Quick and Easy Hairstyles

Thank you for the lovely suggestions for changing up easy hairstyles. I will certainly be trying some of those ideas out.

I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the hairstyles that I have done recently.

I often end up with a messy ponytail look, no matter what style I do—especially because of the humidity that causes my hair to curl in unusual places. However, it’s worth a few extra minutes each morning to try something different.

Here are a few ways that I have changed things up the past few weeks.

Sweet Buns

On Monday I experimented with a variation on a bun. I needed something that would take me through errands in the morning and working on the house later in the day. Since my hair is still fairly short and layered, a regular bun that stays in place can sometimes be difficult to achieve. A few little buns work just fine though.

Granted, I do have stray hairs because of my layers, but I think it still looks cute.

This is how it looked from the front

High ponytail

This is my favorite way to wear a ponytail, but my hair is still short enough that hairs slowly fall out in the back. So, I have to use bobby pins.

Slight Pompadour Ponytail

I’m not a fan of very large pompadours, but I think slight pompadours provide a nice look.

What I really prefer is a ponytail that has a bit of “poof” all the way around the hairline. Usually to get this look, I’ll backcomb a bit around the hairline, and make sure not to flatten it out while pulling hair into the ponytail.

You can also achieve this look without backcombing. Just tie the ponytail a little bit loose and slowly tighten the ponytail, then carefully pull your hair up at the hairline a section at a time. This method requires a lot practice, and it is not as dramatic of a “poof.”

Low ponytail


I usually part my hair off-center, according to my cowlick, for this style.

Half-up, half-down ponytail

I don’t do this one very often lately, because it is hot and humid. So, the fewer hairs that are given the opportunity to stick to my neck, the better.

Horrible and unflattering angle for me, I know.

Vintage Headscarf

Sometimes I wear a vintage headscarf. I especially like to wear bright scarves, like this one that I just found the other day.

There are several different ways you can use vintage headscarves.

I really like wearing a headscarf once in a while, and it keeps everything in place. Does anyone else like to wear a headscarf or bandana while doing housework, etc?

I’ve been wishing my hair was just a little longer so that I could try different types of braids. My only real option is to do french braids, and I often don’t have the time for those because it takes so long with the layers. Oh well, soon enough.

  1. Laura Burt

    June 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

    You are the cutest!

    1. Becca

      July 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Aww, thanks!

  2. Cindy

    June 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve never used a bandana while doing housework, but it looks really cute! I really like the first updo of those multiple little buns. It complements you so well! 🙂 My hair styles consist of a low ponytail, my hair just loose, or a low ponytail. LOL. I’m not very creative so thank you for the little previews!

    1. Becca

      July 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks. I like the little buns too. From the pictures on your blog, I can tell that you have beautiful hair. So, I’m sure it looks great without doing much to it.

  3. GA

    June 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    You’re cute no matter what your hairstyle but I like the one that you said the hair sticks to your neck due to humidity. LOL I cannot stand anything on my head other than my hair so I do not do head dresses. Love you, GA

    1. Becca

      July 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, of course you like that one. ;P I’ll save it for days that aren’t quite so hot. When I wear a scarf–depending on the way I wear it–I actually find that it keeps my head cooler, and keeps my scalp from getting burnt.

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