3 Minute Hairstyles For Every Length

February 14, 2024 (updated April 9, 2024) — Written by

What do claw clips, headbands and bows all have in common? Besides the fact that they are having a mo-MENT, they are all catalysts for easy, cute, chic and quick hairstyles. It’s no wonder they’ve recently blown up—because what a girl wants, what a girl needs, is cute hair 25-8. So in that vein, we’ve rounded up some of the easiest hairstyles (A.K.A. hairstyles you can do in 3 minutes or less) for short, medium and long hair.

A woman with her long hair pulled back into a claw clip.

By: Lisa Fennessy

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s to extend hair by one more day before washing or just to do something different—we want quick, easy hairstyles that are actually doable (and cute). Is that too much to ask? I say NO! 

But let’s hone in on that request with “doable” being the operative word. I’ve tried to follow some online “easy” hairstyles and I’m lost after the second move like, “Can y’all slow down?!”

So in the name of all things easy, we’ve compiled some of the chicest hairstyles (for all hair lengths) that anyone can do in less than three minutes. All these options have been vetted by yours truly (👋Hey! It’s me, Lisa. Gray hair blogger and clean beauty aficionado). Enjoy!


Easy hairstyles for short hair

Accessories for easy short hair styles

a large pink claw clip

NAT + NOOR Large Hair Claw – Dragon Fruit

An animal print headband

Kristin Ess The Knotted Headband Abstract Pattern

No snag elastics from Kitsch.

Kitsch No Snag Elastic

Terra ties in their package

Terra Ties

Kitsch metal bobby pins

Kitsch Metal Bobby Pin Set

Twin claw clips

Machete Twin Heirloom Claws

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Easy hairstyles for medium hair

Accessories for easy medium hair styles

A black headband.

Kitsch Recycled Fabric Puffy Headband

A scrunchie

Kitsch Satin Brunch Scrunchie

A bow shaped clip.

Allereyae Vintage Pearl Bow Hair Clip

A black hair bow

Recycled Fabric Bow Hair Clip

A pearl clip in a person's hair.

Youvelst Small Pearl Hair Barrette

A mini claw clip

Machete Mini Claw in Canyon

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Easy hairstyles for long hair

The back view of a woman's hair with long gray hair.
One of my go to hairstyles using Machete’s French Hair Pin.

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Accessories for easy short hair styles

A silk leopard print scarf

Leopard Print Hair Scarf

Machete French Hair Pin in Midnight Horn

A bandana in its packaging.

The Tropics Bandana

A package of mini claw clips by kitsch.

Kitsch Mini Claw Clips

A brown tortoise clip with gold on the inside

Ficcare Maximas Hair Clip

A stack of Kitsch elastics

Kitsch Elastic Hair Ties

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Would you try any of these hairstyles? Do you have a fave?

xo, lisa in cursive

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By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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