31 Days, 31 Great Hair Ideas
30 Days, 30 Great Hair Ideas
Stuck in the same-old-blowout rut—or simply out of new ways to do your hair? Bust out of boring with a month's supply of fresh styles and tips.
"Trim" Your Hair
For the latest faux bob, brush hair into a ponytail, but keep hair loose above the elastic to create a chin-length illusion from the front.
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Twist Up the Tradition
A textured style like Jennifer Lawrence's puts an edgy spin on the typical sleek, cheerleader-esque pony, and is a great way to extend the life of your blowout. "Having some wave softens the ponytail," said Oribe, who created the star's look.
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Add Volume to Your Updo
Leave the crown section out when you gather your messy bun, then create a sexy bump up top by teasing. Use bobby pins to hold the section in place.
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Be a Pushover
Twist and pin back a few strands on one side to form a sexy sweep that gently frames your features.
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Do the Urban Wave
Cousin to the beach wave, this looser bend can be achieved by sleeping in braids. Easy!
Accessorize Your Updo
Place a sparkly band just behind your ears to glam up a texturized bun or twist.
Try the Pony-Bun
Pull hair into a tight pony. Lift the top of the tail up and clip it against your head at the crown. Now flip it back down and clip again above the nape.
Let Your Bobby Pins Show
Pile on a bunch (the key to making this trend work) in a color that contrasts with your hair, and your casual updo turns seriously chic.
Stop, Drop, and Roll
Channel a flapper by parting hair deep on the side, then gathering it all at the nape before rolling it upward and pinning.
Coil Your Bun
Start a French braid just above your ear, then bring it around your head before coiling it into a low bun.
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Work the Shoulder
All this flirty red-carpet fave takes is a quick tweak to your blowout. Coat damp hair with gel for hold, then push to one side with a paddle brush.
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Bulk Up Your Pony
Tons of teasing gives this style oomph. Key details? Height at the crown and a strand wrapped around the elastic.
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Bump It to the Side
Part hair slightly off-center, pull back a section above your ear, and pin it just below the crown, sliding the hair forward to make a pouf.
Weave an Updo
Braid two plaits, one on either side of your head. Gather them in back, then twist together to form a bun.
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Wear Faux Fringe
Want bangs like Rooney Mara's for a night? Go for a clip-in variety that matches your color, then heat-style them to suit your do.
The new blowout is all about big, bouncy volume. Start by blow-drying hair with a large barrel brush, set in loose pin curls for 10 minutes, then shake out until ends are wavy.
Slip on a Turban
How to switch up your look without even picking up a brush? Slide on a bold turban headband. Position it at the temples and push hair up (just a bit) for a relaxed but still sophisticated vibe.
Here's a no-fuss do for any texture. Just coil strands (like you do when you're bored), then pin hair randomly all over.
Top It Off
Fedora, beret, or knit cap, Zoë Kravitz rocks them all—an inspiration to you to buy a few cool hats and deploy them as necessary.
Take Up the Slack
Brush hair back into a high, tight pony, then shellac the sides into submission with gel for a super-sleek effect (it takes two minutes!).
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Create a Halo
Braiding hair horizontally on either side of a deep side part creates a whimsical, hippie-like effect.
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Giddyup Your Braid
Got a spare shoelace or leather cord? Weave it into your plait to rough up the texture and define your twists.
Rock a Big Curl in the Front
This mod do works best on thick hair. Wrap the whole top section around a large curler, slide it out, twist, and pin.
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Embrace Your Frizz
No, really. The key is to strike the right look by brushing out tight curls and misting with a shine spray to create a soft (not stiff) feel.
Let Your Updo Come Undone
Sweep your hair up into a twist, but instead of tucking the ends in, let them spill out. Pull some pieces free around your face for a tousled finish.
Detail Your Tail
Copy this hybrid style by gathering hair into a low pony, then fishtail-braid a small section of the upper tail, leaving the rest sleek.
Fire Up Your Locks
Deep, wearable reds have instant impact. Ease in with a temporary tint that washes out in a few shampoos.
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Position Your Plait
Lend the season's go-to braid a feminine feel by flicking it over your shoulder and letting a few wisps slip out.
Tie On a Pretty Scarf
These toppers were all over the runways, looking best when knotted off-center and with hair teased for a little height. (Bonus: It's a hip way to hide greasy roots.)
Be a Wrap Star
Bring a glam vibe to a structured bun by winding a braided section (or extension) around the base and pinning in place.
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Wash and Go (For Real)
Give your blow-dryer a rest by combing through damp hair with gel, then sculpting the sides and top upward.