Switch Up Your Look: 37 Unique and Different Hairstyles to Try

Hairstyles that are different can mean different things to a variety people. For some, different hairstyles are avant-garde and showcase their inner artist. For others, different hairstyles can simply mean a small tweak from their normal style. We’ve rounded up an array of different styles to get your creative hair juices flowing. Whether you prefer to play it safe or throw caution to the wind, there’s a different hairstyle for you to try no matter what your preference!

Face-framing Highlights

Picture of face framing layers with highlightsInstagram @lexistyles__

High Fashion Pixie

Picture of a pixie beauty hairstyleInstagram @thelittleroots

Q&A with style creator, Maryam
Hairstylist @ Volum Hair Salon & Spa in Waterloo, ON

How would you describe this look?

This pixie cut style is a cool modern mix look of style, color, and cut altogether. The haircut included short layers on top, more than the usual classic pixie, and pointy pieces on sides. It looks more modern when combined with this ash blonde color and this specific style.

I styled it to be shaggy at the back and some parts, and it transformed into smooth curls that added texture on the top and around the face, and also the volume that makes it float forward.

I like how using gold bobby pins played the main role in this hair art, because they are not hidden. They crossed each other on the side and matched in perfect harmony with the textures.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This modern pixie cut style is not limited. It could be for every hair type and face shape. Don’t hesitate to play with your hair when you style.

For example, you can draw attention by adding texture to one side or forward, by creating spikes, or by doing whatever you want that looks good on you.

Also, you can get this cool modern style by using products like dry wax or cream gel to hold the textures and to make the look flexible.

Blonde Dimension

Q&A with style creator, Alexis Lopez
Professional Stylist @ Gordon Salon in Wilmette, IL


How would you describe this look?

This look was meant to create dimension and contrast while complimenting her haircut. I love that it has some brightness mixed in with a softer blonde to keep the transition to her natural color more fluid. My favorite part of this look is the placement. I can control depth and contrast by spacing and place them differently.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Styling would take no more than a volume spray at the top, smoother on the bottom and a round brush.

The color and cut helps the hair move. The highlights around the face add brightness to any complexion. I wouldn’t put it in the “wash-n-go” category, but a 15-20 min blowdry would do it justice. I would recommend this look for fine to medium hair looking for some extra body.

Bright

Picture of a brighter and whiter hairstyleInstagram @delorauplifted

Q&A with style creator, Delora May
Hairstylist @ Uplifted Salon in Columbia, MO


How would you describe this look?

Rolling into this year, I feel the latest hair trends are more raw, disheveled, and organic! I’m all over this! This slightly angled lob is the perfect happy medium. I preach versatility constantly and if you’re someone looking for more of a “style” or change, I always recommend some kind of medium length haircut! I believe there’s a common misconception that shorter hair is easier, and so many people choose to take the plunge from long to a chin length bob thinking it’s going to be less work to wear and style. In all honesty, it’s really all about how much time and effort you’re willing to put into your hair! When going from long to short(er) I always suggest a lob just like this clients because of how versatile it is and how convenient a ponytail can be! At this length, you can still get your hair up into a cute bun or sleek ponytail and when wearing it down whether it’s messy, wavy, curly, or straight it can be very edgy!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client has medium textured hair and I truly believe that any texture, whether it’s fine or coarse, could rock this length!

When it comes shaping and placement of color, I think that confidence and personality can outweigh the common traditions with what is considered appropriate and inappropriate for specific face shapes. I definitely take the shape of someone’s face into consideration when consulting with my clients but I don’t believe that if someone has a round face that means you can’t pull off chin length or above!

To achieve these waves I used a 1.25 in flat iron and gave her hair some bend right in the mid-strand, leaving her ends straighter, for a more relaxed vibe. Sometimes I curl in the same direction, and sometimes I don’t! I’m inconsistent and I feel like that really gives this style a more lived-in feel. I used Amika Un.Done Texture Spray and Puff Me Light to give her hair body and hold!

Awesomely Asymmetrical

Q&A with style creator, Serena Vazquez
Balayage Specialist / Junior Artist @ Rockefeller’s Haute Spot in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

I would definitely describe this look as an Edgy Ash Blonde Bob. My favorite part of this look is the haircut. Creating the right texture and shape with a good cut is what makes it so fun!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to clients considering this look is to think about their lifestyle and if they will be able to maintain their hair.

