5 Minute Hairstyles

Do you ever feel like you’re in a rush to get out of your house and between getting your kids dressed, presentable, diapers, snacks, and everything other little thing that you probably forgot, getting yourself ready is the last thing you do? As a mom of two, I am always in a hurry trying to get ready whether it be going to the grocery store or just to look like you cared about yourself a little for a mom date that you might have planned. I have three hairstyles in my arsenal that I am always using. If you see me on a semi daily basis you know that if my hair isn’t in a bun it’s in one of these quick and easy hairstyles.


The first one I did was a quick curl and headband braid.

A trick I’ve learned when being in a hurry is if you put your hair in a ponytail and curl it then you can do it faster than if it’s broken off into sections. You won’t get as tight of curls but if you’re in a hurry it’s doesn’t really matter anyways. It took me 3:49 seconds to curl my hair and I finished it off with a headband braid that took me exactly 5 minutes!




The Second one I love to do is a half up bun!

Since my hair was already a little curled this one was even easier. This took a whole 2 minutes. If you are are in a hurry you can follow the first step from above to curl your hair fast and then separate the hair at the crown of your head. Twist and wrap around in a bun. Use an elastic or hair tie depending on the thickness of your hair. My hair is extremely thick and it’s long so I have to use a hair tie.  This is a go-to for me! Especially if I still have next day curled hair this is super easy to put up and run out the door if I need to.



The last style is a fishtail braid

I love the way this one looks instead of doing your classic side braid. Pull hair to one side and split it in half. Grab a small piece of the back left portion. Pull over the top and add to the right half.  Now grab a piece from the back right portion. Pull over the top and add it to the left half. Continue doing this until you get to the bottom of your hair and you’re done! Super quick and easy. This took me just under 4 minutes to do.




I hope you found these quick hairstyles helpful!

What is your favorite 5 minute hairstyle that you like to do? I need to add some more to my hair bank.



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  • Reply Kim

    Love anything quick for the hair! I use to straighten my curly hair all the time – now, I barely have time to shower! Love these!

    November 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you!! I’m all about quick these days. I would love to have curly hair!!

      November 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Sam

    These are so cute. As a fellow mama I find 5 minutes is about all I have time for to do my hair. Great ideas here:)

    November 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      This is seriously my life. I never have time to do my hair! So quick and easy are a must for me! Thank you!!

      November 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Thanks for the ideas. I usually end up with a ponytail or a plain side braid. Wonderful to have some additional styles to call on. I usually don’t have the luxury of 5 minutes…but if daddy is home he can keep the toddler busy!

    November 12, 2016 at 1:21 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      My hair without fail is always in a bun on top of my head. My 8 month old pulls my hair so I hate having it down. I know what you mean not having the time. It’s hard sometimes trying to get everyone and myself ready to go.

      November 12, 2016 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Krista Nile

    I am so envious of your long hair! It’s so pretty!

    November 12, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Crystal

    Love these easy hairstyle. I’m always rushed in the mornings before work and often have no idea what to do with my hair. My daughter wears her hair a lot like the braid.

    November 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you!I live in the braid! I’m always looking for new quick and easy hairstyle!

      November 12, 2016 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    These are great hairstyles! I love the half up bun 🙂

    Nicole |

    November 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you so much!! It’s become a favorite of mine!

      November 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Belle

    I always put my hair up in a ponytail so I needed this.

    One Awesome Momma

    November 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply candy

    Sharing with my daughter so she can see in five minutes she can have a great hair style instead of just a pony tail.

    November 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    That half up bun looks so cute on you!! My hair would need some serious product to make that work.

    November 13, 2016 at 3:15 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you! haha the crazier the hair the better!

      November 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Ari

    Super cute hairstyles! I’ll have to see if they look as good on my curly hair as they do on your gorgeous locks!

    November 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Oh you’re sweet!! They’ll look great with curly hair!!

      November 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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