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Her Perfect Hairstyle: 10 Super Cute Hairstyles for The Everyday Supermom

The Ultimate Job

I’m a mom, and yes, I am always running late! Is it just me or do most moms feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? Even worse than that when we try to get a little time to ourselves, we end up going to a school meeting, dropping off a child to practice, or helping finish a project of some sort. I promise motherhood can seem like a thankless job, at times, but I know we all wouldn’t trade it for anything, right?

Although my children are a bit older, I still struggle with finding time for myself. “Me time” as it is affectionately known as, is rare and precious. Since I am growing my hair out from my big chop, it does take me more time to get ready. I find it important to schedule out time for my hair maintenance and my “me time.”

In this article, I am going to share with you my top ten favorite hairstyles for moms on the go. These styles are simple for anyone to accomplish and will prevent those bad hair days. So, you know what time it is! Press play on our Wale playlist and let’s get started.

mom and child kid

Emergency kit

I recommend every woman have an emergency kit for their hair.

It may seem a little bougie, but I hate getting caught without an elastic or edge control. I feel like I am looking real crazy! To keep your hair looking tremendous or getting it back into shape after an hour in the gym, pack the following in a zippered makeup bag:

  • Travel sized gel
  • Sample size edge control
  • Small brush
  • Rat tail comb or small comb
  • Three elastics hairbands

The following hairstyles are easy to create and will ensure you never have a bad hair day. Choose any hairstyle to get cute. You won’t even worry as much about running late when you start getting tons of compliments.

sleek edges

#1 Ponytail

The first hairstyle I love is one that is super easy but so underrated. The ponytail is quick to create but can be switched up to make it more modern and still look effortless. It’s a great hairstyle when you don’t have a lot of time to get ready, but you want to look put together.

To make sure you style your ponytail correctly, I am going to break down the styling options based on your hair type. So, let’s get to styling!

You can add in clip-in extensions to add volume and length if desired. Fine hair or thin hair can look cute in a ponytail! I’m going to share with you tips on how to make them look sleek and fuller!

Supplies For The Hairstyle

To put your fine hair in a ponytail follow these simple instructions:

Step #1

Shampoo and condition your hair

Step #2

Blow dry, or air dry your hair (make sure you use a heat protectant)

Step #3

Wet the hair around the perimeter to help smooth hair

Step #4

Use your brush to brush out the hair around the edge of the hairline

Step #5

Use an ouchless elastic to gather all the hair into a high ponytail to give the illusion of more fullness

perky ponytail

Here are some great hacks to try to take your ponytail to the next level if you have thin/fine hair:

  • Add eyeshadow, around your hairline, that matches your roots and shade in the areas that look thin
  • Use your curling wand to add waves to your hair. Using a wand adds volume to the hairstyle.
  • Switch up the side of the part. It gives the appearance of more fullness because of the switch up.

Check out some style options below:

If your hair is relaxed, your technique will be slightly different.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

wide tooth comb

Here’s how to style a sleek and smooth ponytail:

Step #1

Apply a quarter-sized amount of argan oil to your scalp

Step #2

Comb through the hair to remove tangles and distribute oil

Step #3

Apply some eco-style gel

Step #4

Use edge control to smooth your edges

Step #5

Brush hair with a boar’s hair

Step #6

Brush the edges smooth to spread the product evenly

Your hair is good to go! Keep those stray hairs down with a few bobby pins or apply a small amount of hair gel.

Check out some style options below:

Natural hair is not hard to get smooth. It takes some preparation, but I must admit, I love the look of natural hair styled into ponytails.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Organix coconut shampoo and conditioner
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Hair clips
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Elastic
  • Boar’s brush
  • Eco-style gel
  • Scarf
  • Clip-ins
  • Faux ponytail
ponytail

If your hair is natural here’s how to get your ponytail smooth and sleek:

Step #1

Shampoo your hair

Step #2

Apply a leave-in conditioner

Step #3

Part hair into four sections

Step #4

Detangle hair with a wide-toothed comb

Step #5

Spray hair with water to make it easier to style

Step #6

Brush through each section and clip up

Step #7

Remove clips and create a part (if desired) for your ponytail

Step #8

Brush your hair smooth around the parted area or your hairline

Step #9

Use eco-style gel to help you get the final smooth look by applying to hairline and crown of hair

