Ranging from old-fashioned to modern chic, the hairstyles this year worn by celebrities and common folk alike have been mind-blowingly beautiful. Below you’ll find that each have their own special twist which will have you loving them or hating them on an individual basis. We’ve compiled some of the trendiest hairstyles that will look good being sported with your modern wardrobe this year, and we’re sure you’ll be able to find one (or several) that suits your style. Or if you’re feeling especially creative, you can mix up your own hairstyle after seeking inspiration from the following pictures.
1. Confident and Wild
This classic bob consists of hair that stays off the shoulders, out of the way, and is fluffed up to perfection. It’s great for various occasions, and has a lethargic 80’s appeal to it with the teased curls that gives it volume.
2. Punk Yet Chic Faux Hawk
This messy faux hawk is easily created if you’ve got short hair. A well strategized part is all that’s needed, along with some strong gel or hairspray to hold up the do. If you’re searching for a bold look that makes a statement, this one’s meant for you – and it doesn’t have to be perfect thus the “messy”.
3. Short and Easy
Sport your all-natural waves with a length that’s just above the shoulders and side-swept bangs. All you need is a bit of mousse to keep your hair from frizzing and Voila, you’ve got a quick on-the-go style that’s great for any event.
4. Tossed and Sexy
This simple look is perfect for any hair color, especially if you’ve got naturally straight hair. It’s reminiscent of the 90’s and holds a classic appeal that says “I’m sexy and I know it”.
5. Soft Summer Twists
This hairdo is lovely in the sense of highlights and soft spiral waves. It’s easy enough to create quickly with a curling iron before your special event and weaves the highlights beautifully throughout your hair, giving it that added touch of depth.
6. Wind-Blown Hippie Bun
Long hair already screams sexy, but to make it look wind-blown as if you’ve been busy at a sporting event adds personality to the entirety of your look. The long braid and bun combined with the right outfit can create a modern 60’s flower child appeal.
7. Highlighted and Ready for Work
If you’re a busy bee and still want your short hair to look both professional and beautiful, highlights are the way to go as they’ll frame the face, drawing attention to your facial features while adding depth to your hair.
8. Beautiful Rapunzel Braids
What girl doesn’t love the hairstyle of at least one of the Disney princesses? Here you can see both a classic braid and fishtail braid encircle this lovely lady’s head, creating a beautiful ‘do that radiates a plethora of personality types – Disney Princess, Bohemian, Hippie… you can make this one your own.
9. Sleek and Silky
You’ve got class, you’ve got style, and you’ve got a meeting to get to ASAP that you’ve gotta look good for. A hairstyle that’s clean cut, all one length can make doing your hair in the mornings simple yet highly appealing.
10. Dreamy Dame
Creating this hairstyle can be slightly time consuming but entirely worth it, especially for special events. All you need is patience to help get you through the rigorous task of curling your hair and bobby-pinning it into place.
11. Easy Ponytail
This style goes with nearly any outfit for any occasion. There’s nothing wrong with throwing your locks up in a ponytail and allowing a few minor bumps to make it look messy. Messy is sexy.
12. Small Beehive
If you’ve fine-tuned the technique of teasing (or have an accommodating headband to help you create a bump in your hair) then you can help make this look popular again. This style is reminiscent of the beehive, with flowing locks in the back.
13. Quick Twist
If you’ve run out of hair ties but luckily have a bobby pin laying around, you can wrap up your hair with a strand of your own hair (grasp it from beneath) and pin it into place for a quick ponytail fix.
17. Simply Model
Straight hair done in a high ponytail – it’s fast, chic, and perfect for those of us with round or heart-shaped faces.
18. Verge of Rock
A part on the far side of the head can be reminiscent of a faux hawk, allowing you to sport your fav earrings and piercings. The above ‘do is also easily fixable, since it solely consists of loose waves that you can run your hands through without ruining.
19. The Confident Rogue
Nothing says confidence more than a short hair style. It exposes your face and neck to the world, tells people you’ve little time to dilly-dally around with longer hair, and allows you to show off your amazing jewelry from afar.
20. Oblique Rapture
Not every hair style has to be perfectly parallel on each side. The above hairstyle is oblique, with one side longer than the other. This style popularized in the emo community and has begun branching off into other subcultures.
Flipping short hair over to one side causes most of us to think of Rihanna, as it’s her signature look. This can look good on an girl that wants to radiate confidence. The highlights add depth and complete the look.
24. Gentle Waves & Highlights
If you’re more into the simplistic styles that look fabulous with anything you happen to throw on, a hairdo like the above is more suitable for you as it’s simple, requires nothing but a brush (and hair straightener if you’ve curly hair) and goes well with a nice set of shades.