When it comes to going blonde, you will have to consider investing in a good purple shampoo to prevent brass, especially for this ashy look, and a conditioning mask to prevent dryness.

I chose to go with a dark root because I know my client can’t always make time to come in for her touch up every 5-6 weeks. A shadow root is always great for those looking for a low maintenance color.

However, when having shorter hair it actually requires more styling as opposed to having a longer length.

This cut can look great straight but fun beachy waves are always my favorite way to go! This style is great for making that dimension really pop along with the texture the haircut gives it!

Bright Caramel Foilayage

Q&A with style creator, Ariana Garcia
Colorist @ Ramirez Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this cook as a bright caramel foilayage.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This can be a low maintenance color. It is a great color choice for dark to medium brunettes that still want their hair light and bright, but don’t want to be too blonde.

I tell my clients to always use salon quality products (sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner) to ensure a beautiful, lasting color.

Tousled & Effortless

Tousled & Effortless hairstyleInstagram @onecombahead

Q&A with style creator, Alyssa Bustamante
Hairstylist @ The Living Room Salon in Costa Mesa, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as tousled and effortless. My favorite thing about it is the length.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for this haircut is to use products to give you that tousled and effortless look. My favorite go-to product is Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray.

Updated Asymmetrical Shag

Updated Asymmetrical Shag hairstyleInstagram @jessicahairnyc

Q&A with style creator, Jessica
Senior Stylist & Educator @ Sam Brocato Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as an updated asymmetrical shag. My favorite thing about this cut is that it’s interesting while still being easy to wear.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This specific style works best on hair that has some natural texture or wave.

When styling, start with a volume or texture spray on wet hair at the roots and throughout the back. Blow dry under the hair with the nozzle pointed up, and mess up the hair with your free hand while drying to encourage the hair’s natural texture. As you work toward the top and front, blow dry the hair from side to side with a paddle brush. Don’t worry about smoothing the hair completely.

Finish by mixing a bit of wax and a shine oil in your hands, scrunching this mixture into the hair starting from the back and working toward the front. Smooth and coax the natural texture into fun flips and waves. To exaggerate the asymmetrical-ness, use some wax to slick the side it’s parted on behind your ear.

Single Braid Style

Single Braid Style hairstyleInstagram @oddbarbie

Q&A with style creator, Audrey Large
Hairstylist @ Aud’s & Ends Hair Studio in Louisville, KY


How would you describe this look?

There are many new hairstyles trending at any point in time. Pop culture has a lot to do with this push or pull in direction as far as hairstyles, colors, and cuts go. I think it’s safe to say a lot of us have lost countless hours of our life watching Game of Thrones. Braids are in!

I’m sure most gals stare in the mirror and have no idea where to even begin on themselves. I decided to give my client something she could recreate on her own, one single braid in the center of the head. It’s a lot less stressful than trying to achieve a complex five-strand braid or fishtail tail braids! Not to mention it’s easy enough to do without spending an ungodly amount of time watching YouTube videos to figure out how to look just like Daenerys.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering trying this look, I suggest parting the hair as thick or as thin as you’d like your braid to be. Separate and secure the hair that’os not being braided back and away.

I prefer to use a serum when braiding because it keeps the hair shiny and smooth and prevents flyaways. Lastly, secure the braid with an elastic or bobby pins. Enjoy your new look!

Contoured Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Samuel Mackmin
Hairstylist @ Coho Hair in Perth, WA


How would you describe this look?

What I like about this look is how the color really adds a feature around the face. Just like contouring your face using makeup, I feel hair color can achieve a similar effect!

My client had her natural hair for years with no color. Instead of doing a full head, we just brightened her up around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Depending on how dark your hair color is, don’t go too bright with the lightness or else the contrast will be too strong and less natural.

I styled the hair using a 1 1/2-inch curling tong from ghd, and curled the hair away from the face before combing the curls out with a wide tooth comb. I styled using a dry oil spray and texturizing spray.

