8 Non-Boring Spring Hair Ideas

Rather than succumb to winter-induced hair hibernation, why not spring forward with a fresh look? Here, eight ways to update your hair with half-curls, a ponytail upgrade, and more ideas ripped from the red carpet.

Jen Atkin, ultimate hair guru and creator of cult-favorite styling products, is a master of fuss-free, sexy hairstyles. She taught us how to do this look last year, but 2017 is when the high ponytail will make its mark. The quick and casual updo can be worn on the go with jeans and a T-shirt, but see how Constance Wu, Hailey Baldwin, and Kendall Jenner make the typically low-key ponytail double as a red carpet option. 

Halfway Waves

Why bother with curling your whole head when you can literally do a half-assed job?Don't worry, you'll still look amazing, like Mandy Moore, Chrissy Teigen, and Rowan Blanchard. Their soft, flat waves start halfway down, then are tucked behind the ears for a polished medium between bold barrel curls and frizzy beach waves. 

Spiraled Curls

Another wave to embrace is the tight, type 3 curl. Whether your hair naturally falls into this spiraled shape or you enlist the help of flexible rollers, this bouncy style works for all hair lengths, as demonstrated by Zendaya, Ruth Negga, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. 

The Elvis

If your Jean Seberg pixie grew out over the holidays, give your short style a modern take on this rockabilly style. The best part about Kristen Stewart's, Jennifer Hudson's, and Ruby Rose's gelled pompadours? They're guaranteed to stay put all night long. 

French Fringe

It's wrong to attribute all wispy, It girl bangs to the French when our collective fringe inspo is clearly Jane Birkin. That said, this season's je ne sais quoi take is definitively Parisian. Let Georgia May Jagger, Bella Hadid, and Halle Berry convince you to finally get bangs

The High-Volume Half-Up

We've seen almost every iteration of the half-up, but this year we're letting the half-down part be the focus. From brushed-out to oversize curls, see Tracee Ellis Ross, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Tinashe give their hair maximum volume. 

If you're hesitant to chop your hair, just fake it till you make it like Amal Clooney, Ciara, and Emily Ratajkowski. They tucked their hair up and under for an evening fling with the shortened style. 

Fairy Tale Accessories

Fantastical hair bobbles are nothing new, but the quirkier approach is key this spring. Emily Blunt and Rihanna layered multiple accessories, while Alexa Chung opted for one oversize bejeweled barrette. 



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