22 Easy Hairstyles for Busy Women #simplehairstyle


Have you been too busy that you already gave up on experimenting with your hairstyle?

It can really be a challenge for busy women to find time to maintain a nice hairstyle–especially for those who are engrossed with their jobs and tend to put their beauty looks on the least of their priorities.

However, not having enough time should not be used as an excuse to leave the hair dull and drab–especially when there is a wide range of gorgeous hairstyles that can uplift your look, fast and simple!

Whether you want your hair down or if you are fond of updo hairstyles, this article sums up 22 easy hairstyles for busy women that will take only a few minutes of your time.

…but first, let’s take a look at the 2017 hair trends that you’ll most likely see everywhere!

Super Sleek, Satin-Smooth Strands

Super Sleek Hair

Keep your curling iron and just work with what you have. Super sleek and satin-smooth strands are the best styles to wear this 2017. What’s great about this hairstyle is that it’s easy to recreate with a straightening iron. Don’t forget to finish off with a hair spray to protect hair from heat and preserve its healthy and glossy appearance.

High Pony

High Ponytail

This hairstyle makes an elegant ensemble that is easy to do. Just slick your hair all the way up–wearing it rumpled texture or straight creates amazing results–with the bonus of uplifting your face, the tighter you secure it. Hold your ponytail with a styling mousse.

Feathery Ends

Feathery Ends

Bouncy and feathery ends are back and if getting the style remains a mystery for you, try using a round brush, a blow dryer, plus a volumizing hair spray to finish off your look! Remember to blow dry while moving away from your face and not the usual movement of towards the chin.

Flat, Tousled, or Beachy Waves

Flat Tousled Beach Waves

Waves are in and you’ll have a blast whether you will wear it flat, tousled or beachy. If you are not in for a beachy or bouncy look, flat waves are for you. On the other hand, tousled is the low maintenance type of wave and looks great for any occasion. Lastly, beach waves are the perfect choice for those with long strands.

Grown-out Shag

Grown Out Shag

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Step 1 – Tie your hair into a ponytail, at the level of your nape of your neck.

Step 2 – Loosen the ponytail near the neck and create a gap.

Step 3 – Flip the ponytail in between the sides you created. Repeat twice to create beautiful twists that can keep your hair off the face.

Step 4 – Finish the look with a hair spray.

#10. Bohemian Twist

Here’s a less complicated take on the popular French braid and is a good starting point for those who want to learn how that hairstyle is done. Moreover, it adds volume to the hair.

Bohemian Twist

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Step 1 – Create two sections up top and twist both up while adding more hair to the sections as you go up the twist.

Step 2 – Continue twisting your hair up until it reaches your temple.

Step 3 – Twist the remaining strands of hair, but this time do it downwards.

Step 4 – Tie with an elastic and secure twist with a bobby pin at the point where you started the regular twist.

Step 5 – Pull out on the hair strands for added volume.

#11. No Heat Curls

Perhaps this isn’t the first time you heard about no heat curls as this hairstyle has been causing raves in the recent months. This is no longer surprising because for sure, anyone would like a fuss-free way to style up!

No Heat Curls

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Step 1 – Part damp hair down the middle to create two sections

Step 2 – Braid each section tightly then secure with an elastic

Step 3 – Let hair dry

Step 4 – Once dry, remove the elastic and let hair loose by unbraiding the hair.

Step 5 – Run fingers gently through the hair to create natural-looking waves.

#12. Alternative Braid

What’s fabulous about this hairstyle is that you don’t need to be able to braid to complete this look! Ta-da! It’s hands down THE easiest hairstyle to date. AND IT’S GORGEOUS!! Oh, I was so excited when I learned how to do it!! It might look a little confusing at first but just try it. Also, it’s great if you have layers.

Alternative Braid

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Step 1 – Part hair on one side then swoop over the shoulder

Step 2 – Divide hair into 2 sections and twist towards each other a few times

Step 3 – With about an inch of twisted hair, place the strands next to each other. Then with your index finger, push it through the stacked centre of the twists.

Step 4 – A braid stitch will be formed leaving you with 2 sections again. Twist them toward each other until an inch is left for twisting, then with your index finger push it sideways through the centre.

Step 5 – After 4 sections are done, pancake the top section of the braid while holding the strands together.

Step 6 – Repeat steps 3-5 until hair is finished. Secure with an elastic and bobby pins.

#13. French Braided Headband

Here’s a hairstyle that lets the hair fall freely while keeping it away from the face. Moreover, it is simple and quick to do.

French Braided Headband

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Step 1 – Start by grabbing one section of the hair just below the ear.

Step 2 – Braid across the head by pulling 1-inch wide pieces at a time

Step 3 – Pull portions loosely for a more natural and carefree look

Step 4 – Continue with the braid until you reach the bottom of your head or the starting point of the braid.

Step 5– Tie an elastic at the end of the braid, then secure with a bobby pin. Spritz with a hairspray to finish.

