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Some of the Best Hairstyles We’ve Ever Seen

Long, short, wavy, straight, fancy or casual, the possibilities are overwhelming when it comes to your tresses! For your convenience, we have gathered together 23 of what we think are the best hairstyles to inspire your next trip to the salon. Happy styling!

Supremely Swept Back

This style is so perfect, mostly because it allows you to easily transform your daytime style into a fancier, nighttime look!

Swept Back Updo with Fringe Swept Back Updo with Fringe Back View

How To Style:

  1. Curl your hair using a medium-sized curling iron.
  2. Leave out a section on one side of your part that is about three inches wide.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail by the nape of your neck. Twist the hair tightly and form it into a bun. Use bobby pins to secure it. If you have extra long hair and the bun sticks out too far, twist your hair into more of a French twist style and pin it. Or, get creative and let your hair lead the way!
  4. Style your bangs as desired, and then begin adding in the section you have left out of the twisted hair. Take one-inch sections and bring them back so they are covering the bun/twisted section. Secure them with a bobby pin.
  5. Leave some hair out around your face if desired. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have short or medium hair. Extra long hair might present a bit of a challenge. This look will soften any harsh or angular jawlines, and if your hair is a bit on the coarser side, you will have an easier time styling.

Recommended Products:

Try a spray or two of Moroccan Oil Hairspray Medium when you are all finished getting every hair in place. It’s light and won’t make your hair feel sticky!

Relaxed and Romantic

A soft, relaxed wave is always a good pick!

Relaxed Wavy Hairstyle with Waves - Best Hairstyles Relaxed Wavy Hairstyle with Waves Back View

How To Style:

  1. Wrap small sections of hair around your medium-sized curling iron or wand.
  2. After all sections have been curled, use your fingers or a brush to break up the curls and give them a softer, more natural look.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is very versatile and will work on nearly any hair texture or length. If you have an angular or square face, this look will soften that.

Recommended Products:

I love Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray for a finishing product. It’s light and won’t make your hair feel sticky.

The Long Pixie

Short hairstyles are definitely making their mark in the hair and fashion world as of late. If you don’t want to go quite as short as a classic pixie, this longer take on the pixie could be perfect for you!

Long Pixie Hairstyle With Fringe

How To Style:

  1. Use a round brush to dry you hair. Direct everything forward as you are drying it.
  2. After you have finished drying your hair, use a flat iron to smooth your hair even more if you desire a more straight and sleek look.
  3. Use a texture cream or wax on the ends of your hair to give it a “piecier” look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is absolutely divine on someone who has finer textured hair and wants to make it appear thicker. Short hair will remove plenty of weight and using a round brush will give you tons of body! This look is awesome if you have a narrow or oval shaped face.

Recommended Products:

Label M makes an awesome styling wax that can be used to separate the ends and give them more of a textured look. A little goes a long way though. Don’t overdo it!

Awesomely Asymmetrical

Here’s another take on a short haircut. Asymmetry in a cut and style can be the perfect way to add in a bit of interest and funkiness!

Asymmetrical Short Funky Hairstyle Asymmetrical Short Funky Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

  1. Use a round brush to dry your hair. Direct everything forward when drying.
  2. If you want a smoother, sleeker look, use a flat iron to straighten everything out just a bit more.
  3. Use a texture cream or wax to define the asymmetrical piece even more.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

I love this style on any texture of hair — fine, medium or even thick! Keep in mind that thick, curly or wavy hair will require a bit more effort when styling. If you have an elongated face, the swoopy side bangs shown in this photo will help to make your face appear smaller and more compact.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Wax is absolutely magical when it comes to looks like this. Apply it to the ends of your hair to make your cut appear more textured and defined. Use it sparingly, as a little goes a long way!

The Bunned Beauty

A low side bun with a little embellishment around your hairline is sure to please!

Low Side Bun Hairstyle with Embellished Hairline

How To Style:

  1. Gather a two-inch section of hair that begins at your part. Twist the section and secure the twist with a bobby pin if needed.
  2. Gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail right behind your ear. Be mindful to use some hair to cover your ear if you like the look shown in the photo.
  3. Wrap the ponytail hair into a bun. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but secure it with bobby pins as you wrap.
  4. If there are any stray hairs that seem to be poking out of the bun, simply use a bobby pin to tuck them into the bun.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfection if you have short to medium length hair. Longer hair will work, just know that the bun will be a bit bigger than what’s shown in the photo. If you have a narrow face shape, this look will complement you!

Recommended Products:

Before you smooth your hair into a low ponytail, add some shine by applying a bit of shine serum or spray. I love Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine!

Lush Layers

A haircut with plenty of layers is truly one of the best hairstyles around. Use your round brush to get it smooth and soft and you will have everyone envying your style!

Long Hairstyle with Lush Layers

How To Style:

  1. Apply a root-boosting mousse to your roots and then use a medium-sized boar bristle round brush to smooth each section of your hair.
  2. When finished drying, apply a shine serum or spray to the ends of your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have long, medium or short hair, this look will be a great option for you! Ask your stylist to give you a cut with lots of layers, especially around your face. If you have a round face, this style will make it appear more narrow.

Recommended Products:

To get a little extra body at your roots, apply Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder Mousse. It’s light and won’t get sticky or too heavy!

Tips:

Always over-direct your hair when round brushing. Over directing means pulling the hair the opposite way of how it goes. For instance, pull all of your hair up when drying. It will give extra lift at the roots!

Perfectly Undone

There’s often nothing better than natural curls. If you are lucky enough to have natural texture, then this look is for you!

Best Natural Curly Hairstyle with Texture

How To Style:

  1. When hair is wet, apply a curl cream and then use a diffuser to dry.
  2. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have natural curls, this style is fabulous! Long, medium or short hair will work well. The model in the photo has short hair, however if you have long hair you can use the same “how to” steps to recreate a similar look. A narrow or oval face will be complemented by this hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

A good curl cream is an absolute must when showcasing your natural curl. I love Moroccan Oil’s Curl Cream combined with Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil. It’s a great mix of products that will eliminate frizz.

Tip:

If you haven’t used a diffuser, you are missing out! A diffuser is an attachment that goes on the end of your blow dryer and helps to accentuate your natural curl. You can find them at any beauty supply store.

The Divinely Curled Damsel

Curls that frame your face and have you looking like a goddess are an absolute must on any “best hairstyles” list!

Long Blonde Curly Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
  2. If you want a less perfected look, use your fingers or a brush to separate the curls and create a more natural curl.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is fabulous if you want to make a round face appear more narrow. I’m not exaggerating when I say this look is great for ANY length or hair texture! If you have shorter hair, the curls will appear thicker and more voluminous. If you have longer hair, the weight of your hair will soften the curls a bit. All are great options!

Recommended Products:

I love Hot Tools curling irons. They are reasonably priced and made well. Just be sure to keep your curling iron at a safe temperature!

Adorably Adorned

A hair flower or embellishment is such a perfect way to add a little extra something to otherwise ordinary hair.

Best Long Dark Hairstyle with Flowered Headband

How To Style:

  1. Style hair as desired. For the look seen here, use a curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
  2. Attach your hair flower or headband as desired. Use bobby pins to secure it as needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is so fun for any hair type or style. Even if you wear your hair up, a hair adornment is still a fun option! Pick a style that flatters your face shape and then find a way to add a fun hair piece.

Recommended Products:

To find a fun flower or headband, check on etsy.com. There you can find tons of fun handmade items that are unique and beautiful!

Sweetly Side Swept

Hair all to one side can be so stunning. It’s understated, yet plenty glam!

Best Long Understated Side Swept Hairstyle Long Understated Side Swept Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

  1. Curl all of your hair using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
  2. If desired, use your fingers or a brush to separate the curls and give them a more natural look.
  3. Gather all of your hair and secure it to one side. Use a bobby pin if needed, or simply let it hang over one shoulder.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for those with finer hair. When your hair is all together on one side, it makes it appear thicker and fuller. Layered hair will also look fabulous styled like this. If you have a heart shaped face, this style will really complement you.

