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The best every-day hairstyle is the one that looks like it didn’t take much effort, even though it’s very clearly styled. In order to achieve this look, your best bet is to go with some simple, that still looks really cute. If you’re after casual styles that still look put together, here are some ideas for what you can do.
Braids are a go-to for styles that are easy to accomplish, but look sophisticated. Braiding even small portions of your hair and working them into your style is an easy way to elevate a basic up-do. You can also put all your hair into a messy braid for something stylish and casual.
This tutorial is great, because it shows you how to do multiple braid styles in one video. In the video, she explains how to do each style, and shows you how to do it clearly on her model’s hair. Overall, the filming and the explanations make it easy to follow.
If you want to style your hair down, beach waves are a safe bet. They allow a lot of room for error with a curling iron, and you can usually get them done pretty quickly. They are also really easy to achieve without heat. Overall, it’s a great way to put a little extra polish on a relaxed look. You can check out our tutorial recommendations for beach waves here.
Ponytails seem like the cheater’s up-do, but they can actually be pretty styled. It really just depends on whether or not you’re willing to put in a little extra effort. Tuck the ponytail, add some braids or twists, part your hair differently, and suddenly your lazy hairstyle is a cute up-do.
For the ultimate, trendy ponytail, go for a super high pony. This tutorial works for just about any hair length and type. It’s easy to follow, and make style itself pretty easy as well.
Buns are another up-do that’s so easy to dress up. It can go from haphazard to to stylish with just a few changes here and there. A chignon is a good example of this. They seem unapproachable, but there are plenty ways to do them easier. Topknots are easy to dress up as well. For more bun ideas, check out our bun tutorial recommendations.
If you’re not sure how to do a bun, here’s a great tutorial for as simple and quick option. The instructions in the video are easy to follow, and she also gives suggestions for how to modify the style for shorter hair lengths and add volume. Although her hair is straight, I can confirm that this style works for curly hair as well, since it’s one that I personally use quite often!