The laidback lockdown hair ideas that you are going to see in this article are not only super easy hairstyles to do at home when you are stuck working on your couch as most people do at this moment, but they also have the power to make you feel good about yourself and even more productive.
You should keep this in mind when you’re scrolling through the following hair ideas and choose the ones that you think would be the most suitable for you, depending on your schedule, home office, and any other factors that might influence your creative working mood. Stuck in a pandemic or not, we should always look cute, right?
I. Short/Medium Lockdown Easy Hairstyles to Do at Home
1. Straight Middle-Parted Bob Cut
This first hairstyle is a short and simple bob cut that you can easily wear at home and not feel the need to over-style it. It’s straight and middle-parted which makes it super wearable and doesn’t bother you while working. Plus, it’s cute and that’s always a good thing!
2. Messy Top Knot Easy Hairstyles to Do at Home
If you have been waiting for this iconic hairstyle to make an appearance, you no longer have to! We know that the messy top knot is a trend even for when you’re going out but it’s everybody’s go-to style when chilling or working at home. Wrap your hair, place it on top of your head, and secure it with either bobby pins or elastic.
3. Messy Buns (3 styles)
When it comes to easy hairstyles to do at home, these three examples (one of which is Jennifer Lopez herself) further prove that this bun idea is still going strong. The first one is a very messy and voluminous bun that also has those rebel strands to enhance the messiness, the second one is a super sleek and chiseled high bun that also works for when you’re going out, while the final idea is a half up half down bun that can be your number one ally when working from home and dealing with a pandemic. It may sound like a movie synopsis but it’s the truth, as we all know it.
4. Messy Side-Parted Wavy Bob Cut
Another bob cut idea that is perfect for this lockdown period is a wavy and messy side-parted one that you can play with while you’re working and it will still look good. Plus, it also works amazingly with glasses in case you were worried about this detail.
5. Messy French-Style Wavy Bob Cut with Blunt Bangs
In case you are a fan of those French-style bob cuts that are not only super short but also messy in a very controlled and fashionable manner, then this wavy one with blunt bangs is for you. Even if you are now stuck at home, you can still sport this hairstyle because it’s just so versatile and wearable.
6. Messy Curly Middle-Parted Hairstyle
For curly-haired ladies who want a hairstyle idea for this quarantine time, this messy middle-parted look can help you a lot while looking cute. You can apply some hair mousse for extra definition and a more put-together vibe. This is certainly a relaxed and beautiful hair idea for staying at home.
7. Super Short Messy Hairstyle with Long Side Bangs
This super short and messy hairstyle idea is rather simple and even boyish. However, it’s definitely a trendy one that you will even see on the runways and it’s comfortable and low-maintenance. So, when you can have a fashionable yet cool hairstyle even when you’re working from home, why not adopt it?
8. Messy Pixie Cuts (6 styles)
Moving forward we have the eternally-fashionable and cool pixie cuts. These six examples are all messy renditions of the famous hairstyle that you can certainly wear whenever you have to work from home. You can let your bangs fall on your forehead with either a side part or a middle one. You can also use some hairspray and go for that high-rise rock chick look and have the hair be out of your face. Finally, you can simply have your hair completely natural and allow it to “style itself” while you’re doing your thing. It’s definitely up to you but the choices are many and varied.
9. Super Short Layered Pixie Cuts (4 styles)
These four examples have that super short layered pixie cut as a centerpiece and prove that you can definitely play around even with short hair. You have the high-rise look three times in three different manners depending on how you like your hair to be and the side-parted version that allows you to have your bangs on one side of your forehead. Again, the choice is yours!
10. Short Curly & Wavy Lockdown Hairstyles (6 styles)
For those of you who have curly or wavy short hair and are stuck at home either working or doing anything else during this pandemic, these six different hairstyles can act as inspiration for your next look. Curly-haired ladies, we have side-parted and looks that you can alter according to your desire and style. Wavy-haired ladies, we have both side-parted looks and even some blunt bangs thrown into the mix if you are a fan of those mysterious vibes. Regardless of your choice, make sure that you’re comfortable and that you’re feeling pretty even when you’re sitting on your sofa eating chips.
11. Messy Short Shag Easy Hairstyles to Do at Home
Finally, in case you have always been a fan of the famous shag haircut (because it’s been around for quite a while), you should know that a short version of it can be the perfect hairstyle for a pandemic situation where you need to stay at home and even work from home. Cool, low-maintenance, easy to style, and, most importantly, very beautiful.
