.

Casual Low Bun Updo

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12. Waterfall Braid

Show off blonde highlights in your hair with a waterfall braid! Formed with the same technique of a French braid, section your hair to the side, and pick up a new piece of hair each time you cross a strand over.

Half Up Braided Bob Hairstyle

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13. Tousled Ponytail

To create a tousled messy pony, tease the ponytail and hairspray for lasting power. Wrap a strand of your hair around the tie to hide the elastic. A bonus tip— for extra volume, stick a bobby pin horizontally at the root of your pony.

Wavy Ponytail With A Wrap

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14. Wavy Bob with Two Side Braids

A single braid that frames one side of your face is a cute, easy hairstyle that was popular in the ‘90s and ‘00s. For more flair, add a fishtail braid in there! A fishtail is done by sectioning hair into two and alternating smaller sub pieces by weaving them under each other. To make the braid look more undone, fan out its pieces with your fingers.

Choppy Bob Hairstyle With Braids

Instagram / @jbraidsandbows

15. Half Up Knot

Have only 2 minutes left before you need to run out the door? This half updo with a knot is the perfect choice. Gather the top half of your hair in the middle of your head and tie it loosely. This style gives an effortless mermaid feel when worn on long, wavy hair.

Knotted Half Updo For Long Hair

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16. Pull Through Braid

If you’ve never tried a pull through braid, it’s an excellent option for semi-casual or formal occasions. Tease and hairspray your hair at the crown of your head, and begin a low plait from one side of your hair. Using clear elastics, create a horizontal braid with a similar technique as a pull-through ponytail.

Updo With A Chunky Braid

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17. Rolled Updo

Don’t be intimidated by the complex look of a rolled updo— it’s actually a simple hairstyle! Use a headband to roll your hair over and tuck the ends.

18. Low Chignon

A darling low chignon can be worn for work, formal events or just for everyday elegance. It works with medium to long hair lengths. Loosely arrange hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

19. Chunky Pull Through Braid

Wondering how to style hair that’s pin straight? Is Jasmine your favorite Disney princess? A loosely banded pull-through ponytail braid is the hairstyle for you! This sassy look adds lots of fun and volume.

Pull Through Mohawk Braid

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20. Sleek Low Bun

A low bun is an easy hairstyle for work because it looks clean and it doesn’t take a lot of time. This is also a cute option for short hair. Smooth out hair at the top with gel or hairspray to keep the look sleek.

Small Bun For Natural Hair

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With such lovely quick hairstyles that appear as if they took much more skill and time to complete, there is an option out there for every girl on the go! Doing your hair will always make you look more put together, and it is the icing on the cake for your OOTD. Dress to impress and style your hair with no stress!

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