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25 Five-Minute Or Less Hairstyles That Will Save You From Busy Mornings

25 Five-Minute Or Less Hairstyles That Will Save You From Busy Mornings

This step-by-step guide to five-minute or less hairstyles can help you make more of your busy mornings.

1. Knot Your Average Pony

 

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     Follow complete instructions here.

    2. Bind Hair With Stylish Scarf

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      Get complete directions here. You can find pretty and affordable scarves on eBay or in your local stores.

      3. Milkmaid Braid

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        Braid two sections of your hair then place your left braid over your head and secure the edge to the right side of your head with bobby pins.  Do the same on your right braid.

        4. Super Long Ponytail

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          Get the secret trick by following the instructions.

          5. Tie Back

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            Part your hair from the center of your forehead. Roll the right section towards the back of your head then secure with bobby pins. Do the same on the left section.

            6. Criss-Cross Bun

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              Roll upper half of your hair into a bun. Divide lower hair into two. Cross the right part under the bun and wrap the hair around it.  Do the same with the left part.

              7. Criss-Cross Half-Up Hair

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                Take the top part of your hair, twist and secure with bobby pins at the top of your head. Take the left section over your ear and pull towards the top of your head and pin in place. Take the right part of your hair and pin it below the left part.

                8. Reverse Crown Braid

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                  Follow these easy instructions here.

                  9. Braid Bun Bang

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                    Leave a small section of your tied hair in the left side. Roll hair into a bun and pin in place. Braid the remaining hair and wrap the braid under the bun and pin.

                     10. Easy Twisty Bun

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                      Tie hair into two pony tails, braid them down to the tips and tie with transparent elastic band. Twist two braids together and secure edges with bobby pins to form a stylish bun.

                      11. Tuck and Cover

                       

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                        Watch the video tutorial for this hairstyle.

                        12. Simple Tie-Back

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                          Part your hair in the center of your forehead, twist each section and pin with pins in triangular position.

                          13. Four-Part Side Pony

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                            The full tutorial is available here.

                            14. Quick and Easy Updo

                             

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                              Braid ponytail and roll into a bun, then pin it. Pull the left section of loose strands towards the back and wrap them under the bun. Do the same on the other side.

                              15. Long Mane Ponytail

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                                See the instructions here.

                                16. Back-Braided Crown

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                                  Braid your hair into two and tie it with an elastic band. Pull the left braid over your head and pin the edge on the other side of your head. Do the same with your other braid.

                                  17. Messy Ponytail

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                                    Follow these step-by-step instructions.

                                    18. Low Knot

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                                      Take two sections of hair and tie them together. Tie again. Tuck one section into the upper part of the knot and the other one under the knot.

                                      19. Twisted Bangs

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                                        Twist a small section of bangs backwards and pin them on the other side of your head. Take another section from directly under the first one, then twist and pin it over the first twist.

                                        20. Flirty Flick

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                                          Take a small section of hair on either side, clamp them with iron plates, glide iron down the hair and twist outward before reaching the ends to create a flick.

                                          21. Pigtails Without A Part

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                                            Read the instructions here.

                                            22. Kinky Hair Solution

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                                              Tutorials are available here.

                                              23. Celebrity-Style Bob

                                                

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                                                Apply leave-in conditioner to hair,  then comb and blow dry it. Brush fringe and apply heat-protectant spray. Flat iron strands with a little bend. Apply styling cream.

                                                24. Loop Ponytail

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                                                  Tieyour hair with elastic band. Insert the tied hair into the space between the head and the elastic band. Pull the tail downwards to tighten the loop.

                                                  25. Elegant Half Pull-Up

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                                                    Back comb the top part of your hair to create volume. Gather hair loosely from the front and sides towards the back of your head and hold in place with bobby pins.

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                                                    Last Updated on September 30, 2019

                                                    How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Examples)

                                                    How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Examples)

                                                    Minutes are a written record of a board, company, or organizational meeting. Meeting minutes are considered a legal document, so when writing them, strive for clarity and consistency of tone.

