5 Easy Hairstyles for When You're Running Late

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You stayed up far too late yesterday, you overslept this morning, and now you’re going to be late for work or a meeting. Or maybe you’re not in the mood to deal with your hair this morning.

Luckily, with the right hairstyle, things can turn around fast. We’ve got five easy ways to achieve hairstyles to turn you from frazzled to fab in seconds, and if you want to take your style to new heights and reduce the amount of time and effort required, try the styles with hair extensions. Both high-quality Keratin and Remy hair extensions can help take your hair to the next level.

1. Half-Up Knot

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The half-up knot is trendy and nearly effortless to achieve. Plus, this chic hairstyle is so versatile you can give it your own twist and tousle it up a bit for a laid-back vibe.

Simply take two strands of hair from each side and then join them at the back. Now, gather the pieces together and pull them into a knot. And finally, secure the knot with some bobby pins and spray into place for extra hold.

2. Braided Half Crown

This version of a braid hairstyle is a fun way to wear your hair down while keeping the hair off your face. It’s soft and stunning, creating a romantic effect.

Start by braiding a two-inch piece of hair on both sides of your face. Use mini elastic bands to secure the ends. Now, intersect the braids over one another and tuck the ends, securing them with a bobby pin. Now all you need to do is choose your outfit!

3. Cool Girl Chignon

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The cool girl chignon looks more relaxed and casual than this hairstyle’s regular, classic version. The calm and composed vibe of this style suits most outfits. It’s super easy to achieve, so it’s best for busy people who don’t have much time to create intricate styles.

Start by sprinkling some dry shampoo on the roots of your hair. Doing so will help add volume to your hair. Now, gently pull your hair to the nape of your neck while keeping the front section somewhat loose.

Next, create a low-lying ponytail at the nape of your neck. Put a hair tie around the ponytail and conceal it with a few hair strands. Use a few bobby pins to secure your Chignon. Give it a shiny finish with a hair spray.

4. Knotted Pony


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Want to take your regular pony up a notch? Try the knotted pony! While this pony suits most hair types, it looks best on people with thin, fine hair. The best thing is that you can pull your hair into this chic, relaxed hairstyle in under a minute.

Simply divide your hair into two portions, pull them back, and knot them at the nape of your neck. Spritz some hair spray on your hair to finish off the look!

5. Sleek High Pony

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A sleek, high pony is a great option for looking put together in no time. Simply pull your hair back into a high pony, using a brush to eliminate any bumps. Use hairspray to tame any flyaways. For extra volume and length, add a clip-in ponytail extension. It will only take a couple of extra seconds but will leave your pony looking much fuller.

Feel like you need more length, volume, or thickness to get your fave 5-minute look? Hair extensions can help you achieve these and you don’t need to spend hours in a salon to apply them. There are many DIY hair extension styles such as clip-ins and halos that literally take moments to apply.

Make sure to always choose high-quality extensions such as Zala hair extensions, as they’re long-lasting, look natural, and blend perfectly with your own hair.