The Top 49 Easy and Simple Hairstyles Trending in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Simple hairstyles don’t mean uninteresting. These quick styles are actually quite fun and exciting! Break your style routine and stop wearing the same hairstyle day after day. Mix it up and be inspired by some of these simple hairstyles that are pretty, fun, quick, and easy to achieve.

Change up your look by adding a side ponytail or braid, or amp up your volume by teasing or combing your hair in a different way. There are tons of simple tips to freshen up your old boring hairstyle. Taking your hairstyle to the next level doesn’t have to require styling classes or hours with your curling iron. Just follow the basic steps for these hairstyles to change up your look and add a fresh twist to your life!

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of simple hairstyle ideas:

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Rosy Bob Simple Hairstyle
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#1: Simple Rosy Bob

I love this long layered rosy bob. We used Biphasic infusion which is an elixir that provides heat protection, smoothness, and shine. Then I used the smoothing style cream Style Soufflé to blow dry her hair with a medium to large round brush for shape and movement. Both products are from Paishau. Getting body into your hair right after washing allows for a day or two to curl, straighten or wear as is, without having to wash again.

#2: Tape-In Extensions

You can create a hairstyle with effortless movement and dimension using tousled layers and simple tape-in extensions. This versatile look suits both straight and wavy hair types. Adding tape-in extensions can boost your hair’s natural length and volume for a fuller and more glamorous look. They blend seamlessly with your hair, making them virtually undetectable. Extensions can add length, make thin hair look fuller, or let you try a new style. They are seamless and easy to maintain.

Wavy Red Tones Simple Hairstyle
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#3: Wavy Red Tones

Low-maintenance hairstyles don’t have to be boring. If you want to keep your look simple yet eye-catching, you may want to try adding some wavy red tones to your mane. Adding red and copper hues can make your style pop, all without the need for high-maintenance cuts and color routines.

#4: Middle-Parted Jet Black Lob

The middle-parted jet-black lob hairstyle, with its simple yet chic allure, reflects timeless elegance. The face is beautifully framed by this shoulder-length cut, able to flatter a multitude of face shapes. The richness and depth of the deep black color offer a striking visual. With an easy styling and maintenance regime, this cut is a low-maintenance option for those seeking style with minimal effort. Any outfit can be elevated with this sleek and straight jet-black lob hairstyle or the same cut styled in loose waves. Regular upkeep, however, is crucial. A jet-black lob hairstyle needs refreshing every four to eight weeks as the black color can lose its sheen from washing and styling.

Simple Loosely Braided Long Hairstyle
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#5: Loosely Braided Long Hair

Loosely braided long hair effectively highlights the range of colors in your hair. I recommend using a flexible shine paste while styling to keep your hair strands clean and smooth.

Center-Parted with Choppy Ends Simple Hairstyle
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#6: Center-Parted with Choppy Ends

Give this center-parted cut a try with choppy ends. This look gives off a very effortless vibe that’s easy to style. I suggest you talk with your stylist at your next salon visit about your options for achieving this look.

#7: Simple Middle Part Style for Long Brown Hair

A simple middle-part style for long brown hair can be flattering and low-maintenance. This classic look allows the hair to fall seamlessly down each side of the face. It elongates and softens the features. Ask for regular trims from your stylist and deep conditioning treatments. Both help to keep the style looking fresh and healthy. It’s important to use a heat protectant spray before styling with hot tools. Use a flat iron or curling wand to prevent damage and prolong the life of the style. A light mist of shine spray can add a healthy glow to the hair for a finishing touch.

Diffused Golden Curls Simple Hairstyle for ladies in their 30s
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#8: Diffused Golden Curls

Diffused golden curls are a great hairstyle for women who want a classic look with a modern twist. This type of cut works great for those with naturally curly hair. It enhances the texture and provides plenty of volume. It’s important to start with wet hair to create this stunning style. Apply a volumizing mousse to create separation and encourage curling. After applying the products, one of the best ways to cut down on blow dry time is to scrunch your hair lightly. Use a microfiber towel before diffusing the hair. For that added volume, use a pick to fluff the roots slightly. With this effortlessly chic look, you can turn heads wherever you go.

