Complicated braids and updos are gorgeous, but sometimes you just don’t have the time to spend all morning styling your hair. We’ve got you covered! Here, we’ve put together some of our favorite five-minute hairstyles you can easily create at home.
Take a que from Margot Robbie and add a little texture with face-framing braided twists. First, spritz hair with a beach spray, like KEVIN.MURPHY HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY, to add grip and texture. Work into the roots and lengths. Next, take four one-inch sections—two on either side of the face—and twist or loosely braid. The key is to keep the look soft; braids or twists should almost look like curled sections of hair. Skip the elastic for a loose, undone look. To finish the look and keep everything in place, mist with a lightweight hairspray, like Keune’s Style Soft Set Spray No. 57.
If your hair is naturally on the straighter side, this super-sleek, low ponytail is an easy way to look polished and chic in five minutes flat. To enhance shine, prep strands with a lightweight hair oil, like Wella Professional’s Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil. Next, create a center part. Using a boar bristle brush, like Sam Villa’s Signature Series Styling Brush, smooth hair back into a low ponytail. Make sure hair lies perfectly flat against the head. Leaving out a one-inch section of hair, secure into a ponytail with an elastic. Take the one-inch section and wrap it around the elastic, pinning into place. Finish the look with Keune’s Style Brilliant Gloss Spray No. 110 for light hold and mega-watt shine.
Curling your hair doesn’t have to take forever. You may have seen this trick floating around the internet and making its rounds on Instagram and Pinterest, and we can confirm: it works! To start, pull hair into a super-high ponytail, securing with an elastic at the top of the head (above the crown). Next, split the ponytail into two to four sections, depending on the thickness of the hair. Using a one-inch curling iron or wand, quickly curl each section. Tip: gently hold each curl while it cools to prevent them from falling out. You can also pin curls in place while they cool to keep their shape. Once all sections are curled and cooled, remove the elastic and gently allow hair to fall. Finish with a light mist of a medium-hold hairspray, like Redken’s Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray.
Pulling just half of your hair back is the perfect way to add interest when you don’t have a ton of time. To get the look, start with a texturizing spray to add movement, body, and grip. We like Keune’s Style Dry Texturizer No. 61 for tousled texture and volume. If desired, wrap a few sections of hair around a curling iron or wand. Next, take two sections of hair on either side of the face and loosely pull or twist back and away, meeting at the center of the back of the head. Secure with a clear elastic. Then, take the ends and pull them up, through, and down behind the elastic to create a twist. Set the look with a light-hold hairspray, like Keune’s Style Freestyle Spray No. 86.
What makes the half-back look so great is its versatility. In addition to creating quick twists, you can also add braids or twist hair into a loose knot. Add metallic hair clips or a romantic scarf to pretty things up, or leave the look loose and carefree for a messy, woke-up-like-this vibe.