II. Long Lockdown Hairstyle Ideas
12. Messy Half Up Half Down Bun (6 styles)
We agree that long hair can be a bit more annoying when you are staying at home all day working and doing other things around the house, especially during the summer. However, here we have six examples of half up half down messy buns that you can draw inspiration from for a simple yet comfortable look. You can create this hairstyle with wavy or straight hair and it works better if you already have long bangs that you can wrap in the bun and keep away from your face.
13. Long Messy Hair with Loose Braid
In case your hair is super long and slightly wavy, this messy hairstyle is definitely worth considering as a way to cope with this pandemic while still looking cute. Start with some strands that you tie into a loose braid in a half up half down manner. Secure it with invisible elastic and maybe add some hairspray to keep everything in place. Yes, it can be too hot for the summer days but during fall and winter, is perfection!
14. Messy Braided Hairstyles and Up-Dos (7 styles)
In case you love keeping your hair in a braid all day, we have seven styles of messy braids that you can adopt and integrate into your everyday look. You can either keep your hair free and only create some thin cornrows on one side or actually go for a thick and loose side braid for a more romantic look. The two classic braids are also an option for long hair as well as the simple ponytail with a fishtail braid mohawk. Finally, you can also go for a braided crown around your head or, if you feel like creating an updo, go for a messy bun with a nape braid or a low bun with a big side braid, just to spice things up a bit.
15. Simple Loose Long Braid
No matter how many fancy hairstyles we present to you, when you’re in lockdown and spending all of your time at home, maybe the best hairstyle that you can have is a simple loose long braid. It’s pretty, and adaptable, and it will make your hair slightly wavy when you get rid of it. Plus, it’s not like you need to match your hair with your outfit but it still works with everything you put on, prom pajamas to a dress.
16. Thick Side Braid & Thin Small Braid with Long Hair (2 styles)
These two examples are more into that boho-chic vibe but can definitely be worn at home during a “normal” lockdown day. The first one is comprised of a thick side braid with some other thinner braids that act as a crown while the second one consists of a simple thick side braid while the rest of the hair is loose and messy. So, if you are into all that bohemian trend, these two hairstyles are certainly worth considering.
17. Sleek & Voluminous Ponytail
Let’s face it! Ponytails are probably the most popular when it comes to hairstyles for staying at home, working or not. However, this is a more special idea in the sense that if your hair is thick enough, you can create this sleek and voluminous high ponytail which you can definitely wear at home. Hide the elastic with a strand of hair and go about your day in style!
18. Simple Sleek Low Ponytail
This is yet another example of a super simple yet sophisticated lockdown hairstyle that consists of a sleek low ponytail that you can wear for entire hours and it will still look good. Whether you are busy working, need to have a business call, and want to look professional or you’re simply procrastinating, this is a simple yet fabulous everyday look.
19. Fluffy High Ponytail
Next in the ponytail territory, we have this fluffy high one that can seem a bit excessive but if you want to feel good even at home and make the best out of this pandemic, you should consider it. You need to only create a simple ponytail that you backcomb a bit for that extra volume. Add some hairspray for extra hold and hide the elastic with a strand of hair. You can even add some cute accessories if you want to feel like you need to get out of the house, even if you’re not at the moment.
20. Wavy High Ponytail Variations (4 styles)
These four separate ponytail hairstyles are all created on long wavy hair. The last two are somewhat similar in the sense that the actual ponytail is a bit fluffed out for that extra volume and charm. The first one consists in creating a braided mohawk-like style that continues with a simple high ponytail. The second example is a sleek and elegant ponytail that you can wear absolutely everywhere and it will look appropriate and amazing, even at home.
21. Braided Ponytails (4 styles)
Finally, these last four braided ponytail examples are very cute yet a bit more intricate. However, if you truly want to feel amazing when you are working from home during a lockdown, you need to put a bit of effort into your hairstyle. The first one has that mohawk-like braid again but this time it’s more voluminous and higher. The second one has three cornrows on top of your head that continue with a sleek high ponytail. The third and fourth examples are inspired by Viking hairstyles and include intricate side braids that can completely change the vibe of an otherwise simple ponytail. So, choose your “weapon” and fight this pandemic in style!
In closing, we can definitely say that lockdown easy hairstyles to do at home ideas can be actually found everywhere around. However, the key here is to make the best of what you have and go for those hairstyles that best suit you and your personality. What better opportunity there is to be yourself than at home in your own environment? This is why it’s so important to adopt a hairstyle that makes you feel good and confident, even if you’re currently not going out and even working from home. After all, this too shall pass and in a few years, we will be looking back to this period and you definitely don’t want to remember a disastrous hairstyle that prevented you from being productive, right?