20 Cute Hairstyles For Long Hair July 28, 2017

Standing in the middle of a meadow with your long hair flowing around you as you are hit by a gentle summer breeze… who hasn’t imagined this scenario at least once in their lives? After all, long hair does exude magic that is unmatched by any other type of hair. But once you do have the long hair of your dreams, you realize that styling it can be a huge pain. Trust me, I know the struggle on a deep emotional level. Having had long hair all my life, I know how frustrating it can get to come up with hairstyles that won’t take so long to do that your arms start hurting and still manage to look cute. So, here are the personal favorite hairstyles I love to do on my hair that will definitely look gorgeous on yours!

 20 Totally Cute Hairstyle For Your Gorgeous Long Hair

1. Floral Half Updo

1. Floral Half Updo Pinit

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Be it a fancy wedding to attend or your prom night, here’s a beautiful hairstyle that will make you the belle of the ball. This twisted half updo gives off a flirtatious vibe thanks to its floral adornments and curly styling. Just pair it with a cute floral dress and get ready for everyone to fall in love with you.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Fresh/artificial flowers
  • Light hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Apply some heat protectant all over your hair.
  2. Curl all your hair from root to scalp with a curling iron, working on individual 2 inch sections of hair at a time.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. From the front, on the left side of your partition, pick up a 3 to 4 inch section of hair and twist it right till the end.
  5. Pin this twisted section of hair at the back of our head, slightly on the right side.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the right side of your head.
  7. Pin some artificial or fresh flowers right under the twisted sections of hair.
  8. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to prevent your curls from unraveling through the day.

2. Wrapped Ponytail

2. Wrapped Ponytail Pinit

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Put a stylish twist on this otherwise sporty hairdo by tweaking it juuust a little bit. Add a bumpit to to give your hair a neater look (and some oomph) with some wrapped up detailing. And voila! You’ve got a ponytail style that you can pair with literally any outfit.

What You Need

  • Smoothening serum
  • Bumpit (small)
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with some smoothening serum.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. Leaving out all the hair at the front, tie all your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head.
  5. Take left out hair from the left side, place it along the side of your head in a U shape, wrap its ends around your ponytail and pin it in place.
  6. Repeat the previous step with the front section of hair on the other side to finish off the look.

3. Headband Braid

3. Headband Braid Pinit

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Who doesn’t love adding a bit of a retro vibe to their look? Do exactly that with this retro-inspired braided style that that will leave you looking oh-so-elegant. The bangs and the cloth headband add to the adorbs quotient of the whole look.

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Cloth headband/headscarf

How To Style

  1. Get your hair cut in some thick straight cut bangs.
  2. Brush out all the knots and tangles from it.
  3. Divide your hair into 3 sections and simply braid it right till the end.
  4. Put on your cloth headband or tie your headscarf right behind your bangs to finish off the look.

4. Loose Half French Braid

4. Loose Half French Braid Pinit

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Doing a neat French braid can be very difficult for some people (it sure was my Everest for the longest time). But why pressurize yourself to do a tight, neat, and perfect one, right? Just go for this relaxed half up version of this classic style to give yourself a boho chic look.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Run hair brush through your curls to loosen them up and make them look more relaxed.
  4. Pick up a chunk of hair from the top of your head and divide it into 3 sections.
  5. Start French braiding by adding more hair into your braid very loosely with each subsequent stitch of braiding.
  6. Once your French braid has gone past your ears, simply braid it (again, very loosely) right till the end and secure it with a hair elastic to finish off the look.

5. Beachy Waves

5. Beachy Waves Pinit

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This list wouldn’t be complete without a good beachy waves style, now, would it? So, whip out that big curling iron of yours and get curling! And with just a little bit of sea salt spray and some brushing, watch your hair transform into perfect beachy waves.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Sea salt spray
  • Hair brush

How To Style

  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up big 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Generously spritz on sea salt spray all over your curls and run a hair brush through them to give them some texture and finish off the look.

6. High Fanned Out Ponytail

6. High Fanned Out Ponytail Pinit

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Ariana Grande has remained loyal to her signature high ponytail for years now for a good reason. It’s because it looks absolutely stunning no matter what outfit she pairs it with. Fair warning though, sporting this ponytail for too long could make your head hurt, so, do so at your own discretion.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • 1 inch curling iron

How To Style

  1. Apply heat protectant all over your hair.
  2. Straighten all your hair.
  3. Use a fine toothed comb to sleek back your hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  4. Pick up a thin section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around its base to hide the hair elastic from view.
  5. Secure this wrapped up hair with a couple of bobby pins.
  6. Curl the the ends of your ponytail and fan it out over your shoulders to finish off the look.

