Here at Byrdie, we’re all about amazing hair. In fact, nothing gets our blood pumping like a breathtaking new braid or très chic topknot. Not so thrilling? Having to spend lots of unnecessary time and energy creating said amazing hairstyle—especially when it cuts into our much-anticipated evening festivities. (Hello, friends, cheese plates, and red velvet cupcakes!)
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 drop-dead gorgeous (and doable!) styles that will effortlessly take you from day to night. Style in the morning, with no need to reassess your style prior to any evening plans—multitasking at its finest! Keep scrolling for our 10 favorites!
We love half-up styles for their casual prettiness and minimal upkeep. Adding a barrette (instead of the expected hair band) immediately updates the look, adding a little bit of fanciness (without looking like you tried).
The juxtaposition of tidy braids and a voluminous ponytail is perfect for errands or a night on the town.
There’s nothing more romantic than big, billowy curls. We love this half-up, half-down version, which instantly adds interest.
The epitome of “model off duty,” the style adds subtle drama with fallen pieces and flyaways, while the off-center bun keeps the look pretty and feminine. Use Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray ($42) for the perfect, matte finish.
This braided updo is casual perfection. We love the messy braids and think it would be perfect for a day at the beach or a night out with your S.O.
Perennially in love with any hairstyle that pays homage to Old Hollywood, we’re obsessed with this low-maintenance take that is both work and date-night approved. To ensure perfect hold, reach for L'Oreal's Elnett Satin Extra Hold Unscented Hairspray ($15).
So pretty and so easy. Loose waves work no matter the time and place—and we love it with a rich ombré. So good.
Gemma Ward via Pinterest
This look is major. Ponytails are perfect for daytime, while the insane polish (from the slicked front) provides instant glamour.
Topknots are everywhere, but this not-too-perfect version’s volume and height give it a fresh feel that we love.
What look has you most inspired? Share your favorites below!