“Running Late” Hairstyles

The last thing you want to do when you are running late, is your hair. But your entire ensemble can feel incomplete and disheveled if your hair is not “done”! So what are your choices?? Sometimes, it can be worth that extra two minutes just to come up with a quick “do”, to NOT look unkempt. You’re already going to be late anyway, you may as well look good when you show up!

These are the quick and easy trends for “running late” hair that will keep you looking fashionably fabulous!

Stylish woman wearing a sleek ponytail.

The Sleek Ponytail
You cannot go wrong with a slicked back, tight ponytail. They are clean and easy, completing any look from casual to a little more dressy. Remember to always use either a fabric covered band to keep from breaking hair and a band that either matches your hair color or your outfit. Use a light wax or hairspray to keep the ponytail looking sleek and to keep frizzies at bay all day.

Woman with ponytail hair.

The Side Part Ponytail
The sleek style, but in a different location – part your hair on one side and slick it back into a low ponytail for a different look. Just as gorgeous and professional looking as the sleek ponytail, just a little more stylish. This is also a great style for anyone from the late at-home mom to the business woman on the go. Same rules apply, just keep it healthy!

Woman with braided hair.

Loose Braids
It’s the “I just rolled out of bed and threw my hair back into this old thing” look. Part your hair on one side (not down the middle) and loosely braid it, securing the end tightly with a fabric covered band. Pull pieces gently loose to avoid looking to “done”, then spray lightly with an aerosol hairspray to keep stray hairs in place.

Woman wearing baseball cap.

Baseball Cap
You can’t go wrong with a favorite sports team baseball cap and ponytail. For the more casual look, a t-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap actually LOOK put together. No one will ever know you were running too late to take a shower! Probably the easiest and most fun look, not to mention a great transition into that after school or after work game.

Woman with tousled bun hairstyle.

The Tousled Bun
Start with the slicked back ponytail or side parted ponytail, then wrap the ponytail hair around itself in a circular motion. Take a fabric covered ponytail holder and loosely wrap it twice around the bun. If pieces are sticking out here and there, all the better! The tousled bun is a sexy, yet simple look for all ages and styles.

Keep it simple, are words to live by when you are deciding on which “running late” hair do to go with!