Whether you look forward to second-day hair or loathe the idea of styling oily strands, there’s always tons of hair inspo to go around (thank you, Pinterest). To keep your mornings panic-free, we’ve rounded up 10 easy updo tutorials to replicate when you’re in a hair rut.
From braids and buns to decorative hair accessories, keep scrolling to see our must-try second-day hairstyles for every hair type.
French Twist and Bun
A French twist, often referred to as the rope braid, is super easy no matter what your skill level.
Triple Knotted Updo
This updo consists of three knots down the center of the head that can be dressed up or down, and second-day hair will give you slightly more grip than freshly-washed strands.
If your second-day hair is looking more like the fourth or fifth day, try accessorizing with a patterned hair scarf to cover any frizz or oil-slicked areas.
Twisted Double Buns
Best on textured hair, this look is all about practically perfect twists. Create four jumbo twists, bring them into two buns, and voila! You’re ready to head out the door.
For most of us, a top-knot is a mainstay in our second-day hair routine. This version is totally office-appropriate with perfectly pinned curls and a pretty plait.
If you haven’t tried a pull-through braid, we highly suggest recreating this look. It resembles the look of a Pinterest-perfect braid, but it’s way easier.
Slicked Back Ponytail
We all have days with only two minutes to make our strands presentable before rushing out the door. In that case, this low, slick pony is a must-try.
Double Braid Space Buns
Space buns are still in style and for good reason. They’re fun, playful, and add youthfulness to any look. Simply flip your head and create two Dutch braids, then wrap them into messy buns.
This Elsa-inspired rope braid looks great on any hair type and only takes three minutes or less to replicate.
Calling all curly-haired girls! Second-day hair means defined ringlets with a small amount of frizz. Place and pin curls in whatever direction you please to create a low bun.