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23 Hair Tutorials to Try Now That We Have All the Time in the World

We have way too much time on our hands these days. Even if we are doing projects around the house, catching up on our favorite shows, or cleaning for the umpteenth time, there still seems to be more time left over. And that can be a great thing! Making your extra free time work for you by learning what you’ve always wanted to can make staying at home more fun and educational.

When you have some time, aside from also practicing some serious self-care and relaxation, you can always learn how to create those cool, sometimes intricate hairstyles that you’ve always wanted to try out. We compiled a handy list of over 23 cool hairstyles (some videos feature up to 12 hairstyles per video!), so you can get your glam on, in the comfort of your own home.

HOW TO CORNROW 4 BEGINNERS by Beautycanbraid

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to do braids, this is the time to do it. Not only do you have the time to watch informative videos on YouTube, but you also have the time to go through all the trial and error. Cornrows are a classic that have been around for thousands of years, protecting the hair with style.

Guide To Cutting Your Own Hair by Brad Mondo

No, you can’t go to the hair salon. But, yes, you really wish you could. Many are taking the hair into their own hands, literally, by dyeing and trimming it themselves. Others are even daring to give themselves full-on haircuts. This video shows you how to cut your own pelo without regretting it immediately after.

Chris Appleton’s Ponytail Masterclass

A ponytail is a sleek and stylish way to keep your hair out of your face, highlight the face, and create some hair drama. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton shows everyone how to create the ponys of some of his biggest clients–Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, and Kim Kardashian.

5 Quick & Easy Vintage Hairstyles by Rachel Maksy

You don’t always have to follow the latest trends when it comes to beauty. In fact, some of the most fabulous and enduring hairstyles are total throwbacks. You can learn how to recreate five such vintage hairstyles in this video.


Curls don’t always do what you want them to. That’s why it’s cool to learn hairstyles that work with your curls, instead of against them. Especially in the warmer weather of spring and summer, when you just want to throw your hair up and be done. This YouTube tutorial goes over eight different hairstyles that are perfect for “stubborn hair!”

Historical Braids: Ancient South American Hairstyles by Silvousplaits

In addition to antique and vintage styles, it is also super cool to learn about ancient, Indigenous, and traditional hairstyles, especially if they are from our own culture(s). This video goes over the ancient braids of South America, which combine culture and tradition with style.

90s INSPIRED UPDOS by Nikole Jackson

It’s fun to see trends come full circle and return to the mainstream. We already know that practically everything 1990s is back in a huge way, and with each season we see more and more specific trends take us back to the decade of “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” For 2020, one particular hair trend is the two tendrils of hair in the front, as well as these tendrils braided. It’s so ’90s, yet still looks pretty today. This YouTube video by Nikole Jackson shows you how to create several ’90s updos, some of which feature tendrils.

Mexican Calendar Girl PinUp Hairstyles by Nena Moreno

Within the fabulous vintage hairstyles of yesteryear are the pachuca styles that were the precursor to today’s chola styles. These voluminous, feminine looks, originating in the 1940s and ’50s, are still rocked today. This video shows how to recreate a specific pachuca look, that of vintage Mexican calendar pinups.

How to cut THICK fringe bangs by Still GlamorUs

Bangs are going to be a major beauty trend this year; they’re also classic, that instantly flattering the face, and make you look younger (win win!). Cutting your bangs doesn’t have to be a scary task. Just watch this video on how to achieve full fringe bangs and you’ll be okay!

Get The Best At-Home Blow Out by Nicole Guerriero

One of the best things you can get at a hair salon is a professional blow out. Your hair looks amazing, full of bounce and shine, its very best. But, if you know the tips and tricks, you can get that look right at home. In this video, Nicole Guerriero shows you how.

Spring & Summer Natural Hairstyles for Black Women by Melissa Erial

It’s warming up outside, and you’ll want to start wearing hairstyles that not only keep your hair up and away from your face and neck, but that look great–even if you’re staying at home. This video by Melissa Erial teaches you how to do several spring and summer hairstyles for natural hair.

12+ Hairstyles Using Braiding Hair by BeautyinNatural

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean that you can’t wear gorgeous, dramatic, and chic hairstyles. On YouTube, BeautyinNatural shows us how to recreate 12 amazing, stylish looks using braiding hair — in one video.

12 Tricky Hairstyles Using 1 Rubber Band

A bun is probably the easiest hairstyle to keep your hair up and look sleek at the same time. But, you know you have time to learn some new options! Check out this YouTube tutorial that includes a whopping 12 styles of buns that you can make using one hairband.

EASY Half Beehive Hairstyle Long Hair by Nena Moreno

You’ve seen those vintage, cholatastic beehives on Instagram–big, badass, and the perfect complement to equally major brows and eyeliner. You’ve probably wanted to recreate the look, but maybe didn’t have the time, or never got around to it. Nena Moreno shows you how to get that big beehive, easily, in this YouTube video.

10 Easy Braid Hairstyle Tutorials by Another Braid

Just like buns and ponytails, you have the classic basics down pat. But, this is the time to branch out and get fancier with your options. There are seemingly endless options for braids, with all sorts of intricate patterns popping up online. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make 10 braids that look complex, but can totally be copied.

Tracee Ellis Ross’s Guide to Curly Hair by Vogue


This isn’t specifically a hairstyle how-to, but rather a fabulous look into Tracee Ellis Ross’ curly hair routine and beauty routine. You will learn about the products she uses, and the steps of her beauty regimen, and of course get a healthy dose of that wonderful Tracee Ellis Ross humor.

Chic & Trendy Hairstyles for Black Women

Just because we don’t know what day it is doesn’t mean that we can’t still be on trend for 2020, whatever month we’re in. This YouTube tutorial shows the hairstyles that will keep you looking chic, stylish, and on-trend, even from home.

Soft Retro Waves and 5 Ways To Accessorize Short Hair by Milabu

Just because you have short hair, it doesn’t mean you are super limited with your hairstyle options. Sometimes you just need to watch an informative video that will give you a ton of new ideas! In this vid, Milabu shares hairstyles that feature soft retro waves, as well as five different ways to accessorize your cropped hair.

Natural Hairstyle Ideas for ALL HAIR TYPES by The Style News Network

Another video to watch for trendy natural hair looks is this one by The Style News Network. It features several styles and how to recreate them, step by step.

Pachuca Hair Tutorial by Nena Moreno

Another Nena Moreno YouTube tutorial you’ll want to check out is her “Peinado Estilo Pachuca” one. In it, she will teach you how to get that rad pachuca pompadour that looks so hard to master. Learn it now, and you can then rock it forever.

Crown Braid Tutorial on Natural Hair by ChelisCurls

Crown braids are so bohemian, romantic, and pretty, and also keep your pelo off your face, and in place, which is fabulous. This makes the style perfect for this hectic time, where you’ll want to look cute, without constantly worrying about your hair. ChelisCurls’ tutorial is a must-watch how-to for this style.

Lived In Curly Hair Tutorial by Nicole Guerriero

Another fabulous hair how-to by Nicole Guerriero shows us how she gets a head full of bouncy curls. Now you have one video of hers that shows you how to achieve the perfect blowout, and another that shows you how to get fierce rizos!

Easy and Cute Hairstyles For Curly Hair by Luxy Hair

Summer is almost here, and the temperatures are rising, but have no idea what to do with your curly hair. Luckily, Leyla over at Luxy Hair shows you a couple of pretty hairstyles you can easily recreate for the upcoming summer heat.