Latest-Hairstyles.com logo What kind of style or color are you looking for?
Now Reading 20 Quick, Chic and Easy Casual Hairstyles

20 Quick, Chic and Easy Casual Hairstyles

Most of the time a casual hairstyle means a messy bun or a classic ponytail. Instead of sticking with the usual, why not perk up your usual routine with one of these beautiful casual hairstyles?

Loose Waves

Add some zest to a classic bob by creating carefree waves.

Bob Hairstyle with Loose Waves

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a sea salt spray and volume mousse.
  2. Scrunch and blow dry hair.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a 1¼-inch curling iron and wrap hair around the curling iron horizontally. Leave ends out.
  4. Finish style with a light mist of flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For perfect beach waves, try Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Spray.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work best on oval, triangle, oblong and heart face shapes. It will also work best for those with naturally wavy hair.

Textured Blowout

Love the way a fresh blow dry feels, but crave a little more texture? Try this textured blowout to have the best of both worlds!

Medium Textured Blow Out

How to Style:

  1. Prep towel dried hair with a blow dry lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush, flipping ends away from face.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a 1-inch curling iron or flat iron to smooth ends. Use the hot tool vertically and work in medium to large sections.
  4. Apply a small amount of styling paste to ends.
  5. Finish style with a light hold flexible hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For frizz-free blowouts, try Onesta’s Smooth and Shine. It can also be used once hair is dry for a light hold separation and texture.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Light Curls

Loose and relaxed curls are perfect for a casual get together or running errands.

Casual Hairstyles

How to Style:

  1. Starting with blow dried hair, wrap hair around a curling wand vertically.
  2. Remove hair from wand and allow hair to cool.
  3. Finger comb through curls.
  4. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a touchable hold, try Aveda’s Air Control.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair textures.

Sleek Bob

The easiest and simplest way to look chic and casual is with a sleek bob.

Sleek Bob Hairstyle with Highlights

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a small amount of blow dry crème.
  2. Using a medium-sized flat paddle brush, blow dry hair from side to side.
  3. After hair is dry, use a flat iron to smooth ends under.
  4. Style bangs as desire.
  5. Apply a small amount of Argan oil to mid lengths and ends.
  6. Finish style with a light mist of hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For super sleek blowouts in half the time, try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work best on oval, heart and triangle face shapes and with all hair types.

Short and Sweet

Create an effortless and chic look with this short and pretty style.

Short Sweet Effortless Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Apply mousse to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers. Lift at the root to create volume.
  3. Dry bangs forward.
  4. Apply a small amount of styling paste to ends and bangs.
  5. Finish style with a light mist of hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Control Paste to create texture and definition without feeling heavy.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Classic Blowout

A classic blowout is timeless and always stylish.

Classic Timeless Blowout

How to Style:

  1. Starting with slightly damp hair, apply a small amount of blow dry lotion to mid lengths and ends.
  2. Section hair into six sections (top front, sides, crown, back left and back right).
  3. Using a medium-sized round brush and blow dryer, begin drying hair in the top front.
  4. Blow dry hair smooth and away from face.
  5. Blow dry all sections of hair.
  6. After hair is dry, apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
  7. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Good styling tools are just as important as good styling products. Try the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and the Full Pint Medium Round Brush to help you achieve the perfect blow dry.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

California Girl

Show off your relaxed side with these perfectly undone curls!

Medium Hairstyle with Relaxed Curls

How to Style:

  1. Apply a volume mousse to damp hair and spritz roots with a root boost.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a curling wand. Wrap hair around wand vertically.
  4. Allow hair to cool and gently finger comb through curls.
  5. Spritz hair with a texturizing spray and lightly scrunch.
  6. Finish style with a light hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Onesta’s Volumizing foam for body and fullness with shine.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Simple Fishtail

The simplest way to create a stylish and casual hairstyle is to weave your strands into a trendy braid.

Simple Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, smooth hair into a side ponytail.
  2. Use a small section of hair to wrap around the ponytail holder and bobby pin into place.
  3. Divide ponytail into two sections.
  4. Take a small section from one side and pull it across to the other side.
  5. Repeat step 3 until all hair is braided.
  6. Secure with a clear elastic.
  7. Gently pull on sides of braid to desired looseness.
  8. Finish style with your favorite hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Clear elastics are a must for fun and stylish braided styles! Try Goody’s Clear Elastics and take your braided style to the next level.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Smooth and Full

Adding just a little bit of volume to a typical down hairstyle give it a more polished feeling without being overdone.

Smooth Hairstyle with Layers and Volume

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with your favorite styling mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers, lifting at the roots to create volume.
  3. Once hair is nearly dry, use a round brush to finish drying bangs.
  4. Using a flat iron, lightly smooth ends and add a slight bend to ends.
  5. Spritz roots with a volumizing dry shampoo or texturizing spray.
  6. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray for fullness and textures.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Casual and Carefree

This style is perfect for a post workout meeting or if you are running a bit late in the morning.

