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43 Cute Hairstyles To Add To Your Repertoire Right Now

It’s time to upgrade your go-to look.
  • Jené Luciani Sena
July 08, 2024

While we love the ease of simple hairstyles like low buns and bouncy ponytails, sometimes, it’s fun to switch things up. Fortunately, cute hairstyles don’t have to be complicated to make an impact—in fact, some of our favorite looks are just as easy to pull together as your go-to messy bun. If you’re looking for a new signature style or want to find a cute hairstyle suitable for your next big event, keep reading. Ahead, we’re sharing 43 cute and easy hairstyles for all hair types and textures, from glam updos to bohemian braids and more. Keep scrolling to find your new favorite look.

1. Textured pixie

If getting out the door quickly is your primary priority in the morning, consider opting for a textured pixie. This cool hairstyle makes a bold statement and requires very little effort to style—just work a texturizing paste like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and you’ll have a trendy, purposefully undone look in minutes.

2. Traditional braid

Sometimes, simple is best, which is why we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for a traditional three-strand braid. This pretty hairstyle keeps your hair out of your face while adding a bit more interest than your classic ponytail. Wear it at the nape of your neck or swept to the side for an easy, casual ‘do, or, for a little extra oomph, add a pretty barrette or clip.

3. Braided bob

Chin-grazing bobs are already incredibly chic, but if you want to put a fun spin on your look, consider adding braids throughout. This cute hairstyle for natural hair is not only totally on-trend, but also a great way to protect your strands if you’re trying to grow them out.

4. Low pigtails

Take a cue from your childhood self and pull your hair into low pigtails next time you go out with friends. The easy, cute hairstyle is playful, a little nostalgic, and super easy to achieve: Simply part your hair down the middle and tie your strands into equally-sized ponytails at the nape of your neck using clear elastics, scrunchies, or satiny ribbons.

5. Half braided pigtails

If you have a few more minutes to do your hair, consider half-braided pigtails—this cute, trendy hairstyle is one of our favorites for those with long hair. To create it, part your hair in the middle and create a French braid on either side of your head. Once you reach the nape of your neck, secure the braids with a clear elastic band and let the remainder of your lengths hang free. If you’re prone to frizz, apply a small amount of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In throughout your mid-lengths and ends to help smooth your strands.

6. Micro bangs

If you’re daring, micro bangs may be worth a shot. These super-short bangs pair great with everything from a sleek bob haircut to long, flowy tendrils. Just keep in mind that while micro bangs make a feisty statement, you’re going to have to spend time keeping them trimmed to maintain the edgy look.

7. Slicked back hair

For a slightly softer take on the wet hair look trend, apply a hair gel, like L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega Gel, to your roots, then brush your hair backward with a round brush. The gel will help keep your hair slicked back for a chic and effortless hairstyle that works well on any hair length. (Plus, the sleek look helps disguise oily roots—consider that a bonus).

8. Baby braids

Baby braids are Gen Z’s favorite way to upgrade a simple hairstyle. Simply braid a quarter-inch section of hair on each side of your part near the hairline and have a TikTok-approved style in minutes.

9. Deep side part

As we said earlier, cute hairstyles don’t have to be complicated to look great. Sometimes, something as simple as switching up your part can make all the difference in your beauty look. Use a rat tail comb to create a deep side part for instant volume and a totally new feel. Up your game (and hair) by misting your hair with a hydrating leave-in treatment, such as L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Moisture Plump Serum.

10. Middle part

A precise, defined middle part never goes out of style—and the super-simple look pairs beautifully with some of our favorite haircuts, like the butterfly cut. If you have trouble getting your part perfectly straight with your go-to hairbrush, try a rattail comb.

11. Low bun with headband

Put a preppy (and pretty) twist on your classic low bun with a headband or scarf in your favorite color. We love how a silky headband lends an elegant touch to an understated low chignon, while chunky headbands add a trendy flair. If you don’t love having all of your hair pulled back, consider leaving a few face-framing pieces free for a laid-back look.

12. Curtain bangs

If you want to experiment with bangs but aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit, try a layered haircut with curtain bangs. These long, fluid bangs hit right around the cheekbone and gradually cascade into soft layers for a flattering face-framing effect. Pair yours with a middle part for a retro vibe, or throw your lengths into a high ponytail for a cute hairstyle perfect for busy mornings.

