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Being a mom is a wonderful and rewarding experience, but often running around after kids leave you with very little time or energy to focus on yourself. As a mom, you may find yourself feeling run down and neglected.

Easy hairstyle ideas

Who has time to worry about hair and makeup when you don’t have time to fit everything into your hectic schedule as it is. Simply putting in a couple of minutes each day to do your hair can make a significant difference in how you feel about yourself.

Moms don’t have the time and energy they had in their pre-kid years, so you want your hairstyle to work with you. Taking some time to choose an easy-to-manage style can save you valuable time each day — and help you feel confident.

Thinning hair

After you have a baby, your hair might change texture or even start falling out. If that happens, it might be time to rethink your style. Reshaping long hair can help, but if your hair feels thin, it might be time to look for a new style. Your hair will grow back, but it could take a couple of years for the new growth to be the same length as the rest of your hair.

Many women decide to cut their hair shorter after a baby and then let it all regrow when they want long hair again. Bobs and lobs are favorites among moms. They look stylish, but they are so much quicker and easier to maintain than long hair.

Get professional advice

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Choose the right style for your face shape. Your stylist can help you choose the right style for your face shape and hair type. Most styles can be adapted to suit your face. When you visit your hair salon, take some pictures and ideas of styles you like. Ask your professional stylist to help you decide what will look best on you.

Pinterest is a great place to find pictures of styles and colors you like. Mention you’re a mom in need of a low-maintenance look. Your stylist can also show you some quick and easy looks you can try at home.

It needs to be quick

A hairstyle that needs hours of drying and styling is just not an option for busy moms. It’s fine if you want to do something special for a night out, but for your day-to-day look, you need hair that can look styled and polished in a matter of minutes.        

The bob

the bob hair cut

The bob has been around for decades, and it’s still just as stylish as ever. A well-cut bob always looks polished, and it is surprisingly easy to style. It isn’t as versatile as some of the longer styles, but you’ll always look put together, even if all you did was give your hair a quick blow dry.

Run a straightener through your hair for a sleek polished look or scrunch your hair with some salt water spray for a more relaxed look. Your stylist can recommend professional products to help keep your bob looking its best.

Being a mom can be a dirty job. If you’re changing diapers and cleaning the house, a half-up-half-down style is a perfect way to style a short bob.

The humble ponytail

Sweep your hair into a stylish ponytail that’s perfect for running to the office and school. A ponytail keeps your hair out of your face and looks refined. Blow dry your hair with a volumizing product before you tie it up to get a sleek, polished look. Pull some strands out of your pony for a relaxed look that flatters any face.

For a sleeker look, brush it back out of your face, tie it, and then wrap a small section of hair around the pony to cover your hair band. There are so many ponytail styles that you’ll find one that compliments your look of the day.

braided hair

How about some braids?

Braids aren’t just for school girls anymore. If you want to look like you’ve spent hours on your hair, learn to braid. Braids are easy to do with a little practice. They look stylish and high-end, but they’re actually quick and easy. Practice on your girlfriends or daughters, and they’ll look stylish as well.

Think color

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A little color can make all the difference when it comes to stylish hair. Well-colored hair looks shiny and healthy. Moms don’t always have time to get to the salon regularly, so you need a color that doesn’t need too much maintenance. Choose one close to your natural hue to stretch the time between salon visits.

If you want highlights, speak to your stylist about techniques that grow out well or can be worn for longer between touch-ups. Ombre is a good way to hide roots that are growing out. It looks stylish and trendy, but it’s easy to maintain. Ask your stylist to match your roots to your natural color.

The Lob

The long bob — or lob as it is widely known — is a great hairstyle for busy moms. It’s been a hot trend for a few years, and it’s still just as popular as ever. The lob is easy to style and looks great on most face shapes.

It’s a good compromise if you want hair that’s easy to manage but still has the look and feel of longer hair.

Still want long hair?

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The most time-consuming part of long hair is caring for it. Washing and drying long hair takes so much more time than it does for shorter hair. All that extra hair just needs extra care.

Going a few days without washing and drying long hair is a real time-saver. Try a dry shampoo or use a headband or scarf to cover oily roots and add some interest to your look. If you can’t stand to part with your long hair, there are a few helpful hacks to help disguise dirty hair, great for hectic mornings when a shower just isn’t an option.

Layers for long hair

Cut layers into your long hair to give you some extra volume. Layers give great movement and make your hair easier to manage and style. Add some layers around your face to soften your look and add some interest when your hair is tied up.

A great hairstyle won’t unlock the secrets of parenting, but it can make your day easier. Plus, it always feels nice to know you look good, even when you’re constantly on the go!

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Sophia Jackson

Sophia Jackson has been a resident of Buckhead, GA for 10 years. When she’s not busy styling the hair of Atlanta’s elite at Barron’s London Salon, you can find her shopping in trendy boutiques or sipping bubbly at a concert in Chastain Park.

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