Recommended Products:

I love spraying everything with Bumble and Bumble’s Does it All Hairspray before curling. It helps the curls to stay in place for longer!

Beautifully Bobbed

An a-line bob is such a great look if you are wanting to rock short hair that has a bit of edge.

The Best A Line Edgy Bob Hairstyle Best A Line Edgy Bob Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

  1. Use a round brush to smooth and dry your hair.
  2. If desired, use a flat iron to smooth your hair even more.
  3. Use a smoothing serum on the ends to add extra shine!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have medium textured hair and want to keep it short. Hair on the straighter side would be ideal. If you have a round face this look will make it appear more narrow.

Recommended Products:

Try a bit of Biosilk on the ends of your hair for extra shine. It will also make your hair feel soft and silky!

Wonderfully Wavy

A uniform wave is a lovely way to accentuate a short, stacked hairstyle!

Best Wavy Short Stacked Hairstyle Best Wavy Short Stacked Hairstyle Back View

How To Style:

  1. Wrap small sections of your hair around a curling wand. Be sure to wrap all of the sections so they are curled in the same pattern. For example, curl everything towards your face, or away from your face.
  2. Use a texture paste or wax to separate the curls.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is ideal for those with short, layered hair. If your hair is stacked in the back, as it is in the photo, even better! Fine or medium textured hair with not much natural wave is perfect. A narrow or oval face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Styling Wax is a great option for texturizing the ends of your hair.

Fashionably Funky

If you want something a bit edgier and funkier, give this look a try!

Funky Side Swept Hairstyle with Curls Funky Side Swept Hairstyle with Curls Side View

How To Style:

  1. Curl all of your hair using a medium-sized curling iron.
  2. Gather all of your hair to one side and pull it tightly. Use a few bobby pins around the nape of your neck to secure your hair.
  3. If desired, use a back combing brush to add volume at the roots on the side your hair is styled to.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

I love this look if you have asymmetrical features that you are hoping to make appear more symmetrical. Finer textured hair will be easier to style into this look.

Recommended Products:

Before you dry your hair and start to curl, add a bit of Paul Mitchell’s Sculpting Foam to your roots to add volume and help hold a curl. If your hair is fine, this step can’t be missed!

Divinely Disheveled

Here’s a look that transitions perfectly from daytime to nighttime, with no extra work required!

Best Disheveled Updo with Fringe Best Disheveled Updo with Fringe Side View

How To Style:

  1. Curl all hair using a small to medium curling iron. Use a back combing brush to add height and volume at the roots. Style bangs as desired.
  2. Leave a few pieces of hair out around your face if desired, and then gather all of your hair in the back of your head and twist it upwards. Secure the twist with bobby pins.
  3. Arrange the hair that is sticking out of the twist so it is covering the twist and the bobby pins. It doesn’t have to be perfect by any means. In fact, a little messy is better!
  4. Spray everything with a light holding spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is fabulous if you have fine hair that you want to appear thicker. Shorter hair will make achieving this style much easier. Rock this look if you have a heart shaped or oval face.

Recommended Products:

If your hair has trouble holding curls or trouble holding a style like this, spray it with a working spray before you do anything. I love Bumble and Bumble’s Does It All Spray!

Retro Chic

This look has a retro feel, but will still go perfectly with your über trendy outfit or accessories!

Retro Chick Short Hairstyle with Waves Retro Chick Short Hairstyle with Waves Side View

How To Style:

  1. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create curls. Style your bangs as desired.
  2. If more volume and height is desired, use a back combing brush to back comb the hair in your crown area.
  3. If you have hair that is a bit longer than what is shown here and want it to appear shorter, simply take the pieces around your face and pin them back behind your ear using a bobby pin.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is fabulous if you have chin length or even shoulder length hair that’s fine medium or thick textured. If it’s stacked in the back, even better! If you have a narrow face shape, this look will complement you.

