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New Year, New ‘Do: 12 5-Minute Styles To Help You Start The School Year Fresh

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The school year has officially started and now that you’re past those first day jitters, you’re morning routine is likely falling into place. Between eating breakfast, finding the perfect outfit, and packing your backpack before the day begins, however, you might already be pressed for time.

The good news? Even when you’re in a bit of a crunch, you don’t have to sacrifice style! Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde strands, these 12 five-minute hairstyles will easily fit into your morning routine. 

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The Best Five-Minute Hairstyles For Short Hair

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Deep Side-Parted Lob

Glass hair is so last year! This school year, give your lob haircut instant volume by switching to a deep side part.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Air-Dried Curls

When it comes to time-saving hairstyles for curly girls, we’re all about the wash and go! Be sure to use a hair gel like the Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel to keep your natural ringlets in check. This gel is your key to no-fuss style, defining and shaping your curls until your next wash day while helping to keep them moisturized. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Half-Up Top Knot

If you have short hair, it might not stay put in an actual top knot all day. That’s why we love the half-up version of this classic look for shorter strands!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tons Of Texture

If you want to add effortless texture to your bob or lob, a texturizing spray like the Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray is essential for your morning  styling routine. This aerosol dry texturizing spray provides hair with airy volume and beachy texture. 

The Best Five-Minute Hairstyles For Mid-Length Hair

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pinned-Back Sleek Ponytail

Level up your sleek ponytail with hair accessories! A new school year calls for new hair clips that you can easily pop into your look. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Half-Up Scrunchie Ponytail

Speaking of on-trend accessories, who could forget about scrunchies? This year, abandon your regular hair ties and wrap a velvet or silk scrunchie around the base of your half-up ponytail. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tucked-Back Waves

If you’re going for a sleek and sophisticated look, tucking your hair behind your ears is the perfect way to elevate polished waves. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fishtail Accent Braid

Beach days might be over (for now), but mermaid vibes are here to stay. If you’re looking for an easy fishtail braid hairstyles to try before school, choose an accent fishtail braid. Beginning on the side of your part, gather a 1-inch section of hair. Split the section into even segments. 

Take a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. Bring it over the section and add it to the right segment of hair. Then, take a thin section from the right, bring it over, and add it to the left section. Repeat these steps until you reach the ends of your hair. Use a clear hair elastic and a few spritzes of hairspray like Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray to lock in your look. 

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Messy Bun

If there’s one hairstyle that never fails when you’re in a rush, it’s the messy bun. For style and hold, add a few bobby pins to your look. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Braided Bangs

Braiding your side bangs is not only super easy, but also a stylish way to keep your fringe from falling in your face throughout the day. Begin by sectioning your bangs into three even strands and craft a three-strand braid. Once the plait reaches just above your ear, use a hair clip or bobby pin to secure it. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Curly Pigtails

Pigtails might’ve been your go-to look in elementary school, but this sleek, sophisticated version is anything but juvenile. This style is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face while letting your curls shine. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ribbon Ponytail

Like the final piece of a perfectly wrapped gift, a hair ribbon is all you need to add the finishing touch to your back-to-school ponytail. 

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