                                                    Because minutes are a permanent record of the meeting, be sure to proofread them well before sending. It is a good idea to run them by a supervisor or seasoned attendee to make sure statements and information are accurately captured.

                                                    The best meeting minutes takers are careful listeners, quick typists, and are adequately familiar with the meeting topics and attendees. The note taker must have a firm enough grasp of the subject matter to be able to separate the important points from the noise in what can be long, drawn-out discussions. And, importantly, the note taker should not simultaneously lead and take notes. (If you’re ever asked to do so, decline.)

                                                    Following, are some step-by-step hints to effectively write meeting minutes:

                                                    1. Develop an Agenda

                                                    Work with the Chairperson or Board President to develop a detailed agenda.

                                                    Meetings occur for a reason, and the issues to be addressed and decided upon need to be listed to alert attendees. Work with the convener to draft an agenda that assigns times to each topic to keep the meeting moving and to make sure the group has enough time to consider all items.

                                                    The agenda will serve as your outline for the meeting minutes. Keep the minutes’ headings consistent with the agenda topics for continuity.

                                                    2. Follow a Template from Former Minutes Taken

                                                    If you are new to a Board or organization, and are writing minutes for the first time, ask to see the past meeting minutes so that you can maintain the same format.

                                                    Generally, the organization name or the name of the group that is meeting goes at the top: “Meeting of the Board of Directors of XYZ,” with the date on the next line. After the date, include both the time the meeting came to order and the time the meeting ended.

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                                                    Most groups who meet do so regularly, with set agenda items at each meeting. Some groups include a Next Steps heading at the end of the minutes that lists projects to follow up on and assigns responsibility.

                                                    A template from a former meeting will also help determine whether or not the group records if a quorum was met, and other items specific to the organization’s meeting minutes.

                                                    3. Record Attendance

                                                    On most boards, the Board Secretary is the person responsible for taking the meeting minutes. In organizational meetings, the minutes taker may be a project coordinator or assistant to a manager or CEO. She or he should arrive a few minutes before the meeting begins and pass around an attendance sheet with all members’ names and contact information.

                                                    Meeting attendees will need to check off their names and make edits to any changes in their information. This will help as both a back-up document of attendees and ensure that information goes out to the most up-to-date email addresses.

                                                    All attendees’ names should be listed directly below the meeting name and date, under a subheading that says “Present.” List first and last names of all attendees, along with title or affiliation, separated by a comma or semi-colon.

                                                    If a member of the Board could not attend the meeting, cite his or her name after the phrase: “Copied To:” There may be other designations in the participants’ list. For example, if several of the meeting attendees are members of the staff while everyone else is a volunteer, you may want to write (Staff) after each staff member.

                                                    As a general rule, attendees are listed alphabetically by their last names. However, in some organizations, it’s a best practice to list the leadership of the Board first. In that case, the President or Co-Presidents would be listed first, followed by the Vice President, followed by the Secretary, and then by the Treasurer. Then all other names of attendees would be alphabetized by last name.

                                                    It is also common practice to note if a participant joined the meeting via conference call. This can be indicated by writing: “By Phone” and listing the participants who called in.

                                                    4. Naming Convention

                                                    Generally, the first time someone speaks in the meeting will include his or her name and often the title.

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                                                    For example, “President of the XYZ Board, Roger McGowan, called the meeting to order.” The next time Roger McGowan speaks, though, you can simply refer to him as “Roger.” If there are two Rogers in the meeting, use an initial for their last names to separate the two. “Roger M. called for a vote. Roger T. abstained.”

                                                    5. What, and What Not, to Include

                                                    Depending on the nature of the meeting, it could last from one to several hours. The attendees will be asked to review and then approve the meeting minutes. Therefore, you don’t want the minutes to extend into a lengthy document.

                                                    Capturing everything that people say verbatim is not only unnecessary, but annoying to reviewers.

                                                    For each agenda item, you ultimately want to summarize only the relevant points of the discussion along with any decisions made. After the meeting, cull through your notes, making sure to edit out any circular or repetitive arguments and only leave in the relevant points made.

