The world of hairstyles is probably the vastest one there is. There are all sorts of twists, buns, ponies, braids, pigtails, haircuts, ways of heat styling and curling and straightening…etc. The list goes on and on without a full stop seen anywhere close. So, below is a compiled hairstyles master list of the most basic of hairstyles and their countless (slightly advanced) variations:
Pony Hairstyles Master List
1. The Infamous Illusion Ponytail
This ponytail listyle is perfect for women who would like to create an illusion of longer hair. A lower ponytail is made at the back of your head, near the nape of your neck and a higher one around the upper section of your head.
2. Slick Ponytail with Wrap Around Base
Girls love to experiment with this hairdo as it expertly collects all their hair from around their face and is workplace-friendly. The wrap around base adds to the sleekness of the ‘do but is completely optional. Simply tie your hair up in a pony then separate one strand from the pony and wrap it around the hair tie and secure with a pin or two.
3. Messy Ponytail with Bouffant
Messy ponytails are meant to be messy and most of the times many girls complain about not being able to achieve the perfect messy ponytail. But it’s actually easy! Simply bunch up all your hair without caring about how messy it is and just tie it up. This style needs you to back brush the top section of your hair and pin it carefully with your pony.
4. Braid and Ponytail
You can get really innovative with ponytails. This style includes a braid at the top section of the head which leads into a ponytail with a wrap-around base.
5. Simple Messy Ponytail
The previous messy ponytail style needed a bouffant but you can also make a messy pony like this one. Keep the small locks and sections of hair around your head loose, don’t put all your hair in the pony.
6. Slick and Messy
This hairstyle is mostly worn by African/Black/Hispanic women (anyone who has an above 3a hair type). But nonetheless, it is a pony style that deserves a spot on this hairstyles master list (but that doesn’t mean anyone should culture appropriate the hairstyle).
7. Low and Messy
Messy ponytails do not necessarily mean the pony has to be placed on a high spot on your head. Here you can see a gorgeous ponytail effortlessly achieved and it is tied at the nape of the neck. Some back brushing is also done to give a poofier outlook.
8. More Low and Messy Ponytail
Variations of the same hairdo can be seen made by multiple celebrities on the red carpet. The messy low ponytail seems to be a top favorite of many for how easily it can be made and it looks effortlessly gorgeous.
9. Sophisticated Bouffant with High Ponytail
If you want to opt for a super fancy ‘do for a bridal shower, wedding or any important event then this hairstyle is the best you can opt for. It does that a while to back brush the top section of your hair but it is quite worth it. Place your ponytail around the middle of your head and make sure it is a bit messy.
10. Rocker Chic Braided Pony
Channel your inner punk with this edgy hairdo. You need to braid all the front section of your hair but not all the way. Your braids should be braided only halfway, then tie them all up (along with the rest of your hair) in a pony. After your hair tie is secured, take 1 or 2 of the braids and wrap them around the hair tie to hide it.
11. Side Ponytail
Switching up the staple ponytail at the back of your head to one that is secured to the side of your head is a clever and innovative way of approaching your hairstyle for today. The side ponytail is very versatile for you can incorporate various mini hairstyles like a braided crown, side parting, inverted twists, and much more.
12. Sleek Wrap Around Pony
You’ve heard of a messy low ponytail, so now check out the low sleek ponytail. Ashley here, can be seen rocking the look quite effortlessly. Keep your hairstyle stylish and chic by braiding a section of your ponytail and wrapping it around your hair tie.
13. Hairstyles Master List – Twistie Ponytail
This is a very different kind of ponytail that may or may not come out as expected because of its likable oddness. First, brush all the hair from your head into a sleek ponytail around the middle of your head. Separate a strand of hair from your pony, wrap it cleanly around your hair tie. Now, divide the hair in your ponytail into 2 sections and twist each section. Then, wrap the two twisted sections over each other.
14. Messy Side Ponytail
Another gorgeous rendition of the side ponytail is this side parted messy do. It is possibly the simplest one in this hairstyle master list. All you have to do is just keep your look as messy as can be.
15. Braid Crown and Pony
Braided crowns are the prettiest ever, no? It is fun to dabble in different styles and combining them into one. With this hairdo, you have to make a braided crown and then bring it all the way to the middle of your head (from any side, left or right; it is up to you). Now, tie your hair up in a ponytail and wrap the end of your crown braid around your hair tie.
16. Upside Down Braid and Ponytail
In the next category, you will be reading all about braids and this is one of the best ones from them. The upside down braid starts by you throwing your hair to the front and starting to french braid your hair. The beginning of the braid begins at the nape of your neck and goes till half of your head. Then, once you reach that point, gather up all your hair along with the braid and tie it all up in a pony.