#9: Simple Waves and Blonde Balayage

Ask about simple waves and blonde balayage for medium-length hair. This look is perfect for those who want to add texture to their hair without committing to an edgy style. The blonde balayage highlights will add depth and dimension. While the loose waves create a soft and relaxed feel. Keeping the length around the shoulders will make it easy to maintain and style. Don’t forget to use a sea salt spray to enhance the waves and create a tousled look.

Long Layered and Side Parted Simple Hairstyle for women with an edgy style
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#10: Long Layered and Side Parted

Consider a long layered side part hairstyle. A flowing layered style works great with medium to thick textured. Wear your hair on the opposite side of your regular part for added volume. Ask about textured layered to create a soft draped effect.

Simple Y2K-Inspired Middle Part Beachy Waves Hairstyle
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#11: Y2K-Inspired Middle Part Beachy Waves

Let’s talk about this y2k-inspired middle part with beauty waves. Isn’t it dreamy? If you didn’t know, Y2K hairstyle options have been all the rage and seem not to be going anywhere anytime soon. If this isn’t a reason to commit to the middle part, I don’t know what is!

#12: Simple Bob Haircut with No Bangs

A simple bob haircut with no bangs can be an understated yet powerful style. One of the simplest haircuts you can do, this empty hairstyle is modern and timeless. If you have thin hair, try a mid-length bob with little to no layering. This will create the illusion of more density.

#13: Big Barrel Curls on Mid-Length Hair

Uniform curls are making a comeback in comparison to the beachy wave. If you want to try some big curls, you can use a round brush to shape or use a 2″ barrel curling iron. Once you curl vertically to the head, pin the curl with a clip and spray with hairspray. Once they cool after about 15 mins, remove the curls. The best way to shape curls is with a soft bristle brush and again with a firmer hairspray.

#14: Sleek & Chic & Silver

Older ladies can have some of the most beautiful white-grey hair that is full and voluminous. Compliment your color and style and ask for an under-bevel bob. This will create the perfect curve under and make styling easy.

#15: Simple Lob with Wispy Long Bangs

Try this simple lob with wispy long bangs if you struggle with fine hair. This cut will be so helpful for you if you struggle with thin hair or have enough time to style your hair day to day.

Simple Mid-Length Haircut with Curtain Fringe for women with oval faces
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#16: Simple Mid-Length Haircut with Curtain Fringe

Are you tired of your hair weighing you down? If you want a change, a mid-length haircut with a curtain fringe could be perfect. It will add some lightness and style to your look. This cut is flattering for women with oval faces. It highlights their features while adding some softness to their overall look. To maintain this style, regular trimming is key. Be sure to ask for another appointment to stay on track with how often you should get a trim.

#17: Low-Maintenance Straight Hairstyle

If you have long hair and want an easy styling option, a long straight hairstyle could be the best choice for you. This classic and timeless look can make you look effortless yet chic. It’s also ideal if you are constantly on the go and don’t want to spend too much time styling your hair. To achieve this look, the best way is by starting with a heat protectant spray. Then, straighten your hair with a flat iron. Create a clean middle part, and run a small amount of light-hold hair serum through the ends of your hair. It will add texture and reduce flyaways.

#18: Simply Curled

A curled style is a classic. If you can, try using a curling wand up to the root for an on-trend finish. To create a long-lasting hold, prep your hair with a root booster before blow drying. And add a heat pelting spray throughout. Finish with hairspray to keep the curls held all day. Once the curls are cooled and set, you can use a wide-tooth comb to soften the waves.

Simple Gorgeous Loose Curls with a Middle Part for women with long hair
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#19: Gorgeous Loose Curls with a Middle Part

Gorgeous, simple curls are trending in the beauty world. These loose curls with a middle part make for an elegant look perfect for long hair. Wearing your hair in natural curls flatters most face shapes. It works best on medium to thick strands of any texture. When getting your haircut, ask for a uniform cut with a lot of face-framing layers. After using your favorite curl product, finish with Living Proof’s Flex Shaping Hairspray. It will give you an extra hold. The end result will be beautiful, effortless-looking curls that last all night!

