First, you have to coordinate everyone's schedules. Then, you have to dress your little ones (and maybe your husband). Pack the diaper bag. Maybe even a lunch bag or three. Find everyone's shoes. Of course, someone starts crying because they can't find their favorite toy. Or maybe it's your husband "crying" because he misplaced his wallet or cell phone. Perhaps both.
Sound like a familiar day?
By the time you get everyone ready and organized, you realize you barely dressed yourself and your hair is, well, less than impressive. But before you settle for the token scrunchie + ponytail look, try out one of these three easy hairstyles for busy moms.
If you are braiding your little girls' hair, take a few extra minutes to braid your own hair! Then, you can transform your simple braid into a fabulous top knot fun bun! Click here to follow an easy tutorial of the braided top knot by our very own tutorial guru, Hannah. You can also find more top knot inspiration here.To keep this style looking great all day long, make sure you have hairspray handy.
Unleash your inner 80s and try a side ponytail! Busy mom Jessica Alba looks wonderful in this simple and straight side ponytail. Give yourself about 15-20 minutes to straighten your hair (maybe less time if you're a "lucky" lady with short and thin hair like me). Try using a heat-styling protection product. If you find yourself with a little extra time, try out another Jessica Alba hairstyle: boho braids.
If you're a mom with curly hair, embrace your curls and show off your luscious locks just like Carrie Underwood. Here is some advice to complete this simple curly hairstyle from our very own curly hair blogger, Megan, "Use a sculpting gel when your hair is somewhat damp to get your curls to lay in place. To obtain this look without creating frizz, scrunch your hair from the bottom of the strand while spraying a setting gel in order to avoid frizz. Use a straightener on warm heat to tame down several pieces of your to hair to add dimension to the look."
No matter which hairstyle you try out next, please stay away from these bad "mom hairstyles."