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5 Minute Hairstyles for the Collegiette

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wisconsin chapter.

As a college girl myself, I know it can be hard to find the time to make your hair look great in the morning.  For years, I was a pro at the ratty, unbrushed, before class ponytail.  With these quick and cute hairstyles, you’ll look gorgeous for morning classes and get a few more hours of sleep!

5 Minute Curls

1.    Gather hair into a high ponytail.

2.    Separate ponytail into three sections.

3.    With a wand curling iron, curl each section of hair.

4.    Let hair down, shake, and spray! 

5 Minute Milkmaid Braid

1. Separate hair into two sections, leaving a small  amount out on either side to frame your face.

2. Braid each section, pulling horizontally on each braid to widen it.

3. Cross braids in the back. 

4.Bring both braids around the back of your head so they meet on top of your head.

5.Secure braids with bobby pins, tucking the loose ends under the main braid.

5 Minute Updo

1.Make a ponytail at the base of your neck.

2.Braid the ponytail, pulling horizontally to widen the braid.

 3.Make a small hole in your hair right above the beginning of the braid.

4.Pull the braid through this hole.

5.Twist the braid around in a circle, forming a bun.

6. Secure with bobby pins.

5 Minute Twist

1.Place thin headband around the crown of your head, leaving a few pieces out around your face.

2.Gather hair and roll upward as far as you can.

3.Secure with bobby pins.

4.Tuck remaining front pieces into the back using bobby pins.

5 Minute Topsy-Tail

1.Make 3 ponytails, stacked on top of each other, teasing the hair on your crown.

2.Create a small hole right above the elastic on the top ponytail.  Pull the hair through the hole.

3.Do the same to the middle ponytail.

4.Now create a small hole above the elastic in the bottom ponytail.  Take the hair from the top and middle ponytails and pull it through this hole. 

5.Next, pull the hair from the bottom ponytail through the same hole.

Stock up on hair elastics and bobby pins and wave goodbye to your hour long hair routine.  After you master these adorable 5 minute styles, you can finally enjoy sleeping in.  Your classmates will be impressed with your morning motivation, and you’ll never have to tell them it only took 5 minutes!  

Madison Krigbaum

Wisconsin '18

Becca Bahrke is a junior at the University of Wisconsin- Madison majoring in Retailing and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Gender & Women Studies. Becca is currently the CC/EIC of Her Campus- Wisconsin, and will continue writing news. Becca's primary hobby is blogging on her tumblr http://beccahasnothingtowear.tumblr.com