5 Easy hairstyles for Busy Mums

The name of my blog says it all – Super Busy Mum – and I’m exactly that. I’m not ashamed to admit that there are some mornings I don’t get a chance to put a brush through my hair! So goodness knows how some parents have the chance to shower, blow dry their hair & make it look fabulous for the school run. I think a part of me envy’s those Mums but I know that I will never ever be one of those Mums and I’m OK with that. 

As one of those Mums that falls into the realm of the unknown what-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-hair today conundrums, I thought I would share a few easy hair style ideas. I mean, I personally need to rock something other than my usual tousled beach hair every day! 

The Messy Bun

Messy bun hair style for busy Mums

This has been a hairstyle, that I’ll admit, has never looked on me like it does on other Mums. How do you guys get it looking so stylish? I need to know your secret! However, the messy bun is still a favourite of mine – however pants it may look – because it gets my hair out of the way. Also, if I make it look great – a messy bun can be a super cute hairstyle in my opinion. 

Beach waves

This is my everyday look – thanks to lack of time to actually brushing my hair! I love this look and it’s pretty effortless to achieve too. You can either, like me, lack in time to run a brush through your locks OR you can pop some curlers in, leave them over night and gently brush through the next morning. 

Half-up Boho bun

When I had longer hair, this was a favourite style of mine. All you need to do is section your hair as you would normally do if wearing a half-up half-down hair do. They twist the hair up section into a bun. Easy peasy. Effortless and it looks fantastic. 

Braided faux-hawk ponytail

Now, this is a hair style I wish I do to myself! Something I may try actually because can we take a moment to appreciate how amazing it looks? I find it tricky to do a french braid on my daughters, never mind trying it on myself. It is something I’d love to conquer though. 

Flip-twist ponytail

If there was a way to make a ponytail look less boring, this is it! Such a cute and simple hairstyle to do before the school run! This is something I will certainly be trying too. 

I’ve always been blessed with very thick reddish, brown hair – I have my Mum to thank for that. And her Mum before that…and her Mum before that – you get the picture! However, after having each of my five children, I did experience some hair loss. Which thankfully wasn’t really noticeable on me due to the thick hair – such a blessing! However, I know other’s aren’t so lucky. Which is why I was so interested to read about the ATP – Advanced Tricho Pigmentation treatment – which goes to show that there is a solution for all kinds of hair loss situations. God bless Science, I say! 

Do you have any hairstyles that you can do in a hurry? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! 

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  1. 11/09/2017 / 2:00 PM

    I love the flip twist ponytail, it works so well for maki g you look. As though you have made an effort yet is really easy to do.

  2. 11/09/2017 / 4:50 PM

    These are some lovely hairstyles, I love the beach waves they are definitely something I would love to try myself.

  3. Laura Dove
    11/09/2017 / 5:20 PM

    I am all about the messy bun, although mine doesn’t look like that at all. I just looks messy and a bit rubbish! I wish I had hair like all of these!

    • 11/09/2017 / 8:02 PM

      Yeah, mine never looks that good either, lol!

  4. 11/09/2017 / 7:17 PM

    I’m not a busy mum, but I can definitely say these work just as well for the busy student or freelancer! Ha!

  5. 11/09/2017 / 8:04 PM

    Some great styles here. I like the pony tails best

  6. 11/09/2017 / 9:43 PM

    The messy bun is a life saver for every women :)x

  7. 12/09/2017 / 6:51 AM

    My messy buns are the worst – I really need to look at youtube to get it looking a bit better! I tend to just brush mine and leave it – very lazy!!

  8. 12/09/2017 / 9:22 AM

    The only one of those I’ve ever rocked is the messy bun – and no, it doesn’t look cute or stylish on me either – how do these girls do it?

  9. thegermanwife
    12/09/2017 / 9:26 AM

    oh why have i never thought about doing a half up bun such a good idea i love the flip twist ponytail i had a little loop thing to do it with when i was younger!

  10. 12/09/2017 / 12:39 PM

    I love a good old messy bun, it’s perfect and so quick to do when you’re in a rush.

  11. 12/09/2017 / 5:54 PM

    99% of the time I’m rocking a messy bun, and how busy I am determines how messy the messy bun is!

  12. 12/09/2017 / 8:49 PM

    These look super easy. Now that my hair is longer I can try some of these hairstyles too.

  13. 12/09/2017 / 11:14 PM

    This is a great post for ideas to freshen up your look, let alone for busy mums. I especially like the Flip-twist ponytail. Will have to try it.

  14. 13/09/2017 / 10:28 AM

    Some lovely ideas here. My mummy has thick long wavey hair and was looking for ponytail inspiration x

  15. 14/09/2017 / 10:01 AM

    Even without children, I still put my hair in a messy bun most days! x

  16. rhianwestbury
    14/09/2017 / 10:44 AM

    I don’t do much with my hair so I’m always looking for quite fixes, and a low bun for me always works well x

  17. 14/09/2017 / 7:38 PM

    These are great styles for anyone on the go! The messy bun is my go to but the only way that I don’t look matronly is by making it really messy and really high. If not I look like Mrs. Trunchbull from the Matilda film!!

  18. 16/09/2017 / 3:53 PM

    I find it quite tricky with short hair because I can’t quite tie it up in a mum bun! I need an idea for short hair I think! x

  19. 18/09/2017 / 12:38 PM

    I love beach waves, but it takes me ages to do my hair as I have scoliosis and really struggle to lift my arm for more than maybe 20 seconds at a time. I’m always super envious of the mums who have gorgeous hair, AND manage to do something with it in a morning 🙂

    Louise x

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