Long hair can be both a blessing and a curse. It takes longer to style compared with medium hair, but it also allows for more options. So if you have long hair, keep reading to check out 25 of our favorite hairstyles that will have you loving your long locks more and more each day.
1. Faux Bangs
Do you like the look of bangs, but hate the commitment? Then give this unique style a try… faux fringe! The key to this is to pull all of your hair up on the top of your head and then to use the ends as “bangs.” Find out how to achieve this look over at Love Maegan.
2. Double Braid
If you’re looking for a braided style, then you might enjoy this double braid which looks quite difficult – but it is actually very simple. Here’s a hint… the smaller braid is has a french braid sort of element. Head over to Design Everyday to check out the instructions.
3. Extra Long Ponytail
Transform a regular old ponytail into a super long one, without using extensions! The key to this style is to create two smaller ponytails, and then to meld them together. Make your way over to La Petite Noob to check out the simple instructions.
4. Beachy Waves
Give your locks a tousled, lived-in sort of look with these easy beachy waves. This style is great for second-day hair too. Just grab a curling iron and some hairspray to get started. Head over to Bre Pea to check out the full tutorial and additional photos.
5. Side Swept Lacebraid
This is a unique look that has two different elements – a waterfall style braid on one side, with a cluster of curls on the other. And it’s pretty easy to do! Make your way over to Design Everyday to find out exactly how to achieve this look yourself.
6. Upside Down French Braid Bun
For a twist on the traditional french braid, give this upside down version a try! You will literally begin down at the bottom and braid upwards, creating a bun on the top of your head. Check out the full photo tutorial with instructions over at Stylishlyme.
7. Low Braided Bun
You’ll need very thick hair for this one… or you might consider adding extensions for a bit of extra volume. Simply braid your hair and secure it in a bun shape. Make your way over to Breakfast At Vogue to find out exactly how to achieve this look.
8. Ariana Grande Inspired ‘Do
If you’re a fan of Ariana Grande, then you’ll love this next hairstyle. This look is parted in a V shape on the top of the head, with a mini ponytail perched on top of the head. Make your way over to Hot Beauty Health to find out how to execute this style yourself.
9. Summer Hairstyle
This look involves some lace which embellishes a pretty updo. It is great for a sticky, hot summer day or a time when you need your hair to be swept back and out of the way. Head over to the Skunkboy blog to find out how to achieve this pretty look yourself.
10. Swedish Crown Braid
Wow your friends with this incredible swedish crown braid which wraps around your entire head. The key is to begin a french braid on one side of the head and continue it horizontally. Make your way over to Stylishlyme to check out the instructions.
11. Elegant Updo
This beautiful look would be perfect for a wedding or special event where you’d like to keep your hair up and away from your face. And it’s constructed similarly to a fishtail braid! Head over to The Bride Link to find out how to recreate this look yourself.
12. Half-Up Pull Through Braid
This stunning style is actually easier than it looks to accomplish. It is made by combining two pull-through braids, and draping them around your head. Make your way over to the Breakfast At Vogue blog to find out how to do this style on your own hair.
13. Messy Bun Tutorial
This messy bun is not quite as messy as the type that you might toss your hair into at the gym, but it still has that same relaxed vibe. The key is to use hairspray before you style to get some texture. Head over to Birdie Shoots to check out the tutorial.
14. Braided Bangs
This unique style would be perfect wear to a wedding, and the guests are sure to be wowed by the unique look. It is achieved by creating a large, loose braid around your forehead. Check out the full tutorial for this style over at Riva La Diva.
15. Large Pull-Through Braid
This pretty ponytail style looks a bit like a traditional braid, but it is actually a series of loops that are pulled through each other, and then loosened a bit. Make your way over to the Breakfast At Vogue blog to find out how to do this on your own hair.
16. Fancy Ponytail
Get fancy with this stylish ponytail that is much more substantial than your typical low pony. Here, the hair has lots of volume and a bit of a twist above the base of the ponytail. Head over to Pretty Plain Janes to find out how to do this look yourself.
17. Tuck and Tame
This pretty style is called the “tuck and tame,” thanks to its simple technique. For this, you’ll need an elastic headband which you will then tuck the hair into. Make your way over to She Uncovered to find out exactly how to achieve this bobby pin-free look.
18. Bubble Ponytail
This long hair look is great for everyday if you want to liven up a plain old ponytail. Here, you’ll begin with a low pony and then use elastics to create sections which are then loosened gently. Check out the full photo tutorial over at Stylishlyme.
19. Sock Bun Twist
This elegant look would be perfect for work or a special occasion, and it is surprisingly easy to do. The key is to start with a sock bun and then to wrap other hair around it. Make your way over to Inspired By This to find out exactly how to do this yourself.
20. Knot and Toss
This half-up hairstyle is called the “knot and toss” because of its relaxed partial knot appearance. You’ll create this look by starting a knot of sorts with half of your hair and then pinning it in place. Check out the full tutorial over at Pretty Plain Janes.
21. Three Step Simple Updo
This simple updo style for long hair is a great alternative to the plain old messy bun. The key here is to create a loose looped pony and then to thread it back through the middle. Head over to Ducklings In A Row to find out how to do it yourself.
22. Double Knot Pony
Here’s another great alternative to a plain old ponytail, and it’s really quite simple to do. You’ll literally double knot your hair, and then insert special pins to secure the hair. Make your way over to Gina Michele’s blog to check out the video tutorial.
23. No Heat Kate Middleton Updo
This beautiful updo was inspired by one of Kate Middleton’s classic looks, and it doesn’t involve any curling or flat irons so your hair will stay happy and healthy. Make your way over to Ma Nouvelle Mode to check out the helpful video tutorial.
24. Milkmaid Braids
This classic milkmaid braid look has been around for a long time, but with good reason – it is stylish and super easy to achieve. All you’ll need are braiding skills and some bobby pins. Head over to the Birdie Shoots blog to check out the full tutorial.
25. Braided Side Bun
This elegant updo is done by creating a diagonal french braid and then looping everything into a bun behind one ear. It looks beautiful from both the front and the back. Make your way over to Inspired By This to check out the tutorial along with more photos.