Which is your favorite ponytail style from our hairstyles master list?
Braided Hairstyles Master List
1. Hairstyles Master List – The Fishtail Braid
You must have seen every girl wearing this type of braid. Why? It looks super sophisticated but doesn’t take much time once you master its art. The hairdo shown in the above image is both sleek and messy with the hair smoothly slicked back at the top and secured in a ponytail. Then the ponytail is fishtail braided and kept messy.
2. Two Dutch Pigtails
You have definitely seen lots of renditions of the two pigtails. But dutch braiding your hair into 2 braids is possibly the cutest style ever. The Dutch braid is exactly like the french braid but instead, the hair goes underneath while you braid.
3. 3-Strand Braided Crown and Side Braid
The 3 strand braid is a fairly simple and very easy kind of braid. All you have to do is separate your hair in 3 sections and braid away. You can choose to tuck the hair under or over, it doesn’t matter. Both look great! In this hairstyle you are going to want to start with a braid crown then, ease into a side braid.
4. Waterfall Braid
This hipster/indie hairdo can be seen on the had of nearly every other aesthetic Tumblr blogger…and for good reason. It not only looks super cute (when you curl your hair right) but suits every hair length, color, type and all.
5. Lace Braid with Braided Bun
You probably will need to clip in some hair extensions to properly execute this look. This lace braid look is done by incorporating two different braid styles in it. The first one is a 3-strand braid made evenly and rolled into a bun even more carefully so its flower design can stay. The second is a classic lace braid made with the remaining hair you have at hand.
6. Side Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are incredibly versatile, if that has not already been established. But, probably the best and cutest style is the one where you start braiding one side of your hair and bring the braid all the way round to the other side and continue fishtail braiding all your hair till the end.
7. Enchantress Multiple Braids Braid
This looks absolutely royal-like. And quite easy to make! Start by gathering your hair up in a ponytail. Separate it into 3 sections. Braid one section a fishtail, the other a 3-strand, and the other a rope braid (see #13 in Ponytail section). Once you’re done, braid these 3 braids into 1 gorgeous braid.
Which braid type is your favorite from our hairstyles master list?
Bun Hairstyles Master List
1. Sock Bun Variations
The sock bun is both the hardest and easiest bun to make. Before you can even think about doing it you have to know what a hair doughnut is. Basically a fabric doughnut that you can place at the bottom of a ponytail of yours and tuck your hair all around it. In the above picture you can see 4 of the many renditions to it.
2. Messy with a Lil Sassy
Yep, there’s a messy ponytail, braid AND bun too! What? They’re super cute!
3. Low Knotted Messy Bun
Messy hairdos create a wonderful fashion statement no matter what. Especially when you opt for a low knotted bun and keep your hair and sidebangs looking effortless and chic.
4. Braided Bun with Bangs: Hairstyles Master List
You have to know by now that you do not need to give yourself your own disastrous DIY bangs remedy at home for this look. Pick up some bang hair extensions and proceed to making this neat and work-friendly hairstyle.
5. Messy Bow Bun
Bow buns are the definition of adorable and you will never get enough of them once you really know how to make them. An optimum hairdo would consist of a messy bow bun with tendrils of hair by the sides of your face.
6. Too Sophisticated for Ya!
Oh, the different hairstyles incorporated in this do! First, you have the 2 upside down Dutch braids that go up to both sides of your head and burst into adorable bow buns. A definite hell yeah!
7. One Upside Down Braided Bow Bun
This is basically what you saw in #6 but it’s only one. It’s a different approach to the elegant yet chic hairstyle you want to try out.
8. The Twisty Bun
The tutorial says it all, ladies! You can make this bun for work, informal events, lazy days in and just a day out for fun.
9. Chic Bun
There are thousands of tutorials on this chic bun style that is mostly done for weddings, bridal events, and very important dinners. Why? It just exudes this air of sophistication, no?
10. 2 Upside Down Braids and Braided Buns
Another rendition of the upside down braids, these ones don’t go into bow buns but braided buns instead. It is simple to make. Start with dividing your hair in the middle and begin to upside down braid each section. Once you reach the point of your liking, gather all the hair in that section along with the upside down braid and tie it in a ponytail. Now start to 3-strand braid that ponytail and roll it up to make a bun. Secure with bobby pins.
11. Big Fancy Bun
There is no limit to how extra you can be with hair buns. You can even make such a huge bun and use it as a pillow for sleeping. No limit! Although you might want to go to a hairdresser for this kind of bun.
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