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When you’re a busy mum with a jam-packed to-do list, it’s easy to stick with the things that work – whether that’s chucking your hair up into a messy topknot that chubby little fingers can’t grab on the school run, or quickly running through it with straighteners to create smart, straight hairstyles for the office. Finding the time and energy to try new trendy hair styles doesn’t always come easy.
The good news is that you don’t need to be fully on top of hair styling trends or need lots of time to update your look. Try our simple tutorials and you’ll soon be raking in compliments for your trendy hair…
1. The easy twist
Quicker than a plait, this is a nifty way to keep hair away from your face and a good alternative to the bun.
- Pull your hair back from your face in two sections, as if you were going to do a classic half-up, half-down style.
- At the back of your head, tie the two sections into a knot.
- Repeat, working your way down your hair in sections until you reach the nape of your neck, securing in place with a hairband.
- Tuck any remaining loose hair under the knots, using hair grips to keep them in place.
- Finish with a spritz of Pantene Pro-V Protect & Style 24H Hairspray Hold Level 4 to tame any flyaways and lock your look in place.
2. The bun with braid
Take the topknot to an elegant new level.
- Pull your hair back into a high ponytail, and secure it with a hairband that matches your hair colour.
- Divide the ponytail in two.
- Twist one section round to form a bun, securing with hair pins as you go.
- Plait the other section, and then wrap it round the base of your bun, fixing it in place with hair grips.
- Finish with Aussie Shine Bright Hairspray to keep your style in place, and give it some sparkling shine.
3. The low pony
Certainly more sophisticated than a regular pony, but with only slightly more effort.
- Smooth a dollop of Pantene Pro-V Satin Smooth Mousse Flexible Hold Level 3 through your hair, and comb through.
- Take the top layer of your hair by your temples, pull it back to create a small ponytail and tie it with a hair band.
- Repeat with the middle section and lower sections of your hair.
4. The fake fringe
Give yourself an easy new look – without having to commit to a haircut.
- Divide the front of your hair from the rest, and work a little Aussie Shine On Hair Serum into the front section.
- Tie the remaining hair back in a ponytail – this will make it easier to create your fake fringe, but you can always take it down once you’ve done that and wear it loose if you prefer.
- Use a styling wand to shape the front section of hair into a fringe, and use hair grips to keep it in place.
5. The side braid
A simple way to try the asymmetric trend.
- Apply some Aussie Work That Curl Hair Serum with Australian Jojoba Seed Oil through your hair.
- If you want some extra definition, go through your hair in sections with a curling wand – but if you’re pressed for time you can skip this step. This look works whether your hair is curly, wavy or straight.
- Divide your hair into a side parting, and plait it close to your head. Secure the end with a ribbon or hairband.
What’s your favourite go-to styling tip? Leave a comment below to let us know!