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.

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.

Hair Drawing Tutorials and Ideas

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

1. Curly Styles

CURLY HAIR STYLES
Credit: @masantei

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

2. Anime Hairstyles

ANIME HAIRSTYLES
Credit: @art_feature_fox

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

3. How to Color Hair

HOW TO COLOR HAIR WITH GIRL
Credit: @art_tip.s (click link for full tutorial)

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.

4. Straight and Wavy Hair for Men

STRAIGHT AND WAVY HAIR FOR MEN
Credit: @eafrns

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).

5. Straight and Wavy Hair for Women

STRAIGHT AND WAVY HAIR FOR WOMEN
Credit: @eafrns

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).

6. How to Paint Hair

HOW TO PAINT HAIR TUTORIAL
Credit: @adesignerlife_

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.

7. How to Draw Curly Hair

HOW TO DRAW CURLY HAIR TUTORIAL
Credit: @pencollines (click link for full tutorial)

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.

8. How to Add Volume to Hair

HOW TO ADD VOLUME TO HAIR
Credit: @my.art.tutorials

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.

9. With and Without Bangs

HAIR WITH AND WITHOUT BANGS
Credit: @jaminjayz

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.

10. Three Hair Tutorials

THREE HAIR TUTORIALS
Credit: @drawing__reference

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

11. Sleek Ponytail with Bangs

GIRL WITH SLEEK PONYTAIL WITH BANGS
Credit: @artworkbygabrielle

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.

12. Straight and Curly

STRAIGHT AND CURLY  HAIR
Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

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

13. Side Ponytail

SIDE PONYTAIL HAIRSTYLES
Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

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

14. How to Draw Hair from Real Life Reference

HOW TO DRAW HAIR FROM REAL LIFE REFERENCE
Credit: @divine_rachna (click link for full tutorial)

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.

15. How to Draw Men’s Hair

HOW TO DRAW MEN'S HAIR
Credit: @arttipsonly (click link for full tutorial)

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.

16. Blowing in the Wind

HAIR BLOWING IN THE WIND
Credit: @how.to.draw.anime.and.manga

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.

17. Step-by-Step Bangs

STEP-BY-STEP BANGS TUTORIAL
Credit: @yoaihime

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

18. More Bangs

ADDITIONAL BANGS TUTORIAL
Credit: @yoaihime

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

19. Step-by-Step Curly Styles

STEP-BY-STEP CURLY STYLES TUTORIAL
Credit: @yoaihime

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

20. Cute Haircuts for Boys

CUTE HAIRCUTS FOR BOYS
Credit: @carliannecreates

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.

21. Cute Hairstyles for Girls

CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR GIRLS
Credit: @carliannecreates

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!

22. Long Hair with Braid

LONG HAIR WITH BRAID
Credit: @arttipsonly (click link for full tutorial)

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.

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