6 Easy Hairstyles To Try When Running Late

10:05Alice Grace

easy hairstyles to try when running late

What is your go-to hairstyle when you’re in a rush?  Do you leave your hair as it is or throw it up depending on the length of your hair or time available? Not having an extra few minutes to give our hair a bit of attention can really affect our confidence throughout the day and, of course, the health of our locks if we neglect it. So, in this post, I thought I’d share some convenient hairstyles for work and busy days that are quick, easy and stay looking great until bedtime. Simple but gorgeous hair styling in limited time is definitely possible. Here are six hairstyle ideas which look great, keep your hair healthy and, most importantly, take minimal time to achieve.

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High Hair Bouffant

Most of the time, I prefer to wear my hair down, but I find my hair looks a little boring if I leave it au natural when I don’t have time to properly style it with waves or curls. By simply adding a high bouffant at the crown of the head, a more glamorous, put-together look is instantly achieved. Quickly teasing the hair underneath, smoothing over the top, setting it with hairspray and securing it with some bobby pins makes the world of difference to a pretty plain hairstyle.

Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle

A half-up half-down hairstyle is really quick to do if you’re running late, as you only have to worry about styling half of your hair rather than the whole lot. Keeping the bottom half of your hair down, you can do whatever you fancy with top section, whether that’s pulling it into a ponytail, bun or braid. This is the perfect style to wear a statement hair accessory with, such as a pretty hair clip.

French Braid

Okay, so a plait or braid may seem a little more time-consuming than most styles, but they are a so quick to do and can look seriously impressive once you get the hang of them. To make a standard plait a little fancier, you can simply tweak it into a French braid by starting at the hairline and pulling sections of hair into the braid as you go. To save even more time and get a few more minutes of sleep, you could even plan and ahead and braid your hair in the evening, before simply neatening it up in the morning to get rid of any wispy bits.

Messy High Bun

Now for my personal favourite. When there’s a serious time crunch and your hair is a bit out of control, a messy bun is an ideal option. A messy bun is super quick to achieve and keeps your hair manageable all day long. If you love the look of a messy bun but your hair is quite fine, like mine, I recommend back-combing it a little to get more volume. I also love adding some texturizing spray to the hair to give it a bit more grit and grip. The best thing about it? It doesn’t need to look totally smooth and perfect once finished. In fact, the less time you take to whack it up, the better the finish!

Side-Swept Hair

Changing your hair parting will transform your usual go-to look in no time. If you’ve got a center parting already, try switching it up into a side sweep with a deep side parting. If the hair doesn’t want to stay in place, which it probably won’t at first, you can spritz it with hairspray and try to hide some bobby pins around the front and back to prevent it from falling back into your old parting. Whichever side you choose for the parting, you’re still free to do whatever you like at the back of the hair.

Pin Straight Hair (without heat damage)

Hair straightening leaves locks looking super glossy, perfected and sleek, however it’s so time-consuming and can cause serious heat damage. By using the right tool, you can avoid these issues and still get poker straight hair at the same time. The Eco Masters Hair Straightener Brush is the answer, as it’s so simple to use and allows you to tame frizzy, out-of-control hair within minutes. Used on dry hair, it detangles and straightens the hair simultaneously as you glide the brush from root to tip. You don't have to spend hours sectioning your hair or combing it through before straightening, so it's the ideal tool when you're stuck for time.

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How do you style your hair when in a rush?


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  1. The messy hair bun is my spirit animal - always running late!!

    Rachael xox

  2. My go-to hair style when I don't have time (actually when my hair is either frizzy or greasier than I'd like it to be) is half-up-half-down. I got so used to that. And also, I have this straightening brush (not this one to be exact, but similar) and I absolutely love it. It works great even on my thick curly hair :)

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