It was a good year for us here at Byrdie HQ—a good hair year, in particular. From faux buns to grown-up topsy tails, slicked-back strands to reverse milkmaids, we twisted, braided, and pinned our way through the seasons and emerged with quite the arsenal of cool-girl hairstyles under our belt. Ahead, you’ll find the best of them—and the good news is, you’ve still got time to master them before 2016 hits.
Keep scrolling for Byrdie’s best hair tutorials of 2015!
Curious about shorter strands but too nervous to go for the chop? We don’t blame you—which is why you can have your cake and eat it too by mastering the faux bob. Here’s exactly how to pull off this elegant look. Holiday party, anyone?
The best hairstyles look difficult but are easy to pull off—like this faux fishtail pony, which seems like it would take hours to braid and pin in place… but really only takes a few minutes.
Basic might describe an affinity for pumpkin spice lattes and sweatpants emblazoned with scrawled phrases. It does not describe this mind-boggling braided bun. Want to know exactly how to pull this one off? Click here for the video tutorial.
Milkmaid braids can be cool—and this tutorial is proof. The best part? All your need are some hair ties and bobbi pins. How’s that for low-maintenance?
Your new favorite updo has arrived—and it will only take one minute, we promise. Just split your strands down the middle, and twist each side upwards, pinning as you go. Here’s a visual guide.
You can thank Kim Kardashian for making this look a trend—and us for showing you how to pull it off without veering into greasy territory. Hint: The key is a good brush and some hair oil. Here are step-by-step instructions..
Who knew a topsy tail could be so… chic? We got hair guru Jen Atkin to show us exactly how she makes this inverted ponytail textured and leather jacket–worthy—here’s the tutorial.
Creating beachy, bendy waves with a straightener is something every woman should know how to do—which is why we made it simple with our video tutorial. You’re welcome!
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