50 Incredibly Cute Hairstyles for Every Occasion
We don’t know about you, but we are always on the hunt for cute and trendy hairstyles we can do in less than twenty minutes. As usual, we’ve searched Instagram and Pinterest for the cutest looks and compiled them here for you. Whether you’re doing your hair for a special occasion like wedding, or just need a quick hairstyle for a BBQ or pool party, we’ve got you covered.
Check our list of 50 best styles below and let us know which one you like the best.
1. Milkmaid French Braid Updo
Looking for a cute and stylish way to keep your hair out of your face? Milkmaid braid is a super easy hairstyle that you can do in literally 5 minutes.
Start by parting your hair down the center of your head. Braid each half of the hair into a separate French braid and secure with a clear elastic band. Pancake the braids to make them appear bigger and thicker. Next, cross one braid across the top of your head and secure it with a bobby pin. Make sure to hide the end of the braid by tucking it under. Repeat the same thing with the second braid. Secure both braids with lots and lots of bobby pins. Pull out a few face-framing pieces at the front and – voilà – your stunning updo is done!
2. Dutch Braided Hair
Use the Dutch braid technique to make this cute, boho hairdo that can easily be worn dressy or casual. We’ve seen this braided hairstyle all around Pinterest and Instagram so we had to include it. If you still aren’t familiar with this braiding technique, don’t worry, it’s very easy to master. The Dutch braid is just an inverted/3D French braid. So, if you know how to braid a classic French braid, then this one is going to be easy for you! To make your braids really pop, gently tug the sides of each braid. This trick will make them appear bigger and softer.
3. Messy Low Ponytail
A messy, low ponytail looks great on any hair length! To create this look, prep hair with a texturizing spray. Spritz it few times directly into the roots. For a more textured look, tease the back of your hair with a teasing brush. Next, gather your hair into a chic low ponytail and secure. Take a small section of the hair and wrap it around the hair elastic. This step will make your ponytail elegant and sophisticated. Finish the look by teasing the tail of the ponytail.
4. Messy Side French Braid
If you’re short on time, a side French/Dutch/fishtail braid is always a cute and quick way to style your hair. This messy side braid is made even better with a few pearl hair accessories. The style is so easy to create that there’s no need for a tutorial. We love everything about this look!
5. Low Bun Updo
It’s no secret that textured, undone-looking updos are having a moment right now. And how wouldn’t they? They keep your hair off your face in a stylish way. This cute low bun is the perfect hairstyle for a summer wedding. For an ultimate boho look, update the updo with a few sprigs of baby’s breath.
6. Half Up, Half Down Top Knot
When done right, this half updo can’t be beat. To get the look, make a half-up ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Next, grab the ponytail and twist it into a little bun/knot. Secure the bun in place with a hair elastic or bobby pins. This hairstyle looks great on straight hair, as well.
7. 3-in-1 Fishtail Braids
You simply can’t go wrong with a fishtail braid hairstyle! This braided style looks way more complicated than it really is. Braid a small section of the hair into a fishtail braid on each side of your head. Pin them into place at the back of your head. Finish the style by braiding the rest of your hair into a big fishtail braid. Don’t forget to pancake the braids to make them thicker.
8. Messy Pigtails with Flowers and Braids
Yes, grown women can wear pigtails. Why not? To achieve this hairstyle, you only need a couple hair elastics, 6 minutes and it’s done! Braids are a great way to dress up the classic pigtail look. Add a flower wreath or headband to make it even more beautiful. If you don’t have the confidence to pull off this look, try a side swept ponytail instead.
9. Flower Braid Half Updo
Who knew braids could make such a cute little flower? To recreate this hairstyle, you’ll have to know how to do a waterfall braid. To make the flower, pancake the end of your waterfall braid and simply roll it until you get the form above. Secure it with bobby pins. Finish the look by curling the rest of your hair.
10. Upside Down Braid Ponytail
Combine your love for braids and ponytails with this cute hairstyle. It’s the good old high ponytail, with a twist! Flip your head upside down, take three small sections of the hair along the nape of your neck and begin to Dutch braid. Secure the braid with an elastic. Flip your head back and pull it into a high ponytail. Disguise the base of the ponytail by wrapping a one piece of hair around it.
11. Pull-Through Braid Half Updo
Wondering what to do with your hair? This braided half updo is a must-try. Here’s how you can recreate this look – Begin by creating a half up, half down ponytail. Secure it with an elastic. Put another elastic a couple inches down from the first ponytail base. Create a hole between those two bases, take a section of hair below that and pull it through the hole. Again, secure with an elastic. Repeat until you get the desired length. Wrap the ponytail base with a one-inch section of hair to hide it. Finish the look by pulling the braid apart to make it bigger and thicker.
