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Try these super easy (but really cute) 5 minute hairstyles that you can achieve even on the craziest school mornings. I’m talking ‘get it done in the car’ kinda hair styles that will make your little girl feel gorgeous all day!
One of the hardest things (and this is not in any particular order here) about being a parent is getting up on time for the first week after the school holidays. Let’s be honest. You can get used to those extra minutes of sleep in real quick. This seasonal hardship is closely followed by the mind numbing, temper testing chore of brushing the tangled hair of a reluctant (not a morning person) little girl. I shudder just thinking about it!
Not this term! This time round I will be prepared with an armory of ridiculously easy, back to school hairstyles…that I think I could even manage to do in the car. Because that happens.
I’m not talking about those hairstyles that you see on the internet that you know you will never pull off. Like this one:
Easy? pfft (sound of disbelief). I’m no hairstylist. Let’s not set ourselves up for failure so early in the day. I’m talking about Real Mom / Real Mornings stuff here – Achievable school morning hairstyles.
8 Easy 5 Minute Hairstyles for Crazy Back to School Mornings
1. The Double Twist:
This is one style that will work on any type of hair. Just twist back a little section of hair on each side of the face and secure with a pretty clip. (via iVillage)
2. The Twist back Flip Under
Take a regular ponytail (we can all do that one by now) and elevate it to the next level with just a little twist over. Perfect for when you are running late but want you little girls to feel beautiful all day! (via Cute Girls Hairsyles)
3. Messy Side Part Pigtails
Jazz up pigtails by parting a little to the side. This style is perfect for messy hair! So don;t panic if you get to school and discover you left the brush behind. You’ve got your little girl covered! (via Lil Miss)
4. Front Row Braid
This is one of my personal favorites! Simply braid a section of hair down one (or both) side and then tie a low pony tail. (via Barefoot Blonde).
5. Belle (Beauty and the Beast hairstyle)
My girls both loved Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson (the leading actress) rocked a cute pony tail style that is surprisingly easy to recreate. (See the tutorial here). I’m going to be Super Mommy when I pull this one out the bag.
6. The Half Up Half Down
Take the top half of hair, brush into a pony and secure with a hair tie. Really easy style that both my girls can now do on their own.
7. Plaited half up Hairstyle
This is as about as hard as I am prepared. Half a plait and then resorting to the ponytail. This is a pretty and practical hairstyle that keeps hair out of faces all day. (via Cute Girls Hairsyles)
8. The Basic Ponytail
And finally … when all else fails and the bus is hooting at you to move. This is the one you pick: The Regular Tried and Tested Ponytail. And let’s be honest – the default option for most school days. (Via Wikihow)
So those are the 8 Easiest 5 minutes hairstyles that anyone (yes. anyone) can pull together – even on the first day of school!