20 Cute and Easy Hairstyles (that take less than 10 minutes)

By on November 18, 2014

Sometimes you just don’t have more than ten minutes to do your hair in the morning before work or school/university, so it’s useful to have a few go-to hairstyles that are both easy and trendy. We’ve chosen 20 Cute and Easy Hairstyles (that take less than 10 minutes) to help you out in your mad dash to get ready in the morning. Take inspiration from these simple-but-chic celebrity hairstyles and revamp your everyday look!


1. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Kirsten Dunst flirty pinned-back locks

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American actress, singer, model, and director Kirsten Dunst looks simply gorgeous with her flirty, pinned-back hairstyle. Her wispy blonde hair is romantic and feminine, and we love how she’s loosely pinned a section of hair back with piecey bangs sweeping across her forehead. For a touch of casual glamour, choose a sparkly hair pin or hair slide.


2. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Jessica Alba sleek low ponytail

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Occasional actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba keeps her look simple and professional with a super-sleek low ponytail. She makes this look interesting by securing her ponytail to one side, but you can also wear it at the nape of your neck. Use an anti-frizz serum to tame fuzz and smooth your hair down whilst styling, and keep some handy in your purse for touch-ups in case of humidity or wind.


3. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Emma Watson tousled waves

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English actress and activist Emma Watson looks divine with her collarbone-length tousled waves of hair. This hairstyle is very easy – simply blow-dry hair with a round brush for extra volume, and then use a curling iron to create subtle waves. Wrap large sections of hair around the curling iron on low heat, and then brush out the loose curls for natural looking waves.


4. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Julianne Hough updo with hairband

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American dancer, singer-songwriter, and actress Julianne Hough looks stunning with her platinum-blonde hair in a casual up’do with a hairband. If you struggle with frizzy hair or you’re growing your bangs/fringe out, a hairband is a great accessory as it keeps unruly hair in check. Choose a plain black hairband for a classic look, or an embellished hairband for a look with more personality and color.


5. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Zooey Deschanel messy half up, half down ‘do

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American actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel looks absolutely adorable with her messy half-up, half down hairdo. We love her carefree, flirty style and the casual beauty of her look. Embrace your hair’s natural texture and ditch the heat styling for this look. Pair this hairstyle with dewy, glowing skin and natural makeup for best results.


6. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Rita Ora loose and wild

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British singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora looks fabulous with her platinum-blonde locks worn loose and wild. Part your hair to one side for a contemporary and sexy look, and use a bit of hair spray to keep it in place. You can style your second-day hair in a plait or ponytail easy-peasy the next day. If you have a little more time, use a round brush to blow-dry your hair out in thick sections.


7. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Selena Gomez voluminous ponytail

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American actress and singer Selena Gomez wears her long brunette locks up in a big, voluminous ponytail. She sports a puffy bouffant and keeps her hair swept back away from her forehead. Use a volume boosting mousse in damp hair before blow-drying with a round brush, and then tease hair into a bouffant before tying it up in a ponytail. Smooth some anti-frizz serum over your hair to stop it from breaking out into uncontrollable fuzz if you’re prone to flyaway hairs!


8. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Dianna Agron soft and romantic up’do

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Glee star Dianna Agron looks superb with her soft and romantic up’do. We love the wispy texture of her hair and her cheek-bone length bangs. To get her look, tie your hair up in a messy, flat bun or a loose chignon just above the nape of your neck. Add a bit of volume on top for extra sex appeal – you can tease your hair with a comb to add body and texture.


9. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Whitney Port loose side plait

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American television personality, fashion designer, and author Whitney Port is bang on trend with her loose side plait. Casual, stylish, and cute, this hairstyle is perfect for college or a lunch date. Braid your hair loosely for a romantic and carefree look, taking care to secure the plait with a tight mini-elastic towards the tips.


10. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Jennifer Lawrence messy side chignon

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The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous with her messy side chignon. This hairstyle is a lot easier than it looks, and it’s perfect for all occasions. As you would with most up’dos, keep your hair in place with a few discreetly placed pins. Pair your chic chignon with some glittery earrings and a pretty pink lipstick for a striking final look.

11. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Rihanna Fenty bedhead hairdo

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Barbadian songstress Rihanna Fenty looks cool and carefree with her bedhead up’do and quirky sunglasses. This ‘do is super easy to style – spray some dry shampoo onto second- or third-day locks, massage the shampoo into your hair until it feels light and dry, and then pull your hair into a messy up’do. Smooth out your bangs and you’re good to go!


12. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Lauren Conrad romantic half-up ‘do

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American television personality, fashion designer, and author Lauren Conrad looks beautiful with her signature half-up hairdo. Recreate her look in 3 easy steps: 1. curl hair on low heat, 2. gather the top section of your hair and clip/pin it behind your head, 3. use hairspray or anti-frizz serum to tame flyaway hairs. If you have time, you can straighten your bangs out for a more polished look. You can do this with a mini hair straightener.


13. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Emma Roberts mid-length waves

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American actress, model and singer Emma Roberts looks gorgeous with her mid-length waves of dark golden hair. If you have fine hair that usually just hangs straight, try pumping it full of volume and then using a curling iron or flat iron to create big, textured waves. Part your hair to one side for a modern and sexy look, and don’t forget to groom your brows! Emma shows us that flawless brows can really be the “cherry on top” of an already fabulous look.


14. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Allison Williams tousled locks

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American actress, comedian, and musician Allison Williams looks stunning  with her long, tousled locks. The key to this look is super-shiny hair. Keep your hair in good condition and it’ll look superb in any style. Try using a moisturizing hair treatment once a week (e.g., coconut oil), and avoid heat styling as it can damage your hair, leaving it looking dull and lifeless.


15. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Elle Fanning milkmaid braid up’do

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American teen actress Elle Fanning (younger sister to actress Dakota Fanning) sports a chunky milkmaid braid draped elegantly across her forehead. This hairstyle is actually very easy to recreate at home – simply make a three-strand plait with your hair at one temple, and then drape it across your head, pinning it at the other temple. This hairstyle works best with long hair, as you need a fairly long plait to cover your whole forehead.


16. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Kate Hudson soft, beachy waves

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American actress Kate Hudson looks divine with her soft, beachy waves of blonde hair. She wears her fine, wispy hair in a middle parting that flatters her heart-shaped face, and we love the varied tones of her summery blonde hair color. For natural texture, use a sea salt spray on your locks. Simply spray them while damp, scrunch your hair up a bit, and let it dry naturally.


17. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Kim Kardashian chic and feminine bun

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American television and social media personality, socialite, fashion designer, businesswoman, model, and actress Kim Kardashian keeps her look simple and stylish with a chic bun. This hairstyle is both professional and feminine, and it’s perfect for a bad hair day. Simply smooth hair back with a non-greasy hair gel, tie your hair up in a tight bun, and make sure that your makeup is flawless.


18. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Demi Lovato side-swept hair

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American actress, singer, and songwriter Demi Lovato shows off her thick, luscious locks by wearing them in a trendy side-swept hairstyle. The side-swept hairstyle is a popular modern look that creates asymmetry, drawing attention to the face. We love the contrast between Demi’s thick, full waves and the hair pulled back from her ear, revealing her neckline.


19. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Alexa Chung wispy up’do with bangs

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English television presenter, model and contributing editor at British Vogue Alexa Chung looks sublime with her wispy up’do and striking middle-parted bangs. Bangs can be hard to style in a rush, but we have 3 great tips for you: 1. greasy bangs? wash them separately over the bathroom sink for an instant pick-me up, 2. invest in a mini hair straightener to iron out unruly bangs, and 3. get them trimmed regularly to avoid awkward in-between styles that you didn’t anticipate.


20. Cute and Easy Hairstyle: Bella Thorne casual ponytail

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American teen actress, singer, model and dancer Bella Thorne keeps it real with a cute and casual ponytail. Her bangs are parted slightly off centre, and they are just the right length to accentuate her eyes and her cheekbones. She wears her ponytail low, giving it an extra bit of glamour. This is an easy style for second-day hair, as you only need some dry shampoo at the roots to keep it from looking flat.


We hope you’ve found some fantastic, easy hairstyles to try out the next time you’re pressed for time yet determined to look good.


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