Angled-Forward Bob

Angled-Forward Bob hairstyleInstagram @redfloralfox

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Lowe
Stylist @ Moxie Hair Salon in St. Paul, MN


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about the angled-forward bob is the fact that it’s very customizable for every face shape and lifestyle.

Do you like to curl your hair? Great! Let’s do less layering for a messy and choppy look. Are you more of a wash and go kind of gal? That’s fine too! Let’s keep it longer to sweep back into a quick pony or let it air dry for a more relaxed style. You can round brush and flat iron the hair for a more classic and polished look.

I believe anyone can rock a look like this. Chat with your stylist about what length and angle will work best for you.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Products are very important when you’re rocking a fun and edgy bob. I am a fan of Arrojo products because they’re cost effective and you don’t need a lot of product to get the look you’re going for.

This is her natural, rich brown color, so I used the Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner for shine and nourishment without weighing the hair down. I also threw in Styling Whip as a heat protectant with some hold and frizz control.

If we were to do curls, I could also use Primp Hairspray to combat static and lightly hold the waves in place. A good shampoo and conditioner can go a long way, so I always tell my guests to invest in a good one whether it’s to protect your curls, your color, or even your natural hair color.

I’m also a fan of a do-it-all styler such as a lightweight, argan-oil based mousse or gel. Less is more these days as product technology has come so far. Keep it simple, have fun, and remember that it’s just hair! If you’ve always wanted bangs, do it. If you want to pair this look with an undercut, go for it! Life is too short to have the same look all the time.

Feathered Lob

Q&A with style creator, Ryan Pettitt
Top Stylist @ Coast Hairdressing in Bournemouth, Dorset


How would you describe this look?

This is the feathered lob, a hairstyle that Wella is now adopting and including in their latest collection.

This is the perfect haircut if your hair is not thick enough to pull off a lob. The front graduation will give the appearance of volume and thickness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are someone that suffers the trials and tribulations of fine hair, this is your style! It is flattering, easy to style and perfect if you wear your hair up a lot. The shorter lengths fall down to frame the face nicely.

Make this cut your own with a fringe, bangs, or a long sweeping fringe!

Texturized Bob

Q&A with style creator, Nicolas Flores
Hairstylist @ Sally Hershberger Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as above-the-shoulder texturized bob. I tend to add a slight angle in the front for a more edgy look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always love encouraging clients to try and recreate my styles. The key to this style is starting with great products such as the Sally Hershberger 24K Wave Spray and a water based pomade. These products work together to add grip on your ends and create separation, making the hair look a bit more lived-in.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I feel this look could work on pretty much anyone. It’s an easy, low maintenance haircut that literally can be worn air dried. More and more clients are coming in requesting this short length. It’s the new “It Girl” look!

Modern Bowl Haircut

Modern Bowl Haircut hairstyleInstagram @barcalessandro

Q&A with style creator, Alessandro Barca
Stylist @ Toni&Guy Academy London in London, UK


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a bowl haircut with a modern twist. It has a really strong, graphic shape and is a sharp, precise and very disciplined haircut. It is timeless!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I’ve been working at London Fashion Week, and everyone can see how we keep the hair as natural as possible by using matte products and lightweight hairsprays.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The perfect density for this look would be medium/fine, but it can also work with thick density, doing an undercut as the picture shows. I always like to take into consideration the suitability, so I wouldn’t recommend this style for round face shapes.

As hairdressers, we like to push boundaries, so doing precision cutting is a skill for us!

Pretty Frizz

This gorgeous hairstyle is reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s pretty frizz curls in Sex In The City.

Pretty Frizz Medium Tapered DIfferent Look

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, mist hair with a thermal heat protectant.
  2. Using a tapered curling wand (or 7/8 inch curling iron), curl hair in small horizontal sections, starting near the neck.
  3. Continue working up until you reach the top of the ear.
  4. Using a 1¼-inch curling iron, curl hair in the crown area diagonally away from your face.
  5. Gently backcomb the crown area.
  6. Using a teasing brush or fine toothed comb, lightly backcomb the curls.
  7. Run fingers through top and underneath to blend everything together.
  8. Finish with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Dry Spun Finish for a light and airy finish with soft hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

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

Slicked Back

Love the slicked back look? Try a twist on the look by adding volume to the top.

