We’ve all had those manic mornings where nothing seems to go right, haven’t we? You sleep through your alarm, you can’t figure out what to wear to work and your hair just doesn’t want to cooperate. Despite our greatest efforts to hide evidence of our frantic morning shuffle from the rest of the world, it somehow seems to peek through via disheveled hair and makeup. We want to lend you a helping hand for these unfortunate mornings, so we asked hair and makeup pro Diana Shin to show us how to create a bun style that will not only make you appear sleek and sophisticated, but also takes seconds to put together.

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1. Brush out your hair so it’s smooth and easy to style.

2. Flip hair upside down and pull it into a high ponytail at the top of the head. Secure with an elastic hair tie and smooth out any bumps or strays with a brush and stronghold hairspray (we recommend L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCKIT Bold Control Hairspray). Remember: You want the hair sleek and shiny!

3. Twist the pony and wrap it into a bun. Pin down the style with bobby pins.

4. Spray the bun with hairspray.

What’s your go-to hairstyle when you’re on a time crunch? Sound off in the comments below.

Photography: Joshua M. Shelton

Makeup: Diana Shin

Model: Shauna Guttierez