Ten quick and easy hairstyles you can create in 60 seconds or less

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We've all had mornings where there's barely enough time to run a comb through our hair, let alone create an intricate hairstyle that stays in place all day (hello, Mondays).

With this in mind, we're always on the hunt for quick hairstyles that will take us from bed to bus as speedily as possible, but still leave us in a presentable state for important meetings and lunch dates. 

To take a little hassle out of your morning routine we have compiled the definitive guide to the 10 best hairstyles that you can create in 60 seconds or less. From braids to buns, there's a look to suit every hair type and style - and best of all, they require barely any equipment to create.

  • Four-stranded plait

    Bored of the usual three-stranded braid? Check out this tutorial from A Cup of Jo to learn how to create a chic four-stranded plait in seconds.

  • Half up clip

    To recreate this boho look, take a good 30 seconds to backcomb your hair with a mist of sea salt spray for extra volume. Then simply pull back the front sections and secure with a cool clip or large pin. For more details, see Treasures and Travels.

  • The Braided Bun

    This look can be achieved in just three speedy steps - pull your hair into a low pony, braid down and twist back on itself. See The Beauty Department for more tips.

  • The knotted scarf

    Banish bad hair days forever by securing a beautiful printed scarf over the top of your head with a simple knot. See A Beautiful Mess for the full tutorial (including a sweet chignon to go under the scarf, if you have some extra time to play with).

  • Mini braids

    Keep your hair off your face with these quick and easy mini braids. Simply plait a small section of the front of your hair backwards, secure with a bobby pin and voila. See Patricia Bright's video tutorial here for more.

  • The twisted pony

    This look is achieved thanks to a bit of twisting and clever bobby pin placement. Head to The Beauty Department to get the full tutorial.

  • Messy top knot

    The top knot is the ultimate lazy girl hairstyle - all you need to do is secure hair in a high pony, wrap the ends around themselves and secure with a bobby pin. See Treasures and Travels for the full guide.

  • Ponytail twist

    This look is a fancy take on the traditional ponytail. All you need to do is keep a piece of hair separate to twist around the base of your pony, and you can add in hair accessories or flowers to jazz it up. See A Cup of Jo for more.

  • Under-the-hair braid

    For an edgier take on a simple plait, lightly gel a small section of hair and braid it tightly under the rest of your locks. Get the full tutorial from Yours Naturally.

  • Half up high ponytail

    Half up, half down hair is having a moment, and we love this high ponytail style with plenty of volume. Get the full tutorial from Missy Sue.

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Commissioning Editor at Stylist. Follow her on Twitter