13. Space buns

If you’re on the hunt for a trendy, cute hairstyle that works well on long hair, we suggest trying space buns. To create them, part your hair down the center to create two equal sections, then gather each section into a high pigtail at the crown of your head. Then, twist the lengths from each pigtail around the base to create buns, and secure the topknots with bobby pins. If you need help getting your strands to hold, mist your finished look with a strong-hold hairspray, such as the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray-Unscented.

14. Half-up space buns

Space buns aren’t totally off the table for those with shorter strands—you just have to do them a little bit differently. Instead of gathering all of your hair into high buns, try half-up buns. This cute hairstyle is great for straight and curly hair alike and takes very little effort to achieve.

15. Wolf cut

The classic wolf cut is among our favorite cuts for those with wavy hair types, as the choppy layers give your strands effortless-looking texture and volume. Ask your stylist to cut yours on the choppy side if you prefer an edgier look, or softer if you favor a more polished finish.

16. Voluminous ponytail

This voluminous wavy ponytail is the perfect way to glam up your go-to pony. Start by slicking your hair back into a classic ponytail, then use a wide-barrel curling iron to curl the lengths of your pony. Once you’re done, use a boar bristle brush to brush out the waves. You can also lightly tease the underside of your pony for added lift and volume.

17. Low ponytail

Keep things simple, cute, and polished with a low ponytail. Swoop your strands into a pony at the base of your neck, then secure it with a clear elastic. Top it off with a decorative hair tie or barrette for a personalized touch.

18. ‘90s flip

The ‘90s flip is among our favorite cute hairstyle ideas for medium-length hair—and it’s super simple to nail. Start by prepping your mane with a heat protectant, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Blow Dry Primer for 48 HR Frizz Control. Then, use a round brush to blow dry your hair, flipping the ends outward (away from your face) for a fun and flirty ‘90s-inspired look.

19. Braided bun

Combine two cute hairstyles in one with the braided bun (or “brun,” as some call it). Nailing this look is super simple—just gather your hair into a high ponytail, braid the length of it, and wrap the braid around the base of your pony for a five-minute look that works well for day and night.

20. Fishtail pigtails

Put a stylish spin on your favorite childhood hairstyle by swapping the classic three-strand braid for more intricate-looking fishtail braids. If you need a refresher on how to do a fishtail braid, we break it down here.

21. Lob

The lob (long bob) haircut gives you the best of both worlds: The cute hairstyle is short enough to be low-maintenance but long enough that there’s still plenty of room to play. We’re partial to a wavy lob for a slightly undone look that’s laid-back but still chic.

22. Shaggy bangs

If you’re tempted to cut bangs, start with a longer style, like shaggy, brow-grazing fringe, which is a lot lower-maintenance than straight-across, blunt bangs. This effortless hairstyle is also a great way to ease into bangs without making a huge commitment.

23. Topknot

A classic, polished topknot never goes out of style: it’s flattering, easy to achieve, and surprisingly versatile. To keep yours looking polished, use a hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Invisi Gel, to smooth down any static or flyaway hairs.

24. Half-up bun

If you love the look of a topknot but don’t have enough length to nail the look, try a half-up topknot. Simply divide your hair into two equal sections, as if creating a half pony, and twist the upper section into a messy, touseled bun at the crown of your head. (This low-effort look is also a great way to camouflage oily roots until wash day).

25. Fishtail braid

If you’re looking for a cute hairstyle to keep your hair off of your face when temperatures soar, consider the fishtail braid. This bohemian look is simple, understated, and equally fitting for lazy summer days and special nights out.

26. Beach waves

Beach waves are among our favorite hairstyles of all time—this touseled, windswept style looks good on everybody. Create effortless waves sans heat with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Leave-in Conditioner. Apply a nickel-sized dollop onto towel-dried hair, scrunch your length to form the waves (or braid it if you have naturally straight hair), and allow your hair to air dry. That’s it!

27. Double ponytail

A double ponytail is a great way to fake more voluminous strands. To create this cute and easy hairstyle, gather your hair into two ponytails, one on top of the other, at the back of your head. Then, take a strand of hair from the bottom ponytail and wrap it around the base of both ponies. Use bobby pins to secure the strands on the underside of your double pony, and that’s a wrap (literally).

28. Braided half-up bun

If you’re looking for a way to change up your classic half-up ponytail or bun, we suggest trying a braided half-up bun. Start by dividing your hair into two sections, as if you were creating a half-up pony. Then, French braid the uppermost section of hair. Once you reach the crown of your head, secure the braid with a hair tie, and gather the remaining lengths into a half-up bun. Finally, unpin the bottommost section of hair so it hangs free to complete your pretty hairstyle.