#20: Deeply Side-Parted Curled Blonde Hair

Opt for a blonde curly, deep side-parted hair style. A deep side part is the best parting for square, long, pear, and round face shapes. Ask for asymmetrical layers where your hair parts so it falls evenly. Use a wand or hot rollers to achieve this style. Use a heat protection spray like Cult+King Set Spray to achieve light hold and protection.

#21: Simple Balayage on Long Hair

If you have long hair and want a soft natural looking color, ask for a simple balayage. This color trend is a great way to have an amazing-looking color without a lot of maintenance. To have a seamless blend of color, ask for a root shadow. By doing this, your color will grow gracefully. To style, use a 1.25-inch curling iron to create waves and volume.

Cute and Simple Updo Bun for Short Hair
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#22: Cute Updo Bun for Short Hair

A cute updo bun is a simple and elegant style that can be worn to any occasion. Many women struggle with styling short hair to look fancy or elegant, so a simple updo bun is a great way to style hair and create the illusion of longer hair. For more volume and texture, add loose waves or curls while keeping the style loose and breezy.

Short Rocker Chic Haircut
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#23: Short Rocker Chic Haircut

Such a short rocker chic haircut with side shaved lines would appear more remarkable on ladies with boldness and confidence.

#24: Simple Lived-In Layers

Simple lived-in layers look great and give your long hair the right amount of soft dimension. To keep your hair growing healthy and long, plan for trims every three months. You won’t regret it.

#25: Tousled Blonde Hair with a Shadow Root

Heading back to school this semester and are looking for styles that grow out well? Opt for a shadow root with your blonding service. This allows for a graceful transition til your next salon visit. Simple hair ideas to help you wear your hair between washes is to embrace a tousled style. It starts off tighter and loosens over the course of wear.

#26: Bright Blonde Big Hair

Go big or go home with bright blonde hair. Long thick tresses look bold and beautiful. Cutting layers in your long hair is one of the best ways to get big voluminous-looking tresses. After blow drying, if you can, use big rollers to hold and set your style. Your hair will stay big and voluminous all day long.

Halo braid on natural hair
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#27: Halo Braid on Natural Hair

A beautiful halo braid on natural hair is a classy and stylish updo for women who want to create a protective hairstyle. If hair is too short or thin, additional hair can create fullness. Wrap hair with a silk scarf before bed to keep frizz under control.

Easy shoulder length hairstyle with bobby pins
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#28: Easy Shoulder Length Hairstyle with Bobby Pins

An easy shoulder-length hairstyle with bobby pins has ends that have a slight peaked effect in this type of haircut. In addition, the front part is slightly larger, forming a small beak.

Easty to create space buns
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#29: Easy-to-Create Space Buns

Easy-to-create space buns don’t just look super cute but are a fab up-style for ease with high impact. They’re also great for non-wash hair days, too. The double knots give height to the hair and an edgy vibe. Split the hair in a center part and pop into 2 high ponies, then wrap the rest of your hair around into buns, and secure with a few pins for extra stability.

#30: Messy and Textured High Ponytail

A messy textured high ponytail gives all the height in an effortless look. The high pony pulls the hair high up, which instantly gives the face a lift. Don’t be afraid to pull out soft baby hairs around the face, and backcomb the hair in the pony to add extra oomph to the style.

#31: Classic Middle Part Hair

Classic middle part hair may feel simple, but with the addition of a few simple framing layers it can open up the face and slim down wider face shapes. The middle part allows the hair to skim over the widest part of the face. The style also creates symmetry to your style and an essence of balance.

#32: Tumbling Curls for Long Hair

To create movement and flow to the straight mane you used to have, hair styling with some tumbling curls will do the magic. They sure add an extra flair to your long, blonde hair and can result in a red carpet look!

Basic Top Knot
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#33: Basic Top Knot

A sleek top knot is the messy bun’s sophisticated cousin. Go anywhere with this slicked-back tight updo that is for both casual and formal occasions.

Easily Braided Bun
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#34: Easily Braided Bun

Gather multiple strands around the top of the head and twirl in a bun at the nape. Mimic this braided bun with some loosen up braids, and let down a few strands. Then, you’re all charmed up!

