15 Baddie Hairstyles {Every Bad Girl Needs In Her Life}

Are you looking for the baddest baddie hairstyles around? Well then, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’ve been on Instagram at all in the past year, you’ll know that everyone’s all about that baddie life. But what exactly is a baddie?

Think Kylie Jenner.

A baddie is a fierce, confident bad girl that always looks put together.

Her brows are always on point, and her makeup skills are nothing less than perfect. She’s up to date with the current trends, and she does not have time for your drama.

She’s slim-thick in all the right places and always flaunts her curves, whether she’s rocking a tight dress or a trendy sweatsuit (in black, brown, plum, nude, or mauve, of course).

Above all, she always looks glamorous… and she always comes to slay.

So you still want to learn how to be a baddie? Well, you should start with your hair.

As you can imagine, baddie hairstyles are a pretty important piece to their overall look. So let’s talk about what styles make the cut…


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A baddie should always be ready to slay and a perfect hairstyle is non-negotiable. Here are 15 trendy baddie hairstyles to get you started...

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1. Vibrant Blunt Bob

Instagram baddie with a sleek blunt bob.
📷Credit: @hairvillaja

Nothing says “bad,” like a sleek blunt bob, so I’m gonna kick off my list of baddie hairstyles right here.

Blunt bobs are cut with a straight, or “blunt” line, and no elevation. This means that there are no layers or texture in the haircut. It should be straight and sleek like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.

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And for extra trend points, make sure it’s a vibrant, unnatural hair color like bold blue or purple.


2. Cornrows

Instagram baddie with blonde cornrows.
📷Credit: @janaayy

Cornrows just make everyone look tougher. And since a baddie should always look fearless, it’s a no-brainer.

I’m not gonna lie… this baddie hairstyle might take a bit of skill to master… especially if you’re a beginner. Just remember that all good things come with practice, so keep trying until you get it.

If your hair is short, or you want to add some fun colors, feed-in hair is a good option.

This tutorial by Glam by Merry does a great job explaining the basics of cornrowing:

How To Cornrow For Beginners

If you’re not into doing it yourself, remember that you can always get cornrows done professionally!


3. Half-up Fountain Pony

Instagram baddie with a half-up high ponytail.
📷Credit: @janetguzman

This baddie hairstyle has been one of my favorite hair trends for the past few years now! Made popular by celebs like Ariana Grande and Khloe Kardashian, this chic version of the half-up ponytail is here to stay.

Imogen Fox X Foxy Locks shows you how to pull off this look with clip-in hair extensions:

Hair Tutorial: Ariana Grande Big Half Up Ponytail

4. Slayed Edges

Every baddie hairstyle needs slayed edges.

Edges generally refer to the baby hair that grows around the hairline. It’s been a common practice in various cultures to smooth the edges into different designs with a toothbrush and edge control gel.

While it’s perfectly fine to rock a natural texture at the hairline, baddies always want a clean, polished look.

Sonnis Love has an amazing beginner tutorial for laying edges:

HOW TO LAY YOUR EDGES

5. Slick Bun

Instagram baddie with a slick bun.
📷Credit: @nikkishaaa

One thing you’ll notice about baddies is that they like to embrace their natural beauty. What better way to enhance their natural hair texture than to wear it in a big beautiful poof on their head.

A slick bun is the perfect way to polish off this look while letting natural hair shine through.

This tutorial by LexiVee03 shows you how easy it is to pull off:

Slick Low Bun Natural Curly Hair + Edges Tutorial | LexiVee03

6. Half-Up Sleek Topknot

Instagram baddie with sleek half-up topknot.
📷Credit: @nicolenoirehair

A sleek half-up topknot is one of the absolute best baddie hairstyles for straight hair. I love how chic this style is, and it’s pretty easy for most girls to pull off.

If you have super curly hair but want the straight look, there’s always the option of wearing a wig (which you can buy for super cheap on Amazon)… but of course, this hairstyle can always be modified for curly hair.

This video by Filthy Rich Tresses shows you how this look can be achieved with a hairpiece:

Blending a Half up half down topknot sew-in {Unice Hair

Of if you just want to use your own hair, Emily Farmer has a good tutorial for that too:

half-up top knot hair tutorial ♡

7. Pigtails

Instagram baddie with pigtails.
📷Credit: @evasakoman

You’ll notice that many baddie hairstyles tend to draw inspiration from hair trends of the early 2000s. Pigtails were extremely popular in the past, but they’re now making a comeback with the bad girls.

If you want to look really trendy, you can either wear your hair in full pigtails or even in a half-up hairstyle.

Kennedy Leigh shows you how to pull off this look with your own hair:

BADDIE ON A BUDGET ! 2 sleek ponytails 🤑 | Kennedy Leigh

8. Clipped Up

Instagram baddie with butterfly clips and space buns.
📷Credit: @talyeh_galvez
Instagram baddie with hair clips.
📷Credit: @imofficialmaria

Another popular hair trend for baddies is to embellish their hair with colorful butterfly clips and/or to wear snap clips along the hairline. The more creative you can get with the clips, the better.


