31 Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair in 10 Seconds or Less

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Consider easy hairstyles for long hair. Long hairstyles can be fabulous and get you a lot of attention. If you’re bored with it, however, you may feel frumpy and less-than-fabulous in a rut. Grab your hair ties, bobby pins, styling products, and barrettes, and get ready for some simple instructions on creating quick, easy hairstyles for long hair when you’re in a hurry. You don’t want to miss these hair hacks, which are a win-win for everyone!

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of cute easy hairstyles for long hair at home!


#1: Face-Framing Long Layered Hair

Check out this face-framing long layered hair. This look features soft, side-swept bangs that draw attention to the eyes. It has a low bun at the nape of the neck for an elegant appearance. It will surely turn heads with its effortless style and can be achieved in seconds or less! Tell your stylist you want a face-framing cut with subtle layers to get this look. And those layers should blend into longer lengths.

blowout style for long hair

#2 Easily Blow It Out In Style

Your hair must be long and have medium-length layers to pull off this hairstyle. The blowout effect happens when you blow your hair dry and enhance the movement by adding a few soft curls. When styling, mist hairspray to retain your curls if need be while using your curling iron. Feel free to jazz it up by adding some bangs and painting your tresses with a beige-blonde highlighted hue.

long with a deep side part for straight hair

#3 Magical Long Hair With A Deep Side Part

The style—long with a deep side part—works on dark, straight hair like magic. Soft, imperfect curls from the mid-lengths to the ends create a more sophisticated vibe. And what suits a deep part? Side-swept bangs in the front, of course!

smooth layers and bangs for long hair

#4 Long Hair with Smooth Layers And Bangs

Smooth layers and bangs work best on women with natural waves. The texture is what will add movement to smooth layered hair. When prepping your hairstyle, blow the locks out and use a brush for easy control. Feel free to touch up your wavy and curly hair or strands if your style needs more body.

Easy hairstyles for long hair - volume and waves

#5 Beautiful Long & Easy Voluminous Waves

Pump up the volume on top (and the chic factor) of your long tresses with these easy voluminous waves. It’s a cool easy hairdo that takes no time.

Easy rope braid ponytail for long straight hair

#6 Cute Rope Braid Ponytail for Straight Hair

Try a cute rope braid ponytail for straight hair to add an edge to your up-styling. Braiding your hair can be tricky and takes practice, while a rope braid only has two sections to wrap your hair around.

easy long hair down style

#7 Easy Long Hair Down Style

This casual style is perfect for a blonde layered cut. By doing a blowout, layers will pop and add more movement to your straight mane. Both the style and chop are crucial so that your hair doesn’t seem so flat.

Long Low-Maintenance Straight Copper Hair
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#8: Low-Maintenance Straight Copper Hair

If you are looking for a hairstyle that is easy to maintain, a low-maintenance straight copper style is a great choice. This hairstyle has a striking color and a simple cut, which are surprisingly easy to maintain. Moreover, it can have a significant impact on your fashion sense.

simple and sleek style for long straight hair

#9 Simple And Sleek for Long Straight Hair

A simple, sleek, laid-back style is perfect for gals with long and naturally smooth hair. Stylists only recommend it if you have a pesky hair texture. Apply oil, especially on your ends, for a healthy and flawless-looking finish.

Long Textured Hairstyle with a Light Fringe
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#10: Textured Hairstyle with a Light Fringe

Have you ever wanted a classy, good-looking hairstyle that takes little time to create? This textured hair with a light fringe is perfect for those who want an effortless look. With just a few bobby pins and some hairspray, this style can be achieved in minutes! My advice is to use your fingers to add texture and volume to your hair before styling it into place. The result will be a timeless yet modern look that will turn heads.

Long-Length Choppy Hair with Money Pieces
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#11: Long-Length Choppy Hair with Money Pieces

Creating a long-length choppy look is an easy and stylish way to update your hairstyle. Use texturizing products to give hair extra volume and texture for the best results. Use those products before curling. To ensure that each piece looks even, take time to section off the hair before you use your iron. Try leaving the ends out. With this technique, you’ll have a beautiful new look.

Razored Layers and a Face Frame for Long Hair
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#12: Razored Layers and a Face Frame

When creating razored layers and a face frame hairstyle, the key is to keep it basic. With this hairstyle, you can achieve an effortless look in seconds with simple snips. The benefit is that it adds texture and movement to your hair while framing your face for a more polished look. To ensure you get the desired effect, use thinning shears when cutting the layers for a softer finish. For added definition, try adding some light styling mousse or hairspray.

Long Middle Part Hairstyle with Long Layers
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#13: Middle Part Hairstyle with Long Layers

While a middle part hairstyle with long layers can be hard to create, it’s pretty easy. Ask your stylist for long layers starting below the crown and ending at the bottom of your hair. The result is effortless yet polished – perfect for any occasion. Use a root-lifting spray before blowdrying with a large round brush for added volume. Finish off with a light hairspray to keep everything in place.

