When you are running late, styling your hair can be harder than other times. It is not everyday that you can spend long hours making your hair look presentable, and that is when you need these life-hacks to come and save the day.

Here are the quick tips you need to solve the mystery of easy and cute hair styling, regardless of the length of your hair.

Styling short hair in under 10 minutes

1. Put it in a half ponytail

One of the cutest looks of this decade is the half updo: part your hair around the crown from one ear to another and put it in a high to mid-high ponytail. You can pull out a few strands from near the ears which will make it look more casual, and you are good to go.

2. Curl the ends

When you have short hair, it can lack volume sometimes. The easiest way to combat this problem is by adding texture with few curls here and there. You can quickly curl a few sections of your hair, and if you think you need some more volume, you can backcomb the hair at the crown as well.

3. Put on a bandana

The easiest hack that never fails is to put on a bandana. A bandana or a hairband can save the day and distract from how messy your hair looks on a bad hair day by bringing in some colour and vibrance. You don’t have to part or brush your hair since a bandana looks great with messy hair anyway.

4. Pin it up

On days where your hair is naturally looking great and you don’t want to play around too much, you can simply pin up a few strands away from your face, which will frame your face differently from other days. You can also use colourful pins if you feeling a little playful.

Styling long hair in under 10 minutes

1. Straighten it, just a little

For a quick frizz-free look, straighten your mane just from the parting to the sides. Simply getting rid of the frizz from the top section of the hair will make sure you look put together for any event. An added benefit is that your hair will look much more voluminous.

2. Loose buns, all the way

Few looks are as easy and as universally flattering as a loose bun. To achieve this look, simply pull your hair away from your face and tie it loosely into a bun, securing it with an elastic. Pull a few framing pieces of hair out to finish this easy hair-do.

3. Braid it on the side

A casual braid is super quick and easy and anyone can wear it- to work or to a party, wherever you please. Grab your hair all on one side and braid it loosely with minimal effort. If you are feeling fancy, maybe try a French braid for an upgraded version.

4. Beachy waves

Beachy waves are casual and effortless, yet so graceful. The easiest way to achieve this look is to tie your hair in a high ponytail. Start curling two to three inch sections from the ponytail until you have curled all of your hair. Loosen the elastic, and then you are ready to strut! These hairdos are quick enough to be all done well under 10 minutes, and easy enough for those who don’t know much about hairstyling. Try one of these every few days, and remember to mix up your look to always look fresh.

Ritika Tiwari
Freelance Writer/ Blogger/ Content Strategist