22 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!

Long & Easy Voluminous Waves

Long and easy hairstyle with volume and waves
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Pump up the volume (and the chic factor) of your long tresses with these easy voluminous waves.

Amped Up Ponytail for Long Hair

Ponytail for women with long hair
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Take your everyday pony from drab to fab with this simple wrapped look. This is a great way to get one more stylish day out of that gorgeous blowout!

Easy Pigtail Braids

Long braided pigtails
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There isn’t anything difficult about these simple, loosely braided pigtails. Don’t stress about the mess — the more falling strands, the better!

Super Simple Messy Bun

Super Simple Messy Bun
Instagram @hairxrel

When it’s not a hair wash day but you still need to look your best, grab a hair tie and maybe some pins for this quick bun and you’ve got yourself sorted.

Quick and Easy High Ponytail

Quick and Easy High Ponytail
Instagram @wassimmorkos

Icons wear this because it’s simple and shows your flare. Slick up your hair into a high pony with some gel and lots of that woman confidence.

Simple Braided Bun

Simple Braided Bun
Instagram @hairlekiini_stella

Once you’ve learned how to turn three hair locks into a long braid, I promise you’ll want to do it again and again.

Trendy Beach Waves

Trendy Beach Waves
Instagram @anitabauerhair

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

Rope Braid Ponytail

Rope Braid Ponytail
Instagram @rebeccajacqueshair

Rebecca created this work of art by intertwining a colorful string with the loose ends of a ponytail. Such a savage piece draws attention to every detail: the braids, the fringe, and even the fiery hair color!

Twisted Bun

Twisted Bun
Instagram @pompandproper

Looking for a chic and classy look for your big day? Blonde highlights on a warm brunette hair makes a classy upstyle sweeter and more relaxed.

The Sock Bun

The Sock Bun
Instagram @jennas_salon_bridal

Pretty straightforward yet versatile for a formal event or just a nice day out.

Sweet Chignon

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 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.

Braided Maiden

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 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.

The Perfect Blowout

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

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.

Long Golden Locks

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.

Great For Work And Play

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!

Long Wavy Highlights

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 hair products. Too much can weigh hair down or make it look stiff.

Long And Loose Curls

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 hair 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!

Long With A Deep Side Part

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!

Keep ‘Em Long And Loose

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.

Blow It Out In Style

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.

Smooth Layers And Bangs

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!

Simple And Sleek

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.