9 casual hairstyles that just scream weekend style 

Because weekends call for casual hairstyles.

When the weekend finally rolls around, we all just want to get out there and make the most of it, right? With brunch and happy hour calling our names, we need casual hairstyles that don’t require hours spent in front of the mirror.

If you’re looking for some super easy ‘dos to rock this weekend, take a look at the incredible styles we’re currently crushing on, here.

Casual hairstyles: Back view of a woman with dark brown hair in a twisted braid style
Try a rope twist to give your braid a more unique look. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Twist braid

You’d never guess it but this twisted braid will literally take you less than 5 minutes to do. Although it looks like a French braid, the hair is actually just twisted, so it’s way quicker than a normal braid and looks like you’ve put major effort in.

Casual hairstyles: Close-up of blonde model with a high ponytail standing in the street
Sometimes only a ponytail will do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Wrapped ponytail

The most low-maintenance of all casual hairstyles, the ponytail will forever be a favourite of ours.

All you need to do to make it look a little more polished is to take a small section of hair from underneath your ponytail and wrap it around the base to cover up your hairband. Go forth and swish that sassy pony!

Casual hairstyles: Outdoor shot of a blonde woman with her hair in a messy bun, wearing a black leather jacket
The key with messy buns is to make it look like you haven’t tried at all – even if you have. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Messy bun

Bow down to the queen of casual hairstyles, the messy bun. The perfect balance of messy bed hair and off-duty model all rolled into one, we don’t need convincing.

Editor’s tip: Messy buns are the perfect second day hairstyle. Just refresh your roots with a spritz of VO5 Refresh Dry Shampoo to soak up any grease and freshen up your roots and you’ll be good to go!

Casual hairstyles: Blonde model with low braided space buns sitting in the street
May the buns be with you. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Space buns

Space buns (or double buns, as they are also known) are totally on trend right now, and their laid-back, casual vibes are just perfect for weekend wear.

Casual hairstyles: Woman sitting in a stairwell with her natural hair in a high bun, wearing a short sleeve stripy t-shirt and jeans
Pressed snooze one too many times? This high bun will sort you out. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. High bun

Casual hairstyles needn’t be scruffy. The truth is, there are loads of classy looking styles you can go for that won’t cut into your precious getting ready time — this high bun being one of them.

Casual hairstyles: Close-up of a smiling brunette with a side French braid, against a blue background
Braids go with everything. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. Side braid

Got a jam-packed schedule this weekend? Then you need a hairstyle that can be done in minutes and will last all day long! And this laid-back, effortless braid is just the ticket.  

Editor’s tip: Prep your strands with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm and it’ll give your braid even more hold and structure. And you know what that means: braids that last all weekend!

Casual hairstyles: Brunette model with shoulder length wavy hair in a half-up bun style, wearing a green camo jacket and standing in front of a pink background
We dare you to find a hairstyle that’s easier than the hun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. The hun

There’s no denying that the hun (AKA the half-up, half-down bun) is having a serious moment right now – especially on Instagram.

But that’s not even the best part, because this style is so incredibly versatile, it’ll literally work for anyone, no matter if your hair is short, long, straight or curly! Your natural texture will just add your own unique spin to your half-updo

Casual hairstyles: Brunette woman with her hair in a fishtail braided bun wearing a stripy long-sleeved t-shirt and tartan pinafore dres
Braids don’t have to be hard to be effective. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

8. Fishtail braided bun

Looking out for casual hairstyles that let you show off your braiding prowess? Braided buns are a classic but trying out the look with a different braiding style — this fishtail, for example — makes it a that bit more exciting.

Pair with a Breton top and you’ll have that French girl look down.

Psst! If you need a helping hand with your fishtail braiding, we’ve got a tutorial on it here – you’re welcome!

Casual hairstyles: Close-up of a blonde with curly hair and a headband braid, wearing a white t-shirt standing in front of a blue background
Braided bangs can transform your look with minimal effort required! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

9. Braided headband

There’s a reason braided bangs are such well-loved casual hairstyles: the main one being that you can leave the rest of your hair out as it is.

Just adding a braid at the front of your hair totally passes as a look in itself, so you don’t need to stress about straightening your strands beforehand.