The Easy Updo You Can Do Yourself in Two Minutes Flat

No really.

By Hannah Zahner

While I love a good multi-step skin-care routine, when it comes to my hair, I want it to be simple and quick.  Especially for my day-to-day look, I often opt to forego an hour spent blowdrying and curling in favor of something a little more effortless and a little less “done.” Which often translates to a messy bun on top of my head or an after-thought ponytail. However, looking a little more put together doesn’t actually take much extra effort.

Enter the two minute chignon. It’s perfect for when you’re wanting to polish your look a bit and you can dress it up or rock it with jeans and a tee.

The best part is that it doesn’t just look low-maintenance; this little bun is a breeze to throw together. Scroll on for step-by-step instructions for this pretty little two minute chignon – and let me know if you try it out!

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First things first, add some texture spray into hair. This style has a little more volume and texture when you start with curled or waved hair, but any texture will pretty much work!

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Gather hair into a pony.

Twist a bit as you put it up to help the hair tuck nicely into the pony and add extra volume.

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Pull hair into a loop.

Wrap pony around hair leaving some in a loop on the final pull through.

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Play with tugging some hair at the roots to increase volume and texture.

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Wrap around.

Pull hair over the top of the little loop and wrap underneath.

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Secure and finish!

I like just tucking it into my ponytail holder for an easy, minimal and simple updo, but feel free to use bobby pins to secure if that feels easier.

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