21 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: 21 Easy Hairstyles Any Woman Can Do.

Casual Vintage Style

Casual Vintage Style hairstyle Instagram @cassondrashairlove

Q&A with style creator, Cassi Moore
Licensed Cosmetologist / Education Director @ Toni & Guy of Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, CO

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

I would describe this look as a casual vintage style. It takes elements from classic vintage women’s hairstyling, but it has a more relaxed feel to it. This style can be worn with loose curls, waves, or even with round brushed hair making it a quick way to add a little extra flare to your hair.

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

Some of my favorite products to use in updo styling are TIGI Bedhead Oh Bee Hive dry shampoo and TIGI S-Factor Vivacious hairspray. The Oh Bee Hive creates grip and volume in either clean or dirty hair which creates ease for pinning up the victory rolls.

Vivacious has the perfect amount of hold for finishing this style. It can be an everyday hairspray that is used for lightweight hold or layered for a much stronger feel. This hairstyle can be recreated in freshly washed or dirty hair, making it versatile for any occasion.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for anyone that wants a simple yet stylish way to pull their hair out of their face. As long as there is enough hair to roll a couple times, any length of hair is suitable. With enough product and pins, even long, thick hair can achieve this look.

Dimensional Braid

Q&A with style creator, Erin Stoner
Executive Stylist @ Soleil 7 Salon & Spa in Tallahassee, FL


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

I love this braid because of its dimension. I really think the color plays such an important roll in its appearance. Jordan McKaye, a co-worker of mine, did this gorgeous color and I did the bridal style.

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

I used an RSession Curling Wand to achieve her beach waves. I used Aveda’s Dry Shampure to create the tousled texture, and Aveda’s Control Paste was used to hide flyaways. I layered with Aveda’s Air Control hairspray to finish and to keep the style in check.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style works on any hair type and face shape, but I think it looks best on a thick head of hair. It’s easier to pinch and pull apart the braid and you get more emphasis on the style itself.

Modern French Twist

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Bishop
Hairstylist/Color Specialist @ Design Visage in Costa Mesa, CA


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

I would describe this look as a modern French twist. Unlike a traditional French twist (gathering hair at the head, rolling it and pinning it securely), I put my own spin on the traditional style and created this look!

I rolled the hair as you would would in a traditional twist, but left soft pieces naturally falling out. It’s easy and not over-styled, and that’s what I really love about this look!

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

I used Puff Me volumizing powder in her root area for extra lift and smoothed the top with a flat brush. I then layered Kenra Professional Working Spray 14 and began pulling out some pieces around her hairline and neckline for a natural look. I sprayed the Redken Wind Blown 05 from mid to ends of the hair for grit and texture.

Taking horizontal sections from ear to ear, I began pinning the hair to the head, keeping the ends out. We finished off the look by spraying with Bumble and bumble Classic Hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for the client looking for an easy, quick and elegant overall look! It is great for round or heart shaped faces, as well as for the client with a medium to thick hair type that is above the shoulders.

Balayaged Lob With Full Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Joal Hambly
Stylist @ Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV


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

This is a balayaged lob with a full fringe. I love that everything about this look screams fall, especially the way the color turned out!

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

For this client specifically, I recommended the L’Oreal Professional Vitamino Color Shampoo to help keep that balayage looking fresh, as well as the L’Oreal Inforcer Anti-Breakage Masque to help her hair feel healthy and nourished.

For her finished style, I used L’Oreal Densite to give her hair some volume at the root before drying it, then finished with L’Oreal Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray to give her that perfect tousled wave with a slight hold to last all day.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a style that really anyone can pull off! The balayage is that perfect tone that leaves the hair still looking natural but a bit more sunkissed, and a long bob looks good on everyone!

The bangs take some work in the mornings sometimes, but to me bangs always give any hairstyle a perfect finished look. Especially for fall!

Bold But Soft

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Baker
Stylist @ Element 5 Salon in Charlotte, NC


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

This look is bold, but soft. The high contrast gives that “money piece” in front a pop and the warmth of it keeps it from looking too harsh against the skin.

I love this style because it will look different any way you wear it. Straight with nice long layers or wavy with dimensional pieces of color, it always looks great.

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

I recommend using a light volumizing product all over with a light smoothing cream on the ends. Finish your look with a workable hairspray and run your hands through to get that perfect “not trying too hard” look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for the athletic type because you are still able to put your hair back with no problem at all. The color works well for low maintenance clients who do not get color often. I recommend this style for rounder face shapes to help elongate the face.

