For the first time in pretty much my whole life, I have long hair. And, you guys, it is hard work. With short hair, as long as you have a good cut, you can give it a quick blow-dry, throw in some product, and you’re good to go. But with long hair you have to actually do it. And since most days I simply don’t have time to straighten it or curl it, I end up throwing it into the—you guessed it—dreaded ponytail, and then feeling meh all day.
Well, no more! It turns out there are a bunch of ways to wear your hair that take just a few moments longer than the traditional ponytail and are adorable. Like the kind of adorable where people are convinced you must have a full-time staff in order to be leaving the house looking so put together and polished. I promise, though, none of them will take longer than five minutes, and even a long-hair newbie like me can make them happen.
Click through the slideshow for easy ways to put your hair up that don’t require hiring a sitter.
Or try these ways to wear your hair: