If you want to step up your style game, trying out new cool hairstyles is a cost-effective way to do it. Regardless of your hair length, texture, and color, there’s no shortage of options. For a little inspiration, check out these ten trendy hairstyles anyone can try,
Cool Hairstyles for Trendy Stylistas
Whether you’re a classics gal or you prefer life outside the box, we know how to amp up your style:
Top Braid into a High Ponytail
Especially for those with a lot of hair, the ponytail is arguably the most convenient hairstyle there is.
It’s enough of an updo to keep all your hair out of your face and off your neck (especially on hot days). And yet, for those with heavy hair, it’s not as quick to give you a headache as a bun is.
One of the top hair trends in 2018 is a ponytail with a twist, so here’s a great one for you.
Start at near your hairline at the top of your head. Place a french braid from front to back along the top of your head. After about six inches (or wherever you wish), end the braid in a high ponytail.
Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle
If you want the length you get from wearing your hair down but you want to keep it out of your eyes, a half-up-half-down do is perfect. But like the classic ponytail, it’s a bit bland.
To give your half-up style some flavor, give it a twist. Take a lock of hair from your left side and a lock from the right. Bring them both around to the back of your head.
Pin the left side, but before you pin the right side, twist it around the left side twice. With the right lock behind the left one, pin it all in place. Be sure to leave some slackness rather than pulling the sides tightly.
Low Double Buns
If you’re channeling your inner boho goddess, low double buns make for some cool hairstyles. It’s easiest if you start with pigtails, winding them each into messy buns.
Winding double buns too tightly can make them look like an elementary school flashback. Instead, tease your hair before you secure it. It’s also helpful to use bobby pins instead of ponytail holders for a messier messy bun.
For more help on mastering this style, check out these messy bun tutorials.
This one goes out to our short-haired friends. An easy-to-manage cut doesn’t mean you can’t play with cool hairstyles. Braids are having a serious moment, and they can be applied to any length of hair.
To take your trendiness up a notch, try three small braids along one side of your head. This gives you a fun, asymmetrical look.
Blow-dry bars have popped up all across the country, and there’s a reason. You know that beautiful, voluminous look you have when you leave the salon? You can get that without the cut and color session.
A blow-out seems simple – a shampoo and condition followed by a blow-dry. But professional hair stylists can give your hair the perfect volume and curves you crave.
Blow-outs can also be combined with other hair treatments, like keratin treatments, for more specialized goals. Learn more and ask your favorite stylist about your options.
A Rose Bun
Rose buns are a beautifully intricate detail that immediately gives you a classy, delicate look. And here’s the best part: it’s one of those cool hairstyles that’s easier than it looks.
There are a few different techniques. The most common method is to start with a long, narrow braid. Then, start with a small circle and wind it around. The ridges of the braid look like rose petals, so make sure your braid is the right size for the illusion.
You really can’t go wrong with loose, casual waves. Whether you have a lob, some serious length, or anything in between, beachy waves immediately up your trendy factor. But we call them “loose waves” instead of “beachy waves” because they’re perfect for any season.
An Underside Braid into a Messy Bun
Messy buns are all the rage right now, and we’re on board. But they’re a little bit too popular, and it’s nearing the point where everyone’s hair looks the same. Not to worry – here’s a tip to give your messy bun a more personal look.
Flip your hair upside down and create a French braid leading up from the bottom of your hairline. When you reach the top of your head (or the position of your choosing, throw in that beloved messy bun.
As we mentioned with an earlier style, teasing your hair and using pins over ponytail holders can give you that much-envied volume.
Half-Up Messy Buns
We weren’t kidding about those messy buns – they’re great, but they’re everywhere. Here’s another of many cool hairstyles you can use to give it your own flavor – the half-updo.
Like you would with any half-up style, start by pulling back a layer of hair above your ears. Make sure to keep it loose and secure it with a ponytail holder. Then do your thing with that messy bun.
The pull-through braid is another new hit on cool hairstyles scene. It’s not a true braid. This video pull-through braid tutorial is a great help. Or, here are the basics:
- Start with a ponytail. You can do a French “braid” too, but a ponytail is an easier way to stary.
- Divide the ponytail horizontally, so you have a top half and a bottom half.
- Divide the top half into two parts, and bring them around so they’re below the bottom half. Bring the two parts of the top half together into a small ponytail holder. Allow a bit of slack.
- Continue this process, dividing the top in two and pulling them around behind the bottom half. Keep going until you reach the end of your hair.
- Fluff the hair and pull it gently for a looser look.
The Motto: You Do You
These are all fun, on-trend styles, but they each have their own twist. As a part of your style, your hairstyle is a display of your personality and your style. As you experiment and try new hairstyles, make sure you find the ones that fit you.
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