There’s no crazier time than the morning if you have kids. It’s hard enough to find a few minutes to down a cup of coffee (must. have.coffee) let alone finding the time to primp. And if there’s a hairstyle better suited for busy moms than a top knot, I have yet to find it. Easy to create on all hair types and textures, and requiring little more than an elastic and few bobby pins, it’s my go-to ‘do. Best of all, there’s no shortage of ways to change it up for an entirely different look.

Looking for some tricks to speed up your routine—survival-mode-style? Check out these easy-to-follow top knot hair tutorials that even you have time for in the morning.