15-Minute or Less Hair Ideas

Getting ready in the morning is hard enough as is, let alone if its Monday. Here are 5 Super easy and cute hair style ideas for all those rushed mornings.

5. 4-Strand French Braid. 
4-Strand French Braid     Now this isnt a new technique. Its one you have most likely seen all over Instagram and Pinterest. This is, however, my first time teaching you how to use this technique. 
What you need: Brush, rat-tail comb, small hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray.

Time: 8 minutes

Skill Level: Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Begin by creating a deep side part, and then creating a rectangle-shaped section that runs from that deep side part down to about 1 inch above the ear {pull all the other hair to the side out of the way}…
  2. Divide that newly-parted section into 4 strands {starting from left to right, I number them Strand #1, 2, 3, & 4}…
  3. Take Strand #1 under Strand #2, and over Strand #3…
  4. Then take Strand #4 {right-most strand} over Strand #3 and under Strand #2…
  5. Next, add in a little piece of hair to the left-most strand, your new Strand #1…
  6. Again, take Strand #1 under Strand #2, and over Strand #3…
  7. Next, add in a little piece of hair to the right-most strand, your new Strand #4…
  8. Then take Strand #4 {right-most strand} over Strand #3 and under Strand #2…
  9. You Steps #3-8 down the hairline until you run out of hair to add in on each side…
  10. Next, continue the same pattern down the remaining hair, but without adding hair into the outside edges…
  11. Secure the braid with an elastic, then lift up a small section of hair and secure the braid against the head by crossing two bobby pins…
  12. Allow the remaining hair to fall, hiding your bobby pins.
  13. Add hairspray {if desired}.


4. The Knotted Waterfall Braid
 This is a fake waterfall braid with a very cute look to it. If you know how to do a basic braid, then you should be able to handle knotting. This braid is especially good for those knowing they will be participating in a little activity( P.E. for example).

Items Needed:Brush, Rat-Tail Comb, Spray Bottle, Bobby Pins, Hairspray

Time: 5 minutes
Skill: Simple







Tornado Twist



3.The Tornado Twist
 This is perfect hairstyle for School. This hairstyle uses a simple French Twist method. Be sure to pay careful attention to the instructions as this hairstyle can be a bit tricky at times. 


Items: Brush, Rat-tail comb, Spray Bottle, Pony Tail Holders, Bobby Pins, Hair Pins, Hairspray


Time: 5 minutes

Skill: Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Begin by parting hair down the middle, and securing half of the hair out of the way for now…
  2. Near the right temple, begin to twist the hair upward towards the part-line, adding in hair as you go {you want it to look like one contiguous twist, not multiple chunks twisting together}…
  3. Continue twisting, adding in hair, as you work your way around the side of the head {you want to keep the twist about 3 inches above the ear, you do not want the twist to lay close to the hair line…
  4. If it helps, feel free to secure the twist against the head with a few bobby pins {the video shows you how to insert them for lock} as you twist back…
  5. As you are about to add in your last section of hair, and your twist is about to cross over the part line on the back of the head, bring the hair straight down towards the neck {this will create a slight downward angle in the hair, like a dog leg}, and temporarily secure with ponytail holder {or have daughter hold}…
  6. Repeat Steps #2-5 on the other side of the head…
  7. When the second twist is finished, bring both twists together at the nape of the neck and re-secure with your ponytail holder…
  8. Go back to where the to twists create the 90 degree angle, and, using hair pins, pin the twists together {this will give you the tornado twist and shape in the hairstyle {the video shows you exactly how to insert the hair pins}…
  9. Lastly, wrap a small strand of hair around the elastic to hide it, and secure with a bobby pin…
  10. Add hairspray or accessory {if desired}.

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

3. Easy Fold-up Braid

The basic is a simple Dutch Braid. This look reminds me of how a Greek Goddess might appear in a movie or play. 

Items:Brush, Rat-Tail Comb, Spray Bottle, Small Hair Elastics, Bobby Pins, Hairspray

Time:15 Minutes

Skill Level: Moderate
Step-By-Step Instructions
  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle the head…
  2. On each side, create a side Dutch Braid and finish them off into simple braids, secured with hair elastics…
  3. Then take the two braid tails and cross the left one under the right, taking the left one up and laying it directly under the original Dutch Braid on that right side…
  4. Secure the braid into place using a few bobby pins…
  5. On your free simple braid tail now on that side, right below where the braid meets the beginning of the Dutch Braid, take the end and fold it under being careful to tuck the braid ends underneath, and secure with more bobby pins…
  6. Repeat Steps #3-5 on the other side, making sure that your folds are equal from the front…
  7. Add hairspray {if desired}.

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

1- My All Time Favorite Hairstyle for those Rushed mornings is the Infinity Braid Tieback.
I started this with a base of curls and then worked with the infinity braid. I created two of them and then pulled them back together. Tiebacks are one of my most favorite hairstyles. They look good whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly. This hairstyle is perfect for all ages. I would recommend medium to long hair for this style. 

Items:Brush, Rat-Tail Comb, Small Hair Elastics, Hairspray, Accessories

Time:10 minutes

Skill Level:Moderate


Step-By-Step Instructions:

 
  1. Begin by parting hair in the middle…
  2. Part out a rectangle shape on either side of the center line {I leave about 1-1.5 inches of hair down above the ear, the rest can go into the newly parted section}…
  3. Divide the rectangle hair section into two strands…
  4. Then divide off another small strand of hair off the top section nearest to part line {this is now your wrapping strand}…
  5. Now take that 3rd strand of hair, and bring it over the section next to it and down through the middle of the two strands {if you take the strand under first, it will not look correct in the end}..
  6. Then bring that same strand of hair under the lower section of hair, and wrap it up and over and thru the middle again.
  7. Continue Steps #5-6, winding in essentially a figure eight pattern, over and over again…
  8. As you move down the braid, be sure to cinch each stitch up tightly against the stitch before it {you don’t want any spacing between your stitches}…
  9. When you begin to run out of hair, or the strand begins to visually look thinner, pull out another small strand of hair from the bottom section and add it into the wrapping strand {this will not only add fullness back to the strand, but it will also add more length to it as well}…
  10. Continue Steps #5-9, over and over again until you complete the length of hair you want in the braid…
  11. Repeat the Infinity Braid on the other side of the head…
  12. Then, flatten out the braids and secure them at the back of the head with an elastic…
  13. Lastly, loosen any leftover braid from below the elastic, add hairspray and an accessory {if desired}.
  14. OPTIONAL: Add curls as a base to the hairstyle.

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