29. Pinned back bangs

It can feel difficult to find a cute hairstyle when you’re growing out your bangs—which is where having a few cute hair clips comes in handy. Try parting your hair on the side and using an oversized hair clip to pin your fringe an inch or so above your ear. After you’ve clipped them back, spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray to ensure your easy, cute hairstyle stays put all day.

30. Ballerina bun

Take notes from dancers and quiet luxury stans alike and rock a ballerina bun. Whether you’re a prima ballerina or simply lead a busy life, you’ll love this sleek bun hairstyle, which will ensure every strand stays in place throughout the day.

31. High ponytail

Scoop your strands into a high ponytail with lots of bounce for an easy, on-trend look. For added volume, tease your roots before putting your hair into your pony. If you favor a more relaxed look, opt for a looser high pony and pull out a few face-framing tendrils for a lived-in effect.

32. Pineapple updo

A pineapple updo is one of our favorite hairstyles for curls and coils. To create the bouncy look, gather your hair into a super-high ponytail. Then, create a looped bun by wrapping a hair tie around the pony without pulling the ends all the way through. Pull the ends forward to frame your face, then fluff the bun with your fingers to create volume and texture.

33. Long layers

If you want to add shape and style to your mane without sacrificing length, try adding long layers. This pretty hairstyle will give your hair dimension and texture while letting you keep your strands as long as you please.

34. Side-swept bangs

Sweeping your blunt fringe to the side is a great way to change up your everyday look without a ton of effort. If you have a cowlick or stubborn hair, mist your bangs with a strong-hold hairspray like L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray-Color-Treated Hair, then use a round brush to coax them toward one side of your face while blow drying.

35. Bubble braid

A bubble braid isn’t actually a braid at all, but rather, a ponytail in which the length is punctuated by hair elastics at regularly spaced intervals. Create yours by gathering your hair into a pony—high or low, it doesn’t matter—and securing it with a hair elastic. Then, grab a handful of clear hair ties and place them one to two inches apart down the length of your pony. Complete the cute hairstyle by gently pulling apart each “bubble” to add a bit of volume.

36. Bantu knots

Bantu knots are a protective hairstyle that we find ourselves coming back to time and time again. The look involves placing miniature twisted buns around the scalp to help protect the hair and keep it off of your face (and neck).

37. Messy bun

We’ll always keep this cute hairstyle in our bag of tricks. After all, updos don’t get much quicker (or easier) than this—all you have to do is gather your hair into a haphazard knot at the back of your head and secure it with the hair elastic or scrunchie of your choice.

38. Sleek ponytail

Ponytails are often considered a low-effort hairstyle, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be incredibly chic. Create a sleek version of your classic ponytail by prepping your strands with a frizz-taming serum or spray, then smoothing your hair back with a boar bristle brush and securing the sleek ponytail with a satin hair tie. If you find your hair feeling greasy after using styling aids, add the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Pure Oil Erasing Serum for Oily Hair to your weekly shower routine to help reduce buildup and clarify your scalp.

39. Dutch Braid

This braided hairstyle will never go out of style. While it looks complicated, the technique isn’t too tricky to nail—it’s just like creating a French braid, only each strand goes under the former, rather than over. Practice makes perfect, as with anything, and once you get the hang of things, you’ll be able to style your strands into a Dutch braid in no time.

40. Modern mullet

Don’t be deterred by the name—the modern mullet is far chicer than its ‘80s predecessor. Rather than a sudden shift from short to long, this graduated hairstyle features subtle layering for an edgy, but still wearable, high-low effect.

41. Curly updo

Embrace your natural strands and rock a curly-haired updo that flaunts tousled texture and bouncy ringlets. Pull out a few face-framing pieces to highlight your features and complete this romantic special-occasion look.

42. Italian bob

If you ask us, the Italian bob is one of the chicest haircuts of the season. The cute hairstyle hits at about chin level with subtle layers placed throughout for an elegant yet effortless feel. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance cut and style, this one’s for you.

43. Tied with a bow

Adding a bow is just about the quickest way to elevate a simple hairstyle. You can use it to accessorize a pony, tie up a half-up bun, or even add one to the end of your braid for a feminine, romantic flair.

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