Happy #beautymonday, everyone! Today, I am going to be sharing FOUR of my all-time favorite go-to hairstyles for medium length (and longer) hair. These do require braids / buns – so if you have super short hair they probably won’t work! But if you have shoulder length and longer, these will be PERFECT. These are my easy hair styles that I usually do with second day wavy hair that has a little more body and texture. You can do them with straight hair, too, but you will have more volume with wavy hair and I personally prefer the way it looks! 馃檪 Let’s dive into it!


4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED:

Clear elastics

Handful of bobby pins

Texturizing hairspray.

Teasing comb

ONE: Half-Up Half-Down Twist Bun

Step one: Pull back 1/3 of the top of your hair.

Step two: Gather sections together.

Step three: Twist.

Step four: Twist into bun and pin with bobby pins in an “X” formation.

Step five: Spray with texturizing hairspray.

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

TWO: Double Dutch Braid Buns

Step one: Part hair down the middle.

Step two: Dutch braid each half tightly.

Step three: Pull pieces to create a thick, loose braid.  Out of order double check pics

Step four: Secure each braid end with elastic at base of neck.

Step five: Tease lightly and wrap into bun.

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

THREE: Pull-Through Mowhawk Braid

Step one: Pull small section of hair on top of head and secure with elastic.

Step two: Repeat with small section directly underneath.

Step three: Separate top section into two pieces, and pull second section through.

Step four: Repeat all the way down to base of neck.

Step five: Tuck excess hair into a bun, or underneath mohawk.

Step six: Pull pieces to create undone texture.

*NOTE: I actually have a full video tutorial on this one, too! It’s super popular! Check it out here.

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

FOUR: Faux Sock Bun

Step one: Pull hair into tight top pony.

Step two: Tease hair to create full, messy texture.

Step three: Let hair fall naturally over elastic.

Step four: Wrap with second elastic.

Step five: Pull pieces through and secure with bobby pins.

Step six: Pull pieces out around face for undone texture.

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

4 Go-To Hairstyles That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

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Once you get the hang of these easy styles, it’s almost second nature to just whip one of them on your head! These are especially great if you already have wavy or curly hair because you don’t have to worry about spending the extra time doing that (hence why these are typically second day styles for me – so I don’t mess with curling time). 

What is your favorite fast and easy hairstyle to whip up when you are running late? Let me know in the comments below!

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21 Comments

  1. I wish I had your skill. If I tried any of these, my hair would just look a hot mess – emphasis on the MESS part haha!

  2. All of these hair styles are so cute! You make the braids sound so easy – I always have trouble with the dutch braids!!

  3. Ahh! These hairstyles are all so cute! I really like the last one – perfectly messy-chic! My hair length is similar to yours so I’ll be trying all of these out!

  4. Loving all the hairstyles. I think I’ll try the first one since I love my hair down, it seems like a good compromise. 馃檪

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

  5. Oh my gosh, so cute. My go tos are all variations of those. I also lovvve a low messy bun. Low pony, tease, pin how ya like!

  6. These are all so gorgeous! I will definitely give these a shot – especially when I’m running off to class. Thank you so much for posting these!

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