It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing your hair the same way every day, but with so many different styles to choose from, there’s no reason why you can’t find a new ’do. Whether your hair is short or long, curly or straight, or anywhere in between, you can find cute, easy hairstyles to change up your look no matter where you’re going!
Smooth your hair back and secure it with an elastic for a basic ponytail.
Ponytails are one of the most versatile hairstyles you can wear, and
they’re the starting point for a number of other styles. All but the
shortest hair lengths will work in a ponytail.
Try wearing your ponytail near the base of your neck for a casual, romantic look. You can even consider wearing a low ponytail with a middle or side part. Mist your hair with a texturizing spray and pull it back roughly for a modern, messy ponytail. You may also want to tease your hair slightly by combing it backwards for added volume. Straighten your hair, then comb it into a sleek ponytail. Use a bit of serum, hair gel, or hairspray to tame any flyaways. Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic and secure it with pins for an elegant look.
Create a ponytail, then wrap your hair around the base to make a bun.
To make a perfect ballerina bun, comb your hair into a neat ponytail at
the top of your head just above the crown. Secure the ponytail with an
elastic, then wrap the length of the ponytail in a spiral around the
Tuck the ends of your ponytail under the bun, then secure the whole thing with 3-7 bobby pins, depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
Divide your hair into 2 ponytails to create playful double buns. You
can make these on the top of your head or down low near the nape of
your neck. Use the teeth or tail of a comb to create a clean part
between the buns.
Pile your hair roughly into a bun at the crown of your head or behind one ear to create a trendy messy bun. For a more piecey look, spray your hair with texturizing spray first.
Pull back only the top section of your hair for a half-up half-down look.
Wearing your hair half-up is a great way to change up your style while
keeping your hair out of your face. Use the end of a rat-tail comb to
part your hair horizontally from ear to ear, then gather the top half of
your hair and secure it with an elastic. This style works on almost any hair length, and it can be worn on straight, wavy, or curly hair. Braid small sections of your hair to add more interest to this look.
You could braid a few pieces in the top half of your hair before you
pull it up, or braid a section behind your ear and leave it down. Add a small barrette just above your hair elastic for an extra feminine touch.
Create an up-do to show off curly hair by pinning it back loosely.
Pull your hair into a loose ponytail and secure it with an elastic, but
leave a few curls free around your face. Twist your hair and pin it to
the back of your head with a large clip or several bobby pins, then
sweep your remaining curls back over the top of the twist and pin them
When pinning the top section of your hair, try to leave it as loose as possible so you don't flatten out your curls.
Finish this look by placing a pretty comb or barrette behind one ear.
Don't worry if a few tendrils fall out of this up-do. This look works best with a few stray curls.
Gather your hair into a ponytail and braid it for a simple style.
Comb your hair back into a ponytail and secure it with an
elastic.Divide your hair into 3 sections. Cross the left section (A)
over the middle piece (B), then the right section over what was
originally the left section (C). Then, cross the new left section (B)
over section A in the middle, then cross section C from the right over
section B. Continue this all the way down the hair, then secure it with an elastic. For a sleek, smooth style, add a little hair gel to your hair before you braid it.
To make a messier braid, gently loosen it with your fingers after securing it with an elastic.
Pull your hair to one side and braid it loosely for a romantic look.
A messy side braid looks soft and feminine, and it’s the kind of style
that looks better as the day goes on and little tendrils come loose.
Gather your hair behind one ear, then braid it loosely in a traditional
braid and secure it with an elastic.
Gently tug the individual plaits of your braid outwards to loosen them. This will make your hair look like it has more volume.
Braid a small section of hair and gradually add more for a French braid. Section out a small piece of hair at the front of your head near the hairline. Twist this section 2-3 times in a regular braid, then use your index fingers to add additional hair to the braid. Add more hair every time you criss-cross strands. Keep doing this until you’ve added all of your hair to the braid, then secure it with an elastic.
The trickiest part of French braiding is holding your hair. Try holding a section between your second and third fingers, grasp another section between your first and second fingers, and hold the third section with the palm of your hand.
Try parting your hair down the center and making 2 French braids to create texture and contrast in your hairstyle.