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13 Lazy Girl Ways To Wear Your Hair That Look Like You Tried Hard

I have a confession to make: I am not a morning person. I’ve tried over the years to trick myself into becoming one. From going to bed early to  setting the coffee maker to start brewing at 6 a.m. to treating myself to a breakfast treat, I’ve tried it all. My struggle with mornings is why I’m always on the hunt for lazy girl hairstyles that make it look like I’ve been up for hours, when the truth is I’ve barely been awake for 15 minutes.

Having the right hairstyle is important. It can be the difference between looking like a professional and looking like you just don’t care. Whether you have an early morning office meeting or you’re just struggling to get to brunch after an evening of too many shots, there’s a hairdo for your needs. With a few good tools in your arsenal, you too can fool everyone into thinking you spent extra time getting ready, and nobody will be the wiser. Grab your dry shampoo and bobby pins, and join me in the world of lazy, but completely stylish hair. Together, we can take over the world, even if we are prone to hitting the snooze button.

1. Easy Braided Top Knot

This easy braided top knot from Hello Glow looks chic as hell, and only takes a quick minute or two to throw together.

2. Five-Minute Curls

Need something for the holiday party that starts in ten minutes? Lovely Indeed's five minute holiday hairstyle is simple and pretty. All you need is a curling iron, a pretty little pin, and some hairspray. And voila, party hair.

3. Easy Twisted Updo

Good for work, parties, or just running to the market, Hello Glow's easy twisted updo is the perfect option. It only requires a few pins and twists, and you're good to go, no matter what the occasion.

4. Five-Minute Braided Bun

Another version of a braided bun, the gals at A Beautiful Mess bring us the five-minute braided bun, which is great for medium to long haired ladies.

5. Half Up Braid

It's amazing how a few simple braids can make you look totally put together. The half up braid by Hello Glow is one of the easiest ways to do a little something with your hair without much effort involved.

6. Headband Curl-Under Hair

This is genius. Girl Loves Glam's headband curl-under hairstyle is one of the sneakiest and best ways to toss your hair up last minute while still looking like you tried.

7. 2-Minute Updo

Anything with two-minutes in the title speaks to me on a deeply spiritual level. This two-minute updo from Hello Glow is a glorious way to get your hair up and out of the way, and look glamorous while doing it.

8. Simple Chignon Updo

You know that girl whose hair always looks amazing, and she waves it off, saying it only took her a few minutes? Look no further. A Beautiful Mess's simple chignon updo is the hairstyle you've been waiting for.

9. Side Messy Ponytail

Who doesn't love a little side ponytail action? For long haired ladies, this side messy ponytail by Hello Glow is a perfect way to rock second-day hair.

10. Crisscross Ponytail

If you're feeling ambitious, try this crisscross ponytail by A Beautiful Mess. It's still simple, but the wow factor will impress everyone nonetheless.

11. 5-Minute Hair-Headband Twists

Prefer to wear your hair down? Try this five-minute hair-headband twist from Girl Loves Glam to give your down-do a little definition.

12. Easy Braided Updo

This braided updo by Hello Glow is stunning and will carry you and your dancing shoes well into the night.

13. Low Bun

A Beautiful Mess's low bun is perfect for every day wear. Try it out the next time you... well, next time roll out of bed.

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