Most hairstyles come about in a flurry of Instagram hype and celebrity endorsement only to be filed away into the hair archives a few months (or even weeks later). But there is another class of hairstyles. In a league of their own, these hairstyles are so classic, they don't have even a hint of a time span. They manage to look modern and relevant, no matter whatВ year they are worn. From ponytails to low buns, these hair looks areВ theВ sort you'll come back to again and again. What exactlyВ are these illustrious hairstyles? Well, we're about toВ showВ you.
Keep clicking andВ we'll walk you through the expiration-evading hairstyles that never seem to go out of fashion.
Loose WavesTabatha Fireman / BFC / Getty Images
All hail the curling tong. For anyone with straight or mildly wavy hair, these soft,В disheveled loose waves will always look effortless. Arm yourself with a texturizing spray like OribeВ Dry Texturising Spray ($46).
Low PonytailVictor Virgile / Getty Images
Don't get us wrong, we love the cheekbone-chiseling power of a high ponytail, but take it a little lower, and it has a much more relaxed vibe that works on virtually every hair texture.
Slicked BackLorenzo Pallazo / Getty Images
There's something rather chic about slicking your whole head of hair back to make way for rather some glowy makeup. This tight silhouette works on Afro, curly, wavy and straight hair, and you'll find Bumble and bumble'sВ Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-OilВ ($30) a godsend for warding off crispy strands.
Tucked InVictor Virgile / Getty Images
Ah, the trusty hair tuck. When this hairstyle first came round, we didn't think it would catch on. But it has. And it's been keeping our necks warm ever since.
The HunRoy Rochlin / Getty Images
If Sunday was a hairstyle it would be this: A half-up bun, affectionately coined The Hun. It is just as much a classic on short hair like Olivia Wilde's here, or on longer lengths. Finish with a light misting of Ouai'sВ Memory Mist ($28).
Teased CurlsRichard Bord / Getty Images
It's been a long time coming, but thankfully the natural hair movement is upon us. Softly teasing curls with a wide-tooth comb (Ghd's Detangling Comb, $16 is gentle on fragile hair) will break them up a little and make them look more lived in.
Milkmaid BraidsRob Kim / Stringer / Getty Images
Milkmaid braids have the tendency to look a little twee, but ruffle them up a little and pull a few strands out, and you'll be onto something much more evergreen that works whether you have super-straight hairВ or the tightest coiled afro. Finish by rubbing a little bit of RedkenВ Braid Aid ($17) over the plaits to give them definition and shine.
Shaggy BobVictor Virgile / Getty Images
The shaggy bob has had reincarnations in practically every single era, and the mussed-up long-fringed type isn't going anywhere fast. Windle and Moodie'sВ Curl Enhancer ($29) will preserve the formation of curlsВ and will ward off frizz.
Top KnotFrazer Harrison / Getty Images
TheВ humble top knot is a style that will always be there for you, whether you're heading to yoga, are chilling on the sofa, or have a party to attend and you can't face wearing your hair down. Kera Care's Edge TamerВ ($14) will help style those shorterВ strands around theВ hairline.
Ribbons may have beenВ a massive hit on the catwalks, but their reignВ outlasts the fashion cycle. Use yours as an Alice band, a bow to tie around a low bun or wrap tightly around the top of a ponytail and let the lengths hang free.
Low-Slung BunKevin Mazur / Getty Images
The Olsen twins are experts in nonchalant hair,В as proven byВ Ashley's low slung messy knot. It's a great way toВ disguise greasy roots between wash days, but Ouai'sВ Dry Shampoo Foam ($28) will help too.
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