Do Summer: 10 quick and effortless hair do’s without the heat

The ‘extra’ 5 minutes in the morning are not mine to use.  They go to my daughter, who has yet again, pulled out the braid-bun-barrettes-headband because she changed her mind…again…now there are 3 minutes left before we have to walk out the door.  I still have to capture our puppy and put on her harness so we can all walk to school together and make it on time.  How can you look chic in a couple of minutes without the heat of a hair dryer?  Use these styles for a quick and easy hairdo when time is not on your side.

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braided bun

Loose, easy style for a low maintenance uncomplicated look.

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 faux hawk braid

Edgey, funky look to shine on the playground.

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upside down braided bun

French braid from bottom of hair gathered up and wrapped into a bun. Voila!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
twist and tuck

No fuss up do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

loose low bun

Don’t forget to pull out pieces to loosen and “mess up” the bun.

flipped Ponytail

Literally, takes 1 minute!  You can chalk it for some extra flair, but only if you have an extra minute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

messy braided crown

Perfect for shorter hair!

 

 super long ponytail 

Ponytails are simple and effortlessly chic. It’s a great way to keep hair from getting in the way when you’re juggling a million things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pull thru half up

Simple, side swept modern look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock a head scarf! 

If all else fails you can always tie one on…

*Try some dry shampoo to make hair easier to work with.  A benefit of the dry shampoo is the added texture that it brings to your hair. If your hair is newly washed and too slick for an updo or styling, add some dry shampoo to help your new style stay and last.  Also, bobby pins are your friend…

Do you have a favorite on-the-go hair style? Please share it with us!

 

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43 comments

  1. These are such pretty hair dos. I love the incorporation of the messy look in them all. I need some good ways to wear my hair.

    1. Hi Rachel,
      I did the upside down braided bun yesterday and it was pretty easy to do. It also kept my hair off my shoulders in the heat which was the best perk! Yes, the messy look is my fave so it is not so obvious that I only had a few minutes to get it done. 🙂
      Cheers,
      Marnie

  2. I’ve been looking for cute hairdos since I got my hair done last month! I love the braided bun the most! I’m obsessed with buns because of the heat but it makes it so much cuter!

    1. Hi Brittany,
      I wore the braided bun yesterday and it kept my neck nice and cool. It was pretty easy to do… Good luck!
      Cheers,
      Marnie

  3. I love these! I am heavily pregnant in the heat right now and have quite thick hair so I am always looking for quick, effortless ways to get the hair up out of the face and neck!

    1. Hi HilLesha,
      You have a beautiful name! Your website/blog is beautiful, too! I hope I get there someday…soon. Anyhoo, I tried the messy braided crown on my daughter as her hair is shorter than mine and it worked beautiful! Good luck!
      Cheers,
      Marnie

  4. These are some great options for long hair, which I have. I’m trying to grow out my bangs and it’s proving to be a test of my patience BIGTIME!

    1. Hi Di, I just went through the bangs growing out debacle with my daughter and it is still going on…that being said we found creative ways with different hair styles and bobby pin to work with her hair. Braids were a great help when you do them close to your head around the crown. Good luck!
      Cheers,
      Marnie

    1. Hi Amber,
      I did the upside down braided bun today and it was off my shoulders to save me from the heat. It felt great and looked cool!
      Cheers,
      Marnie

    1. Hi Ana, Yeah, me too! I am going to do that one next. I did the upside down braided bun today. I will try the fauxhawk in the weekend.
      Cheers!
      ~ Marnie

  5. I know you say they are easy and fast but these all seem to be a little complicated for the few minutes we have in the morning. I will try some on the weekends for practice.

    1. Hi Melissa, I did the upside down braid today and it really only took me a few minutes. The best part is that it wasn’t sitting on my neck in this heat!
      Cheers,
      ~ Marnie

    1. Hi Holly!
      I hear you…an extra 5 minutes would be perfect. But if we don’t take care of us…who will? Good luck!
      Regards,
      Marnie

  6. I love your ideas. I have 3 girls hair to do in the morning before school run, so my hair get put up in a boring pony tail. I don’t get time with my hair, its thick, curly and frizzy!!

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Oh my god…3 girls hair. You must be super mom! A messy bun sounds perfect to look pulled together but not…
      Regards,
      Marnie

  7. I wish I had the skill to do these updos. I have the flip pony down, as well as turning the look into an updo, but I horrible at doing a braid. I think I need more practice to get it right.

  8. I SO wish my hair was long enough to some of these hairstyles! They are so cute, and definitely look amazing, despite being quickly done. Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      the messy braided crown and twist and tuck is great for shorter hair. Bobby pins are your best friend!
      Regards,
      Marnie

  9. These are cute and simple hair styles. Especially when some places the summer heat brings on the humidity.

    1. Hi Kristina,
      Yeah, in the summer my hair is always up because of the heat. I love that it can still look cute, too! Thank you for commenting.
      ~ Marnie

    1. Hi Danielle,
      You totally can if you can french braid. I practiced it twice and it was easy to just do a quick braid with your head upside down and just gather it up and twist. Good luck!
      ~Marnie

  10. I never do anything with my hair so this is a great article for me! I have dead straight hair so I don’t even blowdry it but I would like to do some more interesting styles with it.

  11. These are some great hairstyles. I like how they’re all kind of messy looking. Which would make my life easier since I tend to mess up and want to start all over again if it doesn’t look perfect .

  12. For work, I have to keep a bun in my hair. I will certainly try the braided bun look- that looks like such an easy way to look like you actually put time into your hair!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

  13. Awesome hairstyles for the summer! I’m very much into braids and I’d love to try something different. These are all lovely! My favorite is the messy braided crown.

  14. I need to get better about doing my hair. I usually end up with a messy top bun, but my hair is so heavy that it hurts my neck! I have always loved braids, so I guess I need to practice!

  15. The definitely dont look effortless to me. It looks like you have put in so much time to put these together. I am impressed to know that these can be done quickly.

  16. I want to try all of these, but I guarantee I will mess them up. I am no good at doing my own hair, so I am lazy and just throw it up in a ponytail.

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