Yikes! I’m super late to class and it’s only the first week of college! I heard my professor precisely locks the door at 8 am and I refuse to get dropped from my English class. I’ve got fifteen minutes to make it to class on time and not get embarrassed. That means 3 min to brush my teeth and throw water on my face, 2 min to dress, 5 min to do something with my hair, and 5 min to scurry through first-year freshmen with maps. Wait a minute…five minutes to do my hair? The same hair I haphazardly slept on because I was too tired to do anything thing with? Yes, it’s time for a hot bun without looking like a hot mess.
Late to Class? 5 Quick Top Knots
Messy Bun on Short Hair
Erica has a great video on how to do the messy bun that could work on any length. She works that messy bun quickly and perfectly with little improvising. She uses Eco Styler Gel, Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-in Conditioner, six bobby pins, a headband, and two rubber bands. I suggest replacing the rubber bands with ouchless rubber bands in order to avoid potential breakage. Before you know it you will be out of your dorm room and off to class in a flash.
Simple Low Faux Bun
On semi-stretched hair, Toni adds some moisturizer and a non-flaking gel to lay her hair down with a brush. After she gets it all into a low ponytail (remember to use an ouchless rubber band) she adds a braided Kankelon weave around her small ponytail and pins. Voila! That’s about it with few adjustments with pins to ensure the added hair stays in place. She even adds some ultra-gorgeous hair jewelry that she got from Forever 21.
AskpRoy shows us how to get a gorgeous top knot bun within minutes and with only a few headbands and some bobby pins. This style is definitely for the late natural who doesn’t even have time to add product to her hair. Yes, it can be that way sometimes. Those extra headbands are super cute but they serve a purpose of getting those flyaways under control instead of using gel. You are rocking the perfect top knot within minutes!
Low and Simple
Yes, the banana clip has resurfaced and for good reason, as it gives an elegant yet quick look that will have you out the door within minutes. MsRosieVelt sprays some water, applies Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Perfect Edges, and uses a Denman brush to help smooth her hair back into a low ponytail. If you have ultra-thick hair I suggest purchasing a better quality banana clip, as the cheaper one pop open with little to no effort. You could stop there or you could do like Rosie and pin it up to make an elegant protective style.
High and Simple
All you need are two headbands and an afro pick for this super quick, super big messy top bun for the medium to long-haired naturals. Raven Tiffanee' uses no product and just places the first headband on and then picks out her hair to achieve extra volume. She then places the second headband over the top and captures the hair into a big bun. Tuck all the extra hairs in and you have a messy top bun that will have you out the door within minutes.
Allthatsgold achieves this super quick look with minimal tools and products. Water, Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel, a brush, bobby pins, and an ouchless rubber band gets you all glammed and out the door within minutes. This is perfect if you are not trying to look like you just rolled out of the bed (even if you did!).