Slicked Back Medium Length Different Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Starting with clean wet hair, apply a volume mousse and root boost.
  2. Blow dry hair with a flat paddle brush, drying hair up and away from the scalp for maximum volume.
  3. Once hair is dry, flat iron ends.
  4. Backcomb front and back to desired height.
  5. Smooth out backcombing and set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For maximum volume and body, try Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder Mousse.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Bluntly Asymmetrical

Love angular hairstyles? Try this angled blunt bob with an asymmetrical bang for an eye-catchingly different hairstyle.

Blunt Asymmetrical Red Angular Unique Cut Blunt Asymmetrical Red Angular Unique Cut

How to Style:

  1. Starting with wet hair, apply a frizz-fighting blow drying lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush. Work in small sections, pulling the hair taught.
  3. Once hair is dry, flat iron hair by working in small sections from the bottom to the top.
  4. Finish this style with a mist of your favorite shine-enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Kevin Murphy’s Body Guard for heat protection and sleek locks.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best for oval, heart and oblong face shapes. It will work best with medium to thick hair densities.

Styling Tip:

When flat ironing hair super straight, use a fine toothed comb to lead the flat iron. This will ensure you get the straightest and smoothest results.

Banded Volume

Channel your inner Scarlett Johansson with this gorgeous up style.

Banded Volume Blonde Different Hairstyles Different Banded Volume Blonde Hairstyle Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, mist hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Separate bangs, then back comb the crown and sides.
  3. Put on headband and smooth backcombing.
  4. Pin hair under at hairline.
  5. Flat iron bangs
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Pret a Powder to add texture and volume to dry hair.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Piled High Curls

Try this romantic up style next time you’re looking for a different hairstyle for an evening out.

Different Piled High Curls Stacked Volume

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair and working in small 1-inch sections, curl hair with a 1-inch curling iron.
  2. Allow curls to cool and gently finger comb them out.
  3. Twist medium to large sections of hair lightly and pin on top of head.
  4. Repeat until all hair is loosely pinned on top of head.
  5. Gently pull on various sections to pull hair until tendrils frame face.
  6. Gently fluff curls on top of head.
  7. Set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Air Control for a flexible and workable hairspray.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Lady Samurai

Want to add a twist to your high bun? Try adding a loose twist!

Lady Samurai Twisted Up Black Different Style

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, section off the bottom.
  2. Pull top section into a high ponytail.
  3. Wrap ends of ponytail around elastic to create a bun. Secure it with bobby pins.
  4. Loosely twist the bottom section up towards bun and secure where they meet.
  5. Wrap ends of twist around bun and secure.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Finish the style off with a strong hold hairspray like Aveda’s Force Control to keep every strand exactly where it should be.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work well on all face shapes and hair densities.

All Combed Over

This stylish French twist features a face framing side sweep to give it a cool vintage vibe.

All Combed Over Stylish Formal Look All Combed Over Stylish Formal Look with Bangs Rear View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, create a diagonal section from just behind one ear to the opposite corner of the forehead. Clip section out of the way.
  2. Divide the rest of hair into two sections. Backcomb both sections vertically.
  3. Smooth both sections together and twist into a large French twist that starts at the neck and ends at the top of your head.
  4. Secure French twist.
  5. Take front section and backcomb at the roots.
  6. Sweep hair over to the side and arrange as desired.
  7. Smooth sections together and secure with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a strong hold hairspray with tons of shine, try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray Strong.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and those with medium to thick hair densities.

Pretty As A Pin Up

Looking for a way to share your love for beautiful pin up girl styles? Try this different hairstyle that’s modern with a cool kick of retro rockabilly.

Pretty as a Pinup Rolled Bangs Long Blonde Different Style

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a thickening texture crème.
  2. Blow dry hair and scrunch as you go.
  3. Once hair is dry, create a side part and section off the bang area.
  4. Taking a 1-inch section, wrap hair around a 1-inch curling iron.
  5. Gently slide the curling iron out. Without letting go of the curl form, secure with bobby pins.
  6. Continue down the sides.
  7. Taking large sections of hair, wrap around curling iron until hair is warm. Release hair and finger comb.
  8. Set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort for a messy, beachy texture.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and those with medium to thick hair densities.

