The Definitive Guide to This Year’s Coolest Spring Hairstyles

Rachel Krause
The Definitive Guide to This Year’s Coolest Spring Hairstyles
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Winter is an opportunity to spend a few months defecting from various obligations—namely, a social life—in favor of what amounts to human hibernation. It is not the season to bother with cultivating a new hairstyle, because nobody is going to see you until mid-March anyway. Total waste of time and money.

But as we inch ever closer to warmer weather and significantly diminished SAD symptoms, it’s time to get your act together, even if your split ends aren’t thaaaaat bad. Take a cue from the spring hairstyles of 26 street-style stars, and get yourself to the salon as soon as possible. Quickly, before everyone else does, too.

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Face it, bottle blondes: There are very few ways to embrace rough, damaged hair, but this is one of them. The added texture makes it look cool, not crunchy.

Photo: Christian Vierig/French Select

A tightly pulled-back bun with a sleek center part is always a good idea.

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Everyone who has enough natural style to ward off soccer-mom vibes to rock a blunt bob should have one, end of story.

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Because berets are now apparently acceptable for casual wear, go forth—particularly if you have long French-girl hair with just enough wave.

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The don't-care high ponytail is made all the better with loosely curled ends.

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Short baby bangs and sunglasses are instant cool.

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When you have long, wavy, lustrous hair, the only thing left to do is put a hat on it.

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In a perfect world, this is exactly how our hair would air-dry without assistance. Exactly.

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Straight hair past the shoulders and brow-grazing bangs are the two-ingredient recipe for sexy Jane Birkin vibes.

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The grass is always greener on the other side, which is why straight-haired girls have lusted after natural waves and curls for time immemorial. A blunt, super-straight cut like this should nip those pipe dreams in the bud once and for all.

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Another covetable hairstyle for straight hair: a slightly off-center part, major length, and an insouciant tuck on one side.

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How does she keep her seriously bleached-out hair so long? We may never know. Regardless, the Veronica Lake hair flip is the perfect go-to for long, slightly layered hair.

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Surprise: The once totally out-of-style shag is back. Wear it with a center part and just a little bit of styling cream for a tousled, textured look that's so '70s in the best way possible.

Photo: Christian Vierig/French Select

If you're physically capable of achieving this level of unfussy polish, do it.

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Second-day texture is always cool, especially with long, pushed-back bangs and an easy center part.

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A low, twisted bun secured with a shiny, coiled hair band of sorts may just replace the messy topknot as our go-to five-minute look this spring.

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We know the trick of the trade for this one (it's the lazy-girl air-dry calling card): Tuck the front sections of your hair behind your ears while still damp, then spritz it down with a texturizing spray once it's dried. So easy.

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Ombré isn't completely dead—just make sure the transition truly looks naturally sun-bleached, not too salon-quality.

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The platinum hair flip makes its second appearance, with a touch of rough texture.

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When in doubt, ponytails.

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With dark, dark roots, this silver hair hue looks almost ... natural?

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Straight hair types can simply scrunch when wet and air-dry to get this effect.

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Not-so-squeaky-clean hair and long layers in the front makes this wavy hair look less fussy than your standard perfect-wave look.

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A subtly layered look gives long, straight hair tons of movement.

Photo: Christian Vierig/French Select

A single barrette: not just for kids and Margot Tenenbaum.

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For when you just need something, use a dab of gel or mousse to slick back your roots and pull the rest back into a ponytail.

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