20 Quick And Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

Who’s got time to fix their hair when they’re almost late for work? Well, you do! Here are 20 easy hairstyles for work you can do in a jiffy.

Confession: there was a time when I hated my hair. While I maintained a simple but effective hair care regimen, I still felt I was not taking care of it well, especially when I was pressed for time – and that’s almost all the time. The good news is, I learned not just 1 but 20 easy hairstyles for us women on the go!  These are even easy quick hairstyles  you can wear night and day. From curly hair to straight hair, updos, and braids, you have many styles to choose from!

20 Quick And Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

Office Hairstyles Don’t Have To Be Ponytails All The Time

One of my goals while coming up with this list of easy hairstyles is to strive to give something for women with different kinds of hair: short, medium, long, frizzy, curly, etc. But do you know what I discovered? Many of these can be worn by girls of almost any hair type! Are you ready to find out what they are? I bet you do, so let’s get started:


1. Ponytail With A Twist

Ponytail With A Twist | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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It’s time to add some oomph to your otherwise boring ponytail hairstyle by adding a twist to it. Literally. Get this hairstyle by dividing your ponytail into two sections. Twist one section and wrap around the other section to create this casual twisted ponytail. Check out full instructions here.


2. Top Knot

Top Knot | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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I super love this style. I sometimes call this “let’s get things done” updo. I love wearing it when I’m trying to deal with bossy clients or when I feel the day is going to be a bit rough. While this is one of the easy hairstyles for long hair, it’s as awesome for those with medium and curly hair. Get full instructions here.


3. Low Knot

Low Knot | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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If you think the Top Knot is a bit too regal for office work, then perhaps Low Knot is your thing. And not only is a process of doing simple, it is flexible. You can wear this on either side or at the center. To help you master it, click here.


4. Knotted Ponytail

Knotted Ponytail | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Do you want a more different look to your ponytail? This is your answer. This is a cross between braid and ponytail, in which the former doesn’t have to be complicated. It works well with many different hair lengths too.


5. Half Braid


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What I really like about Half Braids is they’re elegant and charming. They make me feel real dainty. That’s why I love to pair them with skirts and gorgeous topsFor another unique take on half-braids, see this tutorial. 


6. Wavy Bob

Wavy Bob | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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This is one of the best easy hairstyles for older women. The bob makes it very easy to maintain while its waviness gives it a more updated look. In other words, it makes you look youthful! If you have a curling iron, you can skip going to the salon to achieve this hair. Check out this article to get the full tutorial.


7. High Ponytail

High Ponytail | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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I recommend High Ponytail for women with thin or less-volume hair. If you have a beautiful jaw or cheekbone structure, wear this to flaunt it. You can tease or pouf the hair at the top if you want to create the illusion of volume.


8. Messy Bun

Messy Bun | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Have you been avoiding the bun? Usually, it takes too long, but I’ve found this practical tutorial to get it done right and quick in less than three minutes. Go on and try it for yourself.


9. Swept Braid

The Swept Braid is a simple hairstyle you can make in less than five minutes. I find this even easier than the traditional French braid since you have better reach and dexterity of your hands when your hair is on the side. And as long as you pull your hair to the side, you can avoid using hairsprays to keep it in place.


10. Asymmetrical Twist

Asymmetrical Twist | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Traditional chignons can look a little dated and sometimes too elegant and formal for taste. For a more casual modern take on the classic chignon, here’s the Asymmetrical Twist. Get the details on how to do it like a pro right here.


11. Fake Bangs

Fake Bangs | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Bangs can transform a face in seconds. It can make you appear edgy, sexy, or sweet. But not everyone likes it. If you don’t want them to be permanent, then why don’t you fake them? This do is totally artistic and surprisingly easy to do too.


12. Curly Twist

Curly Twist | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Do you have curly or frizzy hair? You’ve found one gorgeous hairstyle to do right here. This is simply small half braids tied together into a ponytail. It may take about five minutes tops. Quick, right?


13. Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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I know. This hairstyle isn’t for everyone, and quite frankly, it takes a lot of guts to wear it. But we also have to admit this is definitely one of the easy hairstyles you can sport. And it’s actually not boring! You can pair it with beautiful jewelry pieces or even have it colored.


14. Chignon

Chignon | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Got a power meeting coming up? The timeless and classic Chignon always gives off the “I mean business” vibe. Before you complain it takes too long to do, here’s a tutorial.


15. Braided Bun

Braided Bun | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Tame your  mane the stylish way. Combining a braid and a bun gives you hair a unique, chic, and modern look without going overboard. Best of all, you can have a nice wavy hair for your after-hours look. Get instructions here.


16. Half Tuck

Half Tuck | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Take a close look at the image above. What do you see? Yep, that’s a headband and a simple, quick half tuck to give it a more refreshing look. It’s the fastest way to have a different kind of hairstyle come nighttime cocktail parties or dinner dates. This works well for girls with medium to super long hair.


17. Side Braids

You can go full or half braids – it doesn’t really matter. You’ll be as pretty as you want yourself to be. You can keep it a bit loose for a “messy look” or tight when you want more definition. If you have more time, add some nifty accessories like little flowers or beads onto your hair.


18. Wrapped Ponytail

Wrapped Ponytail | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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The Wrapped Ponytail is how you go trendy without appearing you’re trying had to fit in with what’s current. If you want to keep your ponytail in place a lot longer, this is one of the practical easy hairstyles you can have.


19. Half-Up Bun

Half-Up Bun | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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If you want to achieve a messy look the right way, then this is it. The Half-Up bun allows you to be trendy without being too casual.


20. Criss-cross Half-Up Half-Down

Criss-Cross | Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear To Work

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Got some bobby pins lying around? Put them to good use. This is a great easy hairstyle for women with straight hair regardless of length.


Want to see more easy hairstyles? Learn 5 easy heatless hairstyles you can wear for work or school through this video from Danielle Mansutti:

Excited to try any of these easy hairstyles? I hope these would help you stay lovely as you kick ass in the workplace. When you have the time, try these looks and see for yourself which ones best suit you.


Do you have a favorite from my list of easy hairstyles? Please be a darling and let me know in the comment box below! If you’re looking for more hairstyle ideas, check this out. 

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