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Top 10 quick and easy hairstyles

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When you’re strapped for time, nothing seems more tedious than making your hair look presentable. Sometimes, you don’t even have time to give it a wash, which means you need a hairstyle that will deflect from that fact with tons of style, all on-the-quick! Here are a few hairstyles that will make your morning routine a bit easier, and they all look like you put in the effort.

The braided crown

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Start by forming a braid on the left side of your head, then get to work braiding, slowly working in new hair as you move to the other side of your head. Secure the braid with a clear elastic and use a bobby pin to keep it in place. To give it a fuller look, simply use the edge of a comb and gently pull at each section of the braid.

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Classy low bun

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A favorite of supermodels and office workers alike, this sophisticated style is always in fashion. It’s a clean, smart look that ensures your hair won’t be in your face all day. Simply wind your hair into a ball at the back of your head and secure with an elastic or some bobby pins.

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Simple bob

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Bob hairstyles are an easy wash-and-go look that always look fashionable, thanks to their edgy cuts. Here, Cameron Diaz ever so slightly curls the ends with a flat iron to get a piecey, classy, yet fun look.

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Bangs for a day

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A totally new look can be created using nothing but clip-in bang extensions. Find some that suit your hair color, clip them in and pin your hair back. Suddenly you’re sophisticated and fashionable.

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Low pony

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Possibly the easiest look to create, the low ponytail is sophisticated and classic, and takes about 10 seconds to create. Gather your hair toward the center of your neck and simply secure with an elastic. Keep it classy by twisting a piece of your hair around the base, hiding the elastic.

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Side bun

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Using the tips for the low bun above, simply sweep your hair to the side and secure with bobby pins. To create a full look, place a piece of sponge at the center of your bun, then twist your hair around it, hiding it completely.

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The outward curl

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This is a great look for layered hair. If you have five minutes in the morning, heat up a curling iron and simply curl your most prominent layers outward. It will give your hair texture and shine.

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Side ponytail with braid

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Mask greasy or unkempt hair with this side ponytail style. Braid one side of your hair, slowly adding new hair to complete the braid. Secure at the back of your head with a bobby pin, and then form the rest of your hair into a simple, sleek side pony.

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Bed head

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Do you look like you just crawled out of bed? Embrace it! Work some pomade into your hair to make it look piecey and tousled. Work your fingers through it throughout the day to give it a little oomph.

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The poof

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Want to show off your face but still keep your hair down? The front poof is a great way to do just that. Simply take the very front section of your hair, poof it up and secure with bobby pins.

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