#35: Simple Chignon

For a wedding or prom or just your everyday look, this luxurious low bun chignon is an all-around glam. Balance this kept-up look by letting twisted strands loose around the face and at the bun.

Simpler Braided Low Ponytail
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#36: Simpler Braided Low Ponytail

This icy blonde statement ponytail with a loose wave was created by hairstylist Brittany Thomas of Florence, KY. This look adds a special edge to your everyday ponytail style.

“I feel this look works best for medium to long hair and any and all textures,” says Thomas. “I first used a heat shield called Rival heat shield from a company called L’ange Hair, and to achieve the subtle wave, I used a 32 mm ceramic wand. This look is simple and quick for an easy effortless style on the go!”

#37: Easy Upstyle with Soft Messy Texture and Face-Frame

This easy upstyle with soft, messy texture was created by hairstylist Erin Kluss of Ladera Ranch, CA. “The current trends for updos are what I like to call ‘messy, but on purpose.’ My favorite thing about it is it works for all hair types,” she explains.

Kluss tells her clients that an updo with a messy texture is perfect for formal events “because it is sophisticated and classy. If the client will be wearing a dress with an intricate neckline, they should show it off and this style does!”

As far as products go, Kluss uses a generous amount of hairspray and some root boost products to ensure volume is in the style. “And once the night is over, they can take out the hairpins and wear it down and curly,” she adds.

#38: Simple and Cute Hairstyle

“I absolutely love this look because of how simple and cute it is,” claims hairstylist Ewelina Witalis of New Jersey. “Soft beachy waves and a braid make it even more feminine and dressed up for thin hair! I love the fact that it gets my hair out of my face! It’s a great hairstyle for anything from everyday to formal!”

“I did this look on second-day hair,” she adds. “So my curls were a lot softer than they were the first day!”

Witalis goes on to explain, “I first brushed out my hair and separated the front part of my hair for the braid. I then french braided the piece all the way down and secured it with a rubber band. I pinned the braid back with a bobby pin under a layer of hair in the back of my head! I finished it all off with a few sprays of hairspray!”

#39: Pony with a Twist

This wrapped ponytail with a light wave was created by stylist Lennie Ross of Beverly Hills, CA. “I like the elegance and simplicity of the look, and that it is fast and easy to create,” says Ross.

When it comes to styling, Ross says to start by curling the hair. “When pulling the hair back, you want to use a good mousse or styling spray to gather back all the hair and create a smooth look. When wrapping the hair around the ponytail, take a piece from underneath the ponytail and be sure to wrap it loosely to create the best look,” she adds.

Modern French Twist
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#40: Modern French Twist

This is a modern take on a classic French twist with a lavender-y blonde to compliment it. It was created by Aveda artist Shirley Hagel of New York.

“My favorite thing about this look is the ease of it. It feels simple and easy, but also elegant,” says Hagel.

If you are considering this look, Hagel says to think about the length and density of your hair. “You want to use light products with a workable hold. I used Aveda’s Air Control Hairspray and dry shampoo,” she states.

#41: Edgy Ponytail with Braid

This edgier take on your typical pony was created by hairstylist and balayage specialist Caleigh Giarra of Nashville, TN. “My favorite thing about it is the messy/undone look of it,” says Giarra.

This braided and textured ponytail is very versatile and can be worn for a fancy night out, as well for a more casual look. It’s great for medium to long hair and would be a great option for someone with thick hair.

Giarra suggests a texture spray, such as IGK’s Beach Club, on dry hair to help achieve this look.

#42: Modern Pixie Cut with Wispy Bangs

This is a super fun and modern pixie cut with bangs. I love that it looks so unique but takes only minutes to style! It saves so much time when styling, making it perfect for the busy mom lifestyle. My best advice is to not be afraid to be bold and flaunt short hair. Find a cut that shows off your face shape and don’t be afraid to use some product.

Curly Teal Bob
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#43: Curly Teal Bob

This gorgeous curly teal bob was created by hairstylist Madison Hashey of Las Vegas, NV.

