There are thousands upon thousands of hair tutorials on YouTube, so you’re not alone if you often struggle to find the one simple step-by-step guide to beachy waves amongst all of the noise and clutter in that particular corner of the internet. But it’s officially time to end the YouTube time-suck. We’ve done the work for you and compiled the 11 best hair tutorials on YouTube right now. This roundup will help you finally figure out how to blow-dry your hair the right way, pull off those braids you always wondered how to do and distinguish amongst the many (many) different ways you can create curls. No matter your type or texture, your hair game is about to get a whole lot better.
HOW TO DYE YOUR HAIR
Sazan Hendrix is one of those rare bloggers who is so gorgeous, it’s easy to assume she’s going to be hard to relate to. But then she drops the bomb that she’s had gray hairs since she was 16 and you immediately fall in love with her realness. In this video, Hendrix shows you how to dye your hair and cover up grays without the need for frequent visits to the salon. Your wallet will thank you for this one.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE POPULAR HALF-UP TOPKNOT
The half-up topknot: Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner — pretty much every InstaGirl out there has worn it. And given how simple it is to pull off, it’s a safe bet that this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Beauty blogger and YouTuber Marianna Hewitt demonstrates how to achieve this super-popular style in less than three minutes.
AN EASY WASH-AND-GO ROUTINE FOR NATURAL HAIR
It’s always refreshing to watch an informative tutorial by a blogger who lets her personality really show through. YoursNaturally11 does exactly that (she leaves in the shots of her with conditioner on her chin, just because). In this video, she outlines her full routine (and products!) for getting perfectly springy natural curls.
5 WAYS TO CURL YOUR HAIR WITH ONE IRON
Luxy is a company that manufactures hair extensions, but it also makes some pretty useful YouTube videos (we seriously suggest checking out their channel). This awesome tutorial goes through five different ways to curl your hair (classic, natural, tight curl, twist curl and loose waves) with just a single barrel curling iron. It’s kind of magical.
EASY HAIR HACKS FOR LAZY GIRLS
You haven’t washed your hair in a good two days and there’s pretty much chance you’re going to wash on day three, either (since of course you woke up 20 minutes too late again). Let blogger ThatsHeart guide you. Her somewhat zany hacks include spritzing hairspray onto a makeup brush and using it to tame flyaways and even using highlighter for added shine.
HOW TO FRENCH-BRAID YOUR HAIR
Beauty blogger Carli Bybel asks an all-too-relatable question the beginning of this video: “I was one of those people that had no idea how to do French braids. I didn’t know how to do a fishtail braid and I always was like, ‘How can people do it on their own hair?'” But she’s apparently done her homework, and this super detailed video makes French braids easy to understand (and execute), once and for all.
HOW TO CREATE HEATLESS WAVES
Blogger Vivian J must be some sort of hair magician, because she’s figured out how to create the most beautiful waves without using any heat whatsoever. In this video, she shares her brilliant technique for twisting her hair into natural-looking waves. The video has more than 20 million views, so it’s fair to say people are pretty into this method.
HOW TO PULL OFF A SALON-WORTHY BLOWOUT AT HOME
Sure, you know how to blow-dry your hair with adequate results, but it never looks quite as good as when Drybar does it. One reason could be that you’re loading up on too many products; or maybe you’re not taking the time to part your hair into sections before going in with the heat. ElleBang’s video is full of simple advice for perfecting a professional-level blow-dry method. Here’s a choice piece of advice from the Redken-trained stylist: “The trick for getting a very shiny, perfect blowout is to angle the blow-dryer down, because hair is like scales, and if you blow-dry it in the opposite way, you’ll get frizzy hair.” See? So smart, yet so simple. Watch the entire video to change how you dry your hair forever.
AN EASY STYLING IDEA FOR SHORT HAIR
If you’re obsessed with makeup and tutorials, you’re probably quite familiar with beauty blogging phenom Jaclyn Hill. The highlighter-obsessed influencer is considered a leading authority when it comes to makeup trends and products. Hair, though? That’s a subject she’s not quite so well-versed in. But that’s also what makes this tutorial so great: Hill tackles her new shoulder-length haircut in the same way many of us would — with a certain level of confusion. But her approachable way of styling her bob (she likes it to look like it has beachy waves, not cutesy curls) is something anyone struggling to style a new, shorter haircut will appreciate.
HOW TO CREATE LAUREN CONRAD’S SIGNATURE BEACHY SIDE BRAID
Alright, we’re not about to pretend that this is a new (or even a recent) trend. Lauren Conrad has been wearing beachy waves and side braids for years. But guess what? People still aren’t over this look. So Conrad filmed a tutorial with John Frieda a little more than a year ago teaching her hair devotees how to mimic her coveted side braid. And it’s surprisingly easy. (Guys, it’s really just a French braid at your hairline.) But you should still watch this video to learn how Conrad tames any flyways and to find out which products she uses for texture.
HOW TO DO TRADITIONAL MILKMAID BRAIDS
As far as YouTubers go, blogger Missy Sue is known as the Queen of Braids. She’s posted videos that demonstrate how to do all kinds of plaits, including a complicated creation she calls the “Dutch fishtail mohawk braid.” But this particular video is gold. Here, the blogger breaks down one of the most enduringly beautiful styles: Dutch milkmaid braids. If you’re ever going to be able to successfully DIY this look, it’s after watching this video.