40 DIY Easy Hairstyles For That Effortless Salon Look

by craftmin | January 1, 2018

Tired of the same lookday after day? Maybe you desperately want a makeover but your budget just won’t allow it, and there’s that good-looking guy you really want to impress. Wipe that frown from your face because help is here! Check out this compilation of picture and video tutorials for DIY easy hairstyles from all over the web. Let me tell you – they actually work. These hairstyles are so easy, you can create a different look every day. Is that a smile I see on your face now? Great!

DIY Easy Hairstyles For Every Occasion

Yes, you read that right. Whether its a formal gathering, a girls’ night out or just an ordinary day, we’ve got your locks covered. For this compilation, we’ve grouped the DIY easy hairstyles into categories for your easy reference.

  • Braids
  • Buns
  • Curls
  • Ponytails
  • Twists
  • Hair Down

Try the different styles in your free time to decide which ones are your favorites. Don’t forget to call your BFF because some of these tutorials are meant to be done with someone else to lend a hand. Learn together, it’s more fun that way! But let me warn you, these DIY easy hairstyles will not work with a gloomy face. So keep that smile on and let’s get to work!


Create that effortless salon look with these DIY easy hairstyles braid tutorials. If it’s your first time braiding your hair, I strongly suggest you start with basic braid styles first. All of these hairstyles are easy, as promised, but let us get your fingers used to the crisscrossing process involved in braiding. It will save you from all the frustrations of a first-timer, believe me.

Twisted Crown Braid

DIY easy hairstyles twisted crown braid
I love how this braid looks so effortlessly gorgeous. If this braid were a girl, I think she would be the innocent and laid back type. This style from Twist Me Pretty might be the easiest braid I have ever seen and done. For a better look, here’s the video tutorial.

Fishtail Braid

DIY easy hairstyles fishtail braid

This braid is also an easy one to do. I remember when I was younger how I would always ask my mom to braid my hair like this and it was the first braid I learned to do by myself. But this tutorial I have is meant for someone else to do your hair for you. Here is a picture tutorial of how it’s done from Once Wed.

Check out these tips to make sure you get it right first time.

  • Before braiding, remove all tangles and knots from your hair by brushing. It is easier to braid your hair without tangles, especially if you have super long hair.
  • Skip your hair conditioner if you’re going for this style, because its hard to braid hair that is too soft and smooth. If you are too excited to wait and want to try this hairstyle with your fresh clean hair, you can always use some hairspray or styling gel to make it a little bit stickie. This will help hold up the fishtail braid for you.

How are you following so far? You should already have got the hang of the basics. So let’s continue with some more braid styles.

Stylish Braid

DIY easy hairstyles stylish braid

A braid is the first thing that comes to my mind whenever I see someone with long hair. You know how goddesses and mermaids in movies almost always have their hair braided? This look from astucesdefilles is a sure head turner for guys and gals alike.

Infinity Tieback Braid

DIY easy hairstyles infinity braid tieback

That name may sound intimidating but really, it’s easier to do than it looks. Just follow this video tutorial carefully from Cute Girls Hairstyles and you’ll be good to go. Its perfect for days when you feel like letting your hair down but still want some style to it.Get your spray bottle, brush, 2 hair elastics, some hairspray and a rat-tail comb ready and add some accessories if you want to jazz it up further.

Pull Through Braid

DIY easy hairstyles pull through braid

This hairstyle is perfect for those with thick and long hair. Rock this look by following this step by step tutorial from Kassinka. Pretty easy, huh? Here’s a video tutorial to show you just how easily this hairstyle can be recreated, with some extra tips.

Half-Up Fishtail Braid

DIY easy hairstyles half-up fishtail braid

Here’s another DIY easy hairstyles tutorial from Kassinka. Say goodbye to boring hair days with this simple yet cool twist on the usual fishtail braid. If you want to sport a rocker chic vibe, complete your look with this awesome hairstyle.

Dutch or High Crown Braid

DIY easy hairstyles dutch or high crown braid

Oh, this hairstyle reminds me a lot of heroines in movies but I never thought it could be this easy to do. This hairstyle from Christina of Hair Romance would be perfect for formal gatherings like weddings, meetings or even prom. Check out her blog for a detailed, step by step tutorial and a whole lot of other styling tips for this look.

Half-Up Rosette Braid

Watch Cute Girls Hairstyles and learn how to achieve this look which was used for the homecoming dance. Visit their blog or YouTube channel where they show you how to create many more DIY easy hairstyles. They even have a mobile app.

Half-Up Lace Rose Braid

DIY easy hairstyles half-up lace rose

Follow this picture tutorial from Hair Silver to the letter and I’m sure you’ll get your hair looking like this style.

Braid Crown

DIY easy hairstyles perfect braid crown

Whoever said you need a tiara to be a princess? Everything you need to achieve this look is in this tutorial from Nasty Gal.

Double Dutch Braid

DIY easy hairstyles double dutch braid

This is the effortless salon look for me. Check out how A La Mum achieved this fabulous look without breaking a sweat.

Stacked Bubble Braid

Cute Girls Hairstyles just never runs out of DIY easy hairstyles to share with us. Thank you, from the bottom of our braided hearts.

Half Crown Braid

DIY easy hairstyles half crown braid

Loose hair or braided hair? How about both! This hairstyle from Hair Romance gets the best of both worlds. Visit her blog for more styling tips.

Mermaid Tail Braid

DIY easy hairstyles mermaid tail braid

For a very casual and fun look, try this hairstyle from A Cup Of Jo. Bye-bye old, boring braid!


