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Being a mommy doesn't mean you have to let go of all your style and personal flair. Sure, meal planning and supermarket runs cut into your free time, and your children's needs naturally come before your efforts to be fashionable. But plenty of hairstyles take only minutes to do and let multi-tasking moms step out with the strollers looking chic and sassy.
Slicked Back Bun
You can look runway-worthy like the lovely Heidi Klum with a slicked back bun. Blend a bit of hair gel in your hands, then run it through wet or dry hair and smooth your hair to the back of your head in a ponytail. Twist the ponytail hair into a bun, and secure it place with a hair elastic or a couple of bobby pins. You can part your hair or pull your hair back at the front so you have no part. Either way, this uber-glam look takes only minutes to do, so you can easily fit it into your busy morning.
A loose braid presents a simple but super pretty look appropriate for moms of all ages. Pull your hair back with your fingers to get that loose, soft style, pulling it into a low ponytail at one side of your head. Braid the hair, weaving it loosely, until you have just a few inches of hair left at the ends. Wrap a hair elastic just under the braided section and voila -- you're ready to go.
The fishtail braid rocks the fashion runway and appears on celebs at the hottest events. It's a unique twist on the basic braid; instead of weaving three sections of hair, you only use two, and instead of regular weaving, you use a criss-cross pattern. Cross a bit of hair from the outside of one section to the inside of the other section, then do the same on the other side. Repeat this, alternating between sides down the length of the hair.
A ponytail can be really plain, but not when you add volume and lift first. Use some hair spray and a backcombing brush to tease around the crown section of your hair before putting it into a ponytail for a sassy, super-chic hairstyle.
Celebrity moms like Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes bolster the bob's reputation as one of the sassiest, most chic hairstyles for a fashionable mom. An angled bob that's slightly higher in the back with longer sides enhances your cheekbones and gives your profile an instant lift. Plus, it's a shorter cut so it doesn't take long to blow dry and style.