I tend to get bored easily, especially with my hair. I wish I had the time and the energy to wear my hair in a different hairstyle from Pinterest every day, but I don’t! I like to keep a simple routine during the work week and often wear my hair straight or with soft waves. So naturally, after a whole week of wearing my hair one of two ways, and wearing the same work attire day in and day out, I want to let loose on the weekend and get creative! On this edition of The List, I have rounded up for 4 incredibly easy hairstyles for the weekend that take 5 minutes or less. All you’ll need is a large wide tooth comb, your favorite serum or dry oil ( I’m currently obsessed with Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco ) and bobby pins or elastic hair ties. These styles will work on most hairtypes and work best on clean, dry hair. My hair is naturally wavy, so I like to start with my hair blown out.
- Fun Buns: Split hair into 2 halves, gather one half of hair like a high pony tail and begin twisting hair into a loose bun, secure with 2-4 bobby pins depending on hair thickness, and repeat on other side. The key is to not make them look perfect, a few loose strands around the face make it look more effortless and less reminiscent of a 5 year old’s hairstyle. Spritz serum or dry oil to tame any unwanted fly aways.
- Pocahontas Braids: Split hair into 2 halves, gather one half of hair under your ear and begin braiding hair. Secure with elastic band. I like to do these a bit on the tighter side to avoid them falling apart. I also like leave about 1/2 an inch or more not braided at the bottom. Spritz serum or dry oil to make ends appear shiny.
- Top Bun: this style has been on trend all year and is both chic AND easy. I like to start by using a wide tooth comb to separate a section of hair at the top of my head. This section should be as wide as your forehead. Gather into a pony tail and begin to twist into a loose bun, then secure with 3-5 bobby pins depending on hair thickness. Like the Fun Buns, the goal is not to be perfect. Spritz serum or dry oil where needed to tame fly aways.
- The Topsy Bun: This easy two part style brings back the Topsy Tail with a sophisticated twist! Gather hair into a low pony, secure with elastic. Then create a space in the center of the pony to loop it through, depending on hair length, you may have to repeat this step. Flip hair one more time and secure flipped hair at the top of pony with bobby pins ( use as many as needed). Spritz serum or dry oil to tame any fly aways. *This style works best on medium length hair.
Remember, each of these styles are not meant to be perfect and should take no more than 5 minutes each. You can use a light hold hairspray if you wish, but it’s not necessary. These styles will instantly add fun to any weekend look, and are too easy to not try!