Casual Blonde Hairstyle with Fringe

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply your favorite volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blast hair dry using fingers. Blow dry bangs forward.
  3. Apply a small amount of styling paste to ends.
  4. Finish style with your favorite hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Phomollient to create volume and shine without feeling heavy or sticky.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Styling Tip:

This look is meant to be a little unkempt. Don’t be afraid to get your fingers in your hair and really give it a ruffle!

Halves

Looking for a way to keep your hair pulled back, but still look fab? Try this half up style for the best of both worlds.

Half Up Style with Curls and Fringe

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, set hair in hot rollers.
  2. While hair is in hot rollers, style bangs as desired.
  3. Remove rollers and lightly finger comb through curls.
  4. Pull top section back and secure.
  5. Finish style with a light mist of hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Brilliant Hairspray for a medium hold with tons of shine.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Date Night

Looking for a super simple way to jazz up your hair for date night? This is the perfect go anywhere, casual yet gorgeous style!

Simple Hairstyle with Curls and Side Swept Fringe

How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protectant to freshly blow dried hair.
  2. Starting in the front, take a medium-sized section and wrap it around a curling iron vertically.
  3. Remove curling iron and repeat until all hair is curled.
  4. Lightly finger comb through hair and finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To protect your hair from heat damage, try Aveda’s Damage Ready Daily Repair.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Textured Bob

Add a little texture to a classic bob to create a sassy new look.

Classic Bob with Texture

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair in medium-sized sections, moving hair from side to side to create volume and bend.
  3. Blow dry bangs using a small round brush.
  4. Smooth any unruly pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a shine enhancing styling paste.
  6. Finish style with a light hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Aveda’s Control paste provides texture, definition and shine without feeling heavy.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Curls Galore

Put your flat iron down for the day and show off your swoon-worthy, natural curls!

Short Hairstyle with Natural Curls

How to Style:

  1. Apply a cocktail of curl crème and gel to dripping wet hair.
  2. Twist hair in different directions and diffuse on low.
  3. Once hair is fully dry, gently fluff with fingers.
  4. Finish style with a light mist of shine-enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Crème for frizz-free curls with definition.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and those with naturally curly hair.

Textured Pixie

Give your pixie haircut a playful edge with a full side bang and tons of definition.

Short Pixie Hairstyle with Side Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Starting with towel dried hair apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers. Lift hair in crown and blow dry bangs straight down.
  3. Apply a styling paste and style bangs as desired.
  4. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a strong hold hairspray, try Aveda’s Force Control.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Super Sleek

Tired of curling your hair? Try a super sleek look for a little variety.

Long Super Sleek Casual Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling crème to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Flat iron hair straight
  4. Apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
  5. Finish style with a light mist of hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother to get a super straight and frizz-free blow dry in half the time.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and those with naturally straighter hair.

Short Curls

Curls aren’t just for long locks! Add curls to your short hair and instantly create body and movement.

Short Hairstyle with Curls and Body

How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal heat protectant to freshly blow dried hair.
  2. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl hair away from face in small to medium-sized sections.
  3. Continue until all hair is curled.
  4. Spritz hair with a texturizing spray.
  5. Gently finger comb through curls.
  6. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Damage Control for thermal and UV protection.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Full Fringe

Draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones with face framing bangs.

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Face Framing Fringe

How to Style:

  1. Apply mousse to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry bangs from side to side using a small paddle brush.
  3. Blow dry rest of hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl just the ends.
  5. Smooth any frizz with a small amount of Argan oil.
  6. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil to help tame flyaway hair and add moisture to dry locks.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Fun and Flirty Curls

Try this half up style and show off your covet-worthy curls.

Fun Flirty Hairstyle with Curls

How to Style: 

  1. Apply a cocktail of curl crème and gel to dripping wet curls.
  2. Scrunch out excess moisture with a microfiber cloth.
  3. Diffuse hair on low.
  4. Once hair is fully dry, pull back top section and secure with bobby pins.
  5. Fluff underneath as desired.
  6. Finish with a shine-enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For frizz free and super shiny curls, try Moroccan Oil’s Intense Curl Cream.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and curly hair types.

Boho Beauty

Show off your free spirit with this gorgeous, lightly curled hairstyle.

Boho Hairstyle with Curls and Headband

How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protectant to freshly blow dried hair.
  2. Working in medium-sized sections, curl hair vertically and away from face.
  3. Allow curls to cool and gently finger comb through.
  4. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.
  5. Apply favorite headband.

Product Recommendation:

For a dry hairspray with tons of touchable hold, try Onesta’s Finish Hairspray.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Whatever your personal style is, perk up your usual routine with one of these simply dazzling casual hairstyles!