My Favorite Simple and Quick Hair Tutorials

Week Recap

I’ve been asked repeatedly to create “simple and quick mom hair tutorials” as I enter this new phase of life. While I don’t anticipate my hair tutorial days being over, I’m not sure that I can come up with a specific type of tutorial “just for moms” (other than something like “a ponytail with a spit-up and a play dough twist).  A simple and quick way to pull your hair back is good to know whether you have kids or not! 

So I thought I’d go through the archives and choose my favorite simple and quick tutorials to refresh your (and my) memory. 

Almost any of the hair tutorials I’ve created can be achieved on straight or “bedhead” hair unless I’ve specifically said otherwise. Personally, my hair styles better with a little bend in it, which is why I often start with curled hair. Don’t let that limit you! The goal of my hair tutorials is to teach you the technique and how to work with the hair. 

If you are waiting for wet hair tutorials, I want to go ahead and say you probably won’t find them here. If there’s a time where I need to be somewhere but don’t have time to wash and blow dry my hair, I’ll simply use dry shampoo and pull it back. If one day I’m struck with wet hair inspiration, I will happily eat my words and post a tutorial here!

So here are just a few of my favorite tutorials for a quick and simple style! 

The Flipped Half Up (great for curled, naturally curly, straight, or bed head hair) :

 The Messy Bun with a Braided Wrap (great for bed head hair) 

Not Just a Ponytail (great for straight hair) :

The Twisted Phonytail (would look cool on straight or naturally ringlet curly hair too!) :

The List:
The Twisted Phonytail (would look cool on straight or naturally ringlet curly hair too!)
The Mid Knot Tutorial
The Messy Bun with a Braided Wrap (great for bed head hair)
The Double Braided Ponytail
The Messiest of Buns
Not Just a Ponytail (great for straight hair)
The Simple Knot
The Dutch Braid
The Double Bun
The Flipped Half Up (great for curled, naturally curly, straight, or bed head hair)


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Stephanie Eva says · 12.30.13

Great post! Loved all of these and am excited to try them all out!! Hope you have a great New Year!

Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva

Kellie says · 12.30.13

Love it…I’m going to bookmark this page for sure!!! Thanks!

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt says · 12.30.13

Excellent tutorials – thank you so much. I feel very inspired to do more updo’s in January now :o). Xx

Christina Storm says · 12.30.13

Gorgeous hair! Great looks!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina

Sara S says · 12.30.13

Love your tutorials! Have definitely done a few of these on rather rough mom days!

Amy Bonner says · 12.30.13

I love all of your hair tutorials! You ROCK!

PS – Thanks for the kids/no kids comment at the beginning. Hair is hair whether you have kids or not! So thank you for being inclusive. 🙂

Claudia says · 12.30.13

I love all these hairstyles, they are so beautiful. Love your hair style and colouring too! Best hair tutorials on YouTube!!

Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

Stephanie says · 12.30.13

Merry Christmas to your blessed family! Question…would you be able to show us a messy bun with longer hair…perhaps use your sister to model? I love that look for quick styles but I can’t always get it to look nice since my hair is a bit longer.
Thank you!

Aunt Cookie says · 12.30.13

I do just the first half of the loop updo all the time! After blowdrying, it only takes 2 minutes tops and fortunately I can usually achieve it with 2-3 bobby pins. Thank you for keeping this momma looking put together!

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Gwen says · 12.30.13

I like how you went through and labeled them as “good for bed head” “good for straight or curly”. It’s helpful!!!

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Ashley says · 12.30.13

I love all of these hairstyles!!! 🙂

Sincerely Miss Ash

Shannon says · 12.30.13

Thanks for the “refresh”! I have long naturally curly hair, so some of your tutorials don’t necessarily work for me, but because I wear my hair up a lot for work I could definitely do a couple of these that I didn’t see before or forgot about! Thanks and hope all is well in Mommyland! 🙂

Rachelle Draper says · 12.30.13

I love the mid knot. Its one of my favorites I use it all the time to keep my hair out of my face and away from my children.

KrisF says · 12.30.13

Thank you, I needed these tutorials for a reminder. Congratulations on your new addition & have a very happy New Year

Victoria says · 12.30.13

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Apfelblütchen says · 12.31.13

I wish I had such beautiful hair ….oh well
happy new year dear kate!

p.s. please take a look over at my blog, Iam hosting a sweet headband giveaway 🙂

see you here next year


Mia says · 12.31.13

I love these. Thanks for sharing them. I will surely do this to my hair when school starts.

Jade Morriss says · 12.31.13

I like that you’ve done a wrap up post like this – I’ll definitely be checking back at this post from time to time for inspiration.
Bits & Bobs

Chantelle Emily says · 12.31.13

These are beautiful!

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Beth Martin says · 12.31.13

Your hair is beautiful!!! My hair would definitley not work in these hairstyles haha!


Reply says · 01.01.14

So cute! I must try some of these!


Brianna says · 01.01.14

I love your hair tutorials! I was actually scrolling through the archives the other day looking for easy hair tutorials. Thanks for the summary post! I look forward to future tutorials! 🙂 Hope you are enjoying time with baby David!

Jennifer says · 01.01.14

How do you get your day old hair to look so sleek and shiny the next morning?

R2P2 says · 01.03.14

My problem is that I have to watch and try about 3 or 4 times before I get it to a place that I feel looks “artfully disheveled” enough for public (as opposed to bedhead disheveled). Kinesethic learner I’m not! One day…

BlessedMommycmd says · 01.06.14

Thanks! This is helpful!! And my kids are 6 and 8 yrs old. Lol. Rushed school mornings, taking hubby lunch to work everyday, running errands etc… hairstyles for me. Lol. Welcome to Motherhood Kate!! Children are blessings!!!:-)

Joseph Caron says · 02.18.14

Thanks.. I love all the hair styles that you shared.

styles-new says · 02.18.14

You are really so cute and awesome in this hairstyle .So cool and gorgeous hairstyles you have worn .medium hairstyles 2014

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