super easy hair styles

1. Fancy & Elegant Ponytail

Sleek, elegant ponytail tutorial

This hairstyle is inspired by Blake Lively’s Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl – she always wore this hairstyle and it’s so easy to recreate!

All you have to do is brush your hair back into a sleek ponytail, grab a little piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail, wrap it around the hair tie, and secure it with a bobby pin. I love doing this hairstyle since concealing the hair tie instantly makes an average ponytail more elegant and put-together.

2) Braided Side Ponytail

Braided side ponytail tutorial

This one may take some practice to get the hang of, since mastering the side braid is a little tricky at first. I promise, though, practice will make perfect!

To create this side braid ponytail, start with a small french braid at the side of your hair (behind your ear). In regular french braid style, as you continue braiding, add more pieces to the braid from the top and bottom, making it thicker as it goes towards the other side of your head. Once your braid hits behind your other ear, secure the braid with a hair tie.

Optional: I like to wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic to once again create that put-together look.

3) Messy Ponytail w/ Head Wrap

Messy ponytail tutorial - easy finals week hairstyles

This hairstyle takes mere seconds to do, and you don’t even need a mirror!

First, pull your hair up into a very messy ponytail – I like to leave a few pieces out to enhance the messiness. Next, take any hair ribbon you have, wrap it around your head, and tie it in a bow. The ribbon I used is from American Apparel and has a metal wire in it, so it’s easy to create a bow. This low-maintenance look has such an effortlessly cool vibe – it’s very Rihanna-esque.


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