“Not So Basic” Ponytails: Hairstyles You Can Do In 10 Minutes Or Less!

Raise your hand if you love feeling put together, but hate how long it can take (raises both hands, plus feet for added emphasis).

If you are anything like me (and I’m going to guess you are since you’re reading this blog) having your hair down sounds nice in theory, but about 5 minutes in you are ready to put it up. I am running around all day, with a baby who LOVES to pull anything within his reach (e.g. my hair) and I can’t stand having things in my face. It drives me nuts. So I usually end up wearing my hair up in either the mom bun (you know the one you threw up without a mirror with an elastic band you found in the couch cushions) or a basic ponytail. Neither of these hairstyles make me feel good about how I look.

So I have compiled 3 of the quickest, easiest, most flattering, “not so basic” ways to wear your hair up so you can keep your hair out of your face and still feel dolled up!

I love doing the wrapped ponytail because it’s so easy to do but looks so professional. It’s one of those styles that will have people wondering how you did it yourself! Just take your pieces and wrap it around the ponytail and pin it with a Bobby pin. All you need is a hair elastic, some Bobby pins, and a little bit of hairspray to smooth the fly aways if you want.

The low ponytail is, hands down, the one I do the most. It’s the quickest style out of the bunch to do and can be done messily and still look great. For a more sleek look you can leave your ponytail straight, or for a more beachy feel, curl your hair from root to end and leave some texture at the roots. All you need for this hairstyle is a hair elastic, Bobby pins, and a comb to tease your ends.

This hairstyle is a little more complex, but can be quick once you are comfortable with it! I feel like a braid can make any style look more intricate. I haven’t done this one as much recently due to the wonderful postpartum hair loss (peep the bald spots in the photos) but it’s still one of my favorites, none the less! All you need for this style is 2 elastics and Bobby pins. This look can be done with straight or curly hair.

Any there you have it! Three super cute ponytails to keep your hair up and out of your face, in 10 minutes or less.

If you try these hairstyles don’t forget to post them and tag me in it on social media! I can’t wait to see your looks.

Talk soon xoxo

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