#14: Amped Up Ponytail for Long Hair

Take your everyday pony from drab to fab with this simply wrapped half-up pony tied into a knot. This is a great way to get one more stylish day out of that gorgeous blowout! It even looks cute for casual events or a romantic prom.

Quick and Easy High Ponytail
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#15: Quick and Easy High Ponytail

Icons wear simple hairstyles to show their flair. Slick your hair into a high pony with some gel and lots of confidence for a party or on your little girl when going back to school.

#16: Elegant Twisted Bun Idea for a Wedding

An elegant twisted bun idea for a wedding is the perfect look. Not only is it simple, but it’s sophisticated. This chic style stays in better if your hair is slightly dirty, and don’t forget to wear a button-down shirt so you can safely get dressed without messing up your do.

#17: Butterfly Hair

Try butterfly hair, and you’ll feel like you’re in the Garden of Eden. This long shape is perfect for curly heads who want an organic style. Ask for minimal layers to keep your curly hair weighed down and less puffy when getting your haircut. Apply lots of products such as a leave-in conditioner and even some oil, and let dry easily for beautiful hair.

#18: Long Rapunzel Hair

A look that always turns heads is Rapunzel’s hair. The long, flowy style is excellent for thick, healthy hair. It may seem counterintuitive, but to grow your hair long and healthy, you’ll need frequent haircut appointments to be sure you’re trimming your split ends as soon as they start.

#19: Ariana Grande-Inspired High Pony

The Ariana Grande-Inspired high pony is a chic and powerful hairstyle that will turn heads. Try using a Bellami ponytail extension piece to add length and volume to your hair.

#20: Ballerina Bun

The ballerina bun is a versatile hairstyle that works for any occasion. Whether it’s a day in the office or a night on the town, it’s a timeless style that requires minimal effort.

Trendy Beach Waves for Longer Hair
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#21: Trendy Beach Waves for Longer Hair

You can feel summer right at your hair tips. The ash blonde ombre hair loosely curled describes this season even more.

#22: Super Cute Bubble Ponytail

A bubble ponytail is an easy, super cute, modern hairstyle. This look is great for a fancy party or a fun night out. Use pearl or beaded scrunchies for added fashion and glam.

Long braided pigtails
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#23: Easy Pigtail Braids for Long Thin Hair

Take it from me; there is nothing difficult about these simple, loosely braided pigtails. Please don’t worry about the mess — the more falling strands, the better for this popular hairstyle.

#24: Super Simple Messy Bun

When it’s not a hair wash day, but you still need to look your best, grab a hair tie and maybe a bobby pin or two for this quick and easy messy bun, and you’ve got yourself sorted. Keep this hairstyle for future reference.

Simple braided bun for long hair
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#25: Simple Braided Bun

A simple braided bun is a great way to style long hair for day-to-night events. These styles can instantly glam up your hair for any event. The loose braid will softly flow into a textured bun which has a boho feel to the style and allows your long hair to stay in place all day.

Edgy Long Hairstyle Great For Work And Play
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#26: Edgy Long Hairstyle Great For Work And Play

Become a pro at wearing a hairstyle that’s great for work and play! This low updo is ideal for long, brunette tresses. It features a large Dutch braid for a touch of fun, which adds a dimension to the crown. The sleekness of straight locks makes it perfect for a business meeting, too!

5 minute easy sock bun for long thick hair
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#27: The 5 Minute Easy Sock Bun for Thick Hair

Try the 5-minute easy sock bun for thick hair types to get a neat, easy updo that will stay all day. Thick long hair needs a little more stability when put into an upstyle. The sock bun allows your hair to be rolled around the sock, giving an easy, neat bun that stays all day.

#28: Sweet Low Ponytail for Long Hair

Searching for a formal updo that takes a few minutes to create but with a mesmerizing result? Here’s a sweet low ponytail to ginger up your long, blonde tresses. It’s a low-centered ponytail with a sleek style around the crown and voluminous in the mid-lengths. Secure your strands under the low pony using bobby pins, and finish it with a dainty accessory.

#29: French Braided Maiden

A few braided styles are easy to copy, and this French braided maiden is only one of them!

long beautiful locks
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#30: Long Beautiful Locks

Achieve the look by styling your long beautiful locks with coiled curls. Comb your hair, and that should create loose wavy curls. Lift your tresses to where you like to position the ponytail, then secure it with an elastic. Spread your wavy hair and use a mousse to scrunch the strands, adding natural texture and expansion. The payoff is more dramatic when you have brown hair with medium density.

long and loose curls for the perfect do
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#31: Long And Loose Curls

If you’re looking for hairstyles for long curly hair, check out these long and loose curls! This style is easy to achieve if you have a super long cut. Whether you like to wear it all down or up, the result will still be astonishing!