Step #10

Brush your hair smooth until it looks how you want it to look

Step #11

Use a fabric covered elastic to secure the ponytail

Step #12

Tie down the hair with a scarf (I like to leave mine on overnight but leave on for at least an hour)

Step #13

Remove your scarf and use your edge control to smooth down your edges

Step #14

Remove your elastic band and tighten up your ponytail

Step #15

Spray a little bit of water to the ends to revive your natural curls

Note: You can also add a faux ponytail or clip-ins if you want a fuller or longer ponytail

I suggest you style it the night before to make sure it stays sleek.

bobby pins natural curls ponytail

#2 Wigs/ Sew-ins

Wigs are one of the easiest ways to look cute and give yourself a polished look with little effort and time. Check out my latest articles on how to make your wig and how to install a sew-in.

wig heads beauty supply

#3 Crochet Hairstyle

I am in love with the variety crochet styles offer! I’m not able to get them right now because of my big chop, but I do love the “no styling necessary” ease of the various crochet styles.

I have to add that if you have short hair, you can use braid hair to create your foundation braids. I choose not to because my scalp tends to itch a lot.

If you want to install crochet braids, here’s a fantastic step-by-step to help you stay cute on any given Monday!

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Rattail comb
  • Three packs of crochet hair
  • Nylon thread
  • Crochet needle
  • Hicks edge control
  • Scissors
  • Hair clips
Crochet-Braids-Spiral-Curls1

Let’s get started by braiding your foundation braids. The braid pattern is pretty simple.

Step #1

Establish where you want your part to be

Step #2

Braid your two initial braids straight back from the hairline to mid-crown to establish your part

Step #3

Braid your hair, on each side of your first two braids, going down towards the ears and the nape of your head

Step #4

Start your braids from the front towards the back of your head

Step #5

Braid the tail of each completed braid into the new braid right next to it

Step #6

Take the ends of your first two braids and braid them into one of the braids in the back of your head

Step #7

You will have one tail end of a braid left

Step #8

Place the tail end of the braid up and between two braids

Step #9

Thread your needle with your nylon thread and knot it

Step #10

Trim the extra thread left below your knot

Step #11

Take your needle through a portion of your braid and underneath the braid next to it

Step #12

Grab the thread and wrap it twice the needle and pull it through

Step #13

Complete the task above about three times

Step #14

Cut the thread right above the knot

Step #15

Oil your scalp before applying the crochet braids

Okay! Now you can get to installing your hair.

wash braids

To install your crochet hair follow these steps:

Step #1

Insert your open crochet needle under your braid and through to the other side

Step #2

Open the latch and hook your braid loop into the latch

Step #3

Close the latch and pull the needle through the braid

Step #4

Loop the tail end of the braid through the loop and tighten

Step #5

Complete the install by repeating the process

Make sure your hair is only about a finger width apart to give you a natural look once you get to the top of your head.

ombre blue crochet braids protective style

#4 Wash and Go Hairstyle

The wash and go hairstyle is so amazing and provides a showcase for your amazing curls!

Grab up your supplies!

Supplies

Let’s get started! You can thank me later.

Step #1

Shampoo hair and condition

Step #2

Section hair into four sections

Step #3

Clip up each part

Step #4

Detangle hair as needed

Step #5

Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner

Step #6

Begin at the back section first

Step #7

Apply eco-style gel to your roots and smooth the roots

Step #8

Use your Denman brush to smooth the gel throughout the rest of the hair

Step #9

Use gel and finger it through the hair to help create the curls

Step #10

Use your spray bottle to add water to your hair as needed

Step #11

Repeat the same process in the front of the hair as well

Onion Deep conditioner

#5 Half-Up/Half-Down

The half-up/half-down hairstyle is cute on your hair or a wig. Getting this look is super easy by following step-by-step tips on how to create it with clip-ins and how to create the look on a wig.

This hairstyle can look cute on any length hair, but I think it looks best on hair that is at least chin length or longer.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Elastics
half up half down with braid

Here are tips on how to create this quick and easy look.

Tip #1

Use your fingers or a comb to part your hair from temple to temple

Tip #2

The crown of your hair will be separate from the sides and back of your hair

Tip #3

Use an elastic to hold the crown portion of your hair together

Tip #4

Loosen the ponytail a little to allow it to look a bit less structured

Personal note: I like to leave some hair loose in the front to give the hairstyle a loose and slightly messy look

Here are two other styling options for this easy mom updos:

Option #1

Braid the crown portion of your hair and secure the end with an elastic

Option #2

Create a center part and braid or twist a section of your hair on each side of the part. Secure each section at the base, with an elastic, and allow the hair to hang.

