Going for a fancy hairstyle once in a while can give your hair the much-needed boost, no doubt! However, there is something about the nonchalant, casual hairstyles that simply have our heart. Casual hairstyles are mostly easy, chic, elegant, fun and undone. Sporting a casual hairstyle can immediately make you look like the coolest girl in the room. Whether you love braids, ponytails, buns or accessories, a perfectly imperfect hairdo is definitely going to make heads turn!

To help you ace casual hairstyles like a pro, here’s a complete guide...


Twisted ropes

Twisted ropes casual hairstyle

If you’re not a pro at braiding your hair, no worries! Here’s an excellent alternative that can pass off as a chic casual hairstyle. We’re talking about pinned-back twisted ropes. This celeb-favourite hairdo can work as a day look as well as a night look. The below step-by-step tutorial will help you ace this easy-peasy hairstyle:

Step 1: Start by spritzing a texturising spray. You can use the Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray to create texture and body

Step 2: Next, grab your curling iron and curl your hair

Step 3: Use a paddle brush and go over with it to open up the curls

Step 4: Give your hair a center parting

Step 5: Pick up a 3-inch section of hair on one side in line with your temple and divide it into two parts

Step 6: Twist both the sections individually and then intertwine them with each other

Step 7: Grab some bobby pins to secure the braided twist neatly at the back of your head

Step 8: Repeat the same on the other side

Step 9: Finish off with some more texturizing spray


Sleek-to-messy ponytail

Sleek-to-messy ponytail casual hairstyle

While ponytails have had a zillion different editions to date, it’s always a great idea to keep it simple yet striking. The sleek-to-messy ponytail is one of the best casual hairstyles that does not require much effort. Whether you’re wearing a beautiful embellished gown or a stunning indo-fusion attire, this ponytail version is sure to complement all kinds of ensembles to the t. Follow the below step-by-step tutorial to create a sleek-to-messy ponytail by yourself:

Step 1: Start by parting your hair down the middle

Step 2: Take some hair gel and apply it on top of your head. You can use the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling to separate and smooth flyaways

Step 3: Reach for a fine-toothed comb to make the hair on top of your head lie as flat as possible to give the sleek effect

Step 4: Now pull all your hair together and tie it into a ponytail at the back of your head

Step 5: Finish off by spritzing on some sea salt texturizing spray to your ponytail

Step 6: Lastly, scrunch it up with your hands for a messy finish

Messy side braid

While the regular three-strand braid is too old school, it’s time to upgrade your braid-styles to make them stand out! A messy side braid can be your best bet especially when it comes to flaunting super casual hairstyles. And this can also work well on rushed mornings. For someone who is a pro at braiding can totally pull off this look in less than 5 minutes. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to help you master a messy side braid:

Step 1: Comb your hair to remove any tangles

Step 2: Grab a texturizing spray and spritz all over. This hairstyle works best on second or third-day hair

Step 3: Bring all your hair on one side—pick whatever side is comfortable

Step 4: Now, braid your hair as sloppily as you want. Continue braiding till you reach the end of your hair

Step 5: Secure the braid with an elastic

Step 6: Lastly, pull out your bangs or a few face-framing strands to give your hairdo a messy finishing

Step 7: Finish off with a hair spray. We suggest you try the Tony& Guy Glamour Moisturising Shine Spray which promises to give a perfect finesse and shine to your hairstyle


Braided bun

Braided bun casual hairstyle

Ditch the regular buns for an updated hairstyle. We suggest you try the inverted French braided bun to amp up your casual hairstyle. This edgy hairdo is just perfect for a night out or even a brunch date. Team it with your maxi dresses and slay your way through the day. Follow the step-by-step guide to master this feisty hairstyle:

Step 1: Comb your hair to get rid of knots and tangles

Step 2: Starting from your ears, pick up half of your hair and section it away by using a sectioning clip

Step 3: Now, bend your head forward to work with the hair underneath

Step 4: Starting from the nape of your neck towards the top of your head, create a French braid

Step 5: Secure the braid with a clear elastic so that it doesn’t loosen up and come undone

Step 6: Sit back straight and pull all your hair together into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie

Step 7: Wrap your ponytail around the hair tie to create a bun

Step 8: Secure the bun with a few bobby pins

Step 9: Finish off by spritzing a strong hold hair spray


French braid with beach waves

French braid with beach waves casual hairstyle

If you have long hair, then this casual hairstyle is just perfect for you—a French braid with beach waves. Apt for your beach vacays, creating this look won’t take you more than 10 minutes, especially if you love braid-styling your hair. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: Prep your hair with a heat-protectant spray. You can use the Toni&Guy 5.0 Fluid Oz Prep Heat Protection Mist which adds a smooth, soft finish to hair for heat styling

Step 2: Reach for your curling iron and curl your hair

Step 3: Give your hair a center parting

Step 4: Take a 3-inch section of hair from right next to your parting and start French braiding

Step 5: Once you’ve reached the back of your head, simply braid your hair 3-4 times more and secure it with an elastic

Step 6: Repeat the same braiding procedure on the other side

Step 7: Remove the hair ties from both the braids and tie them together with a single elastic

Step 8: Finish off with a texturizing spray and scrunch up your hair with your hands for a beach-y effect


Go boho

Go boho casual hairstyle

If you’re looking for a cute casual hairstyle, then take inspiration from Bohemian styles. A boho hairstyle has a laid-back vibe that has the power to take your casual hair game a few notches higher. You can either wear it with a maxi dress or a knitted over-sized sweater. The below step-by-step tutorial for a boho hairstyle will help you ace the look:

Step 1: Comb your hair to remove any knots or tangles

Step 2: Grab your tong to create soft waves

Step 3: Give your hair a deep side parting

Step 4: Grab a random 1-inch section of hair on the side with less hair and braid it tightly for it to look like a baby braid

Step 5: Reach for a few hair rings and place them all over your tiny braid

Step 6: Finish off with a hair spray

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