If you find it rather hard to get great hair in no time, take a peek at these stylish hairstyles for on-the-go-girls and draw your inspiration. From beautiful curls and natural tresses to playful ponytails and chic buns, these styles are as simple as they are uber-gorgeous. And let’s not forget all those whimsical hair accessories that allow you to be creative and finish your look for memorable, polished appearances.

For a lovely side-swept look as seen at Sonia Rykiel, you just need a curling iron in order to obtain loose curls and a cute hair accessory. It is so easy to achieve and perfect for girls who are always in a hurry. Grab a hair section and sweep loosely back to the side, fastening with a precious pin accessory. You can also try a rather disheveled style (Marni) with hair tucked behind the ears and slightly teased crowns.

Another attention-grabbing side-swept style was spotted at Rodarte with a tiny braid on one side. At Charlotte Ronson hair was smooth with a dramatic side parting and nearly hidden plaits, perfect if you have no time to make a chic, complex style. More luxurious and elegant is the half-up look (Nina Ricci), extremely feminine and sweet with volume at the crown and soft tendrils framing the face. For a prep-school ready style, check out Derek Lam’s look with hair brushed straight back away from the face.

Sonia Rykiel Spring 2012Marni Fall 2011

Rodarte Fall 2011Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011

Derek Lam Fall 2011Nina Ricci Fall 2011

Well, there is no doubt whatsoever that the already legendary ponytail is the quickest hair fix. When in a hurry, you just have to take an elastic band and gather your hair into a messy yet dressy pony. If you have extra minutes, you can try the Paul & Joe version that looks so simple yet utterly lovely and elegant. Just make loose waves and in order to add a chic touch take a thin hair section and wrap it around the pony’s base (Max Azria). Easy yet so effective!

For an instant outfit pick-me-up, a special hair accessory can definitely do the trick. And this thing works for simple ponytails as well. Take for example the absolutely irresistible style seen at Valentino with a thin black ribbon over the crown of his sixties-inspired ponytail. Start by a center parting, pull your hair into a low ponytail and wrap a small section around the base to conceal the elastic. The same doll-like version was spotted at David Koma.

Paul & Joe Fall 2011Max Azria Fall 2011

Valentino Fall 2011David Koma Fall 2011

Next time you have a shrinking window of time to get ready, think fishtail braid (Erdem). Start by dividing hair into two equal sections. Next, take a small section on the right and cross it over the left section. Then, take a thin strand from the left and cross over to join the right. Repeat until you reach the ends and secure your hair with an elastic band.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012Chanel Fall 2011

Donna Karan Fall 2011Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012Erdem Fall 2011

Natural-looking tresses will never go out of fashion. A relaxed, bed-head style will always add elegance and femininity to your appearance. Moreover, this is the best option when you score a last-minute date and you have no time to make a more complicated ‘do. You can still look seductive choosing smooth, effortlessly hip locks as seen at Chloé and Anna Sui. Make a center parting and use a flat iron for a straight, sleek result, leaving the ends rather tousled.

Full, glamorous waves and curls are so lovely and hot (Anna Sui)! Start with dry, center-parted hair and wrap hair sections around a curling iron, holding them there for five seconds. Gently pull out the iron and once you’ve curled your entire head, run your fingers through your curls to separate them. For the wavy look, run a brush though your hair. Give a romantic touch making a side parting and add a cute hair pin (Cacharel). If you have shorter hair, waves and fun hair accessories are a surefire way to shine subtly (Burberry Prorsum, Fendi).

Chloé Fall 2011Anna Sui Fall 2011

Anna Sui Spring 2012Cacharel Spring 2012

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012Fendi Fall 2011

Photos courtesy of elle.com, style.com