Hair Dare: 5 Minute Hairstyles

See how 10 staffers pulled off these easy hairstyles in 5 minutes flat (or less!)

easy hairstyle braided ballerina bun

Braided Ballerina Bun

Who tried it: Alexis, Associate Editor

Time it took: 2 minutes, 12 seconds

What you need: An elastic, bobby pins

How to get it:

1. This puts a fun twist on the average ballerina bun, says Barrett. Gather all of your hair into a smooth ponytail, and secure it with an elastic.

2. Starting from the base of the ponytail, create a braid down to the end of your pony.

3. Twist the braid around the elastic to create a braided bun. You can use an elastic to secure the bun, or tuck the ends under and secure them with bobby pins (depending on the thickness of your hair).

Click here to see the video of Alexis doing the style