9 Hairstyles for Stressed-Out People

You know those mornings when you wake up just before the alarm with your mind racing through the day’s tasks ahead? (Always.) Well, we can’t solve all of your problems, but we can at least give you a hand with getting ready. Here, nine 'dos that are so easy, they’ll keep you calm.

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Low-maintenance Bun

Gather your hair into a low twist and pin any errant pieces into place. Next, curl a few strands at the front and let them fall naturally down the side of your face like Emma here.

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Braided Pony

Step one: Smooth all of your hair back into a high ponytail. Step two: Braid said ponytail.

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Accessorized Pony

Wake up with a major case of bedhead? Pull it all back and secure it with a sleek accessory to add a touch of effortless polish.

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Silk Headwrap

Whether you have greasy roots, frizz or just a complete lack of volume, a headband, wrap or scarf will provide a chic disguise.

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Slicked Back

No time to wash your hair? Slick it all back with a balm or pomade and add a bold lip color.

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The Half-bun

Aka “the hun.” It’s great because it works on all hair lengths and textures (and it adds a trendy twist to whatever you wear).

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The Half Pony

Our girl Jessica is giving us major Topanga vibes here (and we love it). To replicate the look at home, gather the top half of your hair into a high ponytail and fluff it all out.

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Segmented Pony

Constance shows us that you can add a little edge to even a plain white tee by simply looping off your ponytail into three separate sections.

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Classic Topknot

When in doubt, there’s always the trusty topknot. Add some statement earrings to make it feel intentional and go forth into the world like the boss lady you are.

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...