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15 Hairstyles you can do in Less than 5 Minutes

I think that hair and hairstyles is something that is hard for most women. I would honestly include myself in this group. I have interesting hair, it’s not straight, but it’s not really curly either. If left alone it just frizzes out. And as a tomboy growing up, I didn’t really mess with my hair. I might have tried every once in a while but overall, it was too big of a hassle to deal with.

In college I was a little better. I suppose I had to care more, I mean, I was in college. Trying to get a date & all. Thank goodness my husband thinks I’m hot even though sometimes I don’t see it. His taste is kinda weird.

Quite honestly, starting this blog is when I really got into doing my hair more & trying new styles! I still don’t like to spend a ton of time on my hair. Although now I will, as opposed to before if it took longer than 5 minutes it just couldn’t be managed. So I thought it would be fun to share a round up for all you ladies that actually only have 5 minutes.

I present you: 15 hairstyles that can be done in less than 5 minutes. You’re welcome. 🙂

15 hairstyles

Top knots

messy top knot for short hair

Everyone loves them and it’s clear why! They’re messy and that’s okay. They’re quick and still cute. They’re really perfect if you ask me. I rock these a lot during the summer months. You cans see a tutorial for a top knot for short hair here and a lot of other top knot ideas here.

Half up Criss-cross

criss cross hair

This is just a regular half up style with a little pizzazz. It looks more intricate than it actually is and can easily be done in under 5 minutes. All you need is a teaser comb and some bobby pins and you’re good to go! Check out the tutorial for long hair here and see it done on both long and short here.

Braided Bun

LC braided bun

Love this one! You guys, seriously, it’s a side braid that you twist into a bun. Voila! And yet it looks like something a stylist would put together! Fool all your friend into thinking you’re some kind of hair guru with this one. You can check out the tutorial here.

Half-up Dutch Braid

dutch font side braid

A Dutch braid is a basic French braid but done ‘inside out’ if that makes sense. Instead of going over you go under. Something as simple as that changes up the braid in this style and it’s so cute. Just pin the braid in the back with some hair from the other side and you’re done. Yep, that simple! You can see the full tutorial here or for short hair here.

Low Braided Bun

braided low bun

This one is perfect for dirty hair. And I don’t know about you, but I try to let my hair go 2 maybe 3 (and if I’m honest, sometimes 4!) days without washing it. It’s healthier for your hair all you have to do is get creative with it. You tease at the crown all the way to the base. Braid the center hair into a big braid leaving two side pieces out. Braid the side pieces, wrap them around, secure with pins and you’re done. Add a headband for cute, practical, easy hair! You can see the full tutorial here.

Low Chignon

low sleek bun

Don’t be intimidated! Chignon is just a fancy word for a bun. And really, that’s all this style is. Separate the front two sections out, tease from the crown to the base and secure the back into a bun. Then, one at a time, wrap the front hair around the bun, smoothing it out so it all goes together. That’s it. Here’s the full tutorial.

Headband bun

headband bun with graphic

You guys, so simple. Put a headband over your head, tuck all your hair into the headband at the back and that’s it! You can see the full tutorial here

Quick Ponytail

tips for a quick easy sexy ponytail



Ballerina Bun

ballerina bun 2 ways


These might look intimidating, but seriously, they’re so easy! If you have a bun maker, you get a big full bun too. You can add a braid up the back for a little something fun. You can see the tutorial here.

Double Side Braids

double side braid


This is an old style I did a while back, but it’s perfect for summer. In fact, I think I’ll rock this today! Here’s the original tutorial (remember this is when I first did tutorials – be easy on me!) and here is Christie’s version for short hair.

Easy Updo

quick updo for short hair


I just shared this one recently, it’s super easy & can be done on all lengths. You might have to get creative with the long lengths, but I think it might work. Here’s the tutorial.

Big Side French Braid


This is another old one, but I still like it. Unfortunately, it’s mostly for long hair, you can see the tut here. So for the shorties you can try Christie’s braids for fine hair.


The Rope Braid

quick and easy rope braid


Everyone loves a good rope braid, right? Quick, easy, hair’s out of your face & you’re good to go.

Side updo

messy side updo short hair


This might look harder than it is, but once you pin your hair to the side you just pull up your hair and pin. The messy part is what makes it quick, you don’t have to worry about it being all polished. That’s the kind of style I like. Here’s the full tutorial.

A Fun Ponytail

poofy pontail


I love this ponytail! It puts a different spin on the everyday ponytail. And, of course, easy! All you do is add a few rubber bands and you’re good to go. You can find the tutorial here.

Phew, did I get them all?!?! That’s a lot of hairstyles!! I think most of the styles I do can be done in around 5 to 10 minutes. I hope you get to give one or a few of them a try. If none of these are your fancy, check my hairstyle archives, I have a bunch!

I hope you’re inspired to try something new with your hair this morning. Or tomorrow morning if you’ve already gotten ready for the day.

Have a great day!

Oh and don’t forget to RSVP to the CoverGirl Twitter Party tonight! It’s gonna be fun!


13 Responses to 15 Hairstyles you can do in Less than 5 Minutes

  1. Lindsey B June 18, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    I found your blog through a hair tutorial on Pinterest last year and I never left! 🙂 So glad you have them all in one place! Love it! Thanks, Natalia!

    High Heels and Training Wheels

    • Natalia June 18, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      You’re welcome, Lindsey! I’m working on a better hair page, but for now, these will have to do!

  2. Emily June 19, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    I love love LOVE the rope braid! So pretty. Great post 🙂

    • Natalia June 19, 2013 at 8:34 am #

      Thank you! Glad you like it!

  3. Danielle Bentley June 20, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Love your blog! 🙂 x

  4. aman August 1, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    awesome hairsyle love it

    • Natalia August 1, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Thanks! Glad you like it!

  5. julia March 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    omg i love them all but could u leave some for people with natural really curly hair

    • Natalia March 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      I should definitely do a post like that! Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Heather October 7, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    I love these hairstyles. They’re simple, yet elegant and girly. Thanks for all the effort you put into this! Great post!


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