When you’re busy packing lunches and getting kids dressed for the day, your own morning routine often gets kicked to the curb. But, that doesn’t mean you have to resort to the same mom-bun every day. There are plenty of hairstyles that will give your ‘do some style without much effort. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fast and cute hairstyles that don’t scream “I’m a mom!” See them all below.

A Headband with Style

Headbands are a go-to on those just-can’t-get-it-together mom mornings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress that look up a bit for a cute, compliment-worthy look. We love these easy headband hairstyle ideas from A Beautiful Mess that let you just get up and go without resorting to a baseball cap to hide your hair at school drop off. All you need is a colorful wire headband or just a rolled up scarf and a few bobby pins to complete the pictured look that keeps your hair up and out of the way in style. Check out the full instructions here.

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Pineapple Updo

A fun, but easy hairstyle to keep your curly or natural hair up and out of the way is with a Pineapple Updo like the one shown in this easy to follow YouTube tutorial by SimplyBiancaAlexa. All you need is a little moisturizer and a scrunchie, and you’ll have a perfect updo in minutes.

No Fuss Curls

Date nights and summer concerts are all about flowing tresses, but who has time for curlers or a curling iron to get those coveted beachy waves? Enter the genius hair tie by SoCal Curls, which gives you that look in half an hour, and you can even chase the kids while your hair is setting. We tested it out on ourselves, and after setting the hair tie in and then enjoying a few minutes of playtime, we were left with happy kids and perfect curls. A mom win-win. You can buy the SoCal Curls in several adorable colors here.

The Halo

Modeled by CurlGilrMomo on Instagram, this easy hairstyle for natural hair looks like it takes serious effort, but it can, in fact, be done in just a few minutes. Besides giving your hair a beautiful updo, this look is a protective style, perfect for keeping your natural hair safe and healthy while it grows. Check out this fast and easy-to-follow video tutorial on YouTube to see how to get this effortless look.

Half Up

This tried-and-true style is probably one you’ve rocked before, but there are several easy ways you can jazz up the basic half-up hairdo, and make it a little more sophisticated. Something as simple as looping your hair a few times after pulling it back or using a unique clip to hold it in place can take this look to another level. For more half up hairdos, check out our favorite easy looks here.

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin

Twisted Ponytail

Ponytails are always an easy hair solution when you want to sweep your locks away from grabby baby hands. You can make this staple updo a lot more interesting by adding a twist. All you need is a couple of bobby pins. Simply pull your hair back into a high or low ponytail. Then separate a small section of your hair and wrap it around your hair tie. Secure the ends in place with a bobby pin or two.

Low Side Bun

This is an easy hairstyle that’s meant to look a little messy, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time perfecting those wayward strands if you have hair that’s hard to tame. Create a side part, and gather all your hair to the side in a low ponytail. Wrap your hair tie around and twist it while twisting your hair at the same time, and loop the band around one more time to create a loose messy bun. Use bobby pins to tuck in loose ends and give the bun more shape.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Sonya Benham via Flickr

 

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