Popular Teen Hairstyles

Jim Morrison once quoted, Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Teenagers around the world, it’s time to give these words a slight twist and make your hairstyle your best mistake ever. Did anyone ever tell you that these are the best years to experiment with your look?

Girls, whether you are looking for a style that says the sweet ‘girl-next-door’ or something that represents your individuality, the possibilities are numerous.

And whoever said guys do not have enough options when it comes to styling their hair! Whatever be the length of your hair, you have options to look like the coolest guy who knows what’s hot and what’s not.
Styles for Girls

Spotted on – Emma Watson

Looking for something that’s short, edgy, and screams sophistication? Then this hairstyle is the best option for you. Although the pixie has been around since the 1920s, it ranks high on the trendy meter even today.
This style requires very little maintenance, making it the perfect choice for teenage girls. Make sure you go to a trusted stylist to get the pixie; the right cut is extremely important. Use a styling product like mousse and the blow-dryer occasionally; the stares of appreciation will definitely make it worth the effort!

As this style draws attention to your eyes, you can use light makeup for special occasions, in addition to a pair of nice eye-catching earrings.

Spotted on – Kristen Stewart

This style from the punk world has now become a popular favorite amongst teenagers. Wacky and messy, yet super trendy, describes this style. The characteristics of the emo are long fringes and bold highlights. This style is adopted by young girls as an expression of their individuality and emotional state of being.
The trick to getting the perfect look is to keep the hair short at the back and long bangs in the front. You must also choose a highlight that is bold and bright in contrast to the deep black color of the traditional emo. It would be advisable to use a shampoo for colored hair in order to keep the highlighted hair healthy. Dark kohl for the eyes and beaded accessories on the neck or the hands will perfectly complement this hairstyle.

Spotted on – Selena Gomez

The one trend that will never go out of fashion is the bob. It ranks very high on the style meter, and will continue to do so. What adds to the popularity of this style is that it suits all types of hair and face shapes. From Rihanna to Victoria Beckham, stylish celebrities have been spotted carrying off this look with elegance.
You can experiment with the bob and create various styles, like a parting either in the center or on either side. It is a fairly low-maintenance style that requires regular trims to keep the length intact. It may seem like a drastic style to experiment with, but the end result signifies chic like no other style. A statement neck-piece and a pretty lip color that suits your skin tone will further enhance your look.

Spotted on – Taylor Swift (Side Ponytail)

Here is the most comfortable and easiest hairstyle ever! Take a leaf out of Taylor Swift’s hairstyle diaries and go in for the side ponytail. Just a little twist to the classic, regular pony, and you have a fun, girly look that can also be made to look stylish, depending on the occasion.
Maintenance of the side ponytail is easy, and needs just regular washing, conditioning, and the occasionally blow-drying.

Use a straightener or curling iron on special days to get the perfect look. You can go in for a sleek pony after straightening your hair. This gives you a smart and no-nonsense kind of look. If you are looking for something more flirtatious, then the pony with soft curls is your answer. A way to jazz up this look is to use cute hairpins with embellishments or bands with flowers to tuck the hair, and maybe a pair of geeky glasses.

Spotted on – Ashley Olsen

A style that is smart and feminine, the French braid is popular among women of all age groups, especially teenagers. This style is very practical as it keeps the hair away from your face. Take the regular schoolgirl braid up a few notches on the style meter by turning it into a French braid.
This braid begins at the crown of the head, which helps in securing the hair that is too short. Before you start working on the braid, it is important to make sure that your hair is dry and that there are no tangles. For a night out, you can use cute hair embellishments to jazz up the look, and wrap a pretty scarf around your neck to make the look truly French.

Spotted on – Miley Cyrus

Another stylish look for Rapunzel-like tresses is the layered haircut. This is the perfect style to add that sexy bounce and volume to your hair, and it requires very little effort to look amazing.
If you have curly hair, layers will enhance your natural curls; if you have straight hair, they will give it a nice texture, and for very fine hair, layers will provide the much-needed volume and movement.

You can change the length of your bangs to experiment with this hairstyle. Apart from the regular washing and blow-drying, layers do not call for any special treatment(s). However, a regular trim is a must to keep your hair healthy. You can also wear a cute headband to add that girly touch to your look.

Spotted on – Robert Pattinson

This is a popular hairstyle for football players, and was adopted by the armed forces of the United States during World War II. The crew cut became a major fashion trend during the 1950s. The long crew cut is referred to as the ‘ivy league crew cut’ in the United States. This is the simplest and the easiest-to-manage style for young guys.
Crew cut is an ideal choice for those who are into sports and the like, as it is very fuss-free. Ideally, the hair has one length at the front, and is reduced to a uniform shorter length towards the crown of the head. You can decide to keep the back and sides either short or medium in length too. This style takes just a couple of minutes to dry, and occasionally, gel can also be used to give it a shiny look.

Spotted on – Justin Bieber

This hairstyle became popular as a symbol of rebelling against authority, as it was popularized by the punk rock movement of the 1980s. However, today, it is one of the most popular hairstyles for anyone who has the courage to go for it.
The hair on the sides is shaved or cut very short, while the hair at the top of the head is kept longer in the middle, depending on how high you want the Mohawk to stand.

For the more adventurous boys, if your parents agree, you can also get the Mohawk highlighted with a color of your choice. This style may require some intense maintenance, as you need to get the sides trimmed regularly, and need to use gel to hold the Mohawk in place. But the end result will make sure that all eyes are on you, wherever you go.

Spotted on – Leo Howard

The credits for the popularity of this hairstyle go to the hip-hop group – the ‘Beastie Boys’, who used the term in their song ‘Mullet Head’ in 1994. This is one of the most well-known hairstyles in the history of fashion. It is not just a hairstyle but a way of life, as it is described as ‘business in the front and party in the back’.
The hair is kept short in the front and on the sides, while it is longer at the back. Billy Ray Cyrus has been one of the most popular celebrities flaunting this hairstyle. The style does not require any extra efforts to maintain. To make it more fuss-free, you can also tie the long hair at the back into a ponytail.
Your hairstyle and overall appearance say a lot about your personality, just like a book is judged by its cover. Teenage years are often referred to as the ‘Awkward’ or ‘Acne’ years. However, these are the years when you will start developing your own individual style. Experiment with your look, try these hairstyles depending on your personality, and look your best!