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Quick hairstyles for moms

Nina Sutton is a beauty and style expert and on-camera host. She is also the author of the The Chic Moms Guide to Feeling Fabulous. Nina has appeared on shows such as The Doctors, E! Fashion Police, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Ricki Lake ...

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As children start school and mornings get earlier and earlier for moms, styling your hair becomes more and more challenging.
Mom with a chignon

Moms pull their hair back in the ubiquitous ponytail, which can be okay, but every day can get boring…Here are some simple styles for busy moms to get fabulous hair every day!

Bling your tail

If you are going to pull your hair into a ponytail, add some dazzling accessories to give your hair some sparkle. Try rhinestone hair pins, crystal ponytail holders or even embellished headbands for instant glam!

Spin and pin

These latest hair tools are a savior for stylish moms! Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins Mini (Walgreens.com, $7) are great for the half-up, half-down look. Simply take the top half of your hair and pull into a bun. Take one spin pin and insert from the top of the bun down and take another mini spin pin and insert from the bottom of the bun upwards. The larger size spin pins are great for an instantly chic bun. For an old glamour look, try a side bun and a flower on the other side.

Easy waves

An easy style for moms and all women is to wash your hair at night and then braid it (for loose waves in the morning) or pile into a high bun and secure with a hair band (this allows you to sleep and give your hair volume). In the morning, hair is almost dry and naturally styled!

Mom hair kit

Hair tool kit

Busy moms and women in general need to keep the right tools on hand for easy styles: a wide tooth comb, a versatile brush, ceramic straight iron and one to two curling irons (good to have on hand are 1-inch and 1-1/2 inch). One of the easiest types of curling irons is the clipless curling iron; you simply wrap your hair, hold for 10 seconds and release. An easy, super sexy style for moms is to divide hair into 2-inch sections and clip. Starting from the front of your face, roll the hair around the barrel facing the tip down. Continue this around your head and then fluff out the curls with your fingers. One to try is Sultra The Bombshell, 1-inch (Sephora.com, $130).

For the days you don't have time to wash your hair, you should also have dry hair shampoo on hand. One to try is Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo. This is a powder formula, which not only gives the illusion of clean hair, but great volume as well (Sephora.com, $11).

Busy moms should also keep a faux hair piece on hand. Some can be wrapped around the hair to look like a bun and some can be clipped in for an instant high fashion ponytail. One to try is Scunci Faux Hair in the color that best matches your hair (Walgreens.com, $13).

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