20+ Simple and Trendy Hairstyles for Teenage Girls
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Trendy but quick hairstyles for weekday mornings.
If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on your hair during the school week, you may be tempted to stick with your go-to style or even forgo styling altogether. However, you can achieve many of 2018’s popular hairstyles with just a few minutes in front of the mirror. These styles can add variety to your repertoire and some can be combined for a bigger, bolder look.
These simple, trendy hairstyles will work for any teenage girl on a lazy weekday morning:
A center part is an easy, trendy style that will highlight your face. It’s also incredibly versatile – center parts can be worn up or down and are flattering for all face shapes and hair types.
Sleek, High Ponytail
Though ponytails are most commonly found at the gym, stars like Bella Hadid and Rihanna have elevated this easy updo to a huge trend. These tips and products help get rid of frizz and knots; you want your hair to be smooth, shiny, and tangle-free before styling.
Though tight braids are a popular style for little girls, a messy braid is more relaxed, on-trend, and mature. Messy braids are great for lazy mornings – second day hair and dry shampoo will give your hair extra grip and help hold your braid together.
Deep Side Part
A deep side part will help your makeup pop. Part your hair at the highest point of the arch of your eyebrow to achieve this look. For extra wow-factor, tuck your hair behind your ear to draw attention to your face.
Retro-inspired curly hair with extra volume is popular this season. Whether you’ve got a trusted curling wand or need some help with your natural curls, don’t be afraid to go big!
Selena Gomez's Dyed Blonde
Blondes have more fun, so take a page out of Selena Gomez’s book and dye your hair an ashy blonde! Don’t hesitate to let your roots grow out; the gradual transition from dark to light hair will help the blonde color look more natural.
A high ponytail is perfect for those mornings when you hit the snooze button one too many times. It takes minimal effort and you can choose for a more relaxed look by letting a few locks frame your face.
Blake Lively's Polished Beach Hair
Blake Lively is the queen of achieving just the right balance between messy and put-together when it comes to her hair. Use a 2” or larger curling iron to create waves at the ends of your hair, but leave the hair on top of your head smooth and straight.
Straight Bob with Fringe
Bangs of any kind will almost always need some styling in the morning. Grab a flattening iron and run it over all your hair, from roots to ends. It’s a quick and easy look to achieve, even when you’re rushed in the morning.
Miley Cyrus' Blow Out Shag
Miley Cyrus’ shag is all about one thing: volume. Break out your trusty hair dry to create a perfectly bouncy blow out before you head out for the day. Be sure to use a heat-protecting spray to keep your hair sleek and shiny during styling.
Shay Mitchell's Signature Beach Waves
Shay Mitchell’s waves are laid-back and casual. Use an iron to curl your hair loosely away from your face. There’s no need for the curls to be uniform; for this beachy look, messier is better.
Tight French Braid
Braids are an incredibly simple way to tame your locks even on your worst hair days. Brush it so it’s free of knots, then French braid from roots to ends. Best of all, if you use a small amount of product or braid your hair while it’s slightly damp, you can rock natural waves the following day.
Sarah Hyland's Long Bob with Side Part
Side parts are universally flattering, regardless of the shape of your face, and work incredibly well with a long bob. While your hair is wet, use a comb to create the part you want, then style as desired.
Zendaya's Messy Bun
For busy mornings, no style beats the messy bun. Gather your hair into a bun that sits on top of your head. Be sure to let some pieces frame your face, as Zendaya has done, to keep the look casual.
Emma Stone's Blonde Shag
An icy blonde, like Emma Stone’s color, takes a shag hairstyle to the next level. Use a curling iron to quickly add dimension and body to your look.
Debby Ryan's Auburn Locks and Long Fringe
Follow Debby Ryan’s lead and embrace the contrast between straightened bangs and long, wavy tresses. To save time in the morning, curl your hair the night before and leave it in a loose ponytail while you sleep. When you wake up, all you have to do is go!
Katy Perry's Blonde Undercut and Fringe
Short haircuts are great because they require minimal effort and styling. For a twist on a traditional pixie cut, add a fringe or undercut to your short style like Katy Perry.
Lily Collin's long Brunette Lowlights
Changing your color is a great way to have fun with your look. For something simple and subtle, try adding some lowlights to your locks. Loose, bouncy curls are a great way to show them off!
Dark Roots and Blonde High Lights
If you want to go blond, but don’t want to bleach your entire head, add some blonde highlights to your dark hair. You can either keep them up, let them grow out, or decide to take the plunge if you really like the color.
Rebecca Black's Warm Balayage
Balayage has been one of the most popular and trendy coloring methods this year. They are a great, low-maintenance option that is perfect for any busy teen because they require less upkeep than traditional highlights.
Katherine Langford's Side-Swept Relaxed Curls
To feel like a movie star for the day, get some inspiration from Katherine Langford. Part your hair to the side and then curl it however you like. While you may opt for a small curling iron, you can also achieve similar curls by braiding your hair overnight.
Braided Sides and Bun
Braids and buns are every lazy or busy girl’s dream hairstyle, so why not combine them into one? Start by gathering most of your hair into a messy bun but leave some of it on one (or both) side of your head. Then, take the remaining hair and braid it however you like, taking care to pin it back by the bun.