Exam hairstyles to try

Quick and Easy Exam Day Hairstyles to Boost Your Spirits

On exam days, you really don’t have half an hour to do your hair. However, you still want to do a little bit to make sure you’re presentable and look great when you go take your tests. So what’s the best way to straddle both? The answer is quick and easy hairstyles that only take a few minutes, but still look amazing. With these hairstyles, you can put your best foot forward on every exam day.

Knotted Bun

Simplistic hairstyles for exams season
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With just one extra step, you can take your everyday bun to new heights. First, put your hair into a ponytail at the location where you want your bun to sit. Then, braid your ponytail. Lastly, twist the ponytail into a bun, tucking the end of the braid and bobby pinning it underneath so it just looks like a knotted bun.


This is a quick and easy way to spice up a hairstyle, especially if you have pretty fine hair. Part your hair in the center, then pull a section from the front of one side. Twist it back, twirling just a few times. Pin it to your head using two bobby pins in an X shape for maximum security.

Messy Half-Up

Half-up styles make it easy to look a little more put-together than you actually are. Pull up the top half of your hair into a high ponytail, securing it with an elastic band. Then, flip the ponytail in on itself for a bit of flair. Scrunch the rest of your hair with texturizing spray to give it some waviness. As a bonus, this holds best when you haven’t washed your hair for a few days.

Space Buns

Exam hairstyles to try
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This style gives you a bit of an Instagram lifestyle influencer vibe, which may be exactly what you’re going for through college. Separate your hair into two sections, leaving a few strands to frame your face. Then, brush each individual section upwards to create two messy buns, one on each side of your part, and secure them with bobby pins.

Side Swept

This side-swept style gives you almost a faux undercut that works amazingly for any texture of hair, from super fine to naturally curly. Give yourself a deep side part, then grab all the hair from the smaller side of the part and start twisting it. Twist it up and pin it at the back of your head, making sure it looks almost like an undercut for maximum impact.

Bang Twist

Whether you have bangs or not, this style gives a “cool girl” concept to your look. Create a triangle of hair originating from the very top of your head and encompassing either your bangs or the front few inches of hair. Twist that section of hair a few times, then flip it up and bobby pin it in place.

Hair Headband

Easy fast hairstyles for exams
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With this style, you’re essentially creating a headband for yourself, making sure your hair doesn’t fall into whatever you’re doing. Pull most of your hair into a middle ponytail, save two strands of hair, one on each side of your face, starting from the top. Secure those strands of hair underneath your ponytail with an elastic. Undo your ponytail and arrange your hair to lay naturally.


There are plenty of different styles you can use to give your exam days a bit of a bump. In fact, you may have already known some of these styles without realizing how perfect they would be for your exam days. If this article has made you start to realize how much you understand about hairstyling and the best ways to style not only your own hair but other people’s hair, you may want to look into the cosmetology program at Ogle School. With Ogle School, you can turn the styling information you currently possess into a lifelong career.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.