Easy 5-Minute Hair Styles to Try for Every Hair Type

Your mornings just got way easier.

By Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure

I don't know about y'all, but when it comes to my hair, my motto is almost always, "ain't nobody got time for that." Seriously though, with work or school or just day-to-day duties (plus the time we allot for social media scrolling) who has time to spend more than five minutes on their hair? Not me, that's for sure. The thing is, though, spicing up your strands doesn't have to be hard or time-consuming for that matter — in fact, there are several easy-peasy hairstyles anyone can master, depending on their hair type. To prove it, I tapped hairstylist Tippi Shorter, to get the deep dive on her favorite five-minute styles for every hair type — from straight to coily. Get excited: Your mornings just got way easier.

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For my straight and fine-haired friends, Shorter recommends amping up the texture and creating some super-quick, "lived in" beach waves like the style Jessica Biel is sporting here. "Create beach waves in five minutes by separating your hair into four sections [and] twirling one section in your fingers until it is twisted close to the scalp," she explains. "Using a medium heat flatiron, press the iron on the hair hitting each section for five seconds each. [Then] unwind hair and use a light hairspray to hold the waves," she added.

And voĆ­la! You're out the door with fresh-from-the-beach hair.
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To play up naturally wavy hair, Shorter explains it's all about creating a dramatic side part and defining what you already have. "Create a deep side part, mist hair lightly with a liquid leave-in or prep-type of product and run fingers through hair to distribute," she says. " Using sectioning clips (duckbill clips), clip your hair flat to your scalp every two inches until you’ve reached the end of your hair. [Then] let dry while doing your makeup or getting dressed. Remove the clips for controlled and refined romantic waves."
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Shorter says that half-updos are a great way to play with curls and turn up the volume. Who doesn't want that? "Using a light pomade on hands, smooth curls from ear to ear loosely to the crown area," she says. "[Then] take a small section of hair from the back and wrap it around the gathered hair many times and secure with a bobby pin," she explains, adding that you can also use a light oil to smooth through the hair and further enhance your curls.
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If you've got kinks and coils, it couldn't be easier to amp them in a speedy fashion. For this, Shorter suggests creating a deep side part and incorporating a braid for a fun and simple accent. "[You can] create a cornrow braid and secure the end, [then] tuck the end under the hair that's left out and use fingers to gently backcomb the hair that's out for max volume and fun," she explains.

If you're not up for a cornrow braid, however, you could also do a quick and thick twisted plait or flat twist in the front like Teyonah Parris did here.

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Women's Magazine: Easy 5-Minute Hair Styles to Try for Every Hair Type
Easy 5-Minute Hair Styles to Try for Every Hair Type
Your mornings just got way easier.
Women's Magazine
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