Messy Chic

Q&A with style creator, Khloe Nicholson
Hairstylist / Assistant Manager @ The Blowout Co. Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN


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

I would describe this look as effortless and messy chic! I love looks like this that require little to no upkeep and can be adjusted and worn for a few days. Because who has time to do their hair every morning?!

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

For this look, I love the Kevin Murphy Doo.Over or Bedroom Hair depending on if I want a matte finish or shine. You can use both when styling the hair and to freshen it up the next few days. I like using a really wide tooth comb to separate the curls and give it that piecey texture. This hair style works well with medium to thick hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I envision this look for a woman who is on the go and wants her hair out of her face, but wants more than a ponytail! This could be for a mom on the go or the working woman. It is also a great look when you want to go out but don’t want to look like you tried too hard!

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.

Low Side Bun With Plait

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Reedman
Hairstylist @ Tony Hairdressing in Christchurch, Dorset, UK


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

This hairstyle is a low side bun that has a loose plait over one side to add some dimension. I would describe this look as being a simple yet pretty updo that the client could wear to a prom, a wedding or a special event. Having the few pieces of hair left out around the hairline helps create a softer look round the clien’ts face and helps balance out the rest of the style.

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

I recommend Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume shampoo and conditioner to help give the hair more body and height. The conditioner is lightweight on the hair which stops the hair from feeling limp and lifeless. I also recommend Goldwell StyleSign Ultra Volume Naturally Full blow drying spray to help give the hair more hold while also protecting it from heat when using styling tools. Goldwell StyleSign Curly Twist Twist Around spray prepares the hair to be waved or curled and helps the style last longer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This type of look would suit a client with medium thickness hair. This look would work on most face shapes. The style is very simple to do whether you are having it done professionally or doing it yourself, and would not take much time to achieve yet still look well done.

It works best if you add a slight wave to the hair first as this helps the hair to go up smoother and neater without any fine hairs becoming loose. I personally think this upstyle would look lovely in any hair color.

Beachy and Relaxed

Beachy and Relaxed hairstyleInstagram @hairbygabbyg

Q&A with style creator, Gabby Garrisi
Salon Assistant @ RMCM Salon in Chicago, IL


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

I would describe this look as beachy and relaxed. The beach waved look has really taken this industry by storm and is a great everyday style for anyone. Waves are extremely versatile and there are so many ways to style the beach wave. Whether it’s undone and messy or really polished and smooth, the look is always on trend.

My favorite thing about this look is how effortless she looks. She is giving off major cool vibes and rocking bedhead without it looking too grungy.

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

I always use a smoothing balm before blow drying. My favorite right now is Mistress by IGK. This step creates a perfect canvas for waves. After drying, prep the hair with a light hairspray or texturizing spray before curling. Try to find something that is light yet buildable like Wax Blast by Redken. This gives the hair some hold while still allowing movement in the waves.

To create the waves, use a 1-inch curling iron (both clamp and wand work great) and curl about a half to one-inch sections, making sure to hold the iron vertically and curling sections away from the face. This allows for that relaxed wave pattern to form. For an extra beachy and undone look, try alternating curling the sections toward and away from the face.

To finish, run fingers through the waves to break them up and spray with a light hairspray or texture spray. Pro tip: Less is more when it comes to hairspray and creating a relaxed look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I truly think this style is for anyone! These waves work great on any length, texture and density of hair. Whether you’re a mom on the go or an office CEO, waves are very versatile and can be tweaked depending on the situation. If you’re thinking about these waves for a night look, try a deep parting to the side for a more glam/side-swept effect.

Whimsical Accent Braid

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Caskie
Hairstylist, Colourist and Educator with Wella Professional and GHD Professional @ Amanda Lee Caskie Hair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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

I would describe this look as summer fun hair for any time of the year. I love the simplicity and whimsy of the overall look. It is something that is easy for someone to do themselves at home and a quick little add-on to any service in the salon.

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

Starting off with a cocktail of a light smoothing cream and some type of curl enhancer while hair is wet is always a good idea! As a Wella Brand Educator and stylist, I like to to use either Sebastian Professional Taming Elixer and a little bit of Sebastian Professional Whipped Cream, or Wella Flowing Form with a little Wella Professional Boost Bounce. These products are extremely lightweight and give just the right amount of moisture and smoothness without weighing the hair down. A little goes a long way!

