Super Easy 5-minute Hairstyle

by Laineymariebeauty
4 Materials
5 Minutes

Hey everyone! Follow along to learn a quick, messy bun updo.

This easy, lazy hairstyle is the perfect look for the holidays or any time of the year when you just want to try something new in just 5 minutes.

Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Brush
  • 2 claw clips
  • Hair tie
  • A few bobby pins
Separating 2 wisps of hair

1. Separate 2 wisps of hair in the front

Start by taking out 2 equal wisps of hair in the front, by your temples.

2. Clip your hair in 2 sections

Take half of your hair, from the top, and temporarily clip it on top of your head with a claw clip.

Clipping hair up

Next, take the rest of your hair, the bottom layer, and clip that with a claw clip too.

Making a small bun

3. Make a small bun 

Take the clip out of the top section and run a brush through the hair.

Then pull your hair through, as if you were doing a regular ponytail.

On the last twist of the elastic, pull your hair through to form a little bun, like this:

Making a small bun

Stretch it out a bit, but you don’t want it too floppy.

4. Hide the ends

Next, twist the ends that are hanging out. 

Hiding the ends

Then, open up the hair tie and tuck the loose ends into it.

Hiding the ends

Make sure no ends are hanging out–that everything is tucked, and your bun should be secure, like this:

Teasing bun

Now tease the bun out a bit to make it bigger.

Teasing bun

5. Secure the top bun

Press the bun flat against your head and insert one bobby pin in the top (center) and then one on each side to prevent gaps.

(See video 0:55 -1:10).

Repeating process

6. Repeat for lower bun

Now, remove the bottom portion of hair from the claw clip and do the same process: create a little bun:

Repeating process

 Twist the ends and tuck them into the hair tie:

Repeating process

Make sure none of the ends are hanging out. If you’re struggling to get the ends to stay in, your hair tie might be too loose. 

Repeating process

Then push the bun to your neck and secure it with a few bobby pins. For the lower bun I actually needed more bobby pins. 

Repeating process

7. Polish off the look

Now just pinch and pull to get the buns just right. Remember, this is a casual look, so it doesn’t need to be perfect. 

Polishing off the 5-minute hairstyle

8. Style the front strands

Return to the front and twist each front strand. You can leave some of the hair loose if you want. 

Styling the front

Then pinch and pull them for more volume: 

Pinching and pulling hair

Now pin them near the bun:

Pinning hair

9. Add the finishing touch

No matter what type of updo I’m styling, I always like to pinch and pull the hair at my crown.

Take the tips of your fingers, then pinch and pull the hair little by little.

Finishing touches

You don’t want to overdo it, so work in tiny sections from side to side.

Finishing touches

Here’s the final look of this cute, lazy bun hairstyle from the side and straight on:

5-minute hairstyle

5-minute hairstyle

5-minute hairstyle

What I love about this easy, lazy 5-minute hairstyle is that you can dress it up or you can dress it down and make it casual.

If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments below.

And, for more quick and easy hair content, check out my post on 4 Cute and Easy 60-second Hairstyles.

Suggested materials:
  • Brush
  • 2 claw clips
  • Hair tie
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