Meet the hairstyles you can actually do!
Experimenting with innovative hairstyles is one of our favourite things to do, but we understand that if you’re new to styling game then trying out unfamiliar looks can be a little intimidating. However, there really is nothing to be afraid of, because there are a whole load of creative yet simple hairstyles that even a rookie can master!
So, whether you’re a styling enthusiast or a total newbie to the world of hair, if you’re ready to escape your hair rut and try something new, give one of these looks a try!
10 simple hairstyles to shake up your hair wardrobe
1. Braided bangs
Rolled out of bed late but still want to look like you’ve got your life together? Braided bangs will do just the trick!
Adding a touch of detail to any hairstyle, they’re intricate enough to make it look like you’ve made a real effort, but quick and easy enough to do in a matter of minutes. Credit: @hairbykendle
2. Half-up fishtail braid
Want to make the most of your length without your locks weighing you down? Princess-worthy fishtail braids are all over social media and while you might assume they’re too tricky for us normal folk to master, they’re actually one of our go-to simple hairstyles!
3. Half-up space buns
If you’re after a unique style to show off your personality, consider this quirky half-up space bun look! Combining the ’90s-inspired trend with relaxed beachy waves, this ‘do would be great for festivals, gigs, parties and so many other occasions! Credit: @style.hair_beauty
4. Side braid
You really can’t beat a classic side braid. But don’t worry if you’re not a braiding whizz, as even regular 3-strand braids can look chic. How, we hear you ask? Well, the key is pancaking (no, not those kind of pancakes!).
After you’ve finished creating your braid, use your thumb and index finger to gently pull on either side of your braid to give it a thicker, fuller appearance. Et voila, instant Pinterest-worthy hair! Credit: @makeup120956
5. Messy bun
Ah, the messy bun. One of the most universally loved simple hairstyles, we can’t help but go back to it time and time again. Finding out how to achieve your own perfectly-imperfect messy bun will be a process of trial and error, but generally the messier the better!
Oh and don’t forget to free some pieces of hair around your jawline for a feminine, face-framing effect. Credit: @imkaylaphillips
6. Milkmaid braid
Thought milkmaid braids were best left to the professionals? Well, we’ve discovered a cheat method that makes achieving the look 100x easier!
All you have to do is work your locks into 2 braids, cross them over on top of your head and secure in place with bobby pins. Whether you’re off to a family wedding or a day date, it’s a great one to whip up when you’re out to impress!
7. Twisted ponytail
For an everyday look with a difference, why not give this ultra-pretty twisted ponytail a go? Neat enough to get you through the 9-5, but also classy enough for post-work drinks, it’s a look every girl should have up her sleeve! Credit: @ileanany
8. Space buns
Okay, so we’ve already delivered you a stunning half-up space bun look, but now it’s time for the original. Space buns are one of our favourite simple hairstyles to come out of 2017, but if you’re already over the hype, we’ve got just the thing to rekindle your love for the style!
9. Twisted half-up
10. Rope braid
Created by dividing your ponytail into 2 and twisting the strands around each other, it’s about as easy as simple hairstyles can get! To give your look a polished sheen, finish off with a spritz of a gloss-enhancing spray, like the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray. Credit: @hairbyeloise
If you do try any of these hairstyles, don’t forget to tweet us a selfie over at @AllThingsHairUK – we love seeing how you recreate the looks! And for plenty more where this came from, hop on over to our Easy & Quick Hairstyles page, now !