Spring is the time for anything that’s fresh: cleaning out the home, a new wardrobe update and, yes, trying a new hairstyle. You don’t have to break the bank going to the salon for a new cut or dye job, though. Below are five simple ideas that are easy to achieve and look great in natural hair. In fact, 65.5% of All Things Hair readers stated that they prefer natural-looking hair, meaning that each of these styles should be popular for the spring season.
- Loose Curls for a Beach Hair Look
While beach hair might seem like more of a summer trend, with many people heading out to the beach for an early break after the past two years of disrupted travel plans, beach hair makes a fun, sassy spring style, too.
It’s a super easy style to achieve. The key is to get loose waves so it looks like your hair curled while playing in the waves. Twist your hair into small sections. Wrap the twisted hair around the curler and then hold very briefly, keeping the curling iron moving through the hair. When you’re done, you can even add a beach hair product like sea salt sprays or texturing tonic.
- Wrapped Ponytail
A classic and breezy look for spring is to pull your hair into a high ponytail. That will take the hair off your neck if you have medium to long hair and allow for a cooling feel as the weather starts to warm up.
A classy look is to take a strand of hair and wrap it around the hair tie of the ponytail, pinning the hair strand underneath. It looks like the ponytail is naturally in the hair without any assistance. It’s a fun, natural look.
- Messy Bun
As we do more outside, like picnics or even just a jog in the park, casual styles tend to make it more into our everyday looks.
The messy bun is a classically easy look to achieve. Start by tying your hair up in a ponytail, and then wrap it around the tie, securing it in place with bobby pins. To get the messy look, wrap the bun as loosely as possible and don’t worry about any stray strands that come loose. You might also use a texturizing product beforehand to get more of a bounce.
- Loose Single Braid
For a slightly romantic vibe, you might tie a small braid in one section of your hair at the front. Then lead that braid back into a ponytail or messy bun. You might even just lead the braid back and pin it under the rest of your hair. This style also works with bob cuts – it’s not just for those with longer hair.
- Changing Up Your Parting
One of the easiest ways to have a fresher look with almost no effort is to simply brush your hair so your parting isn’t in its normal spot. Simply lead a large comb from the front to the back of your hair where you wish the parting to be and then brush to the side. It’s also an instant way to get more volume.