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5 quick and easy hairstyles anyone can do

The Growing up Guide beauty hair

Have you ever been in a rush, struggling to know what to do with your hair and leaving the house like a mess?

Well, today we are sharing 5 easy hair styles that anyone can do to with you. So you can avoid that hair panic and instead be confident that your effortless hairstyle will get you through the day.

Whether you’re off to school, university, work or an important event, we’ve got you covered.  

Messy low pony tail

Good for chic, sophisticated and of course, effortless looks. Whether you’re heading to the office, out for lunch or even on a date night, this hairstyle will get you from a to be whilst looking the part. 

What you’ll need: texture spray, hairspray, teasing brush, hair tie or elastic and bobby pins. 

  1. Use a texture spray and a teasing brush to create volume and thickness at the root of the front section of the hair. To do this, brush a strand of hair 3 to 4 inches from above your roots in a back combing motion before pulling out the comb, repeating until you achieve your desired look. 
  2. Next, pull the hair back into a loose pony tail at the back of your lower neck, then secure the pony tail in place with a tie. 
  3. Pull tightly at the back of the neck, whilst keeping volume on the top of your head. 
  4. Take a small section of hair from the trail and wrap it around your hair tie to hide the elastic. 
  5. Once you have wrapped your hair the whole way round, secure with a pin and hairspray the look in place. 

Optional: Tease the rest of the hair in the pony tail to add more volume and texture to the look, as well as pulling small strands from the front to frame the face more. 

Half up, half down bun 

If you want a look that will be off your face, but still give you some length, by keeping your hair down, then the half up, half down bun is perfect for you. It’s a great everyday go to look for more casual days. 

What you’ll need: hair brush, hairspray, hair tie and bobby pins. 

  1. Before you start, brush you hair thoroughly to get rid of all the knots. Once you’ve done this, use your fingers to part your hair in half, from the top of the ears round to create two sections (a top half and a bottom half)
  2. Make sure all the stray pieces of hair are put into the bottom half of the hair and not caught in the top section, whilst keeping hold of your top section to keep it separate from the bottom half. 
  3. Taking the top section, start twisting the hair all the way down and then wrap the twist into your typical bun like shape. 
  4. Secure the bun with a tie to hold it in place on your head. If it is loose, pin it in place and there you have it. 

Optional: Loosen the bun for an effortless fuller bun and/or pull strands from the front of the face to frame the face. 

Two simple twists

For those who want a more bohemian, romantic and girly style to their hair, then this next one is a great option. Twists are great for those who want something that’s going to be quicker than braids, but achieves a similar kind of look. 

What you’ll need: sectioning comb and bobby pins. 

  1. Section the hair with a sectioning comb into a middle parting. 
  2. Take a strand of hair from the front of one of the sections, the size of this strand can be up to you, but remember it needs to not be too big, as it will need to still fit through the pin later on. 
  3. Twist the section of hair backwards away from your face, until you reach near the end of your now twist. 
  4. Pin the twist into place on the side of your head. 
  5. Repeat the same steps to achieve a twist on the other side of your head and pin this new twist into place.

Optional: move hair from beside the end of the twist over the pin to hide the pin from view.

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The side braid

Rather than just sticking to your basic kind of braid, but still keeping it really simple to do, this side braid look adds a touch of glamour to your braid. The side braid is perfect at dressing up your look and also an easy go to for more formal events. 

What you’ll need: sectioning comb, curling iron (if desired), hairspray and bobby pins. 

  1. To start off this look off, give yourself a side parting with a sectioning comb. You can make this as deep as you want, it is entirely up to you, but ensure you still have a side parting otherwise this style won’t work. 
  2. This next step is completely optional, but if you want to, you can curl your hair to create some movement and waves, which will actually make the braid side of things easier. Remember to hairspray your curls into place once you have finished to maintain your curls.
  3. With the smaller section of hair out of your side parting, create a dutch braid from the top of your head and work it across the side of your head, rather than down your hair like you would a regular braid. If you struggle to dutch braid, then you can easily do a regular braid across the side of your head.
  4. Once you have your braid, pin it into place on the side of your head and spray the braid for maximum hold. 
  5. Gather the rest of your hair from your smaller section of parting and lay it over your shoulder to join with the larger section of hair, keeping the braid the centre of attention on the other side of your head. 
  6. Spray your finished glam look into place. 

Milk braids 

Another braid style, but one that is a lot more pulled together and effortless. The Milk Braid is a great style for creating bohemian vibes to your look and also good for when you have second day hair that needs hiding.

What you’ll need: sectioning comb, hair spray, hair ties and bobby pins. 

  1. Section your hair into two equal parts down the middle of your head, you can use a sectioning comb to get a nice straight parting. 
  2. With one of the sections, begin to braid a regular braid down your hair and secure with a tie when you reach the end of the braid. 
  3. Repeat the same steps on the other side, until you end up with two braids either side of your head. 
  4. To make the two braids appear fuller, pull the sections inside the braids apart without actually taking them out of the braid, which will create a thicker look to your braids. 
  5. Now your braids are good to go, take one braid and pull the braid from your ear and around the crown. Depending on the length of your braid,  your braids will sit on your head according to your actual hair length. Don’t be too alarmed if yours doesn’t reach the whole way round.
  6. Once around your head, secure the end of the braid with a pin onto your head. 
  7. Repeat the same step with the other braid, securing it into place, but this time tucking the ends of both braids under the other to hide this ties.
  8. Spray the style into place once you have finished.

Optional: pull parts of your hair from the front out to frame the face for a more whimsical look. 

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