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Three 20-minute hairstyle tutorials you can wear anywhere

Allison Pynn has worked on the faces of Paula Abdul, America Ferrera, The Band Perry, Bret Michaels, and Sarah Palin. She grew up in rural Indiana running around corn fields and digging up worms, but always with lip gloss on! Allison has...

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

We've got the scoop on super-cute hairstyles that you can pull off in 20 minutes or less.

Hair bow

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Step 1:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Begin this look by swooping all hair down onto the nape of the neck.

Step 2:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Make a low ponytail, but don't pull hair all the way through. There will be a loop of hair and a "tail" hanging underneath.

Step 3:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Divide the loop of hair into two sides.

Step 4:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

With bobby pins, pin each side of the loop against your head. Make sure the sides look symmetrical. Don't worry about them being perfect though — our hair bow is a little loose and carefree.

Step 5:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Braid the "tail" hanging at the nape of your neck and tie off with a hair tie.

Step 6:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Bring the braided "tail" up and tuck under to hide the end. Bobby pin into place.

Step 7:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Tweak bow as needed and you're finished — so cute.

Fashionista ponytail

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Step 1:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Begin by adding a light wave to your hair.

Step 2:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Next, make three ponytails stacking them top to bottom — one high at the crown of your head, the other in the middle and the last one at the nape of your neck. Be sure to give each ponytail a good tug to ensure it's tight.

Step 3:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Add a texture spray and lightly back-comb each ponytail to pump up the volume.

Step 4:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Take very small sections of hair and braid each section. Be sure to scatter the braids around sporadically so it doesn't look contrived (3-4 small braids are perfect).

Step 5:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

You're finished. Making three separate ponytails keeps your hair looking full and long — you won't lose any length like you normally do with a regular ponytail — this ponytail is sassy.

Crown braid

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Step 1:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Start a loose braid at your bang area. Keep this braid hugging the crown of your head. If hair falls around your face — leave it! We want this look to be easygoing.

Step 2:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Once the braid is complete, pin it low at the back of your head.

Step 3:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Add a matching braid on the other side and bring around to the back of the head to meet the first braid. Pin the second braid into place (be sure to hide the pins under the hair so they're not seen).

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Step 4:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Take the ends of each braid and tie them in a knot like you're tying a shoelace — same concept. Double knot the ends (like you would a shoelace) and pin to hold into place — be sure to hide the pin.

Step 5:

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

Give hair a light spray of hairspray to hold. Next, prepare for compliments!

Get gorgeous hair in a hurry with these three 20-minute styles

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