6 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.

1. Dry shampoo for days

School run hairstyles: Mother with dark red curly medium-length hair, wearing blue stripey shirt
Dry shampoo is every mum’s go-to. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

2. Half-up, half-down hair

School Run Hairstyles: Woman with long blonde curly hair, styled into a half-up, half-down ponytail hairstyle
Try a half-up, half-down ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

3.  Simple ponytail

School Run hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair styled into a low ponytail, wearing a brown cardigan and holding phone outside
You can’t go wrong with a ponytail. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

4. Knot bun

School Run Hairstyles: Shot of woman with dark brown hair styled into a knot bun hairstyle, wearing green turtleneck
What’s knot to love about this ‘do? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Recommended: 19 really easy updos you can try next.

5. Try a hair accessory

School Run Hairstyles: Woman with long straight bronde hair with a pink headband on it, wearing grey coat outside
Your daughter’s headband? Give it a go. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.


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.

6. Side braid

School Run Hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair styled into a 3-strand side braid, wearing necklackes with sunglasses outside
This simple braid will earn you serious style points. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Side braids are another great style perfect for busy mums, as they’re budge-proof 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 mane like this, when you unravel them in the morning you’ll be left with tousled waves.

Now that you’ve planned out your week ahead, you can get the rest you deserve and enjoy celebrating yourself on this day!