Who does not love styling their hair differently every day? But time, lack of inspiration or laziness can all lead to you either leaving your hair open *yawn* or tie it up in the usual ponytail or bun. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
But don’t worry, because we’ve got your back. To ensure that your hair never again looks boring, we have curated a list of six stunning celebrity-inspired hairstyles for every length. Awesome, isn't it? These hairstyles not only help take your style quotient several notches higher, but also ensure that styling your hair doesn’t take forever.
So, if you want to find out some really chic and simple hairstyles for women with every hair length, then you have come to the right place!
1. Retro curls
More often than not, finding the right hairstyle for girls with short hair can prove to be a slight challenge. But trust Prachi Desai to solve this dilemma for you. We love the side-parted retro curls that she has paired with a bright red lipstick for those extra feels. Here’s how you can recreate this chic hairdo –
Step 01: Start by creating a deep side parting on one side of your hair, and start curling the heavier side first.
Step 02: Take a ¾” curling rod, and once it is hot enough, start by curling your hair from the top, in small 2-inch sections. Ensure that you dispense equal amounts of heat throughout the length of your hair for a more uniform appearance.
Step 03: Once each section is curled as per your preference, take that section and pin it at the top of your head to let it cool down for a couple of minutes. Repeat this process for the rest of your hair
Step 04: Once your hair has completely cooled down, gently and carefully unpin each section to unravel super voluminous and sexy retro curls!
2. Faux mohawk
Faux mohawks are a pretty badass hairstyle, and look particularly great on women with short hair. We love how Yami Gautam gives this hairstyle her own spin by pairing it with a cutesy Indo-western outfit and a lovely pink monochrome makeup look. Look’s awesome, don’t you think? Well, here’s how you can get it for yourself.
Step 01: Brush your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles.
Step 02: Take a chunky section of hair from the front and start braiding it into a three-strand braid.
Step 3: Keep adding more sections of hair until you are satisfied with the thickness of the braid and then secure it at the back of your head with a few bobby pins.
Step 4: Tug and pull the braided strands lightly to make it flatter and tousled, or leave it as is if you prefer a cleaner finish.
3. Sleek low ponytail
Sleek low ponytails never really go out of style and look really chic, especially with formal outfits. We love how Deepika Padukone has styled this uber sleek deep-side parted low ponytail with a rusty brown lipstick and a soft-brown smokey eye. We can just picture every boss babe out there flaunting this hairdo with oodles of panache!
Step 01: Start by thoroughly brushing your hair out to remove any tangles.
Step 02: Apply a generous amount of styling gel all over your hair to give it that sleek appearance.
Step 03: Next, create a deep side-parting on one side and gather your hair in a ponytail at the nape of your neck.
Step 04: Secure this ponytail with a clear elastic and then wrap a small section of hair from the underside of your ponytail around this elastic to conceal it.
4. Textured bun
Medium length hair offers the best of both worlds when it comes to creating different hairstyles. Take for example this effortlessly sexy bun on Kareena Kapoor Khan. We love how the textured front gives it a lot of volume on the front, making it the perfect choice for people with fine hair. Here’s how to recreate this classic hairdo in a few simple steps…
Step 01: Start by crimping or curling your hair into medium waves to give it a bit of texture.
Step 02: Next, spray your hair with a texturising hair spray and scrunch your hair to give those crimps or waves some hold.
Step 03: Next, collect your hair in a high ponytail and place it at the spot you want your bun to be.
Step 04: Wrap the ponytail at the base to create a bun. Avoid making it appear too perfect.
Step 05: Gently tease out strands from the bun as well as the top to give it a really nice, undone, textured look. That was quite simple, wasn’t it?
5. OTT ponytail
If you have got long hair, ponytail hairstyles are tailor-made for you. But it is totally understandable if you feel really bored with recreating the same old classic ponytail. Kriti Kharbanda’s OTT threaded ponytail might be right up your alley. Even though this hairstyle isn’t exactly for the faint-hearted, there is no denying the fact that it is really trendy and stylish. Let’s find out how to recreate this…
Step 01: After you have brushed your hair, apply a generous amount of hair styling mousse for better hold.
Step 02: Next, spray on some heat protectant spray, divide the hair into small sections and blow dry each section, concentrating at the roots for some volume and lift.
Step 03: Next, using a big curling barrel, curl your hair into big, voluminous, tousled waves.
Step 04: Hold your hair in a mid-ponytail and secure it firmly in place using a bungee band.
Step 05: Create a centre part in the ponytail and properly backcomb it for some volume.
Step 06: Next, take a hairstyle wire and carefully insert it where you just backcombed your hair.
Step 07: Take a coloured thread of your choice and start wrapping it around your ponytail at regular intervals until you reach the end of the ponytail.
Step 08: Finally, tame any flyaways with lots of finishing spray and your stunning ponytail hair is ready!
6. Rope braid
Braided hairstyles look really stunning on girls with long hair and the reason is pretty obvious. But we totally understand that the usual three-strand braid can become really boring and monotonous after a point. And to help spice things up a little bit, we love this rope braid hairstyle on Sonakshi Sinha. Want to learn how to recreate it? Let’s find out…
Step 01: The first step to create a sleek AF rope braid like Sonakshi Sinha’s is to remove any tangles and snags from your hair.
Step 02: Next, apply a generous amount of styling gel or mousse for that sleek appearance.
Step 03: Gather your hair into a super high ponytail and secure it in place using a clear elastic. Make sure your ponytail is tight and firmly secured.
Step 04: Take a small section of hair from under the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to completely conceal it. Secure it with bobby pins.
Step 05: Divide your ponytail into two halves starting from the base.
Step 06: Holding each section firmly, start tightly twisting both the sections around each other in a clockwise motion to create a rope-like braid.
Step 07: Then twist the two sections around each other, moving in the opposite direction. Step 08: Secure with an elastic tie at the end.
Main image courtesy: @rakulpreet, @therealkareenakapoor, @yamigautam
Written by Urvi Dalal on Oct 01, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!