As someone who had to wear a uniform for the majority of their childhood, I always loved switching up my hairstyle. It was one way for me to stand out and express myself among a sea of students in collared shirts and khaki pants (cue the painful flashback). In fact, I would even challenge myself some weeks to not wear the same style twice! It's safe to say that, over the years, I have tried many different styles and try to switch them up as often as I can on my Instagram. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite, no nonsense hairstyles that will make you look chic, and get you out of the door asap!
STYLE #1: Bubble ponytail
This first style is fun and easy! Begin by placing your hair in a ponytail. I like a high pony, but you can do a low pony if you prefer (which works best for shorter hair). Once you secure the ponytail with a hair tie, take small rubber bands and tie them around even sections of hair until you reach the tip. Next, lightly pull the hair in each section to form a bubble and you're done (:
Style #2: Braided space buns
If you follow me on Instagram, then you've probably seen this style more than a few times. It takes less than five minutes, but instantly dresses up any outfit. Start by parting your hair from front to back either straight down the middle or to the side (as pictured above). Next, braid each side to the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie. Take each ponytail and twist them into two buns. Secure the buns with a small rubber band, and you're finished! Try this style with hoops or statement earrings and a high neck blouse for an instantly chic look!
style #3: Side braid
I love this hairstyle because it keeps my hair out of my face on those windy, summer days. Start by creating a side part, and then section a part of your hair just behind your ears. I like to secure the rest of the hair in a ponytail to keep it out of the braid. Finally, braid the loose hair, and secure at the back with bobby pins. Take your hair down and you're ready to head out!
Style #4: two piece crown braids
This hairstyle takes the most time out of the five styles, but is still pretty quick and very easy. Begin by parting your hair down the middle, but stop once you get to the crown (just above your ears). Now, drag your parting tool down towards the ear on each side, and secure the rest of the hair to keep it from getting into the other sections. French braid each side to your ear and then continue to do a regular braid. Finally, secure the two braids with a rubber band to hold them in place at the back of your head. I like to add a few bobby pins to hold the hair in place. Finally, remove the larger section of hair, and you're done!
Style #5: Add a hair accessory
Whew. Are you still here? That last style sounded a bit more complicated than it is. I promise! This final hairstyle sounds and is the easiest of them all. Begin by putting your hair in a high or low ponytail or bun. Next, add a hair accessory, and that's literally it! The hair accessory adds something special to an otherwise simple hairstyle which I love for days when I'm running late. I styled a ponytail and bun with different scarves, but there are so many hair accessories to choose from, so I linked a few below!
That's it! Of course, these hairstyles are perfect for any time of year, but I really do love braids in the summertime, and buns and high ponies keep my hair off my back when it's really hot (they're also great for showing off those statement earrings!) Let me know which hairstyle was your favorite down below!