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19 Unbelievably Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hair can be fabulous and it can definitely get you a lot of attention. If you’re bored with it, however, you may find yourself in a rut feeling frumpy and less-than-fabulous. Try one of these easy hairstyles for long hair to refresh your look!

  • #1 Pastel Crimp

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    The pastel trends are a fun way to express your own colorful and playful personality. Reminiscent of decades past, accent crimping is an upcoming trend. Just a little texture adds interest to long locks and it is ridiculously easy. This a great second-day style!

    Cute Easy Crimped Long Hairstyle

    Style by Selah Frese, Makeup by Tekoah Ferro, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Brush hair and smooth out any tangles.
    2. Create a section about one inch-wide and spray with hairspray.
    3. Lightly comb hairspray into the section of hair.
    4. Beginning at the top of the section, press the hair in the crimper and hold for a slow five second count. Continue working down the strand.
    5. Repeat steps 2-4 on other selected pieces.

    Recommended Products:

    The Sam Villa for Redken Professional Volume & Texturizing Iron features unique micro-crimping plates which create a subtle texture that increases the volume and texture in your hair. It is the perfect tool for adding volume to fine hair, or for creating updos and braids.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works great for fine to medium hair types and works well on all facial shapes.

    Tip:

    For more definition, lightly rub in a shine paste for texture and definition.

  • #2 Vava-Voom

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Big, sexy long hair is fool proof style for showing off long beautiful hair. This is a great look for those who aren’t afraid of some mega volume and classic glamour.

    How To Style:

    1. On damp clean hair, apply a root boost product and volumizing foam or gel throughout the rest of the hair. Mist with heat protectant.
    2. Blow dry hair with round brush in horizontal sections for maximum volume.
    3. After hair is dry, section hair into two halves from your part to the center of the nape . Starting at the bottom and working your way up towards the face, spray hair with a working spray.
    4. Using a large curling iron, curl sections horizontally and set each section with a bobby pin.
    5. Continue curling and setting all of the hair.
    6. Allow the last section to sit for a few seconds until cool. Remove all bobby pins and shake out hair.
    7. Finish with a shine serum to break up curls and shape into place.

    Recommended Products:

    Glotion Potion by Keratin Complex creates softness and shine on the coarsest hair textures and has shine-enhancing silicones to smooth the cuticle and add weightless moisture and gloss.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works great for fine to coarse hair types and works well on all facial shapes.

    Tip:

    For a longer lasting hold on the volume and curl, allow all the hair to completely cool down before removing pins.

  • #3 Silky Smooth

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Long shiny, healthy looking hair is always in style. Be the envy of everyone you meet with this silky smooth style.

    Easy Smooth Long Hairstyle

    Style by Celest Willis

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a smoothing product and heat protectant to damp hair and comb through for even distribution.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush and firm tension for a smooth finish.
    3. Pass over with a flat iron.

    Recommended Products:

    Infusion Keratin Replenisher by Keratin Complex is a hydrating styling cream that replenishes and revitalizes hair for a silky, shiny finish. This is the ultimate styling product that repairs and replenishes as well as styles.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works great for fine to coarse hair types and works well on all face shapes.

  • #4 Gentle Waves

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Sophisticated and sweet, this is a versatile style for anyone to wear from the office straight to the after party.

    Easy Long Hairstyle with Waves

    Style by Ms. Z, Makeup by Deidre Clay, Studio 102 Hair Salon, Fayetteville, NC

    Easy Long Hairstyle with Waves Side

    Style by Ms. Z, Makeup by Deidre Clay, Studio 102 Hair Salon, Fayetteville, NC

    How To Style:

    1. On clean damp hair, apply a styling cream and heat protectant.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush for smoothness.
    3. Section hair into long pieces, starting at the hair line. Beginning at the bottom, curl all sections going back. Continue throughout the head.
    4. Apply a shine spray to your hands and break up the curls, gently pulling the curls down.