If you are not starting from wet and doing the style on dry hair instead, start with a little Sebastian Professional Dry Clean Only or Wella Professional Eimi Dry Me dry shampoo for a little freshening and lift at the root (this will also add a little hold for the braid if you’re dealing with finer, slippery hair). Follow with a heat protectant like Sebastian Professional Trilliant or Wella Professional Eimi Thermal Image before adding the heat of a styling tool.

Once your hair is dry and has some heat protectant in it, it’s time to style. As a GHD Creative Educator and a stylist, I love to use my GHD Stylers both at home and the salon. They have optimal heat distribution and a wide variety of products for styling hair. Either a conical or straight styler will do the trick. I used my GHD Platinum Styler to create beautiful waves all over the head. Once the waves were complete, I took a section at the front of the head, did a French braid until just about the crown of the head, secured it with an elastic, and voila!

A little tousle with the hands (no brushing) some light hold hairspray will complete the look. I really like Sebastian Professional Shaper. It’s a must for both professionals and consumers!

I also added a little hair jewelry for added pizzazz. This particular piece is made by meMADE By Amanda Caskie! It’s a quartz crystal hair clip and one of my faves. Any type of flair can be added, just be creative!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for anyone! Shoulder length hair or longer would be best, but short-haired folks can definitely incorporate a face framing braid if they have enough length on top. It’s an easy and versatile look both for stylists and people at home.

Curly hair can simply incorporate the braid and embrace and enhance the natural curl. Those with straighter hair can start off by adding the wave and then the braid.

This look is great for someone who wants to spice their hair up for a date, brunch, a work function or just hanging out. Braids are always a really nice way to add a little something to your hair and a very effective way to keep your hair off of your face! This particular look is a low commitment, quick style that someone can do anytime and have fun with it!

This hair is soft, pretty, fairly easy to do. and yet still looks put together. Braids, braids for everyone!

Simple Elegant Twist

Simple Elegant Twist hairstyleInstagram @haleighshair

Q&A with style creator, Haleigh Bailey
Owner @ Chop the Locks Salon in Chesapeake, VA


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

I did this look for a simple, elegant twist to a casual look for an engagement photo shoot. It creates a contrast to the casual look, making each of the unique elements to the whole look stand out.

My favorite part of this look was being able to go with my best friend while she had photos of her and her fiancé taken. I loved being a part of such a special time.

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

To create the curls and ensure they stayed, I used Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam and Quick Slip before blow drying. While curling, I used Paul Mitchell Stay Strong Hairspray and ran my fingers through her curls for a wavy look. To top off the upstyle, I used Stay Strong again to lock the hair in place.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

You can recreate this look on many face shapes. Depending on their face shape, I would tease to make the look bigger for smaller/petite face shapes. This look is great for a night out or for a special photoshoot.

Versatile Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Angelina Navarro
Cosmetology Student @ Sunstate Academy in Clearwater, FL


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

When asked how I would best describe this look, one word comes to mindversatile. It can be spunky and fun one day and elegant and chic the next.

The versatility is also my favorite feature. I placed the balayage (painted highlights) in a way that they are able to be seen differently at any angle. This cut can be worn with natural texture, curled, or blown out sleek as shown in the photos.

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

For this particular style, I sprayed Redken’s One United all over damp hair. This is a product that offers 25 different benefits including heat protection and frizz control, as well as a lightweight leave-in conditioner. One United can be used before every style to help maintain the integrity of the hair.

Once the hair was blow dried and styled, I used a touch of Redken’s Move Ability Lightweight Defining Cream Paste to control any flyaways.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look can work on a wide range of face shapes and hair textures. The angle and overall shape can be customized to flatter almost anyone and is perfect for someone who is looking for a lower maintenance style.

The placement of the balayage gives the hair a natural highlighted look and allows for longer periods in between colorings. The cut makes washing and everyday care less of a hassle, but still allows the hair to be pulled away from the face when needed.

Flirty Faux Bob

Flirty Faux Bob hairstyleInstagram @hair.x.haley

Q&A with style creator, Haley Hotchkiss
Hair Artist @ Kiss and Makeup in Spokane, WA


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

This look is a flirty twist on a classic style. I love how the waves frame the eyes and cheekbones and that the texture brings out the dimension in the hair color.

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

I recommend priming the hair with some sort of heat protectant that will give a flexible hold. I used Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection Spray. Then, once I had evenly coated the hair, I curled and set it with a 5/8-inch iron. Basically, the smaller the iron you have the better. THis is so you get more waves!

