We live in an age where hairstyles and fashions change faster than the wind. Walk down the street in any modern city, and you will see a wide variety of colours, styles, shapes and lengths of hair, on both men and women. We have a society in which individual expression is highly valued. Many of these colours and styles will most likely be completely different a month from now!

There's nothing wrong with this, on the contrary, it's really quite amazing. We now have the technology, the tools and the know how to be as creative as we like when it comes to our hairstyles. We can change up our look as and when we feel like it.

What's interesting, though, is that no matter how quickly a hairstyle or shade goes in or out of fashion, one thing that will never be out of fashion, is class.

What do we mean by 'class'? We are talking about the classic, understated, simple hairstyles that look effortless, yet exude grace and style. When it comes to class, a simple hairstyle is so often the answer.

So here are our top three simple hairstyles that will never go out of fashion.

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The Bun

Wear it low or wear it high, it doesn't matter. By pulling your hair back from your face and twisting it around itself and fastening, you immediately create an elegant and streamlined look that goes with pretty much any outfit. If you're after something a bit softer you can always allow some tendrils of hair which you've curled with a curling wand to frame your face, giving a slightly less severe look. Or, put only the top half of your hair in a bun and leave the rest to hang down over your shoulders.

The Fishtail Plait

The fishtail plait is created in the same way as a normal plait, only instead of twisting the strands over the top of each other as you create your plait, you twist underneath. This will give your plait a beautiful Rapunzel-style look, with a nice, thick plait that stands out from your head and looks far more complicated than it actually is.

Au Naturel

Don't underestimate the beauty of leaving your hair to its own devices! Before we hear your gasps of horror, let us explain. Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick or thin, your natural hairstyle is the one that suits your features the best.

So give it a helping hand. If your hair is straight, get some straightening irons on the go and really up the sleek and polished look. If your hair is fine, add some small, delicate hair accessories. If your hair is curly, grab your curling wand and go to town on those ringlets!

So never fear! If you're ever stuck for a way to style your hair, or you're simply overwhelmed by the choices out there, just opt for the simple hairstyles and you won't go wrong.