7. Fishtail Pigtails

7. Fishtail Pigtails Pinit

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Just because you’re all grown up now doesn’t mean you have to leave your favorite pigtails style behind. In fact, with a bit of variation in its styling, you can create a hairstyle that is as intricate as it gets. Just fishtail your pigtails instead of braiding them normally and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

What You Need

  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Hat

How To Style

  1. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your hair.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Divide all your hair vertically into 2 sections.
  4. Pick up the left section and tie it into a ponytail.
  5. Split this ponytail into 2 sections to fishtail braid them.
  6. To fishtail braid, alternately pick up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and add it to the inner side of the other section.
  7. Keep repeating the previous step until you’ve fishtail braided right till the end.
  8. Tie the end of your fishtail braid with a hair elastic.
  9. Cut off the hair elastic at the top of your braid.
  10. Tug apart and loosen your braid to make it look wider and give it some dimension.
  11. Repeat steps 4 to 10 on the right section of your hair.
  12. Put on your hat to finish off the look.

8. Mixed Half Up Braid

8. Mixed Half Up Braid Pinit

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When styling your long hair, you don’t need to stick with just one type of braid. Mix up a bunch of braiding styles to create new and unique looks. You could, for instance, start off with a Dutch braid and transition it into a texturized fishtail braid to create this magical half up look.

What You Need

  • Sea salt spray
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Spritz on some sea salt spray all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Pick up half your hair and divide it into 3 sections.
  3. Dutch braid these sections by flipping the side sections under the middle section and adding more hair into the braid with each subsequent stitch of the braid.
  4. Once you have Dutch braided for about 3 stitches, redivide the braid into just 2 sections.
  5. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a few strands of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  6. Secure the end of the fishtail braid with a hair elastic.

9. Fishtail Accent

9. Fishtail Accent Pinit

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A fun way to add a bit of spunk to your hair is to go for braided accents. They add a bit of oomph while still maintaining the beauty of your open hair look. A texturized fishtail accent done on some beachy waves is a great look to sport during the summers.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Texturizing spray

How To Style

  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed and dried hair.
  2. Loosely curl all your hair.
  3. Shake out the curls with your hands to give them a more relaxed look.
  4. Part your hair on one side.
  5. From the side of your parting with more hair, pick up a 4 inch section of hair from the top of your head.
  6. Split this section of hair into 2 sections.
  7. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  8. Once your fishtail braid has reached about 3/4th of the way down, secure it with a hair elastic.
  9. Finish off the look with a few spritzes of texturizing spray all over your hair.

10. Half Top Knot

10. Half Top Knot Pinit

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A fun day out in the beach or a casual hangout with friends – no matter what the occasion, here’s a style that will work perfectly. A half top knot takes about 2 minutes to tie and looks super cute. The best part is that it works even better on second and third day hair.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up big 3 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Spritz on some texturizing spray and shake out your curls to give them a loose and relaxed texture.
  4. Starting from your temples, pick up all the hair from the top of your head.
  5. Twist this section of hair right till the ends and roll it into a bun.
  6. Secure the bun with a hair elastic to finish off the look.

11. Feathered Layers

11. Feathered Layers Pinit

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Never underestimate the power of a good ol’ blowdryer. Not only is it meant for drying your hair, it also works amazingly to create the most gorgeous feathered ends. Just grab your round brush and your trusty blowdryer, and you will not be disappointed.

What You Need

  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Round brush
  • Blowdryer

How To Style

  1. Apply some leave-in conditioner to your washed and dried hair.
  2. Blowdry your hair by brushing it down with a round brush. Make sure you pull your hair from different directions to give it volume.
  3. Wrap the very ends of your hair about halfway around the round brush when blowdrying to give them a feathered out effect.
  4. Flip your head forward and shake out your hair to add some texture to it and finish off the look.

12. Top Knot With Bangs

12. Top Knot With Bangs Pinit

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When you’ve got a formal event to attend or have to give a big presentation at work, a simple bun is the way to go. A top knot paired with some side swept bangs works wonderfully to create a neat and professional hair look that will complement your officewear beautifully.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Smoothening serum
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Get your hair cut in long side swept bangs.
  2. Apply some heat protectant all over your hair.
  3. Straighten out your hair and bangs.
  4. Leaving out your bangs, tie all your hair in a high ponytail right on top of your head.
  5. Twist your ponytail up right till the end.
  6. Roll your twisted ponytail into a bun and secure it to the top of your head with the help of bobby pins.