This curly teal bob with a medium ash brown shadow root was styled into twin French braids and a little space bun on top.

“I started by washing the hair with R+Co’s Dallas shampoo and conditioner. I prepped it by towel drying the hair, then I applied a little of R+Co’s Grid to help keep the curls looking defined,” explains Hashey.

To finish off, Hashey French braided two-inch-wide sections, tied them off into one little ponytail, backcombed it, and pinned it into a bun! I believe this half up hairstyle looks good on every face shape and looks really great curled, straight, or anything in between. I also believe anyone can rock fun, vivid colors like this teal,” she adds.

Chic Topknot
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#44: Chic Topknot

This topknot or high bun hairstyle was created by hairstylist and owner Sarah English of Los Angeles, CA. “My favorite thing about it is that it can be worn for a dressy or casual occasion. This hairstyle allows you to have that option and still look chic either way,” explains English.

“Start by using a light oil or styling cream to prep your hair and give it some sleekness,” says English. “I sectioned off the very top front first into a little mohawk and clipped it out of the way. Next, you will start to brush the rest of your hair into a high, sleek ponytail. Secure the ponytail tightly with a hair tie, start to wrap it into a bun, then pin. Lastly, take that mohawk section you left out and create a slight twist to pin at your root. Take the remainder of the ends and twist while wrapping around your bun,” she explains.

Pin securely and spray with a light working spray to tack down any flyaways. Use all Unite Hair Products.

#45: Versatile Twisted Updo

This effortless twisted updo is created for all hair textures. It was created by special event stylist Jessica Gudino of Yorba Linda, CA.

“My favorite part of this style is the endless possibilities of where you can wear this effortless twisted updo. From a luxurious day at the office to a memorable walk down the aisle, it suits all occasions,” she explains.

This style can easily be perfected with the choice of Paul Mitchell Products and Straight Pin LA essentials.

Complementary Layered Shag
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#46: Complementary Layered Shag

This classic, long layered shag thins out bulky locks to give them life and body. This style is for women who have thick, wavy, or curly hair and that like length. But it’s also for women with shorter lengths around the face, as it will highlight their bone structure. This cut isn’t for thinner locks unless you’re married to a blow dryer, curling iron, and a ton of styling products.

Silver Beach Babe
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#47: Silver Beach Babe

“My favorite thing about this medium-length hair is the color of blonde. It is super light and cool, but with lots of dimension. I would describe it as silver beach babe,” says senior hair artist Lindsey Mao of Victoria, BC.

The products Mao used to create this look were Milkshake Glistening Milk to tame frizz while adding shine without weight, and AG Texture Spray to help define the ends for dimension.

“I used a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, leaving two inches of the ends out to give it that beachy look,” she adds. “The beach waves really bring out the color and the hair wrapped around the elastic keeps the look tidy and brings it all together.”

#48: Effortless Twists and Waves

“This bohemian style is quite effortless, yet the twists add enough detail to create a focal point and show off different tones in the hair,” says hairdresser Toni Scott of South Australia.

To create this look, Scott recommends using Evo Icon Welder for heat protection. “Also, use a Cloud Nine wide iron to curl the hair and a wide-tooth comb to comb through curls when they are back to room temperature,” she adds.

This simple hairstyle provides slight width from the loose waves, but no volume. It is best suited for women with an oval, square or triangle face shape.

#49: Simple Infinity Braid

“This specific half updo is simple but elegant,” says owner and hairstylist Brittany Harris of Yorktown, VA. “My favorite thing about this look is the infinity braid. It shows no ending to the braid with how it is carefully pinned,” she states.

“Her hair was blown out with Oribe’s Royal Blowout. The braid was constructed with Oribe’s Swept Up powder which helps add texture to the braid to easily distress it and expand it to create the illusion of a wider, thicker braid,” she explains. “She was finished off with Oribe’s Impermeable spray to help keep the flyaways down and the overall look frizz-free.”

This is a perfect style for any hair type! The simplicity of it makes it do-able for any texture. This look is also perfect for the woman who likes to keep her hair away from her face. The braids are perfect to keep the hair back and secure while still looking classy and elegant.