9 Different Hairstyles And How To Master Each Like A Pro

Written by Anjali AgarwalSep 16, 2023
9 different hairstyles and how to master each like a pro

Some days you are like ‘meh! Who’s got time for styling’, then there are days when you want to do something so dramatic with your hair that it changes your look altogether, in a good way, of course. A simple tuck, twist and curl can change your hair game and turn your everyday I-woke-up-like-this look into an admirable and stunning ‘do. Well, that’s the power of hairstyling. While sometimes it’s the time crunch (or mood) that holds you back from trying out different hairstyles, other times, you do feel like doing it but you just can’t think of a nice hairdo or don’t exactly know how to ace one. Girls, we understand! And, that is why we are going to fix that today.

Every time our Bollywood divas doll up for an event, they serve us different hairstyles and pure beauty goals, leaving us in awe. Here, we have curated 9 such hairstyles donned by our favourite celebrities, and a step-by-step guide on how to master each. Read on as we list different hairstyles and how to achieve them in simple steps. Take a look...

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1. Rope braid hairstyle

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Not your regular, basic braid, rope braid is a totally different and one of the trendiest hairstyles right now. It is sleek, glamorous and chic. It might look a little tough to work, but is actually quite simple. You don’t have to worry about which strand goes under what, since it is more of a twist and intertwine kind of a braid. You can get this look following these steps.

Step 1: Start by straightening your hair and apply a styling mousse to your hair for a sleek look.

Step 2: Brush your hair back and make a high ponytail. Secure with an elastic band. Wrap a small hair strand from the ponytail around the band to hide it.

Step 3: Divide the ponytail into two sections and hold both sections in each hand. Twirl them into a tight twist.

Step 4: Intertwine the twisted sections around each other and secure the end with another hair tie.

Step 5: Spray some hairspray and tame the flyaways.   


2. Braided half up half down hairstyle

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A half up half down hairstyle is an elegant choice for an everyday look. Team it with a dainty French braid and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous hairdo for traditional events like a wedding. This also makes for a perfect hairstyle to wear with a flowy summer dress to a Sunday brunch with your girls. These are the steps to get this pretty hairstyle easily.

Step 1: Create a centre parting and style your hair in soft curls.

Step 2: Take a small section from the front and divide it into three strands. Braid the section, adding hair as you go and align it towards the back. Secure the braid with a hair tie.

Step 3: Repeat the same on the other side and bring both the braids together at the back and add bobby pins to hold them in place.

Step 4: Brush the rest of your hair and it’s done.


3. Pinned up waves hairstyle

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This centre-parted hairstyle has our hearts as it involves one of the chic-est hair trends on the block—pin stacking! The sleek at the front, wavy at the back hair looks oh-so-stunning. Even if you have shoulder-length hair, you can rock this one without thinking twice. And, this cool and classy hairstyle is easy to ace too. Here’s how you do it.

Step 1: Take a dime-size dollop of hair gel and apply it on the upper front section of hair.

Step 2: Now, create a centre parting and brush your hair with a fine-toothed comb.

Step 3: Letting a small section from the sideburns free, hold your hair right on top of the ear and place two hairpins.

Step 4: Repeat the same on the other side. Tame any flyaways.

Step 5: Curl the rest of your hair and finish the look with a setting spray.


4. Bohemian braid hairstyle

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Love braids? On the days when you’re in a mood to rock a different hairstyle other than your classic three-strand, fishtail or French braid, try this boho-chic braid. This braid is giving us major bohemian vibes and is a must-try hairstyle for summer. Be it an Indian outfit you’re wearing (like Karisma Kapoor here) or a sundress, it will look equally gorgeous. Get this beautiful, side-swept boho braid by following these steps.

Step 1: Begin by spritzing some hairspray to add some volume to your hair.

Step 2: Brush your hair and create a side parting.

Step 3: From the bigger section, start braiding a small section close to the hairline. Add hair strands as you go.         

Step 4: Secure the braid with a hair tie when you reach about mid-length.

Step 5: Now, include the braided strand, braid the rest of your hair in a messy, three-strand braid. Add an elastic band to secure.

Step 6: Take some strands out of the braid to make it look voluminous and messy.