    Recommended Products:

    Style Cream by SEVEN Luxury Haircare is a medium hold cream that helps to enhance body, thermal styling and shine. This styling cream is great for a soft and silky finish with weightless hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works great for fine to coarse hair types and works well on all face shapes.

  • #5 Naturally Defined Curl

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    The perfect naturally curled look is like a shooting star. Every once a in a while your hair will be in a perfect state of curliness! However for those days in between, this style routine can help recreate that perfect curl every time.

    Easy Long Hairstyle with Natural Curl

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling foam to damp hair.
    2. Scrunch hair with fingers and blow dry with a diffuser attachment.
    3. When hair is 100% dry, pick pieces out and curl with a wand that is similar in size to your natural curl.
    4. Lightly apply a defining cream to create a natural finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Vita Volume Boosting Foam by Keratin Complex is a volumizing and sculpting foam that improves the hair’s body and fullness. This styling foam is ultra lightweight and wears with all day hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best on wavy to curlier hair. It works well on all face shapes.

    Tip:

    For hair that is limp, add a root volumizer before the styling foam. For hair that is frizz prone, layer a smoothing cream or serum before the styling foam.

  • #6 Boho Chic

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Embrace your hair hippie vibes with this trendy braided headband look. Long hair can be a hassle at times but with options like this, it’s more fun than it is work.

    Long Boho Hairstyle with Braid and Waves

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. On dry hair, section hair into three horizontal rows and spray with a working spray.
    2. Starting in the bottom row, curl hair with a medium to large wand. Continue to curl all the hair in that row in the same direction.
    3. In the second row, curl hair in the opposite direction of the previous row.
    4. Alternate the direction of curls for the next row so your first and third row are going in the same direction.
    5. When all hair is curled, brush hair lightly with hairbrush until the curls turn into waves.
    6. Apply shine serum on hands and run through the hair, shaping the waves as desired.
    7. Select a thick piece from side with the thickness of your part. Braid those strands and secure with small elastic.
    8. Wrap the braid around your forehead and pin the end of the braid under the hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Unite’s U Argan Oil will give your hair that lasting moisture and instant shine. As a natural thermal protectant, this oil is amazing for heat styling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best for most all hair types. Works well for all facial shapes.

  • #7 Copper Curl

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    There is an art to the proper messy look, and this one nails it. One of the bonuses of a beautifully colored style is that lightened hair generally holds a curl better.

    How To Style:

    1. On dry hair, apply heat protectant and spray a working hairspray.
    2. Curl hair with large curling rod or iron.
    3. Brush through curls with fingers. Separate and piece together hair for desired look.
    4. Apply a defining cream for definition and shine.

    Recommended Products:

    FINI by SEVEN is a workable hairspray that applies a light and airy hold while keeping the hair flexible. This spray adds shine, definition and volume. This hairspray also has heat protection properties.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best for wavy to curlier hair and works well on all face shapes.

  • #8 Sweet Chignon

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This is a quick updo you can stash in your style arsenal for any occasion. You can’t go wrong with such a clean, polished look like this one!

    Easy Chignon for Long Hair

    Style by Wendy Perry, Makeup by Deirdre Clay, Young, Sassy & Unique Salon, Durham, NC

    Easy Chignon for Long Hair SIde

    Style by Wendy Perry, Makeup by Deirdre Clay, Young, Sassy & Unique Salon, Durham, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Part dry hair to preferred side.
    2. Spray hair with shine hairspray. Brush hair back into low centered ponytail and secure with elastic. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles or snags.
    3. Take a piece from the bottom of ponytail. Spray and smooth it, the wrap the hair around elastic and pin securely under the ponytail.
    4. Wrap the length of ponytail around two or three fingers and adjust the shape.
    5. Pin it to base of ponytail and fan out into desired shape. Secure with pins.

