Every season graces us with hairstyles that take over our feeds—especially our TikTok feeds! The social media platform has become a go-to for hairspiration among beauty lovers, so we gathered up our top picks that showcase spring’s most-talked-about hairstyles.
What can you expect to see? Twists on old favorites like mermaid waves and the wet look, plus a completely new take on a traditional braid and a ponytail hack that are blowing up. And yes, these spring hairstyles are curly-girl-approved, so they can work for multiple textures. Consider us influenced!
Shop Our Spring Hairstyle Trend Must-haves
Half-up Half-down Hack
A half-up half-down style might not sound like anything special, but it’s all in the oomph of your ponytail. Influencer Tondreanna Esquilín, aka @tondreannaesquilin on TikTok, shows us how it’s done here with a hack to the voluminous style of your dreams. The best part is it works for all hair textures—but as she demonstrates, curls will have an even bigger impact when it comes to volume.
To recreate, you’ll want to start by working Pureology Style + Protect Weightless Volume Mousse through strands for added volume. Once you’ve perfected your half-up half-down hack, add hold with Matrix Vavoom Freezing Spray.
You’ve probably heard of the wet look—well, Sauna Hair is its healthier, multi-tasking sister. Let us explain: Sauna hair is similar to the Wet Look in that it gives off that I-just-emerged-from-the-pool appearance but lets hair oils, hair masks, and leave-in conditioners do the styling work so you can self-care and look stylish on the move. It’s perfect as the temps warm up, too since the heat mixed with these haircare products will penetrate strands deeper, hence the name.
Shania, aka @shaniachristinad on TikTok, uses Shu Uemura Hair of the Art Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil to style her Sauna Hair as shown here. Essence Absolu Oil is made with camellia oil and provides all-day UV protection so your hair will not only look good but also feel good for days to come, even after wash day.
Snake braids are blowing up on TikTok right now, so of course, they made our list! Don’t worry, they look more complicated than they actually are. However, influencer Audrey aka @audreytrullinger, on TikTok can show you how snake braids are done better than we can explain. See how she incorporates snake braids into a cute claw clip style here.
She starts off by using Matrix Vavoom Freezing Spray Extra Hold for a bit of grit and holding power while she crafts her mini snake braids and then uses Mizani Artful Edges Edge Gel to smooth flyaways down.
Mermaid waves are back! But 2023’s mermaid waves have a more undone, effortless feel and are not concerned about perfection. Influencer Seerat Sain, aka @seeratsaini_ on TikTok, shows us here how to achieve this with a few of her favorite products.
Pureology Style + Protect Weightless Volume Mousse is her go-to when crafting the waves. Work into strands section by section and follow up a three-prong waver. Once she has a head full of waves, she sprays in L’Oréal Professional Tecni.Art Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray to lock in her look.
Anyone around for the Y2K era knows this is an oldie but goodie. While we’ve been debating middle parts vs. side parts, the zig-zag part crept back in to steal our hearts. This playful part screams spring and can be incorporated into all kinds of hairstyles for festivals, prom, and more.
Pro stylist Barbra Simovic showed us how to get the look quick and easy that’s taking over TikTok! All you’ll really need is a comb with a pointed tail and the ability to perfect a zigzag motion. Before styling, we suggest you use Redken Spray Smooth Anti Frizz Hairspray on dry or wet hair to keep the attention on your fun part rather than your frizzies.
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