14 Easy Hairstyles Any Woman Can Do

Let’s face it, we’ve all had those moments. A last minute event comes up with little time for pampering. Whether you’ve got an unscheduled meeting, a glam audition or simply an impromptu dinner date, these looks will have you ready in a flash. You can easily change your entire look with just the right hairstyle. Take a moment and play with changing up your look from time to time and you may just discover a girl you never knew. Now is the perfect time to try: 14 Easy Hairstyles Any Woman Can Do.

Trendy Twists

Trendy Twists hairstyleInstagram @hairbykalet

Q&A with style creator, Kalet Budge
Master Stylist @ D’Ambrosio Salon in Scottsdale, AZ

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

This is a twisted half up half down hairstyle. What I love most about this look is that it is quick, easy and versatile. It looks way more complicated than it really is!

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

All you need to recreate this look is a 1-inch curling wand and your favorite sea salt texture spray. These items give texture and grip to the twist when you spread them apart. Of course you’ll also need a few bobby pins to hold it in place!

Tip: When working with fine hair, I like to put texture spray on the bobby pins for extra holding power.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

One of my favorite things about this style is that it works on all hair types. It does a great job of creating fullness in finer hair textures and it is also a great way to pin and hide the added fullness of thicker hair. If your client is wanting more of a soft, natural, romantic or bohemian look, this is perfect for them.

Fauxhawk-Pixie

Fauxhawk-Pixie hairstyleInstagram @colormechula

Q&A with style creator, Jackelyn Madrigal
Stylist / Freelance Face/Body Painter @ La Vogue Beauty Shoppe in Fresno, CA


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

This is a fun style that tells me this gal is sassy, quirky and confident! I love how versatile this fauxhawk-pixie is. One can wear it tossled and airy to build on a softer, more feminine look, or one can do the alternative and wear it sleeker and pulled to the side for a more polished, androgynous look. There’s so much room for experimentation!

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

Starting with damp hair, apply Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam at the roots to create some lift, then follow with Paul Mitchell Fast Form from the mid-shaft to the ends. After round brushing, finish it off with Paul Mitchell Spray Wax to create a more “lived-in” texture from shaft to ends, and to give hold without the crunchies of a harispray. I always work the sections in with my hands. This product is lightweight and great for pieceyness and separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great style for someone who is very active, always on the go, and looking for something pretty low maintenance that still manages to catch everyone’s eye. Individuals with wavy and curly hair may have more ease when it comes to styling due to their natural texture, whereas individuals with straight hair may have to add curl or waves to their hair to create more volume, texture and hold. Heart, oval and round face shapes can definitely get away with this look, but honestly, I’m a true believer that with confidence, anyone can rock any look!

Sleek and Textured Ponytail

Sleek and Textured Ponytail hairstyleInstagram @miabastille

Q&A with style creator, Mia Troxell
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ New Image Salon in Altoona, PA


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

My favorite thing about this look is how the opposites attract to make this style a sleek and textured ponytail!

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

For this look, I recommend using MYTHIC OIL Creme Universelle as your blow dry cream for protection and replenishment, Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder to help keep your teased hair in place no matter what, and Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray as your finishing product for effortless style that adds an undone look with lots of hold. I also recommend Moroccanoil Luminous Strong Hairspray for final touches. It has a flexible hold that allows movement in the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this ponytail hairstyle is anyone can wear it as long you’re able to pull your hair back! It’s great for everyday looks as well as special occasions. From the gym to homecoming, this textured pony will flatter anyone’s style.

Sexy Ponytail

Sexy Ponytail hairstyleInstagram @bonnie.hair

Q&A with style creator, Bonnie Jashari
Salon Owner @ Bonnie Hair & Beauty in Melbourne, VIC


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

I love how effortlessand sexy this looks and how it easily it can complete/finish a look.

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

I love a good volumizing powder to create texture and body without using a strong hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to anyone that has medium to long hair. It works really well with hair extensions to add fullness and/or length. This look works for all faces shapes, but recommend that someone with a rounder, fuller face add some wispy pieces to give it a softer finish. For someone with small features, nice and sleek looks amazing.

GLOSSY DAME

A deep center parting offset by soft curls creates depth and dimension with a satin finish.

Glossy Blonde Easy Hairstyle Added Curls Center Part

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Create a deep center parting from the hairline back to the crown area.

3. Brush hair smooth using a paddle brush. Take 1″ strands and lightly curl the ends using a large-barrel curling iron. Be sure to alternate the direction of the curls for a casual finish.

4. Finish with light-hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI Bedhead HEADRUSH Shine Spray for a high-gloss shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, heart or round-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Add a sweet headband or a bow for a trendy look.

RED HOT ROCK

This is perfect dance party hair. Shake out that hair and let those curls go wild!

Deep Red Easy Hairstyle With Long Bangs

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Brush hair to smooth and eliminate any tangles. Create a center part and comb fringe downward.

3. Use a large-barrel curling iron and curl 1″-2″ wide strands in a vertical fashion. Allow 10 minutes for curls  to cool and set.

