How to Wear Your Hair Two Ways at Once [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 03/13/12 at 05:50AM by Audrey Fine

Certain hairstyles have a bad rap. Ponytails? The gym. Buns? Secretaries. French twists? "Breakfast at Tiffany's." (Maybe that one isn't so bad, but you get the idea.) The newest incarnations of these looks, however, -- something stylists are calling "hybrid hairstyles" -- are anything but stereotypical (and surprisingly easy to do).

I know what you're thinking: "Hybrid hairstyles? This sounds complicated." But really, it's just a fancy term that hairstylists came up with to define looks that mix textures and shapes. They let you be both curly and straight or wear both a ponytail and a bun at the same time. They're also a great way to try elaborate styles on the back of your hair and keep the front more approachable and wearable, says Aussie Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa. And they're perfect for when you want to create a cool style on second (or third or fourth) day hair.

To help you mix up your routine, here are some of my favorite hybrid styles from the runway, as well as a few tips from Potempa on how to pull them off.

Check out my favorite hybrid hairstyle how-tos now.
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1-6 of 10 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/26/12 at 03:05pm

    Cute

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  • Posted by selle_lou on 06/27/12 at 09:56pm

    amazing ,i can use this on occassions.. nice

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 04/26/12 at 05:10pm

    good

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  • Posted by christiepaolini on 04/21/12 at 07:58pm

    THAT IS SO AWESOME...........I have to do that:D

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 07:47pm

    It is hard enough for me to do one hairstyle without any other tricks.

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  • Posted by catalinahx on 03/20/12 at 11:51am

    I am freaking terrible with doing anything with my hair. It took a LOT of effort to do wavy curls in my hair which I have as my default pic on here. It's just something I'm never going to be good at. :(

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