We've all been there: You woke up with absolutely zero time to even run a comb through your hair, and you have to be somewhere in a flash. Don't freak: Try one of these crazy-fast (and chic!) hairstyles, and you'll be office-ready in seconds. Okay, if you haven't done them before, they might take a couple of minutes—don't worry, we included photos in our step-by-step tutorial for each style—but the results will be worth it. You can do them at home using just a bathroom mirror, but you can also put together any of these hairstyles en route, whether you're at a stoplight, on a train, or just walking to work. Most of them work for long hair, short hair, fine hair—you name it, we've got you covered. Welcome to your week of really great hair days.
This off-duty ballerina bun will make even the most knotted of hair look instantly polished, with very little effort required.
Brush hair into a high ponytail, then slip a headband over your hair about an inch back from your hairline.
Twist the length of your ponytail into a bun, then secure the whole thing with six or seven bobby pins scattered around the edges of the bun.
Stick either a pencil or the end of a tail comb through the hair on the crown of your head, and gently wiggle up, tugging sections of hair at your roots for added volume.
These gentle and affordable headbands come in a variety of colors, so you can make sure that your hairstyle is in line with your outfit.
With the added height and extra length, this voluminous ponytail is anything but blah.
Pull the hair above your ears into a half-up, half-down ponytail, letting the hair beneath your ears hang loosely.
Scoop the rest of your hair into a second ponytail right beneath the first one.
Tease the top ponytail using a fine-tooth comb to create fullness.
Go easy on your hair—and the environment–with Terra Ties, biodegradable hair ties that will hold both ponytails in place all day.
Give your fine hair an easy upgrade that won't fall flat.
Twist a one-inch piece of hair near your temple away from your face.
Secure the twist with a bobby-pin placed diagonally at an angle, then slide a second pin over the first to create an X-shape.
Constantly losing bobby pins? Try this cute magnetic holder, which holds your pins in place and allows you a place to put them when you take them out of your hair at the end of the day.
Repurpose last night's mussed-up texture with an easy out-of-your-face style.
In the morning, sweep the hair into a half-up, half-down style—leaving out two fine layers of hair to frame your face—and secure the ponytail with a band.
Next, grasp the bottom of the ponytail, and, with your finger, tug a little at the band to create an opening above it (see the previous picture for an example) and tuck and pull the bottom half of the ponytail through the space you've created. Re-adjust the band so that your hair doesn't slip out.
This styling cream will tame frizz and inject moisture into your hair, all while making sure your effortless-looking styling holds all day.
This hybrid of a low ponytail and a modern chignon is actually way easier than it looks.
To start the look, brush hair back into a low ponytail just above the nape of your neck, grasping it with one hand.
Using both hands, twist the ponytail into itself to create a fat roll down the center of your head, then use your other hand to pin the hair in place with several bobby pins (place a pin every half inch down the curve of the roll).
This handcrafted brush is travel-sized so you can style on the go, but don't let it fool you—this little tool packs a bunch.
Show off an unexpected style with this no-nonsense braided bun.
Pull hair into a low ponytail, tie it off with a hair tie, then loosely braid the length of hair and secure the ends with another tie.
Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail like you would a bun, tucking in the loose ends of hair and securing them with bobby pins.
Once you're done, set it with this do-it-all hairspray, which will add definition to the look and hold it in place for the rest of the day.
Keep crazy layers or out-of-control bangs in place with this easy twist.
Separate a small triangle of hair starting at the center of your hairline and extending to the midway point at the crown. Twist, flip it over, and secure at the crown with bobby pins.
Add a little sparkle to your look with these colorful crystal hairpins.
This low-key style adds a modernized edge to your hair, no matter your natural texture.