5 5-Minute Hairstyles for the Busy Mom

by Mary Avant ; Updated September 28, 2017

When you're using one of these fab five-minute hairstyles, getting ready in the morning doesn't have to be a chore.

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Some mornings, simply rolling out of bed in time to feed, bathe, and dress the kids before school seems nearly impossible. And when it comes to doing your hair? You can probably just forget about it. Lucky for you we have these five-minute hairstyles that are so cute and easy, you'll have no excuse not to pull them off.

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For Short Hair: The Ballet Bun

For a style that's cute, chic, and out of your face in a snap, throw your short strands up into an easy-to-fix ballet bun, like this one from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Perfect for running errands or squeezing in a date night, it's a style that can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a busy afternoon.

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For Medium Hair: The Soft Side French Braid

Practically anyone can sweep their locks into a French braid on the way out of the door, so why not elevate the classic style by shifting it to the side for a romantic and relaxed look, like this one from The Small Things Blog?

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For Medium Hair: The One-Sided Twist Braid

The name may sound complicated, but the style couldn't be any easier. Take your one-sided braid, twist it over the top of your head, pin it behind the opposite ear, and voila, you have the boho-chic style seen on The Beauty Department.

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For Long Hair: The Twisted Ponytail

Do you throw your hair into a ponytail more days than not? Then this sophisticated spin on the average pony from A Cup of Jo is the only style you'll need in your hair repertoire from this day on.

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For All Hair Types: The Headband

Headbands are versatile accessories that come in all sorts of styles, materials, and colors, making them perfect for everyone! Whether you’re an on-the-go-ponytail girl or a lover of loose locks, this accessory is great for rushed mornings. Check out these three headband styles to simplify your morning routine.

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Mary Avant has worked for several international, national and regional magazines and received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has written on everything from fashion and health to business and food, and she specializes in women's style, fashion and beauty.