26. Untamable Curls
A curling iron is your best friend if you’ve decided to fashion a look like the above pic. It’s definitely a “girl-next-door” look that softens facial expressions and makes you seemingly approachable.
27. Lovely Side-Bun
For important, special events, we recommend a hairstyle such as the above that well help keep your hair out of the way as its in a bun. The bun is curled and messy, adding a bit of spice to the style and allowing a few strands to fall freely around the face, framing it along with side-swept bangs.
29. Elegant Bow
Whether its a causal occasion or an elegant evening, creating a hair bow has become all the rage, especially since Lady Gaga incorporated such a ‘do in a few of her looks in the past few years.
32. The Chestnut Bun Tutorial
Here we have an easy to follow picture tutorial on how to create the perfect chestnut bun. It’s a simple and elegant look, which can be worn in any season with multiple styles.
33. Adorable Bowed Bun
This small visual tutorial shows you how to achieve a cute bowed bun hairstyle. Creating a bow with your own hair is a great addition to multiple hairdos, adding that small spark that spruces up your look and makes it unique.
35. Messy VS Clean Runway Ponytail
Ponytails have been used on the runway for eons because they’re simple and fast to create, can look either sexy or chic, and can go with basically any style out there. You can experiment with different forms of ponytails like the two above to see just where such creativity takes you.
36. A-Lined Highlights
The A-Line hairstyle is being seen more and more this year, mainly because it’s a great style that can be pulled off by various face shapes and personality types. It can still be pulled back into a ponytail or worn down either straight or in curls such as in the photo above. Whatever the style, an A-Line can help pull it off.
37. Large & Soft Shoulder-Length Waves
This is a simple girl-next-door type of hairstyle that’s fashionable and perfect for various occasions whether casual or formal. It’s also perfect to show off how silky soft your hair is.
39. Quickly Thrown Together
Did you have perfectly curled hair yesterday but don’t want to wash it today – yet the curls are all frizzy now? It’s the perfect opportunity to throw them together in a messy ponytail that looks both sexy and still shows off some beau curls.
41. Cascading Fishtail
This style is a must for those of us that have long hair. Impress those around you with a gorgeous fishtail braid that extends down the back and begins at the crown of the head, framing the face with gorgeously weaved tresses.
42. Braided for a Hat
The great thing about hats is that you only have to fashion half of your hair. If you’re having a bad hair day, slip on a hat and throw the rest of your hair into a loose braid that extends down one shoulder. You can still impress!
43. Teased and Wind-Blown
Some of us like the rock-star look, as if we’ve just awoken from a midday nap because we partied all night. This is that look. It goes well with a dark pair of shades, so no one can see those hung-over eyes you may (or may not) have.
44. Gorgeous Volume
You’ll need some volumizing shampoo and conditioner to achieve this look, but you won’t have to spend too much time curling since the twists are large and meant to be messy and uneven. This hairstyle goes great with summertime outfits.
45. Curling Garden
If your hair is prone to stay by itself, or if you’ve no problem using mousse or gel, you can have your curls point up on top of your head to give you a chic mane that’s bold and makes a statement. Highlights will help make this style look wild.
46. Artistically Straight
For the artist in us all, we like to keep it simple to push our minds towards being creative in the art room. Granted, this style will look best when hair color is blonde, so that it contrasts with dark colors our inner beatnik enjoys wearing.
47. Red Carpet Ready
How can we pass up the layered, curled, highlighted look? It’s classic, and looks wonderful and the vast majority of women – especially when teased enough in the back for a slight bump.
48. 80’s Trend Queen
This model is sporting a retro 80’s style, reminiscent of the Eurhythmics and today’s Miley Cyrus. Short hair is definitely in, especially with bold cuts such as the one seen above. The rare vixen will be seen making this type of fashion statement.
49. Hybrid Ponytail
Ever wonder what it’d look like to combine a normal braid with a fishtail braid? Well, here you have it! The normal braid can easily be done framing the face, while the more complex fishtail finishes off the rest of the ponytail.
51. Sexy Layers
Layers and bangs are a style that nearly every woman must try at least once. This hairstyle isn’t going away, and for good reason. It can be fashioned into many different styles and can fit most personality types.
52. Bohemian Beauty
Could braids look any more trendy and beautiful? Long hair is dying to be braided, and wrapping the braid around the face adds the twist that makes it unique and reminiscent of Bohemian style.
54. Poetically Pretty
For the cute and innocent in us all, a hairstyle such as this one has both bangs and layers while staying off the shoulders and out of the way. The perfect ‘do for those of us that are busy or enjoy the feeling of our hair brushing against our neck.
55. Baring the Neck
And if you don’t like hair brushing against the neck or shoulders at all yet hate the look of boy cuts, here is a perfect example of a hairstyle that’s right in between – lip-length and waved.