I fully admit that I get most of my hair inspiration from people I pass on the street. I’m often minding my business walking to work, only to stumble upon someone with a mane styled so trendy that I have to stop and stare. Whether you live in a big bustling city or a small town, you’ve likely experienced this, too. If you want to recreate your favorite street style looks (without asking a complete stranger), you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re looking for something cool and edgy or a simple everyday look, read on for 12 of the best street style hair ideas.
The Best Street Style Hair Ideas To Try Now
Half-Up Top Knot
A half-up top knot proves that going the easy route with your hairstyle can have a serious payoff. Simply gather the top half of your hair into a ponytail at the top of your head and secure it with a clear hair elastic.
Then, wrap the loose hair from the ponytail around itself to create a bun and use several bobby pins to lock it in place. Complete your look with a few spritzes of soft hold hairspray like Pureology Style + Protect Soft Finish Hairspray.
Box Braid Ponytail
Looking for a simple and chic way to style your box braids? Give this box braid high ponytail a try. Throw on a knotted headband to add another stylish element to your look.
Street style is all about lived-in, go-anywhere looks, and what hairstyle says that better than textured waves? All you’ll need to create the look is a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray. Talk about easy!
Slicked-back hair might instantly make you think of Fashion Week, but that doesn’t mean the look isn’t wearable for every day. For this style, you can start with freshly washed or second-day hair—as long as it’s damp (but not soaking wet). Then, apply hair gel like Matrix Vavoom Hold My Body Forming Hair Gel to your roots and brush your hair straight back using a comb to create a slicked-back look.
If you want your hairstyle to be the focal point of your entire look, opt for a high ponytail. High ponytails are effortlessly chic and sophisticated—particularly if you’re working with super long hair.
Larger Than Life Curls
In case you haven't heard, big hair energy is the vibe for 2020. You’ll likely see big, voluminous curls everywhere you go this year, and you’ll want to get in on the trend ASAP. Wondering how to try big hair energy for yourself? Click here for our full guide.
Fishtail Braid Pigtails
Let your street style look show off your personality. If you’re bold and outgoing, these fishtail braid pigtails are the perfect balance of cute and edgy.
Double Dutch Braids
If you’re anything like me, you never get tired of the classics. Case in point: Double dutch braids. Whether you’re strolling through a big city or a tiny town, this cute, go-to hairstyle always works (and pairs perfectly with so many outfits).
Hair accessories are likely everywhere you turn your head lately, so don’t be afraid to add them to your favorite hairstyle. Whether you opt for a simple hair barrette or a bold headband, there are tons of ways to make hair accessories work for you in 2020.
Pinned And Tucked Waves
When it comes to bobby pins, we have a completely different outlook on the staple hair tool then we did back in the day. When it comes to how you accessorize with bobby pins, get creative! Use them to add an exciting element to any everyday hairstyle.
Boho Accent Braid
If bohemian hairstyles are more your vibe, add a simple braided accent to your ‘do to complement any look.
Street style isn’t just about your hairstyle—it’s also about your color! If you’ve ever been inspired by colorful hair but never dared to try it for yourself, now is the perfect time! Need inspiration? Try half-and-half hair color.
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