The 36 Best Hair Tutorials of 2014
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The 36 Best Hair Tutorials of 2014

True, we’re known to have a thing for the messy bun, but when it comes to our daily hair routines, we tend to go the extra mile (it’s the DIYers in us). The proof is in the tutorials — we’ve made about 36 of ’em this year that take you through fun and easy ways to style your locks step-by-step. Not only did we hit on all the biggest hair trends of 2014, from nailing the fishtail braid to adding pops of pastel color, no stylist required, but we also took the top celebrity hairstyles from the red carpet to your very own vanity mirror, and broke down what it takes to look like an A-lister when you’re pressed for time (try 10 minutes to spare). Here, we’re sharing those hair hacks plus a handful of hair how-tos from around the web in our year-end celebration of the best hair DIYs of 2014, a compilation best read through with a brush and a few bobby pins in hand.

HAIR HACKS

1. 5-Minute Casual Updos: Master three lazy girl-approved ways to get those locks off your shoulders in just five minutes. (via Brit + Co)

2. 10-Minute Weekend-Ready Hairstyles: Curl it up, twist it back or get wavy. No matter which off-duty hairstyle you choose, it’ll only take you 10 minutes. (via Brit + Co)

3. 10-Minute Office-Ready Hairstyles: Get your tresses office ready in 10 minutes or less on those days when you hit the snooze button one too many times. (via Brit + Co)

4. How to Wake Up With Great Hair: When you just can’t even in the AM, prep your locks at night so you wake up looking ***flawless. (via Refinery29)

5. How to Style Wet Hair: Showered with zero time to blow dry? Wear your wet hair like you mean it with these three tutorials. (via Brit + Co)

6. How to Fake a Bob: Get in on the cut of the year without involving the scissors using this clever hair hack (then freak out your friends with an LC-style selfie). (via Brit + Co)

7. Curly Hair Hacks: Style perfect curls every time, whether you wear your ringlets up, down or in between.  (via Brit + Co)

8. How to Smooth Your Split Ends: Split ends don’t wait for your schedule to clear to go completely haywire. Smooth ’em down with this 15-minute hack until you can dedicate an hour to your stylist. (via Brit + Co)

 

AT-HOME COLOR

9. No Foil Required Dip Dye: Hack this flash dye at home by mixing clarifying shampoo and semi-permanent hair color that will take to your highlights like that. (via Brit + Co)

10. DIY Pastel Hair: Give yourself rainbow streaks without making a major color commitment using hair chalk on your blonde locks (or eye shadow on your darker tresses). (via Brit + Co)

11. How to Touch Up Your Rusted Roots: It’s not always a mad dash to your stylist. With these two genius products on call, you can refresh your roots in minutes. (via Brit + Co)

 

FRINGE FOCUS

12. How to Cut Your Own Bangs: You can cut salon-worthy fringe on your own dome — follow these stylist-approved steps to make the hair transformation happen. (via Brit + Co)

13. How to Style Your Long Bangs: Stop with the side sweep already. These three hairstyles will get that overgrown fringe out of your face *and* make the rest of your mane look stellar in the process. Win-win! (via Brit + Co)

14. How to Braid Your Bangs: A foolproof (and super cute) way to keep your bangs from blocking your view? Braid ’em out the way! (via Brit + Co)

 

OFF THE RED CARPET

15. Get Beyoncé’s Bob: Sport Bey’s “Drunk in Love” waves with just a few flips of the curling iron. Really, it is that easy to look like the Queen. (via Brit + Co)

16. Get Emma Watson’s Lob: Emma’s easy lob is the ultimate everyday ‘do. Learn how to style this red carpet look IRL with this tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

17. Get Taylor Swift’s Glamour Waves: Taylor’s vintage-inspired glamour waves turn heads just as much as her signature red pout. We are never, ever, ever doing our hair any other way. (via Brit + Co)

18. Get Emma Watson’s Dramatic Deep Side Part: Textured hair looks majorly romantic tousled over a deep side part. Get Emma’s premiere look here (and learn how to boost your brows to match). (via Brit + Co)

19. Get Cate Blanchett’s Braided Chignon: Wow ’em with an unexpected braid a la Cate’s sleek chignon that’s twisted back into a fuss-free bun. (via Brit + Co)

20. Get Carrie Underwood’s Edgy Updo: This modern bouffant is edgy and glamorous all at once. Curl your locks and pin ’em back to channel Carrie’s on-point awards show ‘do. (via Brit + Co)

21. Get Jessica Alba’s Glam Updo: Get beyond-glamorous Old Hollywood waves by pinning large barrel curls around your head. Learn how to DIY the red carpet drama in this tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

22. Get Mad Men Hair: Continue your love affair with Mad Men and go retro with these three ’60s-inspired hairstyles that prove the bigger the hair, the better. (via Brit + Co)

23. Get Sandra Bullock’s Glamour Waves: Get ready for your close up with this timeless hairstyle that has you pinning your cascading curls to one side. Talk about a beyond glamorous statement. (via Brit + Co)

24. Get Maria Menounos’ Romantic Braided Updo: A loosely plaited waterfall French braid makes Maria’s chignon insanely dreamy. Boho babes, consider this your go-to updo. (via Brit + Co)

25. Get Olivia Wilde’s Tousled Updo: This effortless-looking style *does* take some work. But the twisting, pinning and curling is most certainly worth it to look this chic. (via Brit + Co)

 

NOT-SO-BASIC BASICS

26. Glam Up Your Ponytail: This was the year of the turned-up pony. Check out three ways to dress up the sporty updo. (via Brit + Co)

27. How to Style Grown Up Pigtails: Learn how to rock the split-in-two ‘do at any age with this tutorial that shows how to transform pigtails into three totally grown up looks. (via Brit + Co)

28. Ace the Fishtail Braid: The fishtail braid was the plait to ace this year… and it’s still not too late to master! Make sure you nail the basics with this 101-level tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

29. Style Your Hair Like a French Girl: Sometimes you *do* want to look as effortless as your hair hack. Channel your inner French girl with this ultra chic roll that only takes 60 seconds to pin in place. Merci beaucoup indeed! (via Treasures & Travels)

30. How to Do a Rope Braid: Twist your hair into this heavenly, Blake Lively-approved braid that just might be the easiest plait to master ever. (via Deb Shops)

31. 8 *More* Ways to Braid: And just in case you just can’t get enough of Pinterest-worthy plaits, here are eight more ways to add braids to your ‘do. Trust us, you’ll want to try them all! (via Brit + Co)

32. Toss Up the Big Top Knot: Sarah Hyland solidified the mondo top knot as one of this year’s supreme styles. Learn how to twist up your locks into a pretty-messy roll with this tutorial. (via What I Wore)

33. Nail Blowdryer Waves: Forget a curling iron and hair clips. It’s just you and your blow dryer — all you need to make major waves on the go! (via Brit + Co)

 

FORMAL FETE HAIR

34. Short Hair Updos: Polish your chopped locks in just 10 minutes with these party-ready updos especially for short-haired girls. (via Brit + Co)

35. Bridesmaids Updos That Are Altar-Ready: Spread the love with these three half-up bridesmaid hairstyles that will have everyone in the bridal party saying “I do.” (via Brit + Co)

36. Bridal Updos You *Can* Do: Believe it! Bridal hair can be DIY-ed — here’s the proof: three stunning and *doable* hairstyles that will suit any white wedding. (via Brit + Co)

Which of your bookmarked DIY hair tutorials did you *actually* do the most this year? Tell us which style you want to see broken down step-by-step for 2015 in the comments below.