Busy women have to juggle career, family life and other personal commitments. They are good at multitasking to accomplish all tasks within their deadlines. With their packed schedule, they have little time to spare, especially when it comes to personal style. If you are just like them, you also probably prefer to use your extra time for better things than to style your hair. Fortunately, there are 5-minute hairstyles you can do to keep looking good, even with your chaotic schedule.
An easy or messy updo is something you can do in just five minutes or less. It is a clever camouflage when you are having a bad hair day. Apply mousse on your day-old hair by scrunching and working your hair between your fingers as you blow it dry. Tousle the front part to keep it messy. Use a fine-tooth comb to tease your crown. Take the back lengths and part in different sections. The sections do not have to be even; after all, it is supposed to be messy. Twist each section and gather them together with a small elastic band or secure with bobby pins at the lower part of the back of your neck. Spraying your hair with medium-hold hairspray will keep this easy updo in place. Embellishing with jeweled hair clips, pins with rhinestones or a few thin headbands will finish off this look.
A ponytail is a godsend if you do not have a lot of time to spare, whether your hair length is medium or long, whether straight or curly. Spritz your hair with water and apply styling mousse with your fingers. Using a hairbrush, remove knots and tangles. Brush your hair in an upward position, gather and tie it with an elastic band or clip it with a large barrette. Pull the ponytail lower to adjust it to the desired height. Using bobby pins will help secure wayward or loose hair. Spray your hair with maximum-hold hairspray to hold the hair firmly together longer.
Half Up/Half Down
An ideal hairstyle for medium length or long hair, the half-up/half-down hairdo gives you versatility by combining a partial head ponytail with loose tresses. Apply styling mousse and brush your hair to remove knots and tangles. Part your hair sideways and gather the upper half of your hair (close to the crown) together. Clip, using a barrette, or tie, using a hair band. Loosen a few strands of hair from each side to fall down on each side of your cheeks close to your ears. Brush the lower tresses of your hair for a clean and neat finish. Spraying a light-hold hairspray will keep the top part in place while still allowing some movements on the lower tresses.