Four easy but beautiful hairstyles for busy moms

Beautiful hair often takes time. Not only do you need to spend time on home treatments to maintain a luscious condition, but complicated hair styles often require expertise and time.

Time that we usually don’t have as a busy mom – especially if we need to balance our family with work.

So it’s no surprise that many moms tell us that styling their hair falls down their list of priorities, especially in the early years when they’re at the coalface of parenting with babies and very young children.

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And while it may seem superficial to focus on appearance, looking like ‘you’ is a big part of our self-esteem. So it’s important that we do spend time on how we look, even if we don’t have as much time as we’re used to.

So, to help you find ways to look good, even if you’re time-poor, we’ve collated four easy but beautiful hairstyles that are perfect for busy moms.

1) The messy bun

The messy bun is understandably popular with busy mums everywhere. A messy bun is a very easy hairstyle that you can achieve with very little time and effort. All you need is an elastic band and bobby pins to create this look.

You don’t even need to be a pro at styling your hair – the messier this style looks, the better. And not only this is a simple hairstyle to do, but it is also very practical as it keeps your hair away from your face

2) The sleek ponytail

On the days when you want to do something different with your hair, a sleek ponytail is a great look, and one that is used by many celebrities on red carpets.

However, you don’t need a team of celebrity hairstylist to achieve this look – you can easily create it in the comfort of your own home, and without spending too much time in front of the mirror, too.

This is a perfect hairstyle for busy moms, who may not have had time to wash their hair because, handily, the greasier your hair is, the sleeker the ponytail will look.

To achieve this hairstyle, just brush your hair backwards into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic band.

3) The salon blow dry

This may sound like something not practical for a busy mom, but just because you may be juggling work, home and a family doesn’t mean you have to neglect yourself.

It is just as important to look after your hair and to visit your local salon and hairstylist to cut your hair and style it. Most salons, like theĀ hair salon in Red Bank, NJ, owned by Brianne Wickline, also offer expert hair treatments and guidance on what you may need to obtain luscious hair.

Visits to professional hairstylists will guarantee that you leave the salon with wonderful hair that will not need to redo for at least another week, which will actually save you a lot of time as a busy mom.

You’ll also find that taking time for yourself, doing something you love, helps give you a mood lift, and can give you more energy and mental and emotional capacity for your family.

4) No heat waves

Another great way to style your hair when you are very busy but still want to look good, is to create waves with no heat. This will ensure that not only will you look great, but you will also be avoiding unnecessary damage caused by the heat.

There are many ways to achieve this look, but the most popular method is to plait your hair at night before bed. Depending on the length of your hair, this should take too long.

When you wake up and undo the plait, you will have very nice wavy hair with very little effort. You can also apply some curling cream or mousse to define your waves.