Half up half down

#6 Bun

A bun just gives me Audrey Hepburn vibes! To complete my look, I just want to grab my cutest ballerina flats, a cute pair of skinny jeans, a button down top and stylish handbag.

A bun just never goes out of style, and there’s always a new twist on this classic look.

Topknot Bun

Here’s a nice twist on the bun. The topknot bun is a bit structured and shaped. I love the unique shape of it and how neat it looks.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Brush
  • Elastic
  • Hicks edge control
  • Hair moisturizer
  • Bobby pins
  • Scarf
justine skye top knot bun

Are you ready to slay this look? Let’s get started!

Step #1

Pull your hair up and secure with an elastic

Step #2

Use your Hicks edge control to smooth your edges and get them how you like them

Step #3

Take your hair down and apply a moisturizer or oil throughout the hair

Step #4

Pull your hair up onto the crown area and secure the hair with an elastic

Step #5

Split hair into two sections

Step #6

Take one side and twist it to the back of the ponytail (it should look like one side of a bow)

Step #7

Secure this side with a bobby pin at the base

Step #8

Take the other side and bring it in the front of the ponytail

Step #9

Wrap it around the base, and it will overlap the first half

Step #10

Secure the hair at the base and at the other side to keep it in place

Step #11

Continue to wrap your loose hair around and secure it in place

Step #12

You can use bobby pins to tame any strands that won’t lay down

Step #13

Use your edge control to smooth out the nape area as well

edges baby hairs

Messy Bun

I must admit I never get my messy buns right. This step-by-step how-to is going to help me as much as you!

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Brush
  • Elastics
  • Eco-style gel or gel of your choice

So, let’s get into it!

Step #1

Brush your hair into a high ponytail

Step #2

Wrap your elastic around your ponytail once

Step #3

Grab the elastic, twist it once, and then pull half of your hair through the elastic

Step #4

Pull the hair out around the elastic to resemble a doughnut

Step #5

Take the rest of your hair and pull it to the front

Step #6

Take the elastic and pull it away from the ponytail

Step #7

Flip the rest of your hair over the elastic and tuck it in

Step #8

Use your eco-style gel or any other gel to tame your flyaways

Which bun is your favorite? Comment below and let me know.

bohemian hair messy bun

#7 Small feed-in braids or Lemonade Braids

Okay, I just blame Beyonce’ for this style staple. I don’t see the “Lemonade Braids” going out of style ever! Nicki Minaj and countless other celebrities are slaying this look.

Although the time it takes to braid the style is a little bit longer, it is well worth it for those busy mornings when you’re in a rush.

Alright, ladies lets get started!

Step #1

Braid your hair into two strand twists, the day prior, to stretch the hair out to make it easier to braid

Step #2

Section the hair into sections. The first section will be from ear to ear. Secure with an elastic.

Step #3

Section the hair from temple to temple and secure with an elastic.

Step #4

Leave the top section out

Step #5

Create your first part on the back. Make sure the part is neat. You can create the unique shape of the lemonade braids by creating neat parts.

Step #6

Use your eco-style gel to smooth the roots to make sure the roots and braids look neat

Step #7

Begin braiding your hair similar to a single braid

Step #8

As you get to the end of the braid grab your braiding hair

Grab about ½ inch thickness of braiding hair, bend it in half and with both hands, with your index finger and thumb, and begin braiding the hair

lemonade braids

Step #9

Add a ½ inch thickness of braiding hair to the section of the braid that starts to curve and finish braiding the braid

Step #10

Continue braiding in the same direction in the back

Step #11

In the second section of the hair keep the braids going in the same direction as the back

Step #12

Add the braiding hair in when you get to the tip of the ear

Step #13

In the front braid small and use the braided hair to help get the braids long as the others

Step #14

Braid the front, so the braids fall to the front of your face

Step #15

Dip the ends of the braids in some hot water

ghana braids feed braids

#8 Flat Iron Style

The key to a great flat iron style is a great cut. I love a sleek bob or a smooth pixie cut. Once you style your hair correctly, you can wrap it at night and just comb it out the next morning and be out the door.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

Follow these tips to make sure your hair looks flawless after styling:

