I'm the resident lazy person of my friend group, but if you saw my hair every day, you probably wouldn't know it. Seriously, by the time I'm finally done snoozing my alarm in the a.m., I have about five or ten minutes before I need to get my ass out the door, which gives me just enough time to put together one of the ~many~ easy, lazy hairstyles I've perfected over the years.
Whether I twirl a flat iron through my lob for some quick waves or I opt for a super-sleek braid, my hair looks pretty damn good for how long I actually spend on it (umm, three minutes? Ish). And in the spirit of sharing and caring, I'm helping you get on my level by breaking down 15 incredibly easy hairstyles that you can do within five to 10 minutes. Yes, I'm enabling your lazy AF habits, but, hey, at least you'll have really, really good hair.
Easy Topknot Hairstyle
Sure, we've all leaned on a messy bun in a time crunch, but this easy topknot hairstyle is cooler (and just as easy). All you'll need is a brush, bobby pins, and a lightweight wax or gel to keep your flyaways nice and smooth. Trust me when I say you'll only need two or three minutes to perfect this look.
Easy Wet-Look Waves Hairstyle
Yup, even your lazy self can get Kim Kardashian-at-the-Met hair, as long as you have the right products (and, fine, a team of professional stylists, but let's ignore that). Just spritz your dry hair with water—you want it to be damp but not soaking wet—then rake a golfball-size puff of alcohol-free mousse through your curls for definition and shine, lightly scrunching from the bottom up until the mousse is distributed. To prevent frizz, try to let your hair totally dry before rushing out the door (pro tip: put on your makeup, brush your teeth, and get dressed while you're waiting for it to set).
Easy Half-Up Bun Hairstyle
The best part about this easy hairstyle is that you can do it on damp hair straight out of the shower if you don't have time to blow dry it. First, split your hair in half from ear to ear, then twist the upper half into a bun. Secure the bun with a few bobby pins, and let the rest of your hair hang loose. To get some extra volume, blast your roots with a texturizing spray before and after styling.
Easy Ponytail for Short Hair
If you've got a lob, you know that styling it can take a little extra time. That's where this quick, easy hairstyle for short hair comes into play—it's my favorite for greasy-hair days. After blasting your roots with dry shampoo, part your hair down the middle. On each side of your part, twist a small section of hair toward the back of your head, then secure each twist with bobby pins. Then, scoop the rest of your hair into a ponytail and tie the whole thing off with an elastic.
Easy Blowout (Really)
Just because that silky-smooth blowout takes an hour at your salon doesn't mean you can't recreate it in five or 10 minutes at home (seriously). The key to mastering the perfect at-home blowout is using a great round brush, which pulls your hair taut to keep it smooth, shiny, and glossy. Oh, and a decent hairspray won't hurt, either.
Easy Twisted Bun Hairstyle
This sleek, twisted-bun hairstyle is so dang pretty, there's no way people will believe you put it together in 10 minutes flat. Make sure you have a gel wax on-hand before starting this hairstyle as it's key to keeping this style locked.
Easy Ponytail Hairstyle
Okay, you definitely already know how to throw your hair into a ponytail, but this easy look is the fluffier, prettier version of your go-to. If you have thin, fine hair, you'll want to use a teasing comb and a mist of hairspray to create some volume before you secure your ponytail. Have longer hair? Make sure you pick up these high-pony essentials:
Easy Beachy Waves Hairstyle
Yeah, I wish my hair looked perfectly soft and wavy when I woke up, but that's legit never the case. This easy hairstyle gives you the illusion of undone, I woke-up-like-this texture, courtesy of dry shampoo and a curling wand. The messier, the better, so don't worry about keeping your technique super perfect with this one.
Easy Curly-Puff Hairstyle
Putting off wash day a liiiitle longer? Make sure you've got this quick hairstyle locked down. Before you gather your hair at the top of your head, pull out a few tendrils and lay your baby hairs with your favorite hair wax.
Easy Heatless Waves Hairstyle
If you're looking for a get-up-and-go hairstyle, you need to try these heatless waves. Before going to bed, wrap your hair into two tight twists, then take them out in the morning. The result? Loose, undone waves. Keep in mind that it's easiest to create this style on damp hair, so if you shower before bed, this technique will be right in line with your sched.
Easy Rope-Braid Hairstyle
The best part about this easy hairstyle is that it looks way more complicated than it actually is. To help keep your braid from slipping or falling out, blast your hair all over with a generous amount of dry shampoo before you get started (yes, even if it’s clean!) for extra grip and texture.
Easy '90s Flat-Twist Hairstyle
You could totally just wear your hair down, or you could take it up a notch with this easy '90s-inspired hairstyle. You'll create three super tight flat twists at your hairline (a rat-tail comb will help you divide each section, and a strong-hold gel will keep them in place), topped off with gold cuffs for a pretty look.
Easy Wavy Lob Hairstyle
Yup, you can actually do beach waves on short hair—and it doesn't even require a dip in the ocean. Instead of using a curling iron (which, as anyone with short hair knows, is basically impossible), grab a curling wand instead. You'll be able to twirl even the shortest layers of your hair this way.
Easy Ribbon Hairstyle
The easiest way to elevate a simple half-up hairstyle? Tying a pretty li'l bow at the base of your ponytail. Whether you're working with three-day-old hair or you just got out of the shower, you'll be able to execute this style without spending a ton of time in front of the mirror.
Easy Braided-Updo Hairstyle
Yup, this twisted-and-braided updo looks like it requires a hell of a lot of time, but you'll be able to perfect it in 10 minutes or less (or, fine, if you're not exactly a master braider, it might take you a bit longer). Make things easier on yourself (and your hair!) by spritzing on a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair from drying out while in this protective style.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.