Getting ready in the morning can be a chore, and sometimes messing with your hair is the last thing you want to do. But that doesn’t mean you haveto rock bedhead to your 9-to-5, lazy girls. We’re big fans of five-minute hairstyles, especially ones that *look* like they took you an hour+ to do, so we cooked up this fun braided bun tutorial that’s actually a cinch — there’s actually zero intricate braiding involved!

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Seriously, you could DIY this intricate-looking bun in the time it takes to eat a bagel. And since we’re never one to make claims we can’t back up, we decided to have some fun with this time frame and grab ourselves a delicious sesame seed bagel to chomp on while Ashley, our Digital Sales Planner, put her hair up. Scroll through to see how your morning can be so deliciously easy.

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Throw that bad boy in the toaster, schmear away and start it up!

STEP 1: HALF TOP KNOT IT UP

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Comb back the top portion of your hair + your bangs and twist it up into the half-top-knot hairstyle that’s so popular lately. Secure your bun in place the right way with a few bobby pins.

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Nom, Nom (luckily this style works on all morning carbs and proteins alike). We like doing this style while also sipping on our morning coffee or breakfast smoothie :)

STEP 2: FORM FOUR LOOSE BRAIDS

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Divide your remaining hair into four sections and braid each section, securing with a thin elastic at the ends. These braids can be tight if you want a sleeker look, but we’re vibin’ on the tousled look this AM, so we’re keeping them loose.

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Breakfast is almost done… and so is your hair. We so LOVE to multi-task!

STEP 3: PIN BRAIDS AGAINST YOUR BUN

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Lift your braids upward one by one and pin in place alongside your bun with bobby pins. Tuck or wrap the ends of your braids around or under your bun — since we’re embracing a messier look, we’re keeping the ends fairly loose.

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Once your hair is up, pin any loose strays or bumps you may have at the bottom with bobby pins.

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You’re done and so is your bagel! You’re now ready to take charge of your day!

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Tell us, will you be trying our #BagelBun? Tag us on Instagram and share your look with other busy go-getters! We’d love to see your best braided bun!

Hair: Maritza Buelvas

Makeup: Misty Spinney
Model: Ashley Fischer
Wardrobe: TopShelf Dress, Topshelf Boho Goddess Necklace ($35), Ecru Italian Onyx Beaded Bracelet & Tassel ($24)