Motherhood is not an easy job. So it’s no wonder that the common stereotype for mothers is half-showered, half-put-together outfits with messy and slightly oily hair. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, even the busiest moms can look fabulous and trendy, starting with the right hairstyle. After all, the hair is every woman’s crowning glory, and it’s no different for busy moms.
Thankfully, there are mom hairstyles that are quite easy to do and don’t take up a lot of time. You don’t even need to go spend precious time in a salon just to get a fancy haircut! And we’re not just talking about classic go-to mom styles like the “mom bun” and the ponytail.
Here are the best fast and easy mom hairstyles to try.
The Sleek Ponytail
Though we did mention earlier that ponytails do not make the cut, this is not just any ponytail. In fact, this is quite a refreshing reinvention of such a classic hairstyle. As easy as the ponytail is to pull off, we have to admit that it can be quite boring.
Fortunately, it can be easily made more stylish. It all starts with a normal ponytail. You can then make it so much more interesting by taking a section of hair and wrapping it around the ponytail. This not only hides those unsightly hair ties, but it also works great with all kinds of hair, from straight to wavy to curly. You can also go low or go high.
Yes, we’re not quite done with the ponytail just yet. Another reinvention of this timeless hairdo is the twisted ponytail. As the name suggests, it’s a ponytail with a literal twist. Best of all, this hairstyle takes no more than a minute to achieve and looks amazing and classy on all kinds of hair.
Simply divide hair into at least two sections (though you can go for more if you wish), which you can then twist and wrap around each other into a ponytail. This is a lot easier to achieve as a low pony and is sure to make busy mornings less hectic. Plus, points if you make it a little messy for that effortless look!
As far as easy and quick hairstyles go, the half-up is definitely one of the easiest and the quickest of all. Just simply sweep up a section of hair near the halfway point from the top and tie it with a pretty hair tie. The rest can be kept loose and flowing for a chic look that is also quite effortless.
You can also give it a little twist (literally) by twisting two or more sections together like the twisted ponytail – while still keeping half your hair flowing to your shoulders, of course. While this works great for all kinds of hair, this works particularly well with wavy or curly hair because of the natural volume.
The rope braid is also another gorgeous hairstyle that would make any busy mom look very put-together. Admittedly, it looks complicated, but that’s the beauty of it because it’s actually not. In fact, it would take no more than two minutes to do! The rope braid works best with longer haircuts and is perfect for active moms who want to keep their hair out of their faces.
Simply divide the hair into sections and weave them together like a rope starting from the top all the way to the bottom. This is usually done swept over on one side as it gives you easier control, but can also be kept straight down the back. This is one style that would require some practice, but once you get used to it, it will undoubtedly become your go-to mom hairstyle in no time.
Most busy moms would no doubt prefer sweeping their hair up for a fuss-free look. As the best man bun with braids, a woman’s bun need not be boring and serious. The braided bun is a great way to do this as it is simple enough to do. Not only that, it will take no more than a few minutes of your time.
To achieve this cute hairstyle, all you need to do is start with a simple low braid near the base of your neck. You can then pull this up into a chic bun. Another variation of this is creating two braids on both sides and putting both together right in the middle in a low bun. Either way, it truly is a ‘do that’s both stylish and neat.
Effortless Beach Waves
Let’s face it – getting a perm can be hit and miss. Traditional perms with smaller curls have the tendency to look severe and somewhat old-fashioned. This is why beach waves are all the rage these days. As far as trendy hairstyles go, few are as attractive and not to mention, maintenance-free.
Basically, beach waves are larger curls reminiscent of surfer girls. This works particularly well for moms, because it is extremely low maintenance. Just wash and wear and you’re all set for the day. Best of all, it works great for all hair lengths.
Yes, just the name itself already sounds fancy, and this chignon looks the part. But don’t be fooled by this classic hairstyle as it actually requires very little effort and upkeep, which makes it extremely perfect for busy moms.
It all starts with a low ponytail and a few strategic twists. You can then tuck hair in the right places with well-placed bobby pins or cute hairpins, and you’ve got a winner! This is truly a great hairstyle for moms as it can easily transition from a busy day taking care of the kids or planting a flower bed to a lovely evening on date night.
Women’s Top Knot
The top knot is definitely becoming a fast favorite for moms on the go, and it is one hairstyle that keeps the face clear of any stray hair. It is also a lot easier to do than it looks at first glance.
It takes no more than a few minutes to pull off, making it perfect for hectic days when you have little time for hair care. Simply sweep up all your hair to the top of your hair and tie it up into a knot, and you can easily achieve an effortless and fuss-free look.
Stress moms know it all too well – some days, you just can’t be bothered to get it together, hair included. One very easy fix for days like these (or bad hair days in general) is the headband. It’s definitely one hair accessory that has stood the test of time and one that effortlessly creates stylish hairstyles when simply added on.
Make it interesting by going for headbands with bright colors and interesting prints, or keep it low-key by going for simpler variants. Alternatively, you can wear your hair down and style like a long bob.
The point is there are several cute and trendy hairstyles for moms. With limitless haircut ideas and styling options, try one of these haircut styles today!
Jeannie has achieved her Master’s degree in science and technology and is further pursuing a Ph.D. She desires to provide you the validated knowledge about science, technology, and the environment through writing articles.