We all have that experience of receiving last minute and unexpected invitations that pressures us to prepare in just a few minutes. When you have wavy hair, it’s sometimes a challenge to choose a hairstyle that will go with the affair you’re going.

We have made a list of quick and easy hairstyles for you that are versatile enough that you can sport on different occasions.

The Half-Up Space Buns
Space buns are a famous trend back in the 90s, which has made its way back again to becoming a favorite hairstyle by many. This hairstyle is easy to do so if your friend contacts you for lunch the last minute or you need to be somewhere really fast, you can sport the half-up space buns to be effortlessly stylish.

How to get this look:

Comb your hair to make it smooth and free from tangles.
Part your hair in the middle into two sections and make two half-up pigtails..
Twist your pigtail away from you to form a rope and wrap it around to create a bun.
Repeat steps 6 to 8 on your other pigtails.
Apply some hairspray if necessary. 

The Twisted Pony

The twisted pony is another version of the ponytail that will make you look glam, chic, and feminine. If you’re going on a lunch date with your special someone or even with your family and have little time to prep yourself, you can style your hair into the twisted pony, which requires only a few minutes of your time.

How to get this look:

Divide your hair at the front into two equal sections and secure with clips.
Create a ponytail with the remaining hair and secure with a hair tie.
Make two parts for the first side, twist them, and wrap around the ponytail.
Secure it using hair pins.
Do the same on the other side section.
Apply some hairspray for a stronghold.

The High Wavy Ponytail

The high wavy ponytail is an excellent way to style your hair no matter where you’re going. You can wear it whether you’re on your way to a job interview, business meeting, happy hour, dinner date, or even a formal party. The best thing about ponytails is how flexible they can be and how easy to achieve!

How to get this look:

Comb your hair to remove any tangling.
First, make a half-up high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
Gather the other half and add it to your half-up ponytail and comb it along the way to remove any bumps.
Secure it again with another hair tie. Make sure it’s tight and has a stronghold.
You can apply some hairspray to keep your hair in place for the rest of the day.

The Side Ponytail
The side ponytail is a perfect way to show your feminine side. It’s also versatile and you can wear this style no matter what the occasion is. You can use it on formal events like weddings, graduation ceremonies, dinner parties, and informal commitments, like doing the groceries, shopping with your friends, lunch with family members, etc.

How to get this look:

Separate your hair into three sections - two at the sides and one at the back. The back portion must have more hair compared to the sides. The parting at the sides must be at your ears.

Make a low side ponytail with your hair at the back. Make sure the ponytail is below your ear.
If you have short hair, you can use hair extensions to add more length.

Pull the front section on the opposite side and wrap it on the base of your side ponytail. Secure with hairpins.

Take the hair on the other section and wrap it around your ponytail too. Secure again with hairpins.
Apply some hairspray to hold it in place.

Side Braids With Loose Waves
The side braids hairstyle is a chic and beautiful way to flaunt your wavy hair. It may not be suitable for business-related commitments, but you can wear it on other occasions, particularly weddings, parties, and date nights.

How to get this look:

Take a section of your hair at the front part.
Make a braid, with the direction towards the back of your head.
While braiding, take a few sections of hair as you go. This is to keep your braid in place.
Once you’re near at the tip, secure your braid with a hair tie. 
Then, attach some hairpins to secure it at the back. Make sure the pins are not noticeable.

The Twisted Halo
The twisted halo is an easy, fast, and girly way to style your wavy hair. If you need to be somewhere fast and would like to be all dolled up, you can achieve this through the twisted halo in just a matter of minutes!

How to get this look:

Gather two sections of your hair in front. It doesn’t matter which side you’re going to do first.
Twist the two sections with each other (like how you make a rope) towards your face until you reach the back portion.

Once you reach the nape of your neck, continue twisting the braids but stop adding sections of your hair.
Do the same on the other side.

Join the ropes by making a hole in one of the ropes and tug them to make an X shape. Secure with pins.
Remove the hair ties on your two braids to loosen the twists.

Here’s a video to guide you while making the twisted halo hairstyle.

The Double-Knotted Pony

The double-knotted ponytail is an effortless way to manage your hair when you only have a short time to ready yourself for an unexpected obligation, like a meeting with your boss or the teacher of your children. It is fresh and unique, as you can only see a few people sporting the hairstyle.

How to get this look:
Make two separate sections of your hair and tie them in a low knot.
Tie them again in another knot.
Secure your hair with an elastic.
Get a small section of your hair and wrap it around the elastic to cover it.

The Messy Bun

The messy bun is a great way to keep your hair when you need to get out of the house to attend to some informal obligations, like picking your kid from school, going to the mall, or visiting a friend. It’s a hairstyle that doesn’t require much of your effort, but will still make you look attractive.

How to get this look:

Since it’s a “messy” look, there’s no need to brush your hair. It’s completely fine if your hair has a few bumps.
Collect the hair at the back like a ponytail.
Twist your hair until you reach the tip.
Wrap it around to make a bun.
Secure with a hair tie.

With a Stylish Headband

When you literally don’t have time to style your hair because you’re running late for social engagement, you can simply wear a headband, scarf, or a bandana on your hair. It will make you look attractive and stylish, without you really doing anything!

How to get this look:

Tease your hair to create volume.
Use your favorite stylish headband and rock it!

The Rope Bun

The rope bun is a fast and easy way for your wavy hair if you are opting for a more formal or business-like appearance. If you came from a casual commitment, like going to the gym, and you need to meet your boss in less than an hour, you can style your hair into a rope bun. You will definitely look professional in just a few minutes!

How to get this look:

Pull your hair low at the back, like what you do on a low ponytail.
Twist your hair until near the tip.
Wrap it around to create a bun and secure with a hair tie.
If there is excess hair hanging, you can hide it in your bun using hair pins.
Apply hair spray if necessary.

The Fishtail Braid Ponytail

This hairstyle is great if you have a bit more time on your hands. It’s a fashionable hairstyle for your wavy hair that you can flaunt on different occasions, from evening parties to job interviews. It’s a fun and easy way to keep your hair in place all day long!

How to get this look:

Create a ponytail and separate it into two sections.
Grab a small piece of your hair under the right section, pull it across the center, and then to the middle.
Join it with the left section and pull it tightly.
Do the same on the other side by repeating steps 2 to 4.
Continue alternating the sides until you reach the tip. Make sure the braids are tight and tie with an elastic.

Here’s an informative video on how you can achieve the fishtail braids.

The Twisted Bun Half Updo

This hairstyle is another fashionable way to keep your wavy hair. It will take you less than five minutes to achieve it. If you need to go out and attend to some chores, you can style sort the hair into the twisted bun which will make you look stylish that is almost effortless.

How to get this look:

Make a half-up ponytail.
Twist it until you reach the tip and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create the bun.
Tighten with a hair tie.
Tease the remaining of your hair to add volume.


Having wavy hair is a blessing because it already has volume and styling it is easier compared to other hair types. You can achieve various hairstyles for wavy hair that won’t require much of your time and effort.

After reading this post, hopefully, you will no longer panic and worry about styling your hair when you need to leave the house fast.