Long hair can be tricky to style.
Don’t get me wrong! It looks surreal. But when it comes to styling, I’ve heard many complaints from my long-haired friends. You probably spend over 15 minutes every morning trying to decide what to do with your hair, which then makes you run late. Well, say bye-bye to that tension because I have compiled a list of hairstyles that will make your long hair the talk of the town.
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40 Stunning Hairstyles For Long Hair
1. 3-Strand Braid
If you have long hair, your mind probably goes to a braid every time you are in a hurry to style it. It is quick, easy, and looks elegant. Gather all your hair and divide it into three sections: two side sections and a middle section. Pass the right section over the middle section and under the left section. Repeat the same with the new left section. Keep doing this until you reach the end and then secure the braid with an elastic band.
2. Braided Crown
This has to one the most Grecian and stunning hairstyles of all times! Part your hair in two sections from the front to the back. Using the waterfall braiding method, weave braids on both sides. Wrap the tails of the braids around your head to create the full crown effect.
3. Dutch Braid
The Dutch braid is a godsend for women who have long hair and work out. Brush your hair down to remove any knots and tangles. Gather the hair from the top and comb it back. Weave it in a Dutch braid by passing the middle section of the braid over the side sections instead of under. Keep adding hair to the side sections and weave the braid until you reach the very end. Secure the braid with an elastic band.
4. Tribal Boho
Long hair has always been captivating. You can try so many looks with it. Hairstyles like this tribal boho braided look work only with long hair, and they sure do look beautiful. This hairstyle has a lot of braids and curls.
5. Messy Updo
This is a quick and easy way to jazz up your everyday bun. Gather hair from the front on one side and weave it in a fishtail braid. Repeat the same on the other side. Gather the rest of your hair and wrap it in a bun. Wrap the braids around the bun and pin them in place.
6. Waterfall Crown Braid
This is another boho look that has been turning the world upside down. Part your hair from the front and all the way to the back to divide it into half. Weave each section into a waterfall braid. Merge the braids at the back and weave a fishtail braid.
7. French Pouf And High Ponytail
This hairstyle looks pretty rad. If you think it is difficult to achieve, think again! Backcomb hair at the top and crown of your head and neatly weave it into a French fishtail braid. Pin the braid at the crown. Gather the rest of your hair and tie it in a high ponytail. Take two sections of hair from the ponytail and wrap them around the elastic band to cover it. Tuck the ends within the elastic band or pin them in place.
8. Fishtail Braid
The fishtail is the most common braid I’ve seen over the past few years. You may struggle with it at first, but it gets easier with practice. Brush all your hair back and divide it into two sections. Take a little hair from the outer side of the first section 1 and cross it over to the inner side of the second section. Repeat the same with the second section. Keeping adding hair to the sections of hair you join to the other section as you go. Secure the end with an elastic band and pancake the braid.
9. Romantic Braid
This stunning braid is perfect for formal events. It looks so flawless! Part the top of your hair and weave each side into a loose braid until the nape of your neck. Pancake the braids to make them look big. Join both the tails of both the braids to form one big section. Take a little hair from the center and weave it into a fishtail braid. Then, pick up thin sections of hair from the sides and pass them through the stitches of the fishtail braid to create the final look. Spritz on some hairspray to set the ’do in place.
10. Waterfall Crown
Part your hair down the middle and weave a waterfall braid on either side. Join the hair at the back and secure it with an elastic band. Pick up a little hair from the half ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band. Weave the ponytail into a fishtail braid for a couple of inches and secure it with another elastic band. Again, pick up a little hair and cover the elastic band with it. Repeat this process of fishtail braiding and wrapping hair around the elastic band one more time to finish off the look.
11. Long Black Twists
The best part about this hairstyle is that you can achieve it without having long hair. Use hair extensions to add volume and length to your locks. There are three types of Black protective twists hairstyles that you can try out: Senegalese twists, Marley twists, and Havana twists.
12. Quad Braids
Remove all the tangles and knots in your hair and divide it vertically into four sections from the front hairline to the back hairline. Weave each section into a Dutch braid to finish off the look. You can also incorporate some colorful extensions into the braids to add a fun vibe to your look.
13. Braided Top Knot
Black women all over the world are embracing their natural hair. Many of them are sporting Black braided hairstyles that last for a good few weeks. To add style to your braided look, tie it in a half top knot. It is quick and looks great!
14. Boho Braids
If you want to leap into the world of boho hairstyles, this is one of the easiest ones you can try. Gather hair from the top and weave it into a fishtail braid. Pick up a little hair from one sides and weave it into a regular braid. Repeat the same on the other side. Pancake all three braids to add to the boho vibe.
15. Modern French
This is a great modern twist to the French twist. It is a classy hairstyle that is perfect for work. This updo is comprised of a bouffant and a rolled bun. Make sure you use a wide-toothed comb to get those defined lines on the bouffant.
16. Formal Updo
This is the perfect bridal hairstyle for anyone who wants to go for an updo on their wedding day. It requires tons of hairstyle meticulous taming down of flyaways, so get it done by a professional hairstylist.
17. Braided Updo
This braided mohawk updo looks very chic and edgy. Gather all your hair in the center to form a long mohawk. Divide it into half to form two sections. Weave each section into a braid and wrap both braids to form a long braided mohawk. Use pins to join the braids together. Wrap them into a bun at the back and pin it in place.