Step #1

Shampoo and condition your hair

Step #2

Use a heat protectant on your hair

Step #3

Separate your hair into four sections

Step #4

Use your flat iron at 350-400 degrees

Step #5

Flat iron the hair starting at the roots

Step #6

Only complete two passes over your hair

Step #7

Flat iron your hair bending the end to give it a bit more body

Step #8

In the front, curl your hair toward the back

Step #9

Use your fingers and a brush to put your curls in place

Note: To maintain this hairstyle, wrap the hair at night and use your scarf to protect your hair.

a line bob
pixie short cut

#9 Roller set style

Are you in love with a bouncy and full hairstyle like I am? This definitely one of my go-to hairstyles when I wore my hair relaxed.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Organix shampoo and conditioner
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Plastic rollers
  • Duckbill clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Hooded dryer
  • Brush
  • Scarf
  • Edge control
curls

Let me share my technique with you!

Step #1

Shampoo and condition your hair

Step #2

Apply a leave-in conditioner

Step #3

Part hair as you will wear it

Step #4

Apply rollers to the top and crown rolling toward the back

Step #5

Secure with a clip or bobby pin

Step #6

Apply rollers to the temples rolling toward the back

Step #7

Secure with a clip or bobby pin

Step #8

Apply rollers to the sides and back by rolling the hair down

Step #9

Sit under a dryer for about an hour

Step #10

Once the hair is dry remove the rollers

Step #11

Brush out your curls to get the fullness you are looking for

Note: To maintain this hairstyle, wrap the hair at night and use your scarf to protect your hair. The next morning remove the scarf, touch up your edges, and style as desired.

curling rods

#10 Goddess Crown Braid

The crown braid is such a regal hairstyle to me! It adds the perfect look to any look whether it’s a simple look or a black-tie event.

Supplies For The Hairstyle

  • Eco-style gel
  • Hair moisturizer

Step #1

Apply moisturizer to your hair and pay particular attention to your hairline and nape area

Step #2

Brush the moisturizer with your hair to get it smooth

Step #3

Secure the hair into a low ponytail

Step #4

Braid the ponytail and wrap it around the base and pin it in place

Step #5

Use your edge control and smooth your edges

Step #6

Wrap your scarf around your hair to get a smooth look

Step #7

Take both packs of your braid hair and braid into one jumbo braid

Step #8

Wrap an elastic around the top opening of the braid to create a loop

Step #9

Wrap the elastic around your ponytail

Step #10

Cover the bun with your braid hair and pin in place

Step #11

Wrap the remainder of the braid around the perimeter of the head

Step #12

Secure the tail of the braid in the back with bobby pins

crown braid

Be a Supermom and Super Cute at The Same Darn Time

I love each of the styles above and believe me I will rock every single one of them before 2017 is over.

All of them are easy everyday hairstyles for moms to rock. Which style is your favorite one and which one are you going to rock for Mother’s Day? Let us know and make sure you follow us at @privatelabelextensions and @latayedavis.

6 thoughts on “Her Perfect Hairstyle: 10 Super Cute Hairstyles for The Everyday Supermom

  1. Misti says:

    I was a super mom I have to boys I would wash my hair put mayonnaise olive oil and eggs and sit under a heat cap for an hour after that I would put a little oil wrap my hair in plastic wrap and let dry and style I think I’m going back to that my hair was really healthy then.

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Girl! I love your process! Make sure you tag us in your pictures!

  2. Toni Hammond says:

    Okay, can I say this is like the Guinness blog of all hairstyles! 😍 I have relaxed hair and love my ponytails, but I know I keep damaging my edges with pulling my hair up so much. I have to start doing more styles like these, I love my edge gel from PLE so I’m going to try these methods and save my hair!

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      There are so many cute ways to style your edges without harming them. You know our edge control is perfect for your styles.
      Which one are you going to try first?

  3. Dominique Dykes says:

    Does it count if you have a puppy? These hairstyles are so cute and simple. With being natural, you would expect a new hairstyle every day. With me, it’s like…okay, I need something new. I would love to try the low ponytail. I have to admit, I’ve tried multiple times and let’s just say…epic fail. Carefully reading the steps, I could immediately tell which ones I had overlooked and what I needed to do. It fits my style. I love each style though and I will try them all before the year ends. The edge control from PLE works wonders so I will definitely try to up my slay game.

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Make sure to tag us in your selfies!

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