12. Half Up, Half Down Ponytail
Half up, half down ponytail is one of the easiest hairstyles you can do in 5 minutes. To get this big voluminous look, prep hair with a texturizing spray and curl it with a 2″ curling iron. When the hair has cooled, gently brush out the curls.
13. Messy Fishtail Braid Pigtails
There is no cuter hairstyle than pigtails! The look is so simple, anyone can recreate it. The key to pulling of pigtails with confidence? Keep them messy, wear them low, and always leave loose strands in front to frame your face. Pigtails look even more chic when you cover the elastic with a section of hair.
14. Twisted Low Ponytail
A low ponytail won’t ever look basic if you add a bobby pin design to it. This season is all about exposing bobby pins and trying different designs, like a triangle, or chevron pattern. You can also play with different colored pins — if you don’t have any, you can easily color them using a nail polish. Great idea, right?
15. Messy High Ponytail + Braids
Put some sass in your ponytail with loose, messy braids. Start by braiding a small section of hair at the front part of your hairline. The braid will create a headband effect. Then create a high ponytail and braid the tail loosely. Pull out a few wispy pieces at the front to frame the face.
16. French Braid Half Updo
Soon enough, this half updo will become your favorite ‘running late’ look. This is one of those easy hairstyles that you can actually do in three minutes. A fishtail half updo with soft waves would be another cute hair idea that you can try. Play with different braid styles and textures.
17. Fishtail Half Crown
This fishtail crown look can really make a plain outfit into something special. The style works for medium-length to long hair. To re-create it, braid a small section of hair on each side of your head, then secure the braids together with an elastic at the center in the back.
18. Upside Down Braid Bun
Here’s another ‘upside-down braid’ style that has a romantic feel to it. Surprisingly, this updo is easy to create. For this style, you will need a bun maker, few bobby pins and a hair band. Flip your head upside down, take three small sections of the hair along the nape of your neck and begin to Dutch braid. Secure with a hair band. Next, leave a strand of hair out from the ponytail and slide a bun maker over the bigger section of the ponytail. Evenly spread the hair over the bun maker. Split that bottom strand of the hair into two sections, take one section from the top and start making a braid. Your arms might get tired while doing this on yourself so make sure to take small breaks.
19. Waterfall Braid Half Up Crown
Don’t you just love this waterfall crown? It looks stunning but slightly complicated. Make sure to check Missy Sue’s blog or Youtube channel for the tutorial on this look.
20. Messy Top Knot
Messy top knots are one of the most easiest and cutest hairstyles. They are very versatile. An oversized flower or floral headband would instantly transform this updo into a boho-chic look and make it even more beautiful. If you opt for this look, make sure your hair is freshly washed.
21. High Ponytail + Dutch Braid
How sexy is this look? A Dutch braid is a great way to dress up your high ponytail. If you want a little extra volume, pump up your ponytail with some teasing. Again, pull out few face-framing pieces at the front.
22. Braided Low Ponytail
Try this low ponytail look for your next special occasion. The style will complement any outfit. Create a classic low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Pull few short pieces at the front to frame the face. Disguise the base of the ponytail then loosely French braid the tail, pulling out random pieces of the braid to create a more messy look.
23. Upside Down Braids + Space Buns
This cute updo is not as challenging as it looks. A zigzag part is a great way to jazz up any type of hairstyle. Part your hair into two sections and make the zigzag part using a parting comb or fingers. Secure one section with a hair band, flip your head upside down and start braiding. Secure the braid and create a small, messy bun. Repeat everything on the opposite side. For the sparkling effect, finish the look with a glitter hairspray.
24. Summer Braided Updo
A surefire way to make your updo stand out? Add a neon ribbon to it. Your hair won’t ever look boring or basic if you pair braids and colorful ribbons. This braided updo is a must-add to your Pinterest inspiration board, right?
25. Braided Crown Half Updo
This braided half updo has been all over Instagram and Pinterest and we absolutely love it! Amber is the queen of braids. Here’s how you can recreate it; Create a Dutch braid on each side of your head, braiding towards the back. Pancake the braids to make them bigger, pull them back and secure together.
26. Dutch Braid + Medium Length Hair
Just because you don’t have long hair doesn’t mean you can’t rock some cute braided hairstyles, right? A one, simple Dutch braid can attract a lot of attention, especially if you have red hair.
27. Messy Side Fishtail Braid
A loose fishtail braid will add a dressy touch to any outfit. This style can be mastered in no time. For a more textured look, pull out some strands – braids look better when they are messier!
28. Cute Updo
This updo has a seriously elegant feel. Braided updos are perfect for hot weather, when you want to keep your hair out of your face but still look cute. Don’t be afraid to dress it up with flowers, headbands or sparkly hair accessories.