#14. Bubble Pony (Jasmine Ponytail)

Create a stylish twist to the classic ponytail with the Jasmine ponytail that is fun to wear and easy to do!

Bubble Pony

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Step 1 – Tie your hair into a ponytail

Step 2 – Grab the hair and tie another elastic to form a bubble.

Step 3 – Tug and pull the hair in between the elastics for a fuller look!

#15. The Perfect Ponytail

Keep it simple and flaw-free! The perfect ponytail is a sure way to create a clean and comfortable look that you can wear all day. An absolute classic that doesn’t go out of style!

The Perfect Ponytail

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Step 1 – Comb or brush to untangle hair

Step 2 – Put thumb and forefinger around the hair that you’ll tie into a ponytail

Step 3 – Determine the spot where the hair will be tied (high up, middle, or lower part of the head)

Step 4 – Secure with an elastic. Tighten to keep your ponytail in place.

#16. Formal Ponytail

Love the classic ponytail, but wants to add flair to your look? Add a twist to the usual pony by trying the formal ponytail. Simple steps can bring astounding results.

Formal Ponytail

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Step 1 – Detangle hair with a brush then direct strands towards your back

Step 2 – Add a small amount of gel from hairline to your pony’s base to tame flyaways and at the same time add shine to your hair.

Step 3 – Set hair into a low ponytail, then secure with an elastic

Step 4 – With a sliver of hair taken under your pony, wrap around the elastic to achieve a stylish finish.

#17. Beach Waves

Create a nice hairstyle that you can do on your own. Beach wave adds a beautiful texture to your hair and offers a refreshing take on your normal hairstyle.

Beach Waves

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Step 1 – While hair is damp from a shower, part hair into 5 sections

Step 2 – Twist each section until they feel tight and come close to the head

Step 3 – Leave hair until it dries up. Use a hair dryer if time is a concern

Step 4 – Loosen hair and enjoy your natural beach waves!

#18. Criss Cross Loose Bun

Criss Cross Loose Bun

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Step 1 – Pull 2 sections of your hair in the front.

Step 2 – Create a loose pony at the nape of the hair, then turn it into a bun

Step 3 – With the 2 sections of hair from the front, cross them over at the back to make an effective and effortless design

Step 4 – Finish the look by pinning your hair into a bun

#19. Low, Side Ponytail

Choose a flattering way to uplift ordinary hairstyles. Here’s a new way to set the hair into a low ponytail complete with sleek styling!

Low, Side Ponytail

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Step 1 – Tease and section the hair into 3, part in the ear with 2 sections in front and 1 at the back

Step 2 – Gather the hair at the back, position it on the side and secure with an elastic

Step 3 – With 1 section of the hair from the front, wrap it around the elastic. Repeat with the 2nd section and secure with a bobby pin and hairspray

Step 4 – Want an alternate look? Create a bun with the ponytail by folding it and securing with bobby pins underneath.

#20. Upside Down Braided Bun

Defy gravity with this upside-down look. Flip your hair over and start a Dutch braid from the bottom up. Once you reach your crown, get right-side-up and twist it all into a messy bun.

Upside Down Braided Hair

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Step 1 – With the hair tipped upside down, grab 3 strands of your hair.

Step 2 – Do the Dutch braid (cross outside strand under middle strand when braiding hair), then secure with an elastic

Step 3 – Pull hair into a ponytail. Again, secure hair with an elastic

Step 4 – Wrap hair into a messy bun and keep it in place.

Step 5 – Add volume to your hair by pulling apart the braid strands.

#21. Low, Loose Bun

Experienced lazy mornings when a complicated hairstyle just won’t work? Worry no more. With the low, loose bun, you can be as beautiful as you want to be without the complicated steps of a funky hairstyle.

Low, Loose Bun

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Step 1 – Pull hair up and set low into a small bun

Step 2 – Pull loose ends up and around the ponytail holder to create a bigger bun bigger with fun spikes

Step 3 – Twist and tuck hair that comes out of the bun into a hair tie

Step 4 – Add volume by pulling and tugging the crown

#22. Twist and Pin

Surely, for the busy women who want to keep their hair down and long, there is a hairstyle that will suit their preferences and lifestyle. Twist and pin is a simple hairstyle to do but has a huge impact on your looks.

Twist and Pin Hairstyle

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Step 1 – Take an inch piece of hair from one side.

Step 2 – Twist it with movement away from your face

Step 3 – Secure the twisted section of the hair with 2 bobby pins. Place the 1st pin diagonally and then the 2nd towards the opposite direction to create an X.

Step 4 – Use a hair spray to securely finish the look

A busy lifestyle is not an excuse to forget about looking good. As much as you put much attention to regular skin care and body care, your crowning glory also deserves your time. Good to know, even with only a few minutes of your time, these easy hairstyles can make you feel comfortable and look gorgeous–all day!

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22 Easy Hairstyles for Busy Women

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