18. High Bun
Slick hair is all the rage right now, and I am on board with it. Apply some lightweight hair gel and comb back your hair. Gather all your hair to the crown and wrap it in a bun. If you have thin hair but want it to look voluminous, use a bun maker to achieve this look.
19. Flipped Low Ponytail
Gather all your hair in a low ponytail and tie it with an elastic band. Topsy-tail the ponytail twice or thrice to create this look. It is a really simple but pretty hairstyle. Perfect for college!
20. Fountain Curls
You can achieve this look with a curling iron or velcro rollers. Rollers use minimum heat, which is great if you want to protect your hair from heat damage. Don’t forget to spritz on some hairspray after curling your locks to prevent them from unraveling throughout the day.
21. Big Curls
Velcro rollers are the easiest way to achieve these bodacious curls. Ruffle the curls with your fingers to make them look more natural. This kind of curls look especially great on layered haircuts. If you are using a curling iron for this style, wrap your hair in big sections around the barrel to get those stunning big curls.
22. Blonde Curls
When going blonde, you need to consider your skin’s surface tone and undertone. The shade of blonde should also go well with your clothes and regular makeup look. Once you have colored your hair blonde, style it in curls from halfway down to achieve this incredible look.
23. Defined Curls
Defined curls like these look great on anyone with long, thick hair. The key here is to use a curling iron with a big barrel and apply lots of heat protectant to prevent heat damage to your hair.
24. Dimensional Color
If you have long hair, one of the best looks you can sport is a dimensional color blend. Color your long hair in multiple shades of your natural hair color. This will give your locks depth and dimension.
25. Scrunched Curls
There are two ways to achieve this look without using heat. One is to dampen your hair and weave the lower half of your hair into a braid, leaving it that way overnight. Untie the braid the next morning, apply some mousse, and scrunch up your hair. You can also use rollers without the heat to achieve these curls.
26. Semi Crown
Gather some hair from both sides at the front and weave it into a regular 3-strand braid. Accessorize this boho-chic hairstyle with a pretty flower crown clip, and you are good to go!
27. Highlighted Beach Waves
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28. Curly Updo
Curl your hair with a curling iron and spritz on some hairspray. Gather all your hair, allowing some strays to fall loose. Wrap your hair in a loose low bun, allowing the ends to hang loose over the bun. Accessorize your bun with some golden barrettes if you have an event to attend.
29. Fancy Updo
Before you panic at the intricacy of this hairstyle, let me tell you that it is to achieve. Curl all your hair in perfect ringlets. Roll and pin the curls at the top of your head to create the mohawk look. Then, wrap all your hair in a bun and pin it in place.
30. Royal Ponytail
Curl the lower half of your hair. Gather all your hair in a high ponytail and push it up to create a pouf. If you have bangs or slightly layered hair in the front, allow it to hang loose. Tie the high ponytail with an elastic and accessorize with sparkly barrettes and hair combs.
31. Simple Pouf ‘Do
Pick up some hair from the front and backcomb it. Gently comb it down neatly and pin it at the crown to create a pouf. Comb down the rest of your hair, and you are ready to leave. Quick and easy!
32. Vintage Half Updo
This vintage updo is created the same way as you would create a pouf, except you need to add more hair from the sides while doing it. Leave your bangs out and wear some good ol’ vintage clothes to complete the look.
33. Midsummer Night’s Dream
If you’ve seen Midsummer Night’s Dream, you know that this hairstyle fits in that movie perfectly. In fact, Michelle Pfeiffer sports a similar look in that movie. Part your hair down the middle and roll the front of your hair in small sections, Pin the rolled hair at the back of your head and curl the rest of your hair to finish off this look.
34. Braided Space Buns
Part your hair from the front to the nape of your neck to divide it in two sections. Flip your hair over and braid each section into a Dutch braid until you reach your crown. Then, wrap both the sections in space buns and pin them in place.
35. Romantic Curly Updo
This is the kind of hairstyle boho wedding dreams are made of. The voluminous hair, messy flyaways, and leafy hair accessory come together to create this stunningly romantic updo. Go to a professional to get this hairstyle done.
36. Bouffant Updo
If you love big hair, this look is for you. Go retro with this look! Spritz on lots of hairspray and backcomb it to your heart’s content. Pin the front of your hair in a pouf and wrap the rest of it in a bun, leaving out the ends.
37. Messy High Ponytail
Comb? What’s that? Messy hairstyles are all the rage right now! Get on board with it with this stunning and easy messy high ponytail. Gather all your hair with your fingers and hold in at the crown. Tie it with an elastic band and flare out your ponytail to finish off the look.
38. Double Buns
This hairstyle is perfect for college, school, or a workout session. Divide your hair into half from front to back. Wrap each section into a bun at the top of your head.
39. Slick Low Ponytail
Comb your hair down with some hair gel and tie it in a low ponytail with an elastic band. Pick up a little hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the band to hide it from view. Tuck the ends of the hair within the band or pin it under the ponytail.
40. Finger Waves
We’re going retro Hollywood with this one! Apply some mousse to your hair and comb it down. Curl it with a curling iron. Brush out the curls to finish off this look. This is the perfect hairstyle to sport on a date as it is pretty and super feminine.
Long hair may be a pain to style, but this list should give you plenty of inspiration and end that dilemma. Which one of these is your favorite hairstyle? Comment below and let us know!
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