    Recommended Products:

    TIGI’s Masterpiece is an amazing shine hairspray that gives hold and resists humidity while guarding against dryness. It holds any style and is perfect for any hair length and texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best for most all hair types as well as on all face shapes.

  • #9 Braided Maiden

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Braids are still a hot trend and braided styles are easy to do at home. With a little practice, you’ll be able to whip up this quick braided style in no time!

    Cute Braided Updo for Long Hair

    Style by Danielle Albrecht, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    Cute Braided Updo for Long Hair Side

    Style by Danielle Albrecht, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a light styling aid throughout dry hair.
    2. Part hair to preferred side.
    3. Begin a French braid near the base of the part and work your way around the hairline to the other side near the ear.
    4. Is the hair is long enough, braid the rest of the hair straight out away from the head.
    5. Tuck the end of the braid into the braid on the head and secure with pins
    6. Gently tug and loosen up the braid for soft finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Glotion Potion by Keratin Complex creates softness and shine in the coarsest hair textures and has shine-enhancing silicones to smooth the cuticle and add weightless moisture and gloss.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best for most all hair types and works well on all face shapes.

  • #10 The Perfect Blowout

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Contrary to popular belief, you can recreate a salon quality blowout at home. It just takes a little time and practice!

    Easy Blowout for Long Hair

    Style by Danielle Albrecht, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    Easy Blowout for Long Hair Back

    Style by Danielle Albrecht, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    How To Style:

    1. On damp clean hair, apply root boost product and volumizing foam or gel throughout, then mist with a heat protectant.
    2. Section hair into two halves from your part to the center of the nape. Start at the bottom and work your way up towards the face.
    3. Blow dry hair with round brush in horizontal sections for maximum volume.
    4. Finish with light hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Boosta by Unite builds body, giving your hair lift and weightless volume. It enhances texture while delivering a healthy sheen finish.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is going to work best for most all hair types and works well on all face shapes.

  • #11 Long Golden Locks

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    Long, beautiful, warm golden blonde hair should not be hidden in a ponytail or under a hat all the time. Bust it out and show it off in loose wavy curls that are the envy of all who see you.

    How To Style:

    1. Blow hair out using a large round brush after applying styling crème for that extra bit of shine and control.
    2. Once hair is entirely dry, smooth medium to large sections and wrap them around the barrel of a larger curling iron or clampless curling iron. Smooth cooled curls to keep their shape but soften them up. Spray finished style with a medium hold hairspray to keep it looking soft.

    Recommended Products:

    If you plan on blow drying your hair and then using a hot curling iron, make sure you use a heat protection product. You don’t want to scorch your hair. First, that smells AWFUL! And second, it will make your hair look unhealthy by drying it out and making it fuzzy. Try Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, heart, square, long and some round face shapes can rock this look. Hair with medium density and not too much natural texture will be easiest to style.

    Tip: 

    To keep the long locks from looking frayed, don’t rub your shampoo and conditioner around on top of your head when washing. Instead, pull the product through the ends after shampooing/conditioning your scalp.

     

  • #12 Great For Work And Play

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    You can do this style in the morning to look professional then change your outfit and have a completely different look – without doing a thing to your hair! This is a versatile hairstyle that’s not only easy but efficient. Keep your color fresh and your ends trimmed for the best effect.

    Long hair with easy side ponytail

    Style by Pat’s Hair Design, Lakeland, FL

    How To Style:

    1. After hair is dry, curl the mid lengths through ends and secure the hair off to one side of your back neckline using an elastic.
    2. If you don’t want anyone to see the elastic, wrap a small section of hair around it and bobby pin the ends underneath.
    3. Complete the style by giving it a quick spray of firm hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Get some boost in those roots with a powder meant to do the job — Big Sexy’s Powder Play. Sprinkle it on your roots, massage it in, and watch your volume expand!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, heart, square, long and some round face shapes can rock this look. Hair that is medium density with not too much natural texture will be easiest to style.

