2012 is just getting started but some of the trendiest hairstyles for the year have already been designed, and they are easy to replicate, fun to wear, and perfect for any number of occasions. The looks are all about playful braids, messy updos, and updated classics. Whether you have short, medium, long, straight, or curly hair these following styles are simple to modify and flattering on most face shapes. Though some are definitely better suited to the beach than the office, it is possible to polish any one of them for an elegant and sophisticated finish. Try one of these trendy hairstyles for your next event, and enjoy the universal positive attention.
Braids are extremely popular this year because they are easy to do but look very feminine and youthful. The multi-braid style takes your average straight braid and changes it up just a little for more texture, a little mess, and a unique look. This is a great style for those with medium to long hair, but you can add hair extensions regardless of the length for a Rapunzel-like feel.
To create this beautiful style simply collect your hair at the nape of your neck and separate in three sections as you would to begin a braid. Then, braid one of the three sections fully. Now you can go ahead and make your normal braid using two sections of hair and the one braided section. Carefully pull out a few strands and use a pencil to loosen the braid to create a bohemian wind-swept aesthetic.
This next option is a fantastic choice for those who have to look pulled-together and professional during the day, but want a style with personality as well. The quick twist works best for those with medium to shorter length hair. It is also really easy to create in the hectic speed of early morning, making it an ideal option for those with limited time but high standards for beauty.
To create this beautiful style you will begin by your left ear and gather and twist hair towards the middle of your head. When you reach the center, pin the twist securely in place. Next, collect all the hair on the right (plus the leftover from the left twist) starting from the ear and twist back towards the middle of your head again. Your second twist should overlap above the first twist. When you come to the end of your hair, pin it securely and tuck the tips into the bottom twist. Feel free to loosen some areas, or pull out some wisps for a playful look.
One of the easiest to make and most beautiful hairstyles continues to be a huge hit for 2012. Every day waves are romantic, soft, and appropriate for a day at the beach, a meeting at the office, or on a first date. All you have to do is add a little product and use a wide barrel curling iron. Collect small sections and curl away from your face. Continue until all your hair is curled, then comb through to soften the spirals.