FIVE MINUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR WORK
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
This is the perfect tutorial for someone constantly in a rush to get to the office or web meeting. My hair has been previously twisted in mini twists, but all of the styles displayed can be done on loose hair or locs.
Note: Keep straight pins or bobby pins nearby.
STYLE # 1
- Secure your hair (twists) in a low side ponytail.
- Take medium sized chunks of loose hair and roll up toward the base of the ponytail.
- Once the mini bun is close to the ponytail holder, secure with straight pins.
- Repeat this action until all of the loose hair makes a neat low bun.
Now you’ve got a simple spin on a classic bun! You can leave a few twists down in the front or tuck them all back like I did.
STYLE # 2
For this next style you’ll be creating flat twists.
- Beginning from the front right side, take two evenly sized chunks of twists and twist the sections around each other while working backwards. The process is similar to cornrows, but with two chunks of hair instead of three.
- Keep the flat twist close to the head, and when you get to the back, use straight pins to hold the twists in place. If you don’t like how the flat twists are laying, use straight pins to create a shape that fits your head shape and style.
- Repeat the process of creating the flat twist on the left. Leave the ends of the flat twists loose.
- For a little more spice, add loc jewelry along each flat twist.
The end result should be a half up half down hairstyle that consists of two flat twists in the front, and loose hanging twists in the back.
STYLE # 3
Style number 2 is the starting point for style number 3 and there’s only one step.
- Take the loose hair in the back and roll the ends under until you reach the nape of your neck.
- Pin each chunk of twists under. And voila! You’ve got a whole new hairstyle.
The end result is two flat twists feeding into a tucked under faux bob. This officially turns the previous low manipulation style into a protective style because of the tucked ends.
- Starting from the back, group the back half of twists and begin creating a vertical rolled flat twist. It starts at the nape of the neck and ends at the crown of the head. It’s basically a French roll, without the ends being tucked.
- Gather the front half of hair up to the crown and join the back and front halves into a high bun. Use straight pins to create the shape of bun you want.
Step 3 (optional)
- Then take loc jewelry and create a row of decor along each side of the flat twist.
- Take more jewelry and circle the base of the high bun.
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