4. Lightly rake fingers through curls for volume and dimension.

5. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Add a cute bow headband for a fairy tale-inspired ‘do.

VINTAGE VICTORY

Travel to the past with this 1940’s wartime-era hairdo.

Vintage Curls Pinned Back Easy Hairstyles

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Create a side part and section the fringe and both right and left side areas away for now.

3. Use a medium-barrel curling iron and begin in the back. Curl hair in a vertical fashion to create spiral curls. Separate curls lightly by gently raking fingers through hair.

4. Create the victory rolls by starting with the left side section. Comb hair straight out and up from the head. Backcomb this section, being careful to maintain a smooth appearance on the surface of the hair. Move fingers to the ends of the hair and roll downward towards the head to shape the victory roll. Carefully secure with bobby pins. Repeat this on the right side.

5. Next, take the fringe area and comb out to smooth. Allow hair to drape and set along the top of the victory rolls.

6. Set this look with a light-hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add a beautiful red rose for a decadent touch.

CASUALLY UNDONE

An ultra-relaxed style that’s great for the girl on the go-go-go!

Casually Undone Long Wavy Easy Hairstyle

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Use a wide-tooth comb to remove any tangles. Take large 2″ wide strands and spiral curl hair from mid-shaft to ends.

3. Shake hair and rough it up slightly using your fingers for a softly disheveled finish.

4. Set this look with a light-hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Gather hair and create a top knot/high bun for a classic look. Create smooth glamour girl waves by brushing curls out with a paddle brush.

SASSY LADY

Gorgeous, full curls are ready to give you that extra bounce in your life.

Sassy Long Brown Partially Pinned Back Casual Style

Sassy Long Brown Partially Pinned Back Casual Style Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Create an off-center parting. Begin on the left side by spiral curling large 2″ wide strands.

3. Continue working your way around the head  – alternating curl direction – until you reach the right side of the head and all hair is curled.

4. Brush hair through lightly with a vent brush. Rake ends of hair with fingers to define and separate.

5. Sweep back one side of your hair and secure with bobby pins for an asymmetrical look.

6. Set this look with a light-hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Moroccan Oil Gold Glimmer Shine Spray for long lasting shine that also protects hair from the effects of UV light and free radicals.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium-thick hair.

Tip:

Create smooth glamour girl waves by brushing hair out with a paddle brush.

PINUP PASSION

This pin-up ‘do is a super easy way to control ultra-curly hair.

Pinup Style Easy Fun Updo for Long Hair

Pinup Style Easy Fun Updo for Long Hair - Back View

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Section off the fringe area for now. Gather all remaining hair into a ponytail.

3. Backcomb the base interior of the ponytail. Take 1″ wide strands and gently loop the sections along base of the top knot

4. Move to the fringe area. Backcomb it very lightly and shape into place.

5. Take two small curly strands out (one on each side) to dangle along the face.

6. Set this look with a hard hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER for massively big hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Use a hairpiece or padding for extra volume.

SPIRIT FIRE

A lovely multi-tonal expression of the spirit that lies within.

Long Easy Hairstyle Auburn Highlights Swept to Side

Long Easy Hairstyle Auburn Highlights Swept to Side View 2

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Brush hair smooth and create an off-center parting. Spiral curl hair by winding 1″ wide strands around a clip-less wand.

3. Allow curls to cool then run fingers through hair to separate and relax the waves.

4. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Davines Defining Invisible Honey Gel for strong, natural control and long-lasting wet styles.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a ponytail for a cute, two-toned look.

METAL MAVEN

When rock-n-roll is all you crave, try this glamorous, feathered style.

Glamorous Feathered Honey Brown Off the Forehead Style

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Brush hair smooth and lightly curl large 2″ wide strands back and away from face. Continue until all hair is curled lightly.

3. Allow curls to cool then brush out using a paddle brush. Sweep the fringe up and away from face.

4. Set this look with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe Apres Beach for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, heart or oval-shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

For extra volume, backcomb the base and interior of hair leaving the surface smooth.

GOLDEN LOCKS

This sweetly styled look is versatile enough for a lunch date or even a trip to the gym.

Golden Locks Medium Casual Easy Hairstyle With Waves

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Brush hair smooth. Using a large-barrel curling iron, take 2″ wide strands of hair and curl hair from the mid-shaft to the ends.

3. Continue working your way around the head until all hair is curled.

4. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a low bun to maintain curl definition.

MERMAID MISS

A soft, romantic look for the naturally curly-haired gals.

Mermaid Locks Casual Curly Easy Hairstyle for Long Hair

 How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold working hairspray.

2. Take small 1″ wide strands and create spiral curls on the surface layers only.

3. Next, backcomb the entire base of hair and the nape area. Allow curls to rest softly on top of the base.

4. Loosely gather hair in the crown area and pin back and away from face.

5. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION Curl Enhancing Lotion for super curls with a weightless finish

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Add a flower headband/halo for an ethereal touch.

I urge you to play with your look and change your hairstyle today! Keep in mind, all of these hairdos are best styled on dry hair. Which simply means, you’ll have more party time and less ‘prep’ time on your hands. Enjoy!