13. Sleek High Ponytail

13. Sleek High Ponytail Pinit

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If Blake Lively is sporting a hairstyle, then you damn well need to try it out yourself. And if you’re going for an edgy and badass look, then even more so. This super sleek ponytail style is equal parts bold and chic.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Straighten all your hair until it is poker straight.
  3. Rub some smoothening serum all over the teeth of your fine toothed comb.
  4. Use this comb to sleek back your hair and tie it into a high ponytail and finish off the look.

14. Ribbon Tied Ponytail

14. Ribbon Tied Ponytail Pinit

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It’s amazing how a simple length of ribbon can totally transform your hair look. Try it out for yourself and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Grab a ribbon in a color that matches your ensemble and tie it around your ponytail to add a pop of color. It’s simple, thrifty, and oh-so-chic.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • 1/2 inch wide satin ribbon (in a color that complements your outfit)

How To Style

  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Tie all your hair in a low ponytail.
  4. Wrap your ribbon around the base of your ponytail and tie it in a bow to finish off the look.

15. Relaxed Side Fishtail Braid

15. Relaxed Side Fishtail Braid Pinit

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Now, there are many hairstyles that look great on pretty embroidered cotton blouses. But this one has got to be my personal favorite. A basic fishtail braid, when loosened and given some texture, looks even more elegant than it already is.

What You Need

  • Hair elastics

How To Style

  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Tie all your hair in a side ponytail.
  3. Divide your ponytail into 2 sections.
  4. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternatingly picking up a few strands of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section.
  5. Once you have fishtail braided right till the end, secure the ends with a hair elastic.
  6. Loosen your braid down the center to make it look more relaxed and finish off the look.

16. Scarf Braid

16. Scarf Braid Pinit

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There are a number of ways to jazz up your simple braid. A colorful headscarf is just one of them. Just grab a scarf that matches your outfit and braid it into your hair to create an effortlessly chic look. An added bonus is that it makes your hair look thick and voluminous.

What You Need

  • A silk headscarf
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Tie all your hair in a low ponytail.
  2. Tie the scarf around the base of your ponytail in a single knot.
  3. Split your hair into two sections.
  4. With the tails of the scarf acting as the third section, simply braid the scarf into your hair.
  5. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.

17. Beachy Waves Low Ponytail

17. Beachy Waves Low Ponytail Pinit

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Looking for a hairstyle that will show the indie-grunge side of your personality to the world? Well, your search ends here! This wavy low ponytail style is as simple as it gets. And with sections left out to frame your face, this style works perfectly to contour the structure of your face.

What You Need

  • Sea salt spray
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Spritz some sea salt spray all over your hair to give it some wavy texture.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Leaving out a few sections of hair to frame your face, tie the rest of your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  4. Pick up a thin section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the base to hide the hair elastic from view.
  5. Secure this wrapped up section of hair with a bobby pin to finish off the look.

18. Braided Ponytail

18. Braided Ponytail Pinit

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Going for that Lara Croft:Tomb Raider look, are you? Say no more! Because this simple braided look will have you covered. And the best part is that it takes less than 3 minutes to perfect. This braided ponytail style is perfect for an outdoorsy kind of day.

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Brush back all your hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Pick up a thin section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around its base to hide the hair elastic from view.
  3. Secure this wrapped up hair with a bobby pin.
  4. Divide your ponytail into 3 sections and simply braid right till the end.
  5. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic to finish off the look.

19. Voluminous Curls

19. Voluminous Curls Pinit

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You know how in all those high school movies the average nerd goes through a makeover and comes out with perfect hair? More often than not, these are the kind of gorgeously blown out curls that she is sporting. Get your own magical makeover hair by trying out this voluminous curls look.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Blowdryer
  • Round brush
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Light hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Blowdry your washed, wet hair while brushing it down to straighten it out.
  2. Apply some heat protectant.
  3. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to prevent your curls from unraveling through the day.

20. Poker Straight Hair

20. Poker Straight Hair Pinit

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Intricate braids and buns may look gorgeous but nothing can beat the beauty of simply poker straight hair. Yes, they do take a bit of patience and effort to perfect but it’s all worth the end result. Just look at Zendaya’s gorgeous straight hair pictured above for evidence.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Smoothening serum
  • A lot of patience

How To Style

  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up small 1 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair until it is absolutely poker straight.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. Apply some smoothening serum to get rid of any frizz and give your hair some shine.

So, what are you waiting for, my long haired chiquitas?! Go ahead and try out these styles to create magic with your hair! And don’t forget to comment below and let us know which hairstyles you fell in love with!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ekantika/ Ekantika

    Very lovely compilation.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      thnks Ekantika *hugs* :)