Cute Hairstyles for Long Hair You Can Wear Even While Staying at Home

Make sure you look great in the school ID photo! Here are cute hairstyles for long hair to help you nail that picture-perfect look!

Styling our hair has always been a part of our daily beauty routine. Long before our hair grew long enough to be put up in a bun or ponytail, our moms already had a collection of hairclips and headbands ready for us. Each school day meant a different hair accessory. So why should today be different from the past? Styling our long hair should not stop just because we’re older or staying at home! We just need to get ourselves reacquainted with some of the classic hairstyles that we’ve come to love through the years. We can also modify them a little bit and create multi-styles. So, are you ready to relive cute hairstyles for long hair? Check these out and try to create them at home!

1. Accent Braid

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Add accent braids to your regular downdo for a quck upgrade! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Cute hairstyles for long hair? Well, accent braid is a good place to start. What we love about this hairstyle is that it’s so cute but so chill—it doesn’t take a lot of time, effort, or drama, which makes it a great hairstyle even for just lazing at home. Adding little accents to your hair, like braids here and there, is a quick way to upgrade your regular down ‘do. It’s a small detail that racks up major cute points!

Editor’s tip: Keep your long hair from looking too heavy and lifeless by washing it with shampoo and conditioner that give it bounce and volume, like Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. This pair has Oxyfusion Technology that helps nourish hair and leaves it looking and feeling soft, with lots of natural volume.

2. Braided Out Ends

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Try this look for a combination of different pretty hairstyles. Credit: iStock

Of all the cute hairstyles for long hair in this list, this one’s our favorite! It’s every pretty hairstyle in one look: loose waves, side ponytail, braids, and that downdo-but-not-really vibe. We absolutely love it! If you have long thick, wavy hair, creating this look should be a piece of cake. Just sweep your hair to the side, create a small braid (cross the sections once or twice), and secure with an elastic. It’s relaxed enough to wear on a lazy day at home just binge-eating and watching Netflix movies.

Editor’s tip: this hairstyle looks great with lots of texture. To achieve that, spritz your strands with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray. If you have straight hair, it will help you create those pretty waves and give you the texture you need for that cool, effortless vibe.

3. Twist & clip

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This hairstyle gives you a pretty and feminine vibe while keeping your hair out of your face. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This hairstyle works with curly, wavy, or even straight hair. Just part your hair in the middle, twist small sections in front and clip in place with cute hair accessories. Pretty doesn’t always have to be complicated!

4. Multiple Braids

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Multiple braids add fun to your look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Update your good ‘ol braid hairstyle by multiplying it. It may take a bit more time, but it’s a fun and trendy hairstyle that will surely look great. It’s also a good way to bond with the sibs at home. So what’s an extra ten minutes, right? Make it sleek for a bit of a runway model vibe.

5. Half-up Top Knot

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You can style your half-up top knot messy or you can go for a neater look. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

The half-up top knot is a really cute hairstyle for long hair. It would look especially cool if you have this much length to show off. You can either go for a messy style or a neat look depending on what’s in store for your day. Go messy if you’ll just be lounging in your room but go sleek if you are expecting a video call from your boss.

Editor’s tip: However you choose to wear your half-up top knot, there’s one thing you don’t want: frizz. Keep your hair smooth with shampoo and conditioner that are meant to fight frizz. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner are up for that job. They are specially formulated to make hair smooth and more manageable, making your tresses easier to style.

6. Bendy Waves

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Fancy but school-appropriate hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

We love how a few bends in the middle of your long hair can create a classy, delicate look. It’s not too over-the-top which makes it perfect for looking fine even while staying at home; and at the same time, it’s so pretty you can wear it to special occasions, too. To create this style, section your hair vertically into small chunks. Work on the first section, spraying the middle part of your hair with hairspray. Press that part with your flat iron firmly. Then bend inwards, count 5 seconds, and release. Move your flat iron a few inches down and do the same to create another bend. Do the same with all other sections.

Editor’s tip: To complete this hairstyle, you need three things: a good hairspray so you won’t lose those “bends” in your hair (we recommend TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray), a heat protectant product to shield your strands from the heat of the flat iron (try TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist), and something that would give your hair a super shiny finish (we love TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops)!

7. Headband Hairstyle

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Say it with a headband a la Blair Waldorf. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Instead of putting up your long hair in an updo or braids, show off the entire length of your tresses and accentuate with  a bright-colored headband. Pick shades that would pop up when placed against your hair. If you have dark hair, this royal blue color would be perfect.

8. Braided Ponytail

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Turn an ordinary ponytail into a stylish ponytail by braiding it. Credit: Hariono Halim

Ponytails are among the easiest hairstyles we can make. It’s versatile because it can be worn in different styles–high, low, side, sleek, or messy. But it’s also because of this that it’s deemed common and boring. So to add to our list of cute hairstyles for long hair, why not braid your ponytail? It’s classic, easy to do, and perfect for all occasions, even when you’re just staying at home with your family.

9. Scarf Bun

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Put your old scarves to good use by creating a bun with them. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’re thinking about throwing away your old scarves and hankies, hold your horses because we’ve got another addition to our cute hairstyles for long hair that uses them. Get one of your brightly colored scarves and make a ponytail like you always do. Then, intertwine the scarf with your hair to create a bun. You don’t even have to perfect it because the hairstyle can be made sleek or messy. But we recommend the messy style when staying at home because it lets us feel more relaxed.

10. Korean C-Curl Hairstyle

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Look like your favourite K-pop star with Korean C-curls on your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Add life to regular long hair by doing the Korean C-Curl hairstyle. All you need is your curling wand to achieve the K-drama star effect. Or, you can also opt to just use the traditional hair rollers if you’re staying at home to protect your hair from the heat.

You don’t need to go out to create cute hairstyles for your long hair because looking good should always be consistent. So, get out of that bed stat and give your hair a nice fix!

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