Hairstyles for me are like chocolates, you can’t have too many in your arsenal. But I am also lazy as we have established before. So I am ALWAYS on the lookout for easy hairstyles that could change my look from day to night or make it seem like I am feeling fancier than I actually am. My favourite place? Of course, celebrity Instagram feeds! Here are some hairstyles from my recent archives that I have broken down, which means I will be trying them pretty soon!
Before we get into all the hairstyles, here are some basic tools that I suggest you keep on you before you try ANY of these.
Shall we begin?
This versatile hairstyle is my most favourite ‘damn I am late but need to look okay’ hairstyle. And I am so glad fashionista supreme Sonam Kapoor Ahuja validated it at Cannes this year. This is how you recreate this hairstyle.
Brush through the ends of your hair, if it’s messy and natural, IT’S BETTER!
Spritz your roots with dry shampoo and the ends with texturising spray. Flip your head upside down, scrunch the ends and shake up the roots until all the dry shampoo is soaked in.
Flip it back up, take a large section at the crown and tease the base.
Now bring all the hair together at the nape or wherever you want the bun.
Try to not use a brush, you need that effortless finger-combed look and tie it with a hair elastic. On the last loop don’t pull the ponytail through. So you should have an easy chignon with some ends.
Tuck the ends beneath the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.
If you’d like a sleek-ish look, pin the hair that frames your face back, but I just like to leave the wisps as they are.
Okay, don’t skip this one. I have a trick where your hair can look like this even without extensions, so, don’t worry! Fishtail braids or mermaid braids have been around for ages and they’re super versatile.
Pull all your hair over to one side and divide it into two sections. Now let’s name them so you understand what you need to do. The section closer to your face is section A and the section further away is section B.
This is a two strand braid but you don’t braid entire sections at once. Take a small piece from the farthest end of section B and merge it into section A. Now take a piece closest to your face from section A and merge it into section B.
Keep repeating this and you will see your braid coming along.
Now for the trick, when you’re halfway through, hold the end of the braid where you stopped. Starting from the top, massage each section in between your index finger and thumb. And slowly pull the ends of the sections outwards, this would make your braid flatter and broader.
Continue with the braid until you reach the very end and secure with a hair elastic. Pull and massage the rest of your braid for a voluminous look.
Don’t worry if it looks wispy, it adds to the charm.
This hairstyle and it’s vintage vibe always has me hooked. Being a braid enthusiast I can manage this hairstyle within three minutes and so can you once you get used to the movement. How? Here’s what you need to do.
Brush through your hair and spray your roots with dry shampoo.
Now take a deep side part whichever side you’re most comfortable. The side part should be deep enough for most of your hair to be on one side.
Start at the very top of your side part and take a super small section. Start French braiding this section, so basically start with a regular three-strand braid and every time you move to the next link you add a small section from each side to the outermost section. What makes this a French braid? You cross the sections above the other.
Do this until you reach behind your ear and then secure it in place with bobby pins.
Gather the rest of your hair and make it into a regular braid.
Wrap this braid around itself to create a bun.
Slowly massage your french braid to make it more voluminous. Use bobby pins to keep the braid and extra pieces away.
Cannes was rife with buns this year but this one stood out for me. This is one lazy hairstyle that can go anywhere with you. The gym, to work, to a party, you name it.
This works beautifully on second or third-day hair and if you don’t want to dry shampoo the roots, even better.
Brush your hair thoroughly and flip it upside down. Now gather all of it at the top of your head, as high as you can go.
Gather the hair with a brush or a comb so there aren’t any bubbles. Now tie a high ponytail.
Flip it back up and wrap the ends around the base to create a knot. Either secure that with a hair elastic or pin the ends with bobby pins. Tame flyaways with a mild hairspray.
Usually, if I do this hairstyle for a night out or a special occasion I like to straighten my hair for a sleeker look!
Okay, I made that up. But I didn’t know how else to explain this hairstyle. But here’s how you can get it done.
Brush through your hair and gather it at the nape. Try and not have a parting.
Divide your hair into 2 sections vertically and tie a simple knot. Tighten that knot and tie another one.
Secure that with a hair elastic and let the ends fall through.
See, knotty bun-tail. This hairstyle definitely works better with sleek hair.
This one is super simple and you’ve probably already done it too many times.
Gather your hair in a low ponytail and pull only halfway through on the last loop.
Take a few pieces out to frame your face.
Definitely hit me up if you manage to try any of these!