Recommended Products:

Spray a little bit of dry shampoo at the roots before you back comb. It will give you more volume and help to hold your style! I love L’Oreal’s Fresh Dust.

Short and Sassy

Now this is a way to add a little bit of extra sass to that classic pixie cut!

Best Short Sassy Pixie Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using only your fingers.
  2. If your hair isn’t straight by nature, use a flat iron to smooth it.
  3. Use a texture cream or wax to make the top section of your hair appear more separated and texturized.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is ideal if you have straight, fine hair. It will be a bit more challenging to create this look if you have thick or naturally wavy hair. A narrow, oval or heart shaped face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

I love Kevin Murphy’s Sticky Business working paste. It won’t leave your hair sticky and it has a matte finish so it won’t look wet when it dries!

The Perfectly Curled Coif

If you have short hair and want a creative way to pin it up and out of your face, this style could be for you!

Best Curled Updo with Side Part Best Curled Updo with Side Part Front View

How To Style:

  1. Style your bangs as desired, then use a small curling iron to curl each piece of your hair.
  2. When you have curled each piece of your hair, begin pinning sections up using bobby pins. Depending on the length of your hair, you may want to wrap the hair around your fingers and create a pin curl, and secure it to your head using a bobby pin.
  3. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will be easier to create if you have short hair (above shoulder length) that’s layered. If you have a narrow face, this look will complement you.

Recommended Products:

Before drying your hair, use a bit of Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager. It’s a heat protectant and will moisturize your hair.

Tightly Curled Tendrils

A few tight curls make for a fun, trendy look!

Best Short Hairstyle with Tight Curls

How To Style:

  1. Style your bangs as desired.
  2. Use a small curling iron to curl a few sections of your hair at random.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have short hair without much body that you want to appear bouncier. An oval or square shaped face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

Before you blow dry, apply some Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam to your roots for added body.

Forever Fishtailed

Braids are one of the biggest trends right now! The fishtail is a great option and is definitely one of the best hairstyles to wear with longer hair.

Best Trendy Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Gather hair into a low, side ponytail. Wrap a section of hair around the ponytail holder.
  2. Separate your ponytail hair into sections. Begin grabbing small pieces from each section and bringing them into the middle. Continue this until you reach the bottom of the braid.
  3. Spray with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is fabulous if you have long, thick hair and want to get it out of your face. A round shaped face would be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

Before you start braiding, apply some working spray to your ponytail to avoid your hair being too soft and slick. I like Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode.

Tip:

For more in-depth instruction on how to do a fishtail braid, check out YouTube. Sometimes it’s easier to see someone else doing than to read a step-by-step description.

A Heavenly Halo

Here’s another way to add a trendy braid to your look!

Best Curly Hairstyle with Halo Braid

How To Style:

  1. Let hair dry naturally or use a curling iron to style it as desired.
  2. Take a small section of hair on either side of your part. Braid each section.
  3. Marry the two sections in the back of your head. Secure with a bobby pin or small hair tie.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

I love this look if you have a square face shape. Any texture and any length hair is a great option for this braided style!

Recommended Products:

If you have naturally wavy or curly hair and want to rock your natural texture for this look, apply some Soufflé Curl Defining Cream by Label M and use a diffuser to accentuate your natural curl.

Tousled and Textured

A simple round brush with some texture is a great everyday option.

Long Tousled Best Hairstyle with Texture

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized boar bristle round brush to dry your hair. Be sure to over-direct each section for extra body.
  2. Apply a texture cream to the ends. Continue applying more until the desired texture is reached.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have thick hair with lots of layers, this look is fabulous for you. Any length will work great! A round face would be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

Try Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for the perfect combo of texture and shine. It won’t leave your hair feeling too sticky or crunchy either.

All of the best hairstyles are just a few steps away, ladies. Step out of the box and try something new and different — you just might like it!