                                                    6. Maintain a Neutral Tone

                                                    Minutes are a legal document. They are used to establish an organization’s historical record of activity. It is essential to maintain an even, professional tone. Never put inflammatory language in the minutes, even if the language of the meeting becomes heated.

                                                    You want to record the gist of the discussion objectively, which means mentioning the key points covered without assigning blame. For example, “The staff addressed board members’ questions regarding the vendor’s professionalism.”

                                                    Picture a lawyer ten years down the road reading the minutes to find evidence of potential wrongdoing. You wouldn’t want an embellishment in the form of a colorful adverb or a quip to cloud any account of what took place. Here’s a list of neutral sounding words to get started with.

                                                    7. Record Votes

                                                    The primary purpose of minutes is to record any votes a board or organization takes. Solid record-keeping requires mentioning which participant makes a motion — and what the motion states verbatim — and which participant seconds the motion.

                                                    For example, “Vice President Cindy Jacobsen made a motion to dedicate 50 percent, or $50,000, of the proceeds from the ZZZ Foundation gift to the CCC scholarship fund. President Roger McGowan seconded the motion.”

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                                                    This vote tabulation should be expressed in neutral language as well. “The Board voted unanimously to amend the charter in the following way,” or “The decision to provide $1,000 to the tree-planting effort passed 4 to 1, with Board President McGowan opposing.”

                                                    Most Boards try to get a vote passed unanimously. Sometimes in order to help the Board attain a more cohesive outcome, a Board member may abstain from voting. “The motion passed 17 to 1 with one absension.”

                                                    8. Pare down Notes Post-Meeting

                                                    Following the meeting, read through your notes while all the discussions remain fresh in your mind, and make any needed revisions. Then, pare the meeting minutes down to their essentials, providing a brief account of the discussion that summarizes arguments made for and against a decision.

                                                    People often speak colloquially or in idioms, as in: “This isn’t even in the ballpark” or “You’re beginning to sound like a broken record.” While you may be tempted to keep the exact language in the minutes to add color, resist.

                                                    Additionally, if any presentations are part of the meeting, do not include information from the Powerpoint in the minutes. However, you will want to record the key points from the post-presentation discussion.

                                                    9. Proofread with Care

                                                    Make sure that you spelled all names correctly, inserted the correct date of the meeting, and that your minutes read clearly.

                                                    Spell out acronyms the first time they’re used. Remember that the notes may be reviewed by others for whom the acronyms are unfamiliar. Stay consistent in headings, punctuation, and formatting. The minutes should be polished and professional.

                                                    10. Distribute Broadly

                                                    Once approved, email minutes to the full board — not just the attendees — for review. Your minutes will help keep those who were absent apprised of important actions and decisions.

                                                    At the start of the next meeting, call for the approval of the minutes. Note any revisions. Try to work out the agreed-upon changes in the meeting, so that you don’t spend a huge amount of time on revisions.

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                                                    Ask for a motion to approve the minutes with the agreed-upon changes. Once an attendee offers a motion, ask for another person in the meeting to “second” the motion. They say, “All approved.” Always ask if there is anyone who does not approve. Assuming not, then say: “The minutes from our last meeting are approved once the agreed-upon changes have been made.”

                                                    11. File Meticulously

                                                    Since minutes are a legal document, take care when filing them. Make sure the file name of the document is consistent with the file names of previously filed minutes.

                                                    Occasionally, members of the organization may want to review past minutes. Know where the minutes are filed!

                                                    One Caveat

                                                    In this day and age of high technology, you may ask yourself: Wouldn’t it be simpler to record the meeting? This depends on the protocols of the organization, but probably not.

                                                    Be sure to ask what the rules are at the organization where you are taking minutes. Remember that the minutes are a record of what was done at the meeting, not what was said at the meeting.

                                                    The minutes reflect decisions not discussions. In spite of their name, “minutes,” the minutes are not a minute-by-minute transcript.

                                                    Bottom Line

                                                    Becoming an expert minutes-taker requires a keen ear, a willingness to learn, and some practice, but by following these tips you will soon become proficient.

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