29. Side Swept Fishtail Braid
If you’re not into updo’s, you’re gonna love this side swept fishtail braid style! This hairstyle looks so complicated but it’s really not. The braid goes with casual and dressy attire.
30. Sleek Top Knot
The key to nailing this look? Second-day hair. This updo is a great way to keep your hair out of your face, especially during summer time. Whether your hair is long or short, you can rock this style.
31. Twisted Faux French Braid
This chunky twisted braid with butterflies is sure to amaze everyone. The look is so girly and unique. For special occasions, you can replace the colorful butterflies with rhinestone or pearl bobby pins.
32. Curls + Braids Half Updo
Curls and braids are a must-try pairing. This style looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into it but it’s really simple to master. Also, the look is a great way to disguise greasy strands. The first thing you want to do is part your hair on the side. Next grab a section of hair and start braiding towards the back of your head. Secure the braid then curl the rest of your hair.
33. Braided Half Updo
Braided hairstyles are our favorite – so simple and cute! This style is for women with long hair. Create a French braid on each side of your head and one in the back of your head. Gather the braids together and you’ll have an angelic half updo!
34. Fishtail Braid Half Updo
You can start with your hair in any texture – straight, wavy or curly. Separate out the top section of your hair and gently tease for volume. Split the hair into two equal sections and create a fishtail braid. Finish the look with a cute bow.
35. French Braid Hairstyle for Long Hair
Go simple with a long French braid! For this look – the longer the hair, the better. To achieve the style, loosely French braid hair in the back. For maximum volume, apply a volumizing spray and tease the crown area.
36. Braided Top Knot Half Updo
The first step is to section of the hair, split it into three strands and begin a Dutch braid. Secure the braid with a hair elastic and create a small, messy bun. To create these romantic curls, use a big curling wand. Finish the look with a hairspray.
37. High Ponytail + Braid + Scarf
Here’s another cute hair idea for those who can’t chose between a ponytail and a braid. To amp up the look, wrap a headscarf up into a headband.
38. Twisted Half Updo
To achieve this salon-quality hairstyle at home, you only need a couple of hair elastics. To create the look, start off by teasing the crown to create thicker-looking hair. Next, take a section of hair at the front of your head and twist it backwards away from your face. Repeat on the opposite side and secure the twists together with a hair elastic. Twist until you run out of hair.
39. Waterfall Braid + Short Hair
If your hair is too short to style, give this waterfall braid a try! Braids look great at every hair length.
40. Curls + Flower Wreath
A 2-inch curling iron will do the trick for curls like these. For an ultimate boho-chic look, dress up your effortless curls with a flower crown. This unique hair accessory will make you feel like a fairy tale princess!
41. Ponytail Half Updo
This half up ponytail will keep your hair out of your face and amp up your everyday look. The style works on any hair length. It’s so simple and perfect for busy mornings.
42. Simple, Messy High Ponytail
If you love texture and high volume, this messy high ponytail is for you. A teasing comb and a texturizing spray are must-haves for this look.
43. Fishtail Braids Crown
A few spritz’s of dry shampoo or texturizing spray can give you volume and texture in no time! Fishtail braid two sections from the front, pull them back, and pin.
44. Hair Bow Half Updo
Is there a cuter way to style your hair than this? We don’t think so. Start by doing a classic half up, half down ponytail but don’t pull the hair all the way through an elastic, just create a loop. Split the loop into two sections. Spread each section and secure with bobby pins. The last step is to create the middle part of your hair bow. Create an opening between those two little puffs, grab the remained hair of your half ponytail, and pull it through the bottom. Secure with bobby pins.
45. Accent Dutch Braid
When your bangs don’t cooperate – braid them! Big and messy Dutch braids are a huge hit this year. This style will keep your bangs out of your face and give you an angelic look!
46. Fishtail Half Updo
Loosely fishtail braid the top section of you hair to get this lovely half updo. You can also recreate it with a French (picture #16) or Dutch braid.
47. Bun Updo + Fresh Flowers
Redheads don’t even need a hairstyle – their hair is already beautiful on its own. For days when you want your hair up, we recommend this messy but super romantic bun.
48. Fishtail & French Milkmaid Braid
Unleash your inner hair stylist with this stunning updo. The style is soft and trendy – and, best of all, super-easy to recreate.
49. Kinky Curls + Medium Hair
Are you tired of your straight boring hair? Get tight, kinky and natural-looking curls using a curling wand ranging from 13 mm – 19 mm. Women with medium length hair can achieve this playful hairstyle in less than 15 minutes! Crazy!
50. Headband Updo Tutorial for Medium Hair
Here’s another cute hairstyle for a medium length hair. This one is super elegant and super easy to do. A tight headband is the only thing you need to recreate it. Follow the steps above and let us know how you like it!
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I have super fine hair and plenty of it. I need to see updo styles for my hair type. Please!