Whether you are looking for a simpler, or, on the contrary, a more sophisticated hairstyle, you should know that braids will always be a classic due to their incredible versatility. Special braided hairstyles are “in” for fall/winter 2010-2011 being suitable for different occasions from a weekend at the countryside to special, formal events that require something more elegant. You just need some practice and you'll be able to get ready in no time.

A braided hairstyle represents a real lifesaver whenever you're in a hurry. You can quickly update your look by braiding a thin lock of hair on the side or by making a loose side braid. Depending on the style you are looking for, you can be romantic, sporty, chic, or elegant. Braided hairstyles will never go out of style as they are feminine and stylish without giving the impression of a too studied hairstyle. One of the easiest ways to change your look is to make a frontband plait. Braid a small section at the side of the hair and pin it across the forehead. Easy and quick! This can also be used if you want to camouflage your bangs. This next braided hairstyle is a very feminine one. Forget about the classic French plait and try a whole new modern version. Even though it looks rather complicated, it is very easy and quick to do. In order to get this look, you should better straighten the hair. Pick a thick lock of hair and apply some hair gel. Then, make a French braid starting from the temple towards the nape of the neck, diagonally. Gather it together with the rest of the hair into a ponytail. You can choose to have a pony and then take a small section of hair and twist it around the elastic band in order to have a beautiful result. You can also wrap your hair into a low chignon. Moreover, you can French braid both two side sections at the nape of the neck.

This hairstyle is more for those who want something special and are looking to upgrade the simple chignon and get a glamorous modern twist. If you have curly hair, you should feel lucky as the hairstyle works amazing for your hair type. On the other hand, if your hair is straight, use a curling iron or hot rollers in order to get beautiful, soft waves. After obtaining the curls you wanted, divide the hair into two equal sections and use elastic bands to secure them. Set the two ponytails one on top of the other. Then, twist them loosely or braid them leaving the ends free. For a touch of uniformity, catch a few locks from one bun to another. Use some hair spray as a finishing step. Made on super straight hair, this hairstyle can be the ultimate choice for a chic and sophisticated appearance that you can do in no time. Waves are so hot this season. They are sexy and feminine and so easy to make. If your hair is naturally curly, the better. This is a very easy and quick way to make a hairstyle. Apply some heat protection serum. Make a French plait starting from the crown of the head. When arriving at the nape of the neck, secure the plait with an elastic band. Then, using the curling iron, get beautiful, romantic waves into the rest of your hair. Set the curls to the French plait with some hairpins in a color close to that of your hair. As braids can offer you a youthful and romantic appearance, you can also make a loose French plate that exudes femininity.

This next hairstyle is sexy and feminine and so easy to make. If your hair is naturally curly, the better, especially if you want to obtain a messier look. This hairstyle is the best option when you are in a hurry and you have no time to make a more complicated updo. It is also a good choice if you want to hide split ends. There are various ways of getting this bun. You can start by making two braids and twist them until you get the shape of a bun. You can use different hair accessories such as flowers or fine headbands. Why not try a stylish hairstyle that you can easily make in just a few minutes. Start by applying some hair mousse for volume on damp hair. Divide the hair into three sections setting the parting on one side. Separate the section in the middle from the rest in order to obtain a V shape. Then, make a French plait on the left and the middle sections, securing the right section into a ponytail. Set together all the three sections at the nape of the neck. You can hide the ends for maximum elegance.