5 Fall Updos That Take Less Than 10 Minutes

Between back-to-school, work, and still trying to have a social life, everyone seems to be busy during the fall. Thankfully, the season of oversized sweaters and comfy pants is almost upon us. There's nothing that pairs better with laid-back outfits than quick and easy updos. Whether you've got ten minutes before you leave the house or an hour before you head out for a night on the town, these simple hairstyles are perfect for the on-the-go woman — and most of them look a lot harder than they actually are.

Throwing your hair up in a top-knot or ponytail gets a bad rep when it comes to styling. People see it as a sign of laziness, or something less polished than an elaborate chignon or beach waves. But there are so many simple ways to put your hair up while keeping it chic. From headbands to curling irons, the tools you already own can easily turn your average messy bun into a trendy new 'do.

The easiest fall trend ever is the disheveled hairstyle. You can roll out of bed, throw in a few drops of serum, grab a hair tie and be on your way. With messy curls and lots of volume in style, simple updos are more on-trend than they have ever been. Not only will these hairstyles stay all day long, but it'll save you time in the morning too. It's a win-win!

1. High Ponytail

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There's nothing better than getting all your hair out of your face and looking great at the same time. The key to taking this hairstyle from boring to exciting is volume. Sleek and sophisticated is always great, but try a messier look to really transform your pony and give it some personality.

Messy on purpose is genius.

2. Messy Side Braid

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Besides the ponytail, the side braid is one of the easiest looks to achieve, especially when operating within a time crunch. Just decide where you want a part, pull the hair to the side, and get to braiding. Because messy is in these days, you don't even have to worry about those pesky little pieces that fall out while you work.

Simple and easy has never looked so good.

3. Half-Up Topknot

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Why settle for a boring topknot when you can spice it up with a half-up 'do. Leave the bottom messy or sleek; that part is up to you. Simply twist the top into a bun, pin it down, and you're good to go!

Honestly, it doesn't get easier than this.

4. Loose Side Bun

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What's great about this hairstyle is that it can be kept disheveled for day or made into a formal hairstyle. Just pull your locks to the side and form it into a bun and you're done. Add a braid or twist in the front to make for a more refined look.

This could easily go from the office to a night out.

5. Braided Crown

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The braided crown is perfect for any season and any length of hair. Bonus points for how fabulous your curls look when you let them loose at the end of the day. Two hairstyles for the price of one!

Wear it thin or thick, it's up to you.

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