    Tip:

    Clip-in extensions can dramatically change the look of your hair and only take a few minutes to put in with a little practice. Invest in human hair so you can treat it like your own without having to worry about it melting. It will last a lot longer, too!

  • #13 Long Wavy Highlights

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    This sexy style is a show-stopper with the subtle glow of sunny highlights and a few expertly placed lowlights. The loose wavy curls say you don’t have to have everything perfect to BE perfect.

    Easy Long hairstyle with highlights

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Blow hair out with a large round brush after spraying in a little texturizing spray if your hair needs a little grit.
    2. Wrap random sections of dry hair around the barrel of a large curling iron.
    3. Pull on the ends to stretch them out if they’re too tight or bouncy while they’re still hot.
    4. Comb through the curls with your fingers to soften them up, then spray with a light hold hairspray.
    5. Smooth bangs using the curling iron or flat iron if you need to.

    Recommended Products:

    Invest in a good quality round brush for blowing your hair out. If it’s really cheap or old, the bristles will split and catch on your hair, eventually breaking strands and making them look frizzy. Spornette Italian Collection Boar Rounder gets rave reviews from users!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you’ve got the attitude, this one will work with pretty much any face shape and hair texture as long as you have the time and products!

    Tip:

    Don’t overdo it on product. Too much can weigh hair down or make it look stiff.

  • #14 Long And Loose Curls

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    Go all out Hollywood and rock this glam hairstyle. Super large and loose curls grace the ends and give the overall style tons of volume.

    Long glam easy hairstyle for long hair with loose curls

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Blow hair out after adding styling crème and heat protection spray to damp tresses and your favorite root lifting product in the roots. Depending on your natural texture, you may need more (or less) product.
    2. Set hair in large rollers and spray with hairspray, then apply heat if available. Let hair cool on rollers completely before removing. Use a special brush to smooth through curls while wrapping sections around your fingers to preserve the curl.
    3. Set the style using a finishing spray that adds shine and volume but isn’t too stiff. The best part about having your hair up in rollers is that you can spend all that extra time while they’re cooling to apply your makeup and get dressed. It’s hands free!

    Recommended Products:

    Try an old school product for amazing curls — a setting lotion. Try Mizani Setting Lotion for wet-sets or Lotta Body Texturizing Hair Setting Lotion.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, heart, round, square or long face shapes can rock this look. Most hair textures (although some textures will get a much better result after a professional blowout) can easily achieve this style.

    Tip:

    Setting lotions aren’t just for old lady roller sets. They can help hold that curl in for a LONG time, but also make your curls soft and pliable. Don’t shy away because it doesn’t look trendy — they can make your hair look and feel amazing!

  • #15 Long With A Deep Side Part

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    Let your hair down and go a little crazy with a deep part, side-swept bangs, imperfect curls and lots of rough texture. Dark colors show this style off so well!

    Easy long hairstyle

    Style by Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    How To Style:

    1. The day after you’ve had straight hair or just let it air dry overnight, toss the ends around a large barrel curling iron. Don’t worry about anything being perfect — you want the opposite!
    2. Let the curl fall, then once they’re all in, rough them up by rubbing hair between your palms and separating it a bit with your fingers. A working hairspray can make this job really fast and easy. No need for a finishing spray unless you’re trying to tame some flyaways.

    Recommended Products:

    Go with AG’s Fast Forward Dry Shampoo. Just a small spray will eliminate the greasy look and add more life to your hair for the day.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Most face shapes and textures can achieve this style.

    Tip:

    If your hair is maybe two or three days dirty and you’re worried about it looking greasy, use a dry shampoo. You’ll be amazed at how this simple product can change your routine!

  • #16 Keep ‘Em Long And Loose

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    A few loose curls at the ends of the perfect chocolate brown hair, plus a healthy glow and clean ends…who can resist this style?

