9 Super Easy Hairstyles for the School Run

Survive the school run in style with these easy and speedy hairstyles that you can in under 60 seconds!

Mums, want to know the best gift you can give yourself this Mother’s Day? Pre-planning your school run hairstyles for the week ahead (while you have the chance!), of course.

We know you might be under a duvet now finally getting the lay in you’ve dreamed of for ages, but why not utilise your time by taking a look at these easy hairstyles that’ll help you look put-together at the school gate.

Classic Bun

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What do you do when you need to pull together a look, but don’t have time? Fashion your hair into a bun, that’s what!

Bedhead Hair

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Between pouring your morning coffee and giving your children their baths, we’re betting that your usual schedule doesn’t allow much time for hair styling. If that is the case, just make sure to have a good dry shampoo at hand, to give your locks a super speedy refresh.

Editor’s tip:  Planning on wearing your hair down? Try the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoowhich is perfect for refreshing second-day hair and giving tresses a volume boost.

Half-Up, Half-down Hair

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While your children are rushing through their breakfasts, try spending a couple of seconds fashioning your bedhead hair into this super easy half-up look. The rule? The messier, the better, so don’t worry too much about it looking perfect.

Half-up Braid

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If you’ve got extra time, you can try incorporating a cute braid into your half-up look, like this.

Simple Ponytail

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Zero time to even run a comb through your hair? This quick, low ponytail will make even the most knotted of hair look instantly polished, with very little effort.

It’s a hairstyle that takes 60 seconds to pull together, and you can trust that it will stay in place all day. Bonus!

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Braided Pony

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Another ponytail that only takes a few seconds to achieve, but looks quite impressive? This braided one. If you’re planning on running errands after dropping off the kids, this budge-proof look has got your back.

Editor’s tip: As a mum, it’s important for you to have a hair product that is as flexible as you are. And, this is where the VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray comes in.

Unlike traditional sticky, stiff hairsprays, this one is light-weight with a touchable natural hold. You can use it to tame frizz on-the-go and keep your look in place.

Knot Bun

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If you find that your ponytail is getting in your way, because you’re carrying the pack lunches and helping your littlest one do up their shoes for the hundredth time, just work your hair into this chic knot bun.

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Headband Hair

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Going straight from the school gate to work? After you’ve safely dropped off the kids, give your hair a really quick makeover with a hair accessory of your choice (be it a headband or a scarf). See? Fast hairstyles can look good.

Side Braid

Woman with dark brown long hair styled into a side braid
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Side braids are another great style perfect for busy mums, as they’re long-lasting and an easy way to keep your hair out of the way.

To get this look, all you need to do is create a side ponytail and weave it into a regular 3-strand side plait. If you do this the night before and sleep with your hair like this, when you unravel them in the morning you’ll be left with tousled waves.

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