2-Minute Hairstyles That Are Perfect For The Busy College Girl

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
2-minute hairstyles that are perfect for the busy college girl

From attending early morning lectures to pulling all nighters and finishing assignments, college life is far from being a cake walk. You can't exactly turn up in class with your bed head, can you? We give you one less thing to worry about on those hurried mornings with these quick and easy hairstyles, perfect for the busy college girl.

The best thing about these hairstyles? They are meant to look messy, so there is hardly any prep time, and can be done in less than two minutes.


Half-up half-down

Messy top knot with scarf

The half-up half-down is an easy way to look effortlessly stylish in a matter of minutes. From classes to grabbing a quick bite with friends after college, this is a really cool way to amp up your style quotient whether your have long hair or short.

Step 01: Brush your hair to remove any tangles and then spray some texturising spray all over. This will give your hair more texture.

Step 02: At the hairline above your ears, divide the upper section of your hair into two equal parts.

Step 04: Hold the two sections and secure them in place with a scrunchie, ribbon or fancy bobby pins.


Messy side braid

Messy top knot with scarf

If you have medium to long hair, a messy braid is another fun hairstyle you need to try. This hairstyle makes your hair look voluminous and super chic. It could be a little difficult to get this hairstyle right on the first go, but with a little practice, it barely takes two minutes to nail this look!

Start 01: Create a deep side parting and separate each section in two again, leaving you with four sections of hair.

Step 02: Starting with the section on the far left, cross underneath the next section, then over the third section, then under the fourth section, weaving your hair as you go along. Continue this with each “new” far left section until your hair is completely braided all the way down. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

Step 03: Gently tug sections of the braid apart to loosen things up a bit for a messy look.


Messy top knot with scarf

Messy top knot with scarf

Third day hair with no time to wash? Here’s the perfect hairstyle to flaunt on those days. Simply tie your hair in a messy bun and then accessorise it with a scarf or a headband. Understated yet uber chic, this hairstyle is so simple to create that we can’t even! 

Step 01: Flip your head upside down and secure all your hair into a loose, high ponytail. Remember this is messy, so don’t worry about perfection; some texture is ok.

Step 02: Wrap the ponytail around the base and make it into a bun. Secure it with an elastic and bobby pins. 

Step 03: Finally, wrap your hair in a scarf for a really effortless yet chic vibe.

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Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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