16 Quick and Easy Back-to-School Hairstyles That Will Save You Time in the A.M.

It's time to go back to school, meaning time to reunite with friends, get back to learning new things, and . . . wake up really early. If you're less than enthused about that last activity, we have just the thing for you to help you get out the door quicker in the morning and score an extra few minutes of shut-eye (because we know those five minutes of snoozing really do matter).

You can pick your outfit the night before to make getting ready in the morning faster, but unfortunately, you can't do your hair ahead of time — or can you? There are actually quite a few hairstyle hacks and tricks — like heatless waves — that you can employ in your routine Monday through Friday to cut down on your 6 — or 7, or 8 — a.m. prep time.

Consider the following quick and easy hairstyle ideas the equivalent of the five-minute face hack that recently went viral on TikTok. These styles make doing your hair before school a super-simple task — even for those who claim to have zero hairstyling abilities.

Your morning wake-up call will feel a little less brutal with these fun styles, ranging from sleek ponytails to elevated claw-clip buns to braided looks. Check them out for yourself ahead and prepare to be blown away by how fast and easy these hairstyles are for school.

Easy No-Elastic Ponytail Hairstyle

Easy Box-Braid Hairstyles

Easy Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle

Easy High-Puff Hairstyle

Easy Braided-Scarf-Bun Hairstyle

Easy Space-Bun Hairstyle

Easy Double-Bun and Face-Framing-Braids Hairstyle

Easy Claw-Clip Hairstyle

Easy Slicked-Back Hairstyle

Easy Bubble-Ponytail Hairstyle

Easy Box-Braid Hairstyles

Easy Double-Bantu-Twists Hairstyle

Easy Flipped-Ponytail Hairstyle For Short Hair

Easy Heatless-Waves Hairstyle