    Easy long chocolate brown hairstyle

    The Ohio Academy, Columbus & Twinsburg, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Let it air dry if your natural texture is smooth or blow it out if you need the heat to calm the texture down.
    2. Wrap the ends around your curling iron for just a second, then drop them.
    3. Comb through finished (and cooled) curls using your fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    Keep it simple with a styling product you can put in when hair is damp. Try Paul Mitchell’s Quick Slip. It helps with manageability and shine, giving you a more professionally done look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, some round and square, long, some heart shaped faces can pull off this style. Hair that is at least of medium density and with a little bit of natural texture makes this style easy to do. If you’ve got thicker hair, have it thinned out just a bit or if your hair is fine, keep the length a little shorter to give the appearance of thicker hair.

    Tip:

    Think you’ve got too much natural texture to pull off the smoother styles? Ask your stylist about new products available for natural straightening. You don’t have to grow them out and they aren’t toxic. They are supposed to wear off after 6-8 weeks, but make your hair a lot easier to manage and smooth out in the meantime.

  • #17 Blow It Out In Style

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    Say no…I dare you! This hairstyle is so gorgeous but so easy to recreate that you’ll be doing it almost every day! The deeper blonde color with soft highlights gives it a glow, but you don’t have to be a blonde to rock this one out.

    How To Style:

    1. After hair is dry, wrap medium-sized sections around the outside of your curling iron. Don’t try to make them all match, just get them in there and cooled before you try to mess with them.
    2. Separate any curls that look too big or combine a few that look too small.
    3. Spray the finished style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Find a good quality curling iron that gets hot enough so you don’t have to hold that hair on there forever! If you have to hold your hair on for a long time, you’re either taking too big of a section to curl or your iron isn’t hot enough.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, heart (depending on where you part the front, where you put your bangs, etc), round, square or long face shapes can rock this look. Hair needs to have decent density and be able to retain a curl.

    Tip:

    If your hair isn’t thick enough and you just love the long styles, find a stylist in your area who offers Keratin bond extensions. Just a few rows can dramatically increase the length and density of your hair.

  • #18 Smooth Layers And Bangs

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    Simple, long, smooth layered hair paired with deeply parted side-swept bangs is the perfect ‘do for this Hollywood girl. Sunny blonde color adds to her bronze look.

    Cute long and blonde hairstyle with bangs

    Photo credit: PR Photos

    How To Style:

    1. Blow hair out using a large round brush after tossing in a little smoothing serum.
    2. Touch up random wavy or curly hairs if you need to.
    3. A light mist of soft finishing hairspray should do the trick to keep it looking polished.

    Recommended Products:

    Try out Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. It helps protect against humidity, frizz and curls, and gives you more sleek and shiny hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape can pull off this look if you make little adjustments with your stylist. Any texture or density can easily style into this look based on the products you choose.

    Tip:

    Try not to blow dry and flat iron your hair every single day. Your hair occasionally needs a break from all the heat and spray!

  • #19 Simple And Sleek

    Written by Cindy Marcus

    This laid back style is perfect for those who don’t have issues with pesky humidity or natural texture that won’t quit. Simple, clean lines make her look sweet and approachable.

    Hannah Simone with sleek long hairstyle

    Photo credit: PR Photos

    How To Style:

    1. Apply your favorite styling crème or smoothing product then let hair air dry. Air drying cuts down on the time you have to blow it around, which just saves your hair from more damage.
    2. Complete the drying process by using the round brush, then you should be good to go!

    Recommended Products:

    Give Biolage’s line a try! Smoothing Serum Smooththerapie claims to smooth hair cuticles, create a barrier against humidity, and gives you brilliant shine without adding extra weight.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, heart, some round or square, and some long face shapes can rock this look. Hair should have at least a medium density. Having naturally smooth hair is the fastest way to get this style.

    Tip:

    Try going an extra day between washing your hair. That extra day should help restore moisture that’s been lost for a long time.

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