Crunched for Time? Here are 5 Easy Hairstyles for Busy Moms!

If you’re a busy mom, the last thing you have time to worry about is doing your hair. Even so, you probably still want to look put-together while you’re running around all day. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of easy hairstyles that you can complete quickly! They’re chic, practical, and best of all, hassle-free! Without further adieu, here are five easy ways to style your hair when you’re short on time.

Throw It Up in a Top Knot

The top-knot is a classic “lazy” hairstyle that still manages to look elegant. This look works best with two or three day hair (which makes things even easier) but you can add that “dirty” texture with dry shampoo. After you do this, put your hair into a high ponytail and comb it out so it is smooth. Then backcomb large pieces of the ponytail, the more you backcomb, the fuller the bun will be. Make sure the top layer of the pony is smooth and then start wrapping it in a clockwise motion. Tuck the end underneath after it is fully wrapped around the ponytail base. Try pulling out the sides and top for more volume and then start securing it with bobby pins. Once that’s done, spray the bun with hairspray, use a comb to smooth out the front of your hair, and you’re done!

Blonde woman with top knot.

Make Waves

Beachy waves are a great way to add an effortless, romantic look to your hair. If you have 10-15 minutes in the morning, we think the best method is using a large curling wand. The good thing about beachy waves is that they shouldn’t be perfect, so you don’t have to be meticulous with the curling iron! Start curling from the front of your head, wrapping two or three inch sections of hair (depending on hair thickness) around the barrel. Make sure the first curl is curled away from your face. After that, you can alternate the curls’ directions for that perfect undone look. Once you’re done, comb through the curls to make them even looser and set the look with hairspray. For those days when the kids sleep in and you’ve got some extra time, you can go back in and define some of the curls to polish up the look!

Blonde woman with beachy waves.

Get Fancy With a French Braid Bun

For a bun with a little more detail to it, try a braided bun. Start by French braiding a section of hair above your ear across your forehead to the other ear. When you get to the middle of your hair, turn the braid around so it can become part of your ponytail. Fasten the braid with a small elastic and then put all of your hair into a high ponytail. Then all you need to do is follow the same instructions as the top-knot! You’ll have the same voluminous bun as the top-knot with a beautiful French braid addition!

Woman with a French braid bun.

Style Your Bangs


Bangs are great but they can be a pain to style every day. To get them out of your way, you’ve got a few options. Here are two of our favorites! Gather your bangs and small section of longer hair behind the fringe line. Twist both sections together and fasten in place with a bobby pin. You can leave it as it is, or use an embellished pin or barette to jazz it up. Another cute and easy way to get your bangs out of your eyes is the oh-so-popular half-knot. Section your hair as if you were going to wear it half up and gather the “up” section of hair into a ponytail. Twist this ponytail starting at the root and will start to form a circle or bun shape. Wrap the hair loosely so it creates a small, messy bun. Secure the bun with spiral pins or bobby pins and you’ve got a trendy, effortless hairstyle!

Brunette woman with bangs pinned back in embellished hairpins.Try a Low Bun

We’ve talked about top-knots and braided buns, but how about a chic low bun? Start with dry hair and a lightweight hairspray to take care of frizz or flyaway hairs. Create a loose ponytail at the base of your neck and pull it tighter to make sure it stays in place. Divide the low ponytail into two sections and twist them together until you reach the end of the ponytail. Secure the hair with an elastic and wrap the twist around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Secure it with a few bobby pins, pull out a few pieces around your face to soften it up, and you’re finished!

Woman with blonde hair in a low bun.

Become a Pro at These Hairstyles

Whether you’re a busy mom who could benefit from these hairstyles, or you’re just interested in hairstyles in general, you could become a styling pro at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Georgetown! To learn more about our cosmetology program, get in touch with us today. We’d to love to speak with you and help set up a tour of our school!

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