Yep, so this post is all about those hairstyles you can do in a flash: in the back of a cab, waiting in line at USPS, and, of course, when you’ve fallen out of bed with minus minutes to spare. Those moments happen all too often, for most of us. I feel you.
But, unofficially, I’m also dubbing this post as the hairstyles you can do when YOU JUST CAN’T FOR THE LIVE OF YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO BRAID YOUR OWN GODDAMN HAIR. For you guys, I feel you, too. We’re not all John Frieda; hair shiz is haaard.
So, presenting five hairstyles you can bust out when you are time poor, or just skill poor…
The hair donut top knot
Has this changed your life yet? For a ball of fabric around the five buck mark, it’s certainly revolutionized existence for many a woman. Just create a sleek or textured high pony (your call), work up some killer backcombing with a comb and bring the donut through. Fan your lengths out and around the sides, pinning at various points until it’s covered.
There’s a fine line between messy hair and intentionally textured hair. To win at the latter (and at life) pick up a texturizer that can be used on dry hair, spritz, and scrunch. Once suitably disheveled, backcomb a little more and pull up into a pony that sits just slightly above ear level (any higher than that and volumized ponytails give off the '80s workout vibe). Take a small piece of hair from the back of the pony and wrap around your elastic to finish it off.
Keep your lengths sleek for this one, but run some mousse through the front section that you’ll be pinning up. Dry your hair with fingers or a brush if you have the time to spare, paying close attention to creating volume at front section. Once dry, take the front section working from the corners of each eye inwards, and slightly backcomb. Twist at the back of the section and secure with a bobby pin. Either leave your lengths flowing, or create a sleek ponytail underneath for a chic look.