Of course one of the fasted and easiest ways to put your hair up is a pony tail or a bun. I've found this new little tool to be immensely useful. You can buy them at most any drug store, and I even picked mine up at the grocery store.
But of course one can get a little tired of wearing a bun all the time and sometimes a pony tail is just not up and cool enough, so I've gone in search of all the different easy up-do that don't take too much time investment and stay up well. Some of them do take longer than others, and some do stay up better than others, but hopefully this leaves you with lots of inspiration. Before I get into the photos and descriptions of less common ideas here are a few easy ones.
- Make a french braid (look it up on youtube if you don't know how), but pull the braid a little away from your base of your head as you are braiding and secure the end of the braid with a pony tail holder. Then shove the tail up under the braid and secure with hair pins.
- Divide you hair, as you would for pig tails and french braid each side and secure each end with a pony tail holder. The cross the braids like you would for the first step of tying your shoes and pin it in place, taking care to hide the ends.
- Pull your hair up into a pony tail but don't pull it all the way through, leaving it looped up...seriously, everyone modern American female already knows that trick, but I noticed a cute riff for this "do" on a friend's daughter, which is to wrap wide ribbon around the pony tail holder and tie a bow. It makes it look much less I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-have-no-time-to-care-for-my-hair look.
Here's the first one, which I am calling:
The Flip-Through Bun1. Put your hair in a loose-ish pony tail.
2. Divide your hair between the pony tail and your head.
Here's the second "do"
The Flat Coil
1. Pull the front part of your hair up into a bun.
And lastly I remembered an article in an old magazine I have and looked it up for you. Click on the picture to view it full size. It's a little hard to read the text, but it's basically to small french braids at the front, and then you pull the rest of your hair into a loose bun and wrap the ends of the braids around the bun. I haven't done it yet, but I think I would just do regular braids instead of french braids to save time, unless I was taking more time to dress up for something.
P.S. After I made this post a friend told me of some other blog posts where they had gathered some great hair do ideas. You can see them here.