The 10 Best YouTube Hair Tutorials

We already brought you our 10 favorite YouTube makeup tutorials and now it’s time to get your hair up to snuff, too. From a perfect 5-strand side braid to the elusive beachy wave, we’ve got the best online hair gurus teaching you how to take care of your locks. Click through to find a new ‘do and pick up a few styling pointers along the way.

How to Do a Five-Strand Side Braid:

The (seemingly) bad news? The all-of-a-sudden-super-popular fishtail braid just got upstaged. The good news? Its successor—the five-strand plait—is actually pretty easy to master. The great news? This bona fide braid guru shows you a super duper easy way to recreate the look.

How to Create a Textured Updo:

Whether your hair is naturally full of texture, or you’re just trying to revive/extend the life of a three-day old hairstyle, this is the updo for you. Thanks to a few loose twists circling the crown (secured in a bun with bobby pins), you’ve got yourself an über adorable look that’ll work everywhere from the road to the red carpet.

How to Make Your Ponytail Look Fuller and Longer:

Ponytails are all fine and good until they start looking lame, limp, and lacking. This instructional visual teaches you a few good tricks on how to make your tresses look twice as full and thrice as long in three minutes flat. Feel free to thank us later.

How to Get Beachy Waves:

Call it what you want—be it bedhead or beachy waves, seemingly naturally textured strands will always be a highly sought after look in our book. Watch as this diehard wavy hair fan simulates the style using sea spray, a bit of pomade, and a few gusts of heat from a handheld blow dryer. Trust us—this style is not as easy as it looks, especially if your locks happen to be bone-straight. But now you know the tricks.

How to Create a Cute Top Knot (With a Sock!):

Next time you lose a sock in the dryer, don’t toss its lonely match in the trash—add it to your hair care kit. This gorgeous girl shows you how to fashion a full and fabulous bun in various positions on your head using just a sock and an elastic band. Now that’s what we call resourceful!

How to Master Milkmaid Braids:

We like to think of this look as the calling card of any bohemian babe worth her weight in patchouli; this super stylish student walks you through the steps of creating this Valentino-esque look using extensions—perfect for the haute hippie with shorter strands.

How to Get Bouncy Bombshell Curls:

Quick question: Who doesn’t want hair like a Victoria’s Secret Angel? Watch and learn as this lovely lady sexes up her stick-straight strands with a curling iron and a few bobby pins in a way that would make any supermodel green with envy.

How to Create a Real Hair Bow:

Fancy yourself a bona fide girly-girl (or a Little Monster)? Why bother buying cutesy hair accessories when you can learn to make your own? Use what you’ve got to get the look you want—this genius tutorial teaches you how to fashion your tresses into a ridiculously adorable big bow, no matter your mane’s length.

How to Trim Your Bangs:

If your fringe grows super fast—not that that’s even a bad problem to have—watch this quick video on how to trim your bangs yourself. Not only will you learn a thing or two about creating the exact look that you want, you’ll end up stashing some cash and saving yourself a trip to the salon.

How to Give Yourself a Blowout:

OK, OK. Yes, it may be a rather simple look, but you’d be surprised at how many women actually struggle straightening their strands themselves–it isn’t as easy as it looks. This tutorial is chock full of tips and tricks on how to get a full, bouncy blowout using a blow dryer and round brush (and patience and perseverance, of course!).

Enjoy! 🙂