Hair Hacks. Styles You Can Pull off in Seconds.

Who has time to create immaculate hair for work when a toddler’s hanging off your leg? If you do, please let us know how… if not, here’s some 20 second hair hacks that will make your life easier and make you look effortlessly polished.


sidebunMessy Side Bun. So quick and easy and the messier the better. What could be better than that? Just smooth flyaways around the face with some serum to ensure it looks like it was perfectly meant-to-be messy.




hair4High Pony. Classic and beautiful, the high ponytail is always a winner, especially when we’re on third-day of no washing! To make it extra special, just twist a piece of the pony around the hair tie and fasten with a bobby pin.




sideponySide Pony. This one is so simple, but often overlooked. To make it feel more corporate, with your index finger, simply make a hole in your hair above the band and thread the hair back in on itself. Automatic upgrade.




lizanne-hair-19940Braids. Side, back, half, low, high, french… however you wear a braid, you’ll always look cute and polished. If you’re adapt with self-branding, try a fishtail side braid for extra luxe-appeal.





Sam Summers
Sam Summers

Sam is the editor at City Mum and mother to one cheeky toddler, Thor. Outside of her day-job in marketing and full-time-job of Mummy, Sam loves to write and has published three fiction novels. Originally from London and currently in Sydney, Sam is a city girl through and through, with a penchant for Paris and New York. She loves Sydney and the sunshine, but secretly prefers the rain... her ideal way to relax is a stormy day run, followed by a quaint coffee shop and her MacBook Pro.

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