We’ve all been there: rushing to the school bus barely out of our pajamas (or not!), and certainly without our hair done! Although doing any type of hairstyle takes precious minutes that some of us do not have in the morning, it is useful to have easy hairstyles that we can quickly do in the car or in the bathroom before the first bell. In order for our hair to look good next year, let’s take advantage of the time we have now. Summer is the perfect time to learn new skills, and for all of us with long hair, learning new hairstyles is a must!
1. Twisted Ponytail
A twist on the classic ponytail is a hairstyle that will always look great in just a minute of work! I tried it myself and would recommend adding bobby pins if needed as this ponytail can easily fall out with a tie that is too loose.
1. Create a low ponytail.
2. Gently part your hair into two sections above the elastic.
3. Thread the ponytail through the hole you created.
That’s it for the easiest hairstyle on this list!
While there are countless variations on the half, my favorite is to create two small braids and tie them together in the back.
1. Create two small braids, one on each side of your scalp.
2. Secure the ends of the braids with a hair elastic at the back of your head.
This hairstyle is perfect for keeping hair out of your face as you go about your day. The detail on the back of each style makes a beautiful decoration. Although there are different variations to the half, here is a video that describes four basic ones:
There are four variations of the half-up hairstyle. Some take longer to train than others. However, with such beautiful end results, I would highly recommend taking the time to learn it!
3. Dutch Braid
Not only do Dutch braids look gorgeous in half-ups, but themselves, in updos, and including any other style you can think of! Although this braid looks complicated, if you can French braid it’s an easy transition to a Dutch braid. From a French braid, instead of crossing your hair over itself, cross it under, which will give you the puffy look of the braid. This is the most complicated hairstyle on this list, and while it takes time to learn, with practice it can easily become a full look in five minutes or less!
While these hairstyles aren’t easy to do in five minutes, here’s a video to give you an idea of how you could incorporate Dutch braids into more styles:
Dutch braids are a hairstyle that I wear almost every day and look beautiful at school, church, weddings, and any event you can think of. I would highly recommend learning these braids as part of your summer bucket list!
4. Messy bun
Fashionable a few years ago, the disheveled chignon remains a must today for a more casual look. There are many ways to create a messy bun, but they all make for an effortless disheveled look. Here is a variation that I often use when hanging around the house. For an added touch, wrap a colorful scarf around your head when the bun is complete!
1. Put your hair in a high ponytail.
2. Using another hair tie, wrap it once around the ponytail and the second time let your hair hang down.
3. With the rest of your hair elastic, wrap it around your newly created bun.
4. With the hair hanging down, separate it into two sections.
5. Wrap them around the bun and secure them with bobby pins.
5. Braided rope
A step up from the more complicated Dutch braid, the rope braid is created with just two sections of hair twisted around each other. You can create one big braid in the middle of your head or two low braids. Created with a high ponytail, this braid is ideal for all your games and sports!
1. Separate your hair into two sections.
2. Wrap the two strands of hair around each other and secure them with a hair elastic at the end.
Whether it’s dutch braids or the simple twisted ponytail, there’s a style for every rush day on this list. During the summer months, I encourage you to practice them so that at the start of the school year, you can achieve any of these looks in just minutes.