When it comes to doing my hair in the morning, I fall into the ponytail rut way too often. It’s quick, easy and in the heat of the summer, it keeps me cool – I have chopped my hair too many times to count just to kick my butt out of the ponytail rut. This time, instead of heading for a drastic haircut to shake me from my lazy hair habits, I’ve been forcing myself to try new hairstyles. I’ve gathered up 10 pretty,  pretty easy updo tutorials – great for everyday. These shouldn’t take much more time then your everyday ponytail, so hopefully we can kick the ponytail habit together!

1. The Rope Bun – a little twist on the basic bun.    2. Perfect Top Knot – easy-peasy and looks so chic.

3. Three Twisted Buns – simple but a big statement.    4. French Roll Twist & Pin – the right about of style.

5. Gibson Roll – simply classic style.    6. Chestnut Bun – just add a little flip and tuck to your pony.

7. Mermaid Braid – easy as a regular side-braid with a tiny twist.     8. Milkmaid Braids – all you need is five minutes for this pretty style.9. Messy Side Braid – great for a casual summer day.   10. Sleek Side Parted Pony – a pony with a bit of flair.

Do you find yourself falling into the ponytail rut in the summer months? Which easy updo is your favorite?

Fashion for Moms part 5 of 16

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2. Stylish Diaper Bags That Mom Will Want To Wear by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
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4. Best Diaper Bags for Dad by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
5. 10 Pretty, Easy Updos by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
6. 10 Stylishly Small Shoulder Bags by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
7. Stylish Everyday Clutches : A Bag JUST For Mom by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
8. The Best Fall Shoes for Mom by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
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10. Backpacks for Mom by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
11. How to Love Leopard by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
12. Family Christmas Pajamas by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
13. The Winter Wardrobe Blues by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
14. Handmade Items to Keep Everyone Warm by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
15. Stylish Workout/Relaxing Clothes by Brandy @ Heart & Habit
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