Faux Beehive

Want to recreate a mod beehive look, but don’t quite have the length? Try this modification for a different hairstyle that gives the cool illusion of a beehive from the front.

Faux Beehive Different Formal Updo with Volume Faux Beehive Different Formal Updo with Volume with Bangs Side View

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a texturizing spray or powder.
  2. Section off the top and create a small French twist in the back.
  3. Create a deep side part and backcomb the crown.
  4. Pull hair back and secure.
  5. Set style with a firm hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Prep hair with Oribe’s Texturizing Spray to create long lasting hold.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with all face shapes and hair densities.

Split Personalities

Can’t decide between leaving your hair down and putting it up? Then don’t! Have the best of both worlds with this different, avant-garde-inspired hairstyle that’s gorgeous enough to go for an evening out.

Split Personalities Twisted Long Curly Look

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp curls with a texturizing spray and apply a generous amount of mousse.
  2. Diffuse hair on low twisting curls as you dry.
  3. Round brush bangs forward and sweep to the side.
  4. Mist hair with a dry texturizing spray and ruffle curls.
  5. Pull one side up into a side ponytail.
  6. Wrap ends around ponytail to create a messy and loose bun. Secure with bobby pins.
  7. Gently pull on bun to loosen various strands.
  8. Set style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Spray for tousled waves with texture and a matte finish.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Defy Gravity

This gravity defying style will grab the attention of everyone around! It’s rocker chick, bohemian, and 100% gorgeous.

Defy Gravity Textured Blown Back Different Hairstyle Short Look Defy Gravity Textured Blown Back Short Look Rocker Chic Bohemian Side View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, create a small three-strand braid in the bangs.
  2. Using a small flat iron, run iron over braid.
  3. Allow braid to cool.
  4. Create deep side part.
  5. Apply a liberal amount of styling wax.
  6. Pull hair on top of head, straight up.
  7. Set style with a firm hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Kevin Murphy’s Night Rider for a strong hold paste with a matte finish.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Super Hero

This hairstyle is different and eye catching at the same time.

Super Hero Long Wavy Different Hairstyle with V Cut Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light hold gel.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush, working in small sections.
  3. Touch up curls using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
  4. Flat iron bangs straight down.
  5. Set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Confixor for lightweight hold with shine.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for oval, oblong, triangle or square face shapes. It will work with all hair densities.

Smooth Halo

This adorably different hairstyle is a super cute way to keep your hair out of your face and still be able to wear it down and BIG.

Smooth Halo Long Blonde Curls with Bangs Smooth Halo Long Blonde Curls with Bangs Rear View

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Set hair in small to medium-sized hot rollers.
  3. Allow rollers to cool.
  4. Remove rollers and backcomb the crown.
  5. Smooth the crown and secure a small section with a bobby pin. Continue taking overlapping sections of hair and securing just under the crown.
  6. Continue around head until the entire top is pinned down.
  7. Gently backcomb curls.
  8. Set style with a firm hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Prep hair with Davines’s No. 9 Structuring Mist for long lasting curls.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will suit all face shapes and hair densities.

Straight and Curly

Can’t decide whether to curl your hair or straighten it? Try both!

Straight and Curly Long Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Working in small sections, take each section and begin by smoothing it with a flat iron.
  3. About halfway down hair shaft, twist the flat iron 180 degrees and continue sliding down.
  4. After a couple of inches, untwist flat iron and go back to smoothing hair.
  5. When you reach a couple of inches above the ends, twist flat iron again to curl hair.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all hair has been smoothed and curled.
  7. Set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Sachajuan’s Straight and Shine Spray for heat protection and super shiny locks.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style work for all face shapes and hair densities. It will work best for those with long hair.

Braids And Mohawks

This adventurous and daring style is modern with a dash of Victorian era drama.

Blonde Mohawk Updo -Different Hairstyles

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a texturizing spray or powder.
  2. Curl hair with a 1¼-inch curling iron horizontally.
  3. Allow curls to cool.
  4. Backcomb bangs and top to desired height.
  5. Pull sides back and secure with bobby pins.
  6. Work the front and top backwards to desired smoothness.
  7. Create a simple three-strand braid with ends and secure with elastic. Tug gently at your braid to loosen and fatten it up.

