With winter in full-swing, I’m finding it increasingly more difficult to get out of bed when my daughter starts begging me to make blueberry waffles each morning, and even though we wake up 2 and a half hours before we need to leave the house, we’re almost always late for school drop-off.

And I’m 100% to blame.

I just can’t seem to get myself together enough to focus on being efficient, and by the time I hit the shower, I have next to no time to make myself look presentable, and I’m often horrified at the reflection that stares back at me in the rearview mirror of our car.

Now, one thing you must know about me is that I’m not really one to wallow in self-pity. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I do have a tendency to feel sorry for myself, but it doesn’t take long for me to get sick and tired of the sound of my whines and moans, and after a few days, I always try to find ways to make things better.

Which brings me to the point of this post.

I’ve been battling a head cold this week, and I’ve been particularly horrified at how awful I look – pale skin, glassy eyes, dark under eye circles – but rather than sitting here feeling sorry for myself all day, I spent the morning on YouTube finding ways I can put a better foot forward tomorrow.

I clearly need to spend more time in the makeup department to freshen up my face, so I’m going to skip the shampoo and try one of these fabulous and easy hairstyles in under 5 minutes I found.

I’m leaning toward theBrigitte Bardot look by Luxy Hair, but I really love the double braided hairstyle by Aspyn Ovard as well.

Decisions, decisions!

3 Running Late Hairstyles by Luxy Hair

It’s no secret that I love Mimi and all of the amazing hairstyles she shares, and these running late ideas are no exception. As I already mentioned, I particularly love the Brigitte Bardot-inspired look as it’s an easy way to add a little class to your locks when you have next to no time to get ready in the morning, but I also love her side bun as it’s the perfect combination of chic and messy!

4 Easy 5-Minute Hairstyles by Aspyn Ovard

These hairstyles definitely take a little bit of practice, but once you have them down, they are a great way to add a bit of style to your look when you’re running late. I particularly love the doubled braided hairstyle as I think it’s a cute way to dress up the otherwise boring side braid I tend to default to when I’m in a rush!

3 Easy 5-Minute Hairstyles by Missy Sue

These looks are a little more classy, and I think they make the perfect hairstyles for work. A couple of cute hair accessories and/or face-framing curls can add a bit more personality and style, or you can opt for a more sleek finish if you’re looking something more conservative. Either way, I’m adding these looks to my weekly rotation!

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Whether you're looking for running late hairstyles, hairstyles for work, or just want fresh ideas to add a bit of style to your locks, this collection of 5-minute hairstyles is a great place to start. While some of these looks take a bit of practice, these easy hairstyles in under 5 minutes have been a lifesaver to me on mornings when I press the snooze button one too many times and have next to no time to make myself look presentable. Full tutorials included!

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Dani is a 30-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 4-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.

This is an excerpt from the article 10 Easy Hairstyles in Under 5 Minutes which originally appeared on http://www.cloudywithachanceofwine.com/.