41 Easy Hairstyles You Can Do In Minutes

All Things Hair | 09 July 2019
Blonde woman with a long twisted ponytail

These easy hairstyles will ensure you never have a bad hair day again!

Don’t have time to style your hair? A quick and easy hairstyle is the perfect solution. You can create them in 10 minutes or under, making them a godsend for ladies who don’t have masses of time on their hands (aka all of us, right?). Whether you’ve woken up late or need a last-minute going out look you can pull together quickly, rest assured there’ll be no bad hair days here.

Quick Navigation

1-minute And Under Hairstyles

Zero time to spare? That doesn’t mean you have to put up with another bad hair day! Luckily for you, we’ve listed our favourite 1-minute and under hairstyles, below, to get your mane ready for any occasion.

Easy headband tuck

woman with bronde hair styled into headband tuck
Credit: Instagram.com/missysueblog

If you’ve got a stretchy headband lying around, you can easily create this elegant hairstyle by tightly rolling and tucking your hair into the band. Credit: @missysueblog

Sleek high ponytail

woman with natural blonde hair styled into a high ponytail
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Name a more iconic hairstyle. Whether you want to look sharp for work or make sure your hair stays off your face while you work out, this high ponytail can do it all.

Go-to messy bun

woman with dark brown messy bun with messy tendrils at the front
Credit: All Things Hair.

What’s not to love about a classic messy bun? It takes seconds to do, works for all hair types and gives off major model-off-duty vibes, too.

Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Quickly revive your tresses with Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo before sweeping into a bun.

Sweet side braid

woman with natural blonde hair styled into as side braid with scarf
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Turn a simple side braid into a work of art with the help of a hair scarf. Add a romantic touch to this look by leaving out a few wispy strands at the front.

Relaxed half up-half down bun

woman with long naturally curly hair styled into half up half down bun
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

When you can’t decide between wearing your hair up or down, you can get the best of both worlds with this celeb-approved half up, half down bun hairstyle.

Glam half ponytail

woman with long natural blonde hair styled into a half-up ponytail, with loose waves
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Girls night? Look the part with this hot half ponytail hairstyle that teams perfectly with tousled waves.

Voluminous bun for long hair

woman with long dark blonde hair styled into a messy low bun
Credit: Rupert Laycock

On days when you don’t want to wear your long hair down, try working it into this voluminous textured bun.

Simple braided ponytail

woman with ;pong dark brown braided ponytail
Credit: All Things Hair.

Upgrading your daily ponytail with a regular 3-strand braid, like this lovely one, will take your ponytail game up a few notches.

Messy side ponytail

woman with dark and long messy side ponytail
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Another way you can make your ponytail feel new again? Sweep it to the side, of course!

Pretty pineapple

woman with naturally curly hair styled into
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Say hello to your curly hair saviour: the pineapple. You can wear it plain or with some on-trend shell hair accessories.

Bedhead hair

woman with bedhead long and wavy ginger hair
Credit: Rupert Laycock

It doesn’t get easier than this hairstyle. Instead of working against your natural bedhead hair texture, embrace it and go.

5-minute And Under Hairstyles

In a hurry and need a hairstyle that’ll get you through the day? Whip up these stylish looks in under 5 minutes.

Fun frohawk

Woman with naturally curly hair in frohawk
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Embrace your naturally curly hair with this funky frohawk. This crowd favourite is one of the most popular natural hairstyles and can be dressed up with fun accessories.

TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Curl Cream

 

Editor’s tip: Make your curls pop with the TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Curl Cream.

Cute space buns

Blue woman with space buns
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Yes, the ‘90s are back and better than ever thanks to hairstyles like space buns. Fun, flirty and festival-ready – what more could you want?

Messy bun with braid

Blonde woman with hair in braided bun
Credit: Instagram.com/missysueblog

The best thing about creating a messy bun with a braid is that there is no wrong way to do it. Emulate this double side braid updo for a perfectly imperfect hairstyle. Credit: @missysueblog

Half-up braided top knot

half up braided top knot on curly bpb hair
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

This simple hairstyle looks great on both long and short strands. So, if you need a quick and easy hairstyle, this braided topknot is the one.

Floral half-up, half-down braid

Woman with blonde straight hair in half-up braid
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

There’s no one way to wear half-up, half-down braids, so get creative and test your weaving skills with this triple braided style for an idyllic weekend look.

Elegant hair donut

Brunette with straight hair a low donut bun
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

This hair accessory is the key to a perfectly neat bun. From desk to dancefloor, this updo is the ideal day to night look.

Beautiful ballerina bun

Blonde woman with ballerina bun
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Ballerina buns are an updo staple and take no time at all. As this style looks best on day 2 hair, we suggest skipping hair washing day and rocking this beauty instead.

Quick braided bun

Brunette woman with hair in braided bun
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

This braided bun couldn’t be any easier. Simply tie your hair in a ponytail and braid the length of your hair, wrapping it around the base of your ponytail and secure using a bobby pin or hair tie.