Product Recommendation:

To achieve the perfect amount of airiness and hold, try Bumble and Bumble’s Dry Spun Finish Hairspray.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Retro Waves

Channel your inner Jessica Rabbit with these drop-dead gorgeous waves.

Retro Waves Long Curly Different Look Sideswept

How to Style:

  1. Set dry hair in medium-sized hot rollers.
  2. Allow rollers to cool.
  3. Remove rollers and apply a small amount of texture paste.
  4. Using a boar bristled brush, gently brush out waves.
  5. Finish with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For weightless shine, try Davines’s No. 10 Universal Polishing Coat.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best for those with medium to thick hair densities and all face shapes.

Heidi Braids

Looking to show off your romantic, boho side? Try this sweet style with or without flowers!

Heidi Braids Cute Red Style Heidi Braids Cute Red Style with Flower Accessories

How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a small amount of argan oil.
  2. Part hair diagonally starting on the side in the front and moving towards the center.
  3. Create two simple. three-strand braids on each side.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Force Control for a strong yet flexible hold.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Greased Lightening

Channel a girlie version of John Travolta’s character in Greased Lightening!

Grease Lightening Light Blonde Different Hairstyle Grease Lightening Light Blonde Style Back View

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volume-enhancing mousse.
  2. Using a small round brush, dry hair away from face.
  3. Using a medium hold paste, define and separate style by raking fingers backwards through hair.
  4. Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For separation and definition, try Onesta’s Play Paste.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best for oval, round and heart face shapes. It will work with all hair densities.

To The Side

Show off your natural curls with this different hairstyle by pulling all of your curls to the side.

To The Side Medium Brunette Curls

How to Style:

  1. Prep wet curls with a curl enhancing crème and a medium hold gel.
  2. Allow curls to air dry.
  3. Pull curls to the side. Pull some to the crown and secure and some to the side and bottom.
  4. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Make the most of your curls with Aveda’s Curl Control. It really enhances curls and helps soothe frizz.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Side Bun

This exaggerated side bun frames the face and looks almost like a hair accessory. It’s perfect for those who love the artistic side of hairstyling.

Side Bun Silky Red Flapper Different Updo

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a shine-enhancing argan oil.
  2. Pull hair into a side ponytail in front of one ear.
  3. Create a fishtail braid with ends of the ponytail.
  4. Wrap the fishtail braid around ponytail holder and secure.
  5. Pull sides of braided bun to loosen it.
  6. Curl bangs with a 7/8-inch curling iron.
  7. Gently finger comb through bangs.
  8. Set style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Treatment Oil for shine and frizz control.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work on all face shapes and hair densities.

Hot Roller Curls

A little vintage and a little modern, this style is just the right mix of different and the usual.

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How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a small amount of texturizing paste.
  2. Set hair in medium and small hot rollers. Roll hair towards the face.
  3. Allow rollers to cool.
  4. Remove rollers and gently brush out curls with a boar bristle brush.
  5. Ruffle curls for added frizz and mist with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip for definition and hold.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

Styling Tip:

In the back of your head, don’t place rollers any higher than the top of the ear. In the front, set hair in rollers even with eyebrows.

Reverse Braid

Looking to try a different type of braided hairstyle? Try this reverse braid!

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How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, flip over and grab a small section near neck.
  2. Separate section into three sections. Create a simple, three-strand French braid.
  3. Take hair from each side and work the braid up the back of your head towards crown.
  4. At the top of the head, stop where desired and secure hair with bobby pins.
  5. Gently loosen braid.
  6. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray for shine and hold.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Pompadour Punk

Show off your inner rock chick with this slick and stylish pompadour hairstyle.

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How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a volume-enhancing mousse and root booster.
  2. Blow dry hair away from face using fingers.
  3. Using a flat iron, smooth then and bend hair away from face.
  4. Apply a shine enhancing wax, styling the top backwards and the sides downward.
  5. Finish with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For shine, definition and hold, try Aveda’s Control Paste.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work on all face shapes and hair densities.

These gorgeous and different hairstyles run the gamut from slightly different to truly avant-garde. Thinking of trying something a little out of the ordinary? Pick one and it’s sure garner the attention you’re looking for!