There was a time when your interest in your mom’s beauty products far outweighed your interest in anything else. These days, whimsy is often replaced with practicality. Sure, balancing your budget and meeting your career goals are valuable pursuits, but having a little fun is good for the soul. Relive a bit of your childhood with our favorite grown-up versions of childhood hairstyles.
The half-pony: Long locks flowing down your back and framing your face without the obnoxious side effect of hair in your eyes, this is a big beauty win. Enter the polished half-pony.
Grown-up pigtails: Pigtails are a classic childhood staple across many generations. They’re playful and they’re easy to style, so what’s not to love about a voluminous version that looks a bit more polished than premature.
The topsy tail: This cascading hairstyle was a hit among children of the ’90s. With our simple tutorial, it’ll be a hit among the 18+ set as well.
Crimped Hair: There’s the curling iron, then there’s the straightener. But the crimper is on a whole another level. Try this new exciting spin on crimped hair, if you are craving this old style in the current age.
The Fishtail Braid: From braided crowns and waterfall braids to braided buns and four-strand braids, fashionistas can’t get enough of these works of hair art. There’s one braided style in particular that has been making quite a splash (pun intended) on the hair scene: the fishtail. An upgraded version of the basic braid, this simple-yet-intricate-looking style has become wildly popular because of its ability to be dressed up and dressed down.
The Braided Crown: During our youth, crowns symbolized grace, greatness, and of course, beauty. Once we realized the prettiest crowns could be crafted from the very hairs on our heads, they immediately regained their significance.