22 How to Draw Hair Ideas and Step-by-Step Tutorials

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If you want to learn how to draw hair, I’m hoping the step-by-step tutorials I’m sharing with you will teach you how to do so.

When you sketch, your drawing doesn’t have to be perfect. The purpose of your sketches is to get your ideas out quickly.

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Don’t worry about erasing, or trying to make sure that everything is just right. Your main focus should be getting your ideas out uninterrupted.

In this post you’ll find step-by-step tutorials for how to draw hair and even how to color hair. I’ve also included pictures of drawn hair that you can use for inspiration.

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Hair Drawing Tutorials and Ideas

Check out these 22 tutorials showing you how to draw hair.

Curly Styles

I love the different curly hair styles used here. I also love how the they include individual closeups of the curls.

CURLY HAIR STYLES

Credit: @masantei

Anime Hairstyles

This tutorial features a variety of cute “anime style” hair ideas. All of these hairstyles are super cute and would be fun to sketch.

ANIME HAIRSTYLES

Credit: @art_feature_fox

How to Color Hair

In this quick visual tutorial, you’ll learn how to color hair in your illustrations.

Make sure you click the link below the photo to view the full tutorial.

HOW TO COLOR HAIR WITH GIRL

Credit: @art_tip.s (click link for full tutorial)

Straight and Wavy Hair for Men

If you’re looking for straight or wavy hairstyles for men, this drawing is perfect. It also lets you know the different hair types for each style (for example 1A or 2C).

STRAIGHT AND WAVY HAIR FOR MEN

Credit: @eafrns

Straight and Wavy Hair for Women

If you’re looking for straight or wavy hair ideas for women, this drawing is perfect. It also lets you know the different hair types for each style (for example 1A or 2C).

STRAIGHT AND WAVY HAIR FOR WOMEN

Credit: @eafrns

How to Paint Hair

If you’ve been wondering how to paint hair, this is the tutorial for you. If you’ve never tried painting hair, give it a try. It really adds something special to the hairstyle.

HOW TO PAINT HAIR TUTORIAL

Credit: @adesignerlife_

How to Draw Curly Hair

Here’s a quick five step tutorial that teaches you how to draw curly hair. Make sure you click the credit link below the picture to access the full tutorial.

HOW TO DRAW CURLY HAIR TUTORIAL

Credit: @pencollines (click link for full tutorial)

How to Add Volume to Hair

The artist states that if the hair isn’t wet, then it should have volume. This tutorial shows you how to add volume to your hairstyles.

HOW TO ADD VOLUME TO HAIR

Credit: @my.art.tutorials

With and Without Bangs

This quick tutorial gives you tips on how to draw certain hairstyles with or without bangs, including how to make it look like the hair is behind the ear.

HAIR WITH AND WITHOUT BANGS

Credit: @jaminjayz

Three Hair Tutorials

This sketch page shows you three different hairstyles and gives step-by-step visuals on how to easily achieve each look.

THREE HAIR TUTORIALS

Credit: @drawing__reference

Sleek Ponytail with Bangs

I love the look of the sketch, and how the hair comes together in the final drawing. By the end of this tutorial, you too will have mastered the sleek ponytail with bangs.

GIRL WITH SLEEK PONYTAIL WITH BANGS

Credit: @artworkbygabrielle

Straight and Curly

This tutorial shows you how to draw a modern straight hairstyle as well as a modern curly hairstyle for both men and women.

STRAIGHT AND CURLY  HAIR

Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

Side Ponytail

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a cute side ponytail. I think the bow makes a great addition to this look.

SIDE PONYTAIL HAIRSTYLES

Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

How to Draw Hair from Real Life Reference

In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw hair from a real-life reference (such as a photo of yourself or a friend).

Click the link at the bottom of this photo to see the full tutorial.

HOW TO DRAW HAIR FROM REAL LIFE REFERENCE

Credit: @divine_rachna (click link for full tutorial)

How to Draw Men’s Hair

If you want to know how to draw this men’s hairstyle, make sure you click the credit link below the photo to see the quick and easy tutorial.

HOW TO DRAW MEN'S HAIR

Credit: @arttipsonly (click link for full tutorial)

Blowing in the Wind

These quick sketches show you how to draw hair that looks like it’s blowing in the wind. There’s also an extra tutorial that features a ponytail style with bangs.

HAIR BLOWING IN THE WIND

Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

Step-by-Step Bangs

Yoai makes great step-by-step hair tutorials. This tutorial shows you how to draw different types of bangs.

STEP-BY-STEP BANGS TUTORIAL

Credit: @yoaihime

More Bangs

Here’s part two of the bangs tutorial by Yoai. Here you’ll find even more easy to follow tutorials for drawing bangs.

ADDITIONAL BANGS TUTORIAL

Credit: @yoaihime

Step-by-Step Curly Styles

Yoai does it again with another fun and helpful tutorial. This one shows you how to draw four different types of curls.

STEP-BY-STEP CURLY STYLES TUTORIAL

Credit: @yoaihime

Cute Haircuts for Boys

This isn’t a tutorial, but it does provide you with lots of hairstyle ideas for boys. I love the wide variety of hairstyles drawn here.

CUTE HAIRCUTS FOR BOYS

Credit: @carliannecreates

Cute Hairstyles for Girls

Again, this isn’t a tutorial, but it does provide you with lots of hairstyle ideas for girls. The hairstyles drawn here are super cute!

CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR GIRLS

Credit: @carliannecreates

Long Hair with Braid

If you want to learn how to draw this cute hairstyle, click the link below this photo to see the full tutorial. It’s a quick six step tutorial that you don’t want to miss.

LONG HAIR WITH BRAID

Credit: @arttipsonly (click link for full tutorial)

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