It's certainly helpful to know how to put yourself together quickly when you're crunched for time—for example, when you overslept, forgot to charge your phone, and your morning meeting starts in 25 minutes. But on the flip side, is it really necessary to devote an hour to your mane even on those mornings when you have plenty of time to spare?
Instead, consider rotating through any of these gorgeous hairstyles into your routine. While deceptively pretty and put together, they each take about half a minute to complete—leaving you a few more minutes to hit the snooze button without any of the usual guilt. Click through the gallery below to unlock a much more manageable (but equally good-looking!) morning routine.
Do you normally part your hair to one side? Switching it up to the other (or the middle) can make a world of difference—for minimal effort.
The half-bun remains beloved not just because it's cool or quick—it also works for all kinds of hair textures and lengths. Case in point: these lovely curls. Throw it back and let the loose waves fall where they may.
After seeing countless iterations of this effortless style on the runways during the past few fashion week cycles, we actually went ahead and timed it ourselves (because professional stylists have a tendency to make everything look easy). The verdict? About eight seconds to catwalk cool.
This ponytail style never fails to impress because people don't realize it's deceptively easy. Once you've tied your pony back into an elastic, just wrap a small section of hair around it and secure with a bobby pin.
Pro tip: Work a hair mask into your locks before pulling it back into an easy low knot. You'll get an extra sleek, flyaway-free look—and treat your strands to some TLC while doing it.