They also said online tutorials can be helpful if you decide to go it alone.
Lemonds loves the look of a French twist because it's classic and beautiful, but it's probably best left to the expert. Other looks such as braids, buns and ponytails can be beautiful, too, she said.
“For an evening out, a far side part for a ponytail looks more sleek, classic and chic, and it never goes out of style,” Lemonds said. Try it with bobs and shorter styles.
Soft, sexy waves that smack of old Hollywood are also popular these days. Lemonds said hot rollers can help achieve this style. “Anytime you have wave, it's a curl brushed out.” A retro style may require some practice, and plenty of hair spray.
Time for teasing
Other styles to consider: Women with pixie cuts can add a little Halle Berry edge and tousle by using pomade. A short bob can be slicked back and tucked behind the ears. A half-up do can be teased on top for volume and lift.
Stylists said most hairstyles will benefit from a bit of teasing.
If you desire a super easy yet festive update, reach for a hair accessory. Even a messy look accented with a crystal clip or bejeweled bobby pin ups the style quotient, Lemonds said.
“Simple, classic looks are very achievable, they're easy to do, and most are not going to frustrate you,” Lemonds said.