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15 Easy Hair Bun Alternatives for "Mom Hair"

By michellehorton |

Is anyone else in a hair bun rut? If you’re tired of the typical “mom hair” messy bun (yet still need something simple and quick to disguise dirty hair), check out these 10 super easy hair ideas:

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15 Easy Hair Tutorials for Hair Bun Alternatives

Easy Twisted Buns

Just grab some bobby pins and you're all set.

Here are the step-by-step hair tutorial links for these easy hair ideas:

Easy Twisted Buns via The Paper Mama

Three Twisted Buns via  A Cup of Joe

Chestnut Bun via A Cup of Joe

The Simple Gibson Tuck via Simply Stardust

Braided Crown via A Cup of Joe

Bow Tie Hair via My Yellow Sandbox

Hair Scarf via Keiko Lynn

Double Headband via Seventeen

French Twist and Pin via Hair Romance

The Fun Bun via The Beauty Department

Twisted Sister via The Beauty Department

Heart + Sew Braids with the tutorial from Aura Joon

Double Knot Hair via Fashionising

Side French Braid via Love Maegan

Side Chignon via This is Glamorous

Also check out 10 easy ponytail ideas.

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About michellehorton



Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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10 thoughts on “15 Easy Hair Bun Alternatives for "Mom Hair"

  1. Angela says:

    When I click on the link to the 10 easy ponytail ideas, it takes me to a page that says I’m not allowed to preview drafts.

    1. michellehorton says:

      Fixed! Thanks!

  2. Chelsey The Paper Mama says:

    Oh hey! It’s me. :D

  3. Jessica says:

    Where is the link for “knotted braids”? Super cute!

  4. Amanda says:

    Agreed! Knotted braids leads to same link as twisted sister. Sad. :(

  5. Christy says:

    I can’t read the txt on twisted sister because it’s so light and the background is white :(

  6. lia says:

    Link to twisted crown goes to chestnut bun :(

  7. Mandy says:

    Love the hairstyles!! Any chance you ran into a 1950′s Pan-Am inspired hair updo tutorial or could I request you to make one?
    Recently fell in love with their updo hairstyles –

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