The big 3-0. Sound daunting? Don’t let it be! 30 is most definitely the new 20, so there’s nothing to sweat about. But one thing that’s fun about your 20s is being able to experiment like crazy. So, before you blow out your candles for your 30th birthday (or 40th or 50th!), make sure you’ve tried these 30 hairstyles.
1. The Pixie Cut
If you’ve ever wanted to try something daring, the pixie cut is one to try. It’s cute and sassy plus, you’ll have plenty of time to grow it out if you try it in your 20s.
2. Shoulder Length Blunt Bangs
Blunt bangs are often paired with a bob, but if that’s too aggressive, one nice way to rock the look is with a shoulder-length cut. It’s still fashion forward, but a more approachable style.
3. Face Framing Layers
Why do we love face framing layers? They look great on practically every face shape! So go ahead and at least once, give some face framing layers a try.
4. Soft Waves
Big beautiful curls as seen here on Mila Kunis is one look we’ll never get sick of. Use a big barreled curling iron to get the look.
5. Bob With Side-Swept Bangs
Growing out that pixie cut? Try this sassy bob with side-swept bangs.
6. Medium-to-Long-Length Locks
Medium-t0-long length locks, sans bangs, is absolutely a classic hairstyle. Try some highlights or even an ombré style to add some dimension to this look.
7. Sleek Pony
A sleek ponytail is always sexy. Try it for a special event for an unexpected yet glam look.
8. Playful Pony
Blake Lively proves that a ponytail can absolutely be red-carpet worthy. Loose hair around the front softens up the look.
9. Medium Length Hair + Blunt Bangs
You really can’t go wrong with this winning combo. Medium length hair + blunt bangs + healthy shine = a total show-stopper!
10. Summer French Braid
With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to practice some braids like this beautiful French braid style.
11. Braided Bun
Whether for daytime or nighttime looks, we love braided updos.
12. Glam Side Pony
13. Veronica Lake Waves
Channel a vintage vibe with these gorgeous, Veronica Lake-inspired waves. Play up the part with a bright red pout.
14. Long Luscious Curls
A glamorous way to style long hair is with big beautiful curls. Try hot rollers or a big barreled curling iron to get the look.
15. Slight Wave
Add some interest to long hair by adding a bit of wave. A 2-inch curling iron or slight tousle while you’re drying your hair will achieve the look.
16. Funky Color
If you’ve ever wanted to try an unnatural hair color, your 20s are the perfect time to experiment! For more ideas, check out our guide on unusual hair colors to try.
17. Summery Highlights
For sunkissed locks, try some beautiful summery highlights. It’s a fresh and flirty style that’s very youthful.
18. Sleek Shorter Hairstyle with Side-Swept Bangs
Going to your first job interview? Try a smart and polished hairstyle like this look on Emma Stone.
19. Shoulder-Length Waves
If you’re looking for a truly classic hairstyle, these shoulder-length waves as seen on Ivanka Trump is as timeless as it gets.
20. Fun High Pony
Whether you’re riding a beach cruiser for the day or out shopping with the gals, a high ponytail is a fun and spunky style to try.
21. Beachy Waves
Beautiful, beachy waves create one of the flirtiest hairstyles ever. Nail it by braiding your hair overnight.
Ombré is one of the hottest hair color trends. Try it in your 20s so you can experiment with the intensity of the look.
23. Classic Updo
Going to a wedding or special event? You’ll want to practice the perfect updo. This hairstyle will come in handy for years to come.
24. Sleek and Straight
A good flat iron and some shine serum will help you get sleek and straight locks. The look is sexy and the high shine is definitely attention grabbing.
25. The Bun
The bun has made its way from a formal hairdo to an everyday style. Try a sock bun for a quick and easy style when on the go.
26. Creative Pinning
Add a few bobby pins as a great way to get a creative hairstyle like this. Pin a few pieces in the back for a half up half down variation.
27. Half Up Half Down Style
A half up half down style is always a classic look. Make it more interesting by adding a small twist.
28. Conservative Ponytail
Yes, you can wear a ponytail to the office! Pin some pieces in the back for a more demure look.
29. Unnatural Highlights
Your 20s are all about experimenting, so try something daring with some unnatural highlights. Deep reds, pinks, purples and blues are all fun colors to try.
30. Short Layers
A great way to try a short hairstyle is with some sassy layers. The layer help to add serious volume (and sass!) to your shorter locks.
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