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3 Not-so-Basic Buns You Can Do in Less Than 5 Minutes

Some mornings, especially in colder weather, I can’t help but hit the snooze button (again and again and again… oops). So, on those ‘special days, I need easy hairstyles I can do in five minutes or less but that still look like I made an effort. I love a good low bun for when I know I have a busy day ahead because my hair is up and out of the way. Below are three easy bun hairstyles that you can do in five minutes or less. Trust me, I’ve tried them all!

The Loop

Begin with your hair down and dry. To create a bit of height, back-comb the hair around your face. Pull your hair into an elastic at the tape of your neck and create a loop bun. Pull some of the looped hair out and wrap it around to hide your elastic and pin it with a bobby pin. Finish with a texturizing spray of your choice

Twist & Knot

Tie your hair into a tight ponytail. With a little bit of pomade in your hands, twirl your ponytail and twist it into a bun shape. Pull the end of your hair through the center of the bun to form a knot. Let the ends hang out as pictured and secure the rest with bobby pins.

Braid & Tuck

Lift and spray a section of your hair with texturizing spray for lift and texture the gather your hair into a ponytail at the tape of your neck. Braid the ponytail and secure it with another elastic. Loosen the ponytail slightly and create a hole, hold an open elastic at the hole and pull your braid up, through the hole and elastic. Again, bring your braid up and tuck it into the loop. Secure the bun with a cross of pins and pull braid pieces out to shape the bun.

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