9. Accent Braids

Instagram baddie with accent braids.
📷Credit: @hairbyruslan

Accent braids are another staple of the baddie diet. This look is powerful because they can either stand on their own or be incorporated into any other hairstyle.

Accent braids are just small braids that can be added throughout the hair. A trendy option is to wear two french braids from the hairline to the crown.

Valerie Pac shows you how to look like a baddie by adding a few mohawk braids to any hairstyle:

HAIR TUTORIAL | Braided Pigtails | Valerie pac

10. Space Buns

Instagram baddie with space buns.
📷Credit: @omlitsbri

When it comes to baddie hair, you’ll often find that things are better in twos.

Two braids, two ponytails, two buns.

Space buns (buns on both sides of your head) are a popular choice for the baddie crowd. Just remember that when it comes to double buns, bigger and more texture is better than tight, sleek buns.


11. Really Long Sleek Hair

Instagram baddie with a high sleek long ponytail.
📷Credit: @karinjinsui

What looks more glamorous than really long, straight, sleek hair? Pretty much nothing… right?

If you really want to be a baddie, this look is non-negotiable; all the best baddies on Instagram do their hair like this.

As long as you have really long (probably fake) hair, it can either be fashioned into a high ponytail atop the head or worn down to graze the baddie’s voluptuous curves.

Instagram baddie with long, sleek hair.
📷Credit: @karinjinsui

12. Brazilian Body Wave

Instagram baddie with a Brazilian body wave.
📷Credit: @brows_by_anea

Baddies love flaunting their natural curls and waves, but there’s no shame in changing up your hair with a wig or hair extensions from time-to-time.

Brazilian body waves are ultra-glam and a highly-desirable hair texture. Fake hair is the best way for a baddie to keep a few extra hairstyles in her rotation.


13. Ultra-High Topknot

Instagram baddie with an Ultra-High Topknot.
📷Credit: @ree.drizzy

Since we’ve already covered similar hairstyles, you already know that baddies love their high topknots. Just remember that when it comes to a baddie topknot, the higher, the better.


14. Boxer Braids

Instagram baddie with boxer braids.
📷Credit: @brandiamarion

Boxer braids are one of the biggest hair trends of the past few years… so naturally, they’re perfect for bad girls.

This hairstyle draws inspiration from the way female boxers do their hair for a fight; you just need two tight braids that run down the back of your head.

It’s also a common practice to add feed-in hair to the braids to make them longer or more colorful. DOPEaxxPANA has a really easy-to-follow hair tutorial that shows you how to do this look at home:

Feed In Braids on Straight Hair

15. Rubber Band Hairstyles

Instagram baddie with rubberband hairstyles.
📷Credit: @kelliesweet

Criss-cross rubber band hairstyles are one of the trendiest ways for a baddie to do her hair.

There are various ways for rubber bands to be incorporated into other hairstyles, but it’s popular for hair to be sectioned into smaller ponytails that cross over each other around the hairline.

Here’s a compilation of several baddie hairstyles with rubber bands by Girly Squad:

🌈 ✨Rubber Bands on NATURAL HAIR + Edges 💚💚Hairstyles Compilation ✨

General FAQ

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What does “Baddie” mean on Instagram?

A baddie is a confident and beautiful bad girl that always looks put together. Her brows are always flawless, and her makeup skills are nothing less than perfect. She’s up to date with the current trends, and typically wears nudes, plums, browns, blacks, and mauves. She’s typically slim-thick and always flaunts her curves, whether she’s rocking a tight dress or sweats. And above all, she always looks glamorous.

What is a baddie person?

A baddie is a confident and beautiful bad girl that always looks put together. Her brows are always flawless, and her makeup skills are nothing less than perfect. She’s up to date with the current trends, and typically wears nudes, plums, browns, blacks, and mauves. She’s typically slim-thick and always flaunts her curves, whether she’s rocking a tight dress or sweats. And above all, she always looks glamorous.

What does baddie mean in slang?

A baddie is a confident and beautiful bad girl that always looks put together. Her brows are always flawless, and her makeup skills are nothing less than perfect. She’s up to date with the current trends, and typically wears nudes, plums, browns, blacks, and mauves. She’s typically slim-thick and always flaunts her curves, whether she’s rocking a tight dress or sweats. And above all, she always looks glamorous.


Final Thoughts

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So do you have what it takes to be a baddie?

Can you keep up with the high standards of perfection? Can you commit to always having your makeup done, nails on fleek, and trendy clothes in your closet?

If you wanna be bad, you’re gonna need the perfect baddie hairstyle. But after reading this guide, you should have .a pretty good idea of where to start.

But before I go, I do want to remind you that the things you see on Instagram are not always reality. People work hard to project perfect lives onto the world, but you don’t know what it’s like behind the scenes.

I just want to remind you that although it’s fun to be a baddie, don’t take it too seriously. Perfection is an impossible standard that’s hard for anyone to reach. Always remember that you’re already perfect how you are and being you is the best thing you can always do!

Until next time,

Hollee

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