It can be very easy to fall into a hairstyle rut, particularly if you're rushing around in the mornings and your hair just isn't playing ball. We often spot incredible hairstyles on our feeds, but when it comes to replicating them in real life, they can prove challenging. While they may look easy, they often take forever to do or are so complicated that they leave us throwing down our hair tools in a huff.
That being said, it's handy to have a couple of go-to looks that you can effortlessly default to when your look needs an update. Thankfully, we've spied lots of easy-to-copy hairstyles (that don't require a hairdressing qualification) on our feeds that you can do in five minutes or less. They're that easy—and they look pretty chic, too.
1. Ponytail Bow
Simply tie your hair into a low pony and tie a bow into your hair with ribbon. Done! Tuck your lengths behind your ears to show off your earrings.
Experiment by matching or clashing your ribbon with your outfit.
2. Half Up, Half Down
It's the age-old question: Hair up or down? This hairstyle lets you have the best of both. We love how Hailey Bieber's slicked half-ponytail makes for a great evening look.
This look also works well if you have a fringe. Experiment with wearing the ponytail higher or lower on your head. It can easily be transformed for day or night.
3. Spiky Bun
Mix up your usual bun by letting the ends poke out. We love this '90s spiky bun on Charithra Chandran.
Not just for Blair Waldorf or Alicia Silverstone in Clueless, a plain black headband will always tie your look together.
5. Braided Ponytail
An instant update to your everyday ponytail. Simply tie your hair up as you usually would and braid three sections of hair together before securing it with a hair tie. We love this unexpected half-braided ponytail.
For a more relaxed daytime take, braid your hair into a low side ponytail.
6. Slick Bun
Experiment with the placement of your bun to switch it up. We love a bun placed at the nape of the neck. Alternatively, if you want to wear it higher up on your head, follow the line of your cheekbones diagonally to find the most flattering placement.
7. Piled-High Curls
Curls and coils look chic piled on top of the crown.
Switch it up by leaving a couple of tendrils to frame your face.
8. Claw-Clip Bun
If your hair is thick or long, opt for a larger claw clip that will hold your hair in place more easily.
9. Wavy Ponytail
Upgrade your ponytail by adding some curls or waves to the lengths. We love how Chandran's ponytail sits high up on the crown before cascading down.
This looks equally stylish when tied lower at the nape of the neck.
Perfect for warmer weather when you might want your hair out of your face, a topknot style is practical and stylish, especially paired with an off-the-shoulder top.
11. Side-Parted Bun
Changing your hairstyle can sometimes be as simple as changing up your parting. If you usually wear a middle part. Why not flip it to one side? To find the best part, follow the highest point of your eyebrow toward your hairline. That's a flattering place to part your hair.
12. Hair Clips
Try adding clips to your hairstyle to instantly refresh your look. We love Naomi Parris's star-studded coils.
13. Hair Scarf
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