From elaborate "up-dos" to casual braids, inspirational hairstyles continue to populate fashion blogs, Pinterest boards, and style magazines everywhere. However, this popularity belies a gaping lack of consolidated and authoritative advice on the techniques required to create these styles, and so the Hair Style Directory presents a comprehensive resource that identifies the unique characteristics, limitations, and practical techniques to create over 80 hairstyles. Covering classic as well as modern hairstyles and everything from a simple wrapped ponytail to a complex fishtail chignon, this book offers useful facts, invaluable advice, and a wealth of contemporary visual inspiration to help readers understand the challenges and possibilities that each hairstyle offers. The Hair Style Directory is aimed at the many people out there who love to experiment with their hair and are either on the look-out for new styles or wish to find inspiration to play with and embellish styles they already know and love. Directory entries enable the reader to choose what style is most appropriate for the occasion, their available time, hair length, and hair type, also indicating how time consuming or difficult the style is to put together. The accompanying step-by-step tutorials then give the reader the instructions they need to replicate that style. Finally, a reference section at the end of the book offers resourceful information on useful tools and equipment as well as courses and further education for those who would like to take hairstyling to a more professional level.