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20 Hairstyles for Work | Quick and Easy Hairstyles You Can Do

Are you always in a rush and is in dire need of reliable hairstyles for work? Girl, I got you! Here are 20 easy hairstyles for work you can do in a jiffy.

Easy Hairstyles for Work You Can Rely on Everyday

Confession, I’m not at all hairstyle savvy! I’m always on the lookout for easy hairstyles for work. In most instances, my hair care is what suffers when I am most pressed for time. I’m sure you can relate! Lucky you, I’ll be sharing 20 easy hairstyles for us women on the go!  These are appropriate work hairstyles that can transform seamlessly into casual night looks. From curly hair to straight hair, updo’s to braids – I hope you’ll find something from this list of hairstyles for every working woman on the go.

1. Ponytail With A Twist

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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 casually twisted ponytail.

2. Top Knot

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I super love this top knot hairstyle. Sometimes I call this the “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. Just make sure to prepare tons of bobby pins when you recreate this do!

3. Low Knot

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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, and go polished or messy too. Go with your mood!

4. Knotted Ponytail

image via Missy Sue

Do you want a 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. In the picture, the hair was knotted several times. If you’re really in a hurry, one to two knots will suffice.

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 tops

6. Wavy Bob

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This is one of the best hairstyles for short hair and one of the easiest hairstyles for work too. 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. And may I say, beachy waves are perfect for the summer!

7. High Ponytail

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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

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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 with some of these hair ties. This is one of the hairstyles for work that I aboslutely love!

9. Swept Braid

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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

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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.


I really like this peach makeup look! Give it a try too!

11. Fake Bangs

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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

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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

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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! All you need is your trusty hair styling product and you’re good to do. You can also pair it with beautiful jewelry pieces or even have it colored.

14. Easy Chignon

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Got a power meeting coming up? The timeless and classic Chignon always gives off the “I mean business” vibe. Still, in doubt, try to recreate this easy chignon and time yourself.

15. Braided Bun

image via Missy Sue

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.

16. Half Tuck

image via Missy Sue

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. Easy Side Braid

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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

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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

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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

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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 to work or school through this video from Danielle Mansutti:

Excited to try any of these easy hairstyles? I know I am! And I want to try everything as well, or those that will suit my medium to long hair. Anyhow, I’m actually more excited about having to sleep in and still arrive at work looking pretty as always! Just one tip though: practice before you sleep. Even if these hairstyles for work only take less than 10 minutes to do, it might take any beginner longer than that. So practice before hand so you can nail it when you need it! Enjoy working it ladies!

Do you have a favorite from my list of easy hairstyles for work? Please be a darling and let me know in the comment box below! 

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

20 Hairstyles for Work | Quick and Easy Hairstyles You Can Do
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