Model-Approved Off-Duty Hairstyles

Our model musings never falter: We look to these preternaturally gorgeous creatures for a host of reasons, but it’s their off-duty sensibilities we jibe with the most (because let’s be honest, we couldn’t in our wildest dreams look like Kate Moss on the cover of Vogue). Yes, they make even the simplest of beauty regimens and outfit combos appear spectacular, but it’s the authenticity of these looks that feels applicable to the lifestyles of us mere mortals. Lately we’ve noticed an uptick in the number of inspiring hairdos said glamazons have been rocking—many of which are straightforward, perfectly mussed up and just what the doctor ordered for summer’s carefree attitude. Here, eight of our recent favorites, all totally worth emulating.


Cami Morrone

Cami demonstrates the easiest way to whisk hair off your neck with the low tuck—i.e. pulling your ponytail end through the elastic to create a loop that looks perfectly undone.


Taylor Hill & Romee Strijd

The perennial go-to for off-duty models, a cool-kid topknot always does the trick. Try it with a bandanna headband à la Taylor or with some face-framing wispies like Romee.


Bella Hadid

The baseball hat (or "dad hat") is officially back and easily conceals a multitude of hair sins. The sporty look is cooler than ever, spotted on all manner of Hadids, Jenners, et al.


Sara Sampaio

A half-up style looks fresh and easy for an al fresco afternoon—pull hair from above the ear straight back, securing with a simple braid or ponytail starting at the crown.


Lily Aldridge

Lily is the unequivocal queen of the low bun—copy her look starting with a sleek middle part, then twist hair into a simple chignon at the nape of the neck. A great pair of earrings and oversize sunnies make for an elegant finish.


Josephine Skriver

Her cheeky double buns represent a playful weekend look—one we're undoubtedly partial to thanks to its throwback homage to the Spice Girls era.


Imaan Hammam

Copy Imaan's curly bun by working with your natural texture to create a voluminous, bouncy style.


Emily Ratajkowski

Emily tops a simple, loose low bun with a wide-brim sun hat, a look that bodes well for daytime summer outings (but doesn't mean you can leave the house without your SPF!).