The product that seals the deal is KMS Dry Wax Spray. It’s lightweight and flexible, but keeps the waves defined and bouncy. Then you can play around with some shine spray (my favorite is Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine) or, if you want a more matte finish, go with something light like a finishing or texture spray

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this style is that it is fun for all hair types. It is best suited to those with heart or oval face shapes since it is putting emphasis on the jawline. It is stylish and fun and would be great for a holiday party or family gathering, or even a night out on the town since there is the illusion of the hair being down. It would also be a great option if your client has been wanting to try out a bob style, but can’t quite say goodbye to their long locks.

Faux Bob

Faux Bob hairstyleInstagram @annteresa_arcs

Q&A with style creator, Ann Degischer
Stylist / Educator @ A Robert Cromeans Salon / Paul Mitchell the School in San Diego, CA


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

This is a faux bob! This is a look that is youthful and classic all at the same time. If it’s created with a lot of polish and more sculpted waves, it takes on a retro feel. However, if it’s more tousled and undone then it’s more playful.

My favorite thing about it is that it allows a client with long hair to experience the feel of a shorter haircut without committing to cutting length.

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

The first product necessary for this look is a volumizing spray to get lots of lift at the root. I use Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Boost at the roots on damp hair, then comb through to distribute throughout. Blow dry with a large round brush, lifting hair at the base for maximum lift.

Next, I curl with the Paul Mitchell Clipless Iron to create waves and use Paul Mitchell Spray Wax (sprayed on my hands, not the hair) to bend and pin hair into place at the nape. Spray Wax helps control frizz and hold shape while I work with the hair. To finish, I use Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray to keep everything in place, and for shine I use Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray. It smells amazing!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The hair must have layers for this look! The most ideal candidate for this style has a lot of density and medium to long length with layers throughout. All textures from pin straight to extra curly can work!

Simple & Organic

Q&A with style creator, Tiffany Deliberto
Stylist @ Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa in Schaumburg, IL


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

I would describe this look as effortless, organic and simply elegant. I love this look because it’s simple but beautiful. This style can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, so it’s also very versatile.

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

I started off with our signature Mario Tricoci haircare line’s dry shampoo to roughen up the texture a bit and give the curls a lived-in feeling. I finished with a soft hold hairspray. The key is to use a product that you can easily manipulate and put your hands through.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This type of look could be worn by anyone with hair that is shoulder-length or longer. It’s a universal style that fits any age or occasion.

Boho-Inspired Style

Boho-Inspired Style hairstyleInstagram @rhea.julia

Q&A with style creator, Rhea Forrester
Hairstylist @ Hair Matters Salon in Sechelt BC, Canada


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

This is a polished boho-inspired style. My favorite thing about it is how simple it is. Sometimes less is more!

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

I recommend Puff Me by Design Me Hair in the crown area and braid to give the hair a bit more grip. To maintain the curls, I love Kevin Murphy Doo.Over spray. It has the perfect mixture of hold and dry shampoo so you can wear this style for more than one day!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The nice thing about this style is how versatile it is. I think any hair type can wear this as long as you have the right product. It’s a nice way to add a little extra detail to a simple look!

Crown Braid

Crown Braid hairstyleInstagram @nguyenmbeauty

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Nguyen
Stylist @ Savanah Summer Beauty in St Louis, MO


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

This is a crown braid. I braid the hair around the head and connect it together to form a crown.

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

The products I recommend are any dry shampoo and a light hairspray. I used the Bumble and bumble dry shampoo. You want to give your hair a good light gritty feeling so you get a good hold to braid the hair. This way the braid with be easier to form and shape.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of hair this would work best on is medium to long length hair with a medium texture. However, with the right products, anyone can recreate this look.

Waterfall Braided Bob

Q&A with style creator, Krista Navas
Master Stylist / Salon Owner @ Lavish Beauty Design in Huntington, NY


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

I love this simple and elegant look. It is a trendy angled bob with a loose wave and waterfall braid. I especially love how the balayage is enhanced by this style. Dress it up or down and you are ready for any occasion.

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

I recommend using a wax or paste while braiding to keep every hair in place. Once you are done, use a lightweight oil on the ends to de-frizz any flyaways. After you complete the look, spray a medium hairspray all over to lock it in.

This style can also be nice the next day with a little dry shampoo and texture spray!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In my opinion, anyone can achieve this look no matter the texture or length! As for face shape, you can customize the braid (take more or less hair) too make it more flattering for you.