5. Red carpet updo hairstyle

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A list of different celebrity hairstyles is incomplete without the mention of a show-stopping, sleek updo. Your hair pulled back in a neat mid-high bun is super chic and stunning. It takes your tresses away from face and thus makes for a no-fuss summer hairdo. You can get this celeb-approved ‘do in these easy steps: 

Step 1: Take a generous amount of styling mousse and apply it evenly on your hair.

Step 2: Brush your hair back and wrap it in a sleek bun. Place the bun in the middle of your hair.

Step 3: Secure with U-pins and cover it with a bunnet for a Kate Middleton-level neat look. Secure the net with bobby pins.

Step 4: Spray a finishing spray to tame the flyaways and keep the bun in place. 


6. Tousled ponytail hairstyle

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Ponytails can be fabulous and bewitching too and here is proof. Patralekha shows you why ponytails are not only for workouts with her tousled and kinky ponytail that is high on glam.  It is inarguably a summer-perfect hairdo and insanely easy and effortless to work too. Just follow these simple steps to ace this gorgeously different ponytail hairstyle.

Step 1: Spritz Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray to add texture to your hair.

Step 2: Now without brushing your hair, use your fingers to pull it in a high ponytail, leaving some flicks from the front.

Step 3: Secure with a hair tie and push the hair on the crown towards the front.

Step 4: Backcomb the strands from the ponytail to make it look unkempt and frowzy.


7. Slicked back hairstyle

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Another different hairstyle that is literally everywhere this season, from Met Gala to your social media feeds! Wet, slicked back hair has become the new go-to the hairstyle of celebs. From Priyanka Chopra to Aditi Rao Hydari and Kim Kardashian, every A-lister has rocked this hairstyle and how! Here’s what you can do to get the ravishing look.

Step 1: Get hold of your flat iron and straighten your hair.

Step 2: Use hairspray on the front section of your hair and backcomb to give it height.

Step 3: Spray the hairspray on the sides of the hair, above your ears and comb them neatly towards the back.

Step 4: Pin the sides with bobby pins and let the front puff sit on top of it.

Step 5: Use hairspray once again to get a neater look and hold the hairdo in place.

Image courtesy: Instagram


8. Half-up half down hairstyle

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Half-up half-down hairstyles have definitely become quite a go-to hairstyle when you want to go absolutely casual. From running errands, shopping to a casual day out with your girlfriends, the classic half-up half-down forms the easiest and an extremely classy looking option. Here's how you can recreate it...

Step 01: Start by spraying a generous amount of a texturising spray all your hair to give it a bit more hold.

Step 02: Next, create big loose waves to add to the texture and prevent your hairstyle from looking limp and falling flat.

Step 03: Take a about half of your hair from the front and tie it into a bun. Secure it in place with an elastic.

Step 04: Tease the bun a little bit to make it more voluminous, take a out a few face-framing tendrils and add a cute hair accessory for a slightly dressier yet casual vibe. 

Image courtesy: @rakulpreet


9. Double-braided fake mohawk hairstyle

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If you have thick and long hair, then creating a fake mohawk should be right up your alley. This hairstyle is not only super easy to recreate, but also the perfect way to add a bit of edge to your formal attires and make you look instantly no-nonsense. Isn't that quite cool? Here's how you can recreate it..

Step 1: Start by styling your hair in loose waves for bit of texture and create a centre-part.

Step 2: Now further divide the left-side of your hair into the another two parts and start creating a Dutch braid till you reach the crown. Secure with the clear hair tie and bobby pins.

Step 03: Repeat this process on the other side as well.

And your badass fake mohawk hairstyle is ready to be flaunted.


Frequently asked questions about Different hairstyles

Frequently asked questions about Different hairstyles

1) What is the most popular hairstyle for 2020?

A. 2020 is the year of going short with your hair. A lot of celebrities have been cutting their hair short, and that is the biggest hair trend of 2020. From shags to pixies to bobs and lobs, short haircuts are raging the international beauty circuit.

2) What haircuts make you look younger?

A. Face framing hairstyles always have the ability to make you look younger. Wispy bangs, layered styles and messy shags are all hairstyles that make you look a lot younger.

3) Are bangs in style for 2020?

A. Yes, wispy, flowy bangs are definitely a huge trend this year. They add softness to your look and are great anti-ageing tools. Simply cut the rest of your hair in layers and get bangs to look really chic and trendy.

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