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4 of the most popular quick hairstyle ideas from Pinterest

Perfect for when you’ve got five minutes or less.

By Amy Lewis, 27 October 2016
4 of the most popular quick hairstyle ideas from Pinterest

It can be a mad dash getting ready in the mornings, especially if you’re juggling family breakfasts and packed lunches, with school runs and getting to work on time.

You’ve likely seen all of these hairstyles in action, without considering how fuss-free they really are

When we’re low on spare minutes, hair tends to get neglected; thrown up into a signature ponytail for another day, or tucked behind the ears (with a hope for the best!).

But luckily, there are a few hairstyles out there that take less than five minutes to create, and are ideal to wear almost anywhere.

What on earth are they, you ask? Why have you never come across them before? The truth is that you’ve likely seen all of these hairstyles in action, without considering how fuss-free they really are.

Pinterest is here to change all that though. To help us all out when we’re battling a bad hair day, here are the four most popular speedy hairstyles among Pinterest users, with a few handy tips for nailing it yourself.

The easy half-knot

Great for all lengths, this half-up knot keeps your hair off your face, without it being another ‘all up’ look. Section your hair just above the ears (take a smaller section from the top if you prefer, for a higher knot), pull it behind your head, and simply secure it with a hair tie. To give it a more polished finish, hide your hair tie by wrapping a section of loose hair over the knot, and pinning in place with hair grips.

The smart top knot

Messier than a bun, the top knot is a great hairstyle for smart-casual occasions. Add some texture to your hair with a spritz of dry shampoo before styling, as freshly washed locks tend to slip and slide out.

The classic low bun

If you’ve got mid-length to long hair, the low bun is ideal for a quick updo. Give it a modern edge by spritzing some dry shampoo through your hair first, to add a little texture. Using extra long hairpins will make this easier to do on very long or thick hair, while also offering more staying power.

The twisted top knot

How is it different? This is all in the twisting action. Rather than piling up your hair as you would with a regular top knot, the easiest way to achieve this look is to pull your hair into a high ponytail first, and then twist and wrap the lengths around on itself, before pinning in place.

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