I don’t know why, but this hairstyle shouts charm, class and allure. When I was a kid, I would always see my mom with a bun, and it didn’t look anything even close to those words. But now, I know how you can be sexy, charming and classy with this hairstyle.

Messy Bun

DIY easy hairstyles messy bun

I guess the messy bun is our up-do version of the just-got-out-of-bed look. Oh, look at how good this messy bun from Mialondon looks. Show off that beautiful neck of yours, girl!

DIY easy hairstyles messy bun 1

DIY easy hairstyles messy bun 2
Or this messy bun style by Glitter INC.
DIY easy hairstyles messy bun by autumn grey
And another one from Autumn Grey.

Easy Bun

DIY easy hairstyles easy bun

Look effortlessly fabulous with this super easy bun from Her Canvas. Visit her blog for more bun styles.

Retro Bouffant

DIY easy hairstyles retro bouffant

Ok, this is technically not a bun but since it looks like one, I included it here. Check out how to pull off this look with a step by step tutorial at Hair and Make-up by Steph.

Elegant Bun

DIY easy hairstyles elegant bun

Would you believe me if I told you this elegant bun was done in just 2 minutes? Check out the step by step picture tutorial from Makeupwearables. If you’re having a hard time following the picture tutorial, feel free to watch this video instead.

Half-Up Top Knot Bun

DIY easy hairstyles half-up top knot bun

Confession of a Hairstylist can make you look classy and gorgeous in just 7 steps!

The Hair Bow Bun

DIY easy hairstyle the hair bow bun

This is an interesting twist to our dearest classic bun hairstyle that you can learn how to do with this tutorial from TrendSurvivor. Here’s a video tutorial as well for some tips on how to achieve this look.

Reversed Braided Bun

DIY easy hairstyles reversed braided bun

Here’s a confession. I tried doing this hairstyle once solo and never did it again. I was braiding my hair too slowly and got dizzy before finishing the braid. So now I always ask someone to braid my hair for me, then I do the bun part. But hey, feel free to try it on your own first. Check out this picture tutorial from Lulus.

Gibson Braided Tuck

DIY easy hairstyles Gibson braided tuck
Here’s another twist to our all-time favorite bun hairstyle. Learn how to do this look from Hey Wanderer.


Learn how to create natural looking curls, without the expensive hair salon treatments!

Soft Curls


DIY easy hairstyles curls

Are you sure those curls aren’t natural? Check out Hair Romance for some do’s and don’ts in curling.

DIY easy hairstyles braid then iron
Another way to get those natural looking curls is to braid your hair first and then iron it. This is an idea we got from TopHair. Clever, right?

The 5-Minute Curls

DIY easy hairstyles 5-minute curls

Yes, that is basically it – you’re just 5 minutes away from a gorgeous look! Learn it from this picture tutorial we got from The Fashion Spot.

Curly Bob

DIY easy hairstyles bob curls

Visit The Beauty Department to learn how you can get your bob to look this fabulous.

Top Half Curls

DIY easy hairstyles top half

If you’re in a hurry but still needed to look gorgeous, this is the hairstyle for you. Find out how to achieve this look from this picture tutorial from Hair and Make-up by Steph.


Make your boring ponytail into a head-turner for an even better everyday look!

Perfect Ponytail

DIY easy hairstyles perfect ponytail

Remember that hairstyle Lucy Hale sported at the VMA? That is the inspiration behind this hairstyle. Learn how to get that Hollywood look from The Beauty Department.

Braided Ponytail

DIY easy hairstyles braided ponytail

Add a twist to your regular ponytail with this tutorial by Hair Romance.

Messy Braided Ponytail

DIY easy hairstyles messy braided hair

I guess the messy look is the new trend nowadays. Better learn how to create that beautiful mess for your own hair with All Things Hair.

Twisted Ponytail

DIY easy hairstyles twisted ponytail

Literally a ponytail with a twist, visit Twist Me Pretty for the easy step by step tutorial.


Hair twists remind me of my strict grade school teacher, so for me this hairstyle exudes command and authority. Perhaps it would be perfect for an important meeting?

Messy French Twist

DIY easy hairstyles messy french twist

Learn how to make this beautiful mess from Irrelephant.

Braided Frech Twist

DIY easy hairstyles braided french twist

Can I say french twist with a twist? Get the look with this tutorial from Once Wed.

Quick Twist

DIY easy hairstyles quick twist

This hairstyle says it all – it’s a quick and easy fix that will give your hair that much needed twist. Get the tutorial at The Beauty Department.


Or you could just let your beautiful locks down, letting them breathe while maintaining your style with these DIY easy hairstyles. This may also help to style that not so long hair.

Short Stack

DIY easy hairstyles short stack

Short hair, don’t care! You can still have that salon look with this hairstyle from The Beauty Department.

Half-Up Hairstyle

DIY easy hairstyles half-up

Get this look and some more styling tips at Hair Romance.

Half-Up Party Lob

DIY easy hairstyle half-up party lob

Amaze your friends with how you keep your short hair so stylish with this hairstyle from Lulus. I’m sure it will look great on you.

Party-Perfect Hair

DIY easy hairstyles party-perfect hair

Get the Cosmo Girl look from this hairstyle tutorial from Cosmopolitan.

Side Swept

DIY easy hairstyles side swept

And when all else fails, do this side swept hairstyle from Join The Mood and sport a more innocent look.

I hope you can find all the time you need to try these DIY easy hairstyles. Remember that great hair won’t do its magic without your smile and confidence. Good luck, and happy hairstyling!