Boho hidden braid

Brunette woman with long hair and hidden braid
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Embrace your inner boho queen with this simple hidden braid. It’s quick and easy and with just a few pieces of hair jewellery, you have the perfect festival look.

TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm

Editor’s tip: Give hair grip before braiding by prepping with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm.

Runway bubble ponytail

Bubble ponytail on blonde woman
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Upgrade your ponytail with this celeb-approved bubble ponytail. With fans from Shay Mitchell to Olivia Culpo, this is the hairstyle to be spotted wearing right now.

Stylish side bun

Woman with blonde hair in side braid bun.
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Create this side braid in a matter of minutes and tie your look together with a side bun. While the silk scarf is optional it definitely helps to make your style look more put together.

Romantic milkmaid braid

Woman with brown hair in milkmaid braids
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

We know what you’re thinking – milkmaid braids in under 5 minutes, I don’t think so. Well, you’ll be surprised to know that this hairstyle is far simpler than it seems.

Party braided space buns

Braided space buns on brown hair
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Thought space buns were cute? Then you’ll love this braided version. Dust a little glitter along your parting and you’ll be beach party ready.

10-minute And Under Hairstyles

Got some extra time in the morning? For days when you fancy trying out a new hairstyle and have time to put a little more effort in, look to these 10-minute easy hairstyles for inspiration.

Sexy blow out

Blonde woman with shoulder length curly blow out hair
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Recreate the salon look at home with a DIY blow out. Bouncy and polished, we wish we could wear our hair like this every day!

Classic Gibson tuck

Woman with dark brown hair in a Gibson tuck
Credit: All Things Hair

If you’re a fan of vintage hairstyles, give this Gibson tuck a try. Thanks to the rolled detail, it works even on short hair – just be sure to have some bobby pins handy.

Retro beehive

Blonde woman with a beehive hairstyle
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

From one retro look to another, beehive hair can be worn in a variety of ways. Subtle, half-up or all-out sixties style, you decide!

TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Reach new heights with the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo. Perfect for creating voluminous updos with lasting lift.

Timeless chignon

Redhead woman with a chignon hairstyle
Credit: Rupert Laycock

A favourite formal hairstyle perfect for wedding guest hair or date night, chignons add a touch of sophistication to any look.

Playful double braid bun

Woman with ice blonde hair in two French braids tied into a bun
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Want a hairstyle that looks amazing but is also going to stay put throughout the day? This double French braided bun will do just the trick.

Fancy fishtail braid

Woman with long brunette hair in a fishtail plait
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Fishtail braids involve using two strands rather than three to create an intricate-looking braid. Once you know how, you can use fishtail braids to create all sorts of looks, like half-up half-downs and braided buns.

Statement snake braid

Woman with straight long brunette hair with a snake braid
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Tired of traditional braids? Up the ante and challenge yourself to try something new with this quirky snake braid – it’s sure to be a talking point!

Standard Dutch braid

Woman with long brunette hair in a Dutch braid
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Want an Instagram-worthy braid? Many of the big, full braids you see on Instagram are Dutch braids, which are made by crossing the strands under each other rather than over to create a cool 3D look.

Basic French braid

Woman with long brunette hair in a French braid
Credit: Rupert Laycock

You don’t get much more classic than a French braid. This style can be dressed up or down for any occasion and always looks impressive.

Charming side fishtail braid

Brunette woman with a side fishtail braid
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you already know and love regular fishtail braids, why not switch it up and wear one to the side? Relaxed and bohemian inspired, it’s even easy enough that you can do it without a mirror.

Dreamy waterfall braid

Woman with red brown ombre hair in a waterfall braid
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Wear this waterfall braid with beachy waves for the ultimate summer look. Best of all, it’s suitable for most hair lengths from lobs to flowing lengths.

Two French braids

Blonde with two French braids
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Keep cool while working up a sweat in HITT class with these sporty double braids. They’re also a stylish way of hiding day 2 or 3 greasy festival hair, too.

Inverted fishtail braid

Brunette woman with a long inverted fishtail braid
Credit: Instagram.com/hairzoneaalst

Love the look of fishtail braids but fancy trying something new? Then this inverted fishtail braid is for you. With the voluminous effect of a Dutch braid and the detail of a fishtail braid, it’s the dream combo. Credit: @hairzoneaalst

Casual banana bun

Blonde woman with a banana bun hairstyle
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Named after its resemblance to the fruit, the banana bun is a hybrid of the French twist and a messy bun. With a longer, more curved shape, it’s the cool-girl’s take on lazy day hair.

Quick ponytail with twist

Blonde woman with a long twisted ponytail
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Like to keep things simple but still want to show you’ve tried? Use this twisted ponytail to elevate your hairstyle for outdoor weddings and summer gatherings.

DIY hair bow

Brunette with a low bow ponytail
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Hair bows are one of this year’s biggest hair trends and the bow detail on this sleek low ponytail couldn’t be cuter.

 

Recommended reads: 

102 Best Hair Dye Ideas For 2019

71 Beautiful Braids for Black Women in 2019

27 Best Ombre Hair Colours To Look At In 2019 And Beyond