So I’m no hair genius by any stretch of the imagination but I do have practice getting ready to go somewhere with no time to get ready (juggling 3 jobs is no joke). So here’s a post of my top 4 go to styles, that are all really simple and pretty much fail-safe. If I can do it, you definitely can. 1. H A L F . T O P . K N O T
Despite being murdered by hipster men everywhere, this style still made my list. It’s so easy and works really well on second day hair, plus it takes about 30 seconds to do. I’ve done this one with a hair band and made it really messy but you can pull it into a sleek bun if you need something more dressy.2. V I N T A G E . T W I S T
I’m pretty sure everyone I know has seen this at some point. This is my number one go to, because it doesn’t matter if your hairy is curly, straight or otherwise. You literally just twist from your hairline right around to the back of your head and secure it with bobby pins. You can also do this with a pony tail, which looks really polished and is just as quick.3. A S Y M E T R I C . P L A I T
This is a kind of speedy Veronica Lake-esque look. I’m the worst at French braids but it doesn’t matter so much because I use bobby pins to clean up any loose hairs. For this look plait around to the back of your head and pin on the other side to secure all the volume on the opposite shoulder. This is a good one for second day curls.4. P O L I S H E D . P O N Y
Ok, so… this might not be all my own hair but this is why its so easy. I love a little clip in and it’s as simple as tying back my hair and wrapping it round my pony tail. It just helps to add more volume and I don’t have to style it either with cuts time. However if you’ve just got your natural locks, you can still create this with some curling tongs and finishing by wrapping a strand of hair around the base of your pony.
Let me know what you think of these! And if you have any of your own styles put them down in the comments box below.
Photography: Sarah Barnes