These five-minute hairstyles are for you, and are as gorgeous as they are easy. And no using the old teething ring in your pony!

  • 31 Mar - 06 Apr, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

1. French Braid Bun: This two-in-one hairstyle is for the days you want to have a pulled back look with a little side flair.

How to do it:

• Gather all your hair and twist them into a neat French braid.

• Secure the end of the braid with an elastic band.

• Twist the end of the braid around to form a bun.

• Pin ends to secure.

• Spray hair lightly to hold the style.

2. Low Rolled Updo: This chic librarian style is made by making an old school topsy tail and then continuing to pull the pony through it.

How to do it:

• Gather all your hair and secure it in a slightly loose ponytail in the back of your head, centered between the ears and placed slightly above the hairline on the back of your neck.

• Directly behind the ponytail, divide the hair in half. Use two fingers to separate the two halves.

• Flip the hair hanging from the ponytail up toward the two fingers. Grab the hair with the two fingers and pull the hair down through the two halves.

• Repeat this process until the length of your ponytail is too short to wrap around the rest of the hair.

• Tuck the hair in. Once the length of your ponytail is too short to wrap around the rest of the hair, tuck the remaining hair either on top of the ponytail or below it. Secure the hair with a bobby pin or clip.

• Pull gently on the hair around the roll up to loosen it from the ponytail a little. This will create a natural roll look.

3. Triangle Bobby Half Up: We used to hide bobby pins. Now the trend is to show them off. All you need are three bobby pins and a few seconds. Here you go!

How to do it:

• Pull small sections of hair from each side of your head and cross them in the back.

• While holding your hair in place, take a bobby pin and slide it in horizontally over the crossed section.

• Then take another bobby pin and slide it upward at a diagonal angle to set the right side.

• Repeat this on the left to complete the triangle.

4. High Ponytail: Upgrade your pony by giving it some height and covering up the tie. It’s a soft and simple look for any outfit.

How to do it:

• Pull your hair up towards the crown of your head. Make sure you’re pulling your hair up and don’t be afraid to go higher than you would normally!

• Holding the ponytail in place with one hand, brush out any bumps with the other hand to ensure a smooth, .

• Take your hair elastic and secure the pony into place.

• To keep your ponytail looking chic, take a 1-inch section of hair from the underside of your ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic. Secure the hair with a bobby pin to hide the elastic, pushing the bobby pin in on the underside of the hair elastic so everything is covered up.

• For some added volume and texture, tease the ponytail with a fine-tooth comb, gently combing hair upwards and towards the front.

• Spray a toothbrush with hairspray and brush down any flyaways. This way, you tame your hair without making it completely flat.

5. Tuck and Cover: This is one of the most favourite styles because you get two for one! Twist your hair around a headband. That’s it! Be sure to sleep on it overnight, and when you take it out the next day, you will have pretty waves.

How to do it:

• Begin by sliding on a stretchy headband to hold back the front part of your hair.

• Next, place a second headband over the top of your head and slightly onto your forehead.

• Starting on the left side of the head, grab a 1-1 ½” inch section of hair and roll it up to the headband and tuck it into the band and pulling it tight so the ends stick out.

• Then pick up a 1 inch section and combine it with the tail of the previously tucked strands and roll it up and into the headband. Again, pulling the strand tight and letting the tail stick out.

• Continue this method of adding in hair to the tails of the previously tucked strands until you’ve tucked in all the hair.

• To finish, slide the hairband back slightly over your hair, like a headband, until it falls over the top of the first headband and hides it.