5 Fancy Hairstyles That Look More Complicated Than They Are

CalendarTuesday, April 14th, 2020
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5 Fancy Hairstyles That Look More Complicated Than They Are

5 Fancy Hairstyles That Look More Complicated Than They Are

Doing a fancy hairstyle doesn’t have to be something that only the most experienced stylists can do. In fact, there are a lot of fancy wedding-ready hairstyles that you can do at home. Regardless of the reason for your new interest in fancy styles, there’s almost certainly an option you can use to spice up your style. Try out some of these lovely hairstyles that look much more complicated than they actually are.

1. Milkmaid Braids

Fun hair styles made easy
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These braids give you a bit of that “Sound of Music” flair, but without making it look like you’re wearing a costume. They’re very old-time chic, but their complicated look makes it seem like it took you a lot more time than it will.

The best way to do a milkmaid hairstyle is to separate your hair in half down the middle. Then braid each side into a simple loose braid. Flip each braid up and pin it down to each side of your head. Make sure you tuck the loose ends underneath to hide them.

2. Side French Braid

A French braid is a good way to add additional texture to the typical braid, and it’s really not as difficult as it might look. A great way to spice it up is to make it into a side braid, starting the braid only on one side of your head and braiding all your hair into it.

One good way to add texture to this French braid is to braid the hair down to the base of your neck, then gather all your hair into a ponytail. Turn that ponytail into a simple bun. Now you have a bun with some incredible extra flair at the top.

3. High Bun

Easy, fancy hair styles
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A high bun allows you to really make your hair look voluminous, which is one of the reasons it’s so great for people with finer hair. All you have to do is put your hair into a ponytail that sits high up on the back of your head. Then put your ponytail into a bun.

This is also a great option because there are nearly endless ways to spice it up a bit. For example, you can leave some of your hair down, but put some of your hair into the bun. You can also leave a few strands of hair out of the bun and curl them to add additional volume to the area.

4. Fishtail Twist

If you’ve ever wanted your braid to have a bit of extra excitement in it, you might want to consider a fishtail braid. You can do a fishtail braid in a variety of ways, but traditionally, it’s done with two strands of hair. You take a bit of hair from the back of one side, then move it to the front of the other side. It can seem complicated at first, but the more you do it, the easier it’ll become.

One interesting concept is to take a strand of hair from the front and side of your head, then do a fishtail braid all the way down. Wind a non-braided strand of hair around it a few times, then pin the fishtail braid across your head to the other side. It adds some asymmetrical intrigue to the style.

5. Rolled Chignon

Classy hair styles made simple
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A rolled chignon is one of the easiest ways to make your hair look extremely elegant and beautiful, even if you actually didn’t spend a lot of time on it. There’s a reason this is such a longstanding wedding hairstyle: it’s feminine, understated and beautiful.

The good news is, a traditional rolled chignon is actually easier than it might look. Pull your hair into a low ponytail. Roll your hair from the bottom, tucking it into the rest of your hair so it sits inside the hair above the ponytail holder. Bobby pin it into place to make sure it doesn’t move around.


Fancy hairstyles are a great way to spice up your whole look. However, what if you want a hairstyle you don’t have the skills for? That’s when you should probably consult an Ogle School salon near you. Instead of trying to struggle with your own fancy hairstyle, you can have a skilled student construct a hairstyle that suits your needs. Make an appointment today to discover more about how an Ogle School salon can help you.

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Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.