Gorgeous hairstyles for long hair that will totally up your hair game this year

Mitch | 16 January 2018
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These gorgeous hairstyles for long hair won’t let you chop off those tresses anytime soon! Hold off on the bob and spice up your look this year by upgrading your long hair with these stunning hairstyles.

Wearing your hair long gives you overall drama and sass. But if you’ve been sporting the same long hair style all day, everyday, that extra length can dull things out and easily turn stunning to boring. If you don’t plan on getting a haircut, you can upgrade your long hair by trying out new and interesting ‘dos; and since you have great length to work with, the possibilities are basically endless! Keep scrolling down because we’ve got the prettiest hairstyles for long hair that you try!

Style inspiration: 7 gorgeous hairstyles for long hair

hairstyles for long hair: barely there braid
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: Barely there braid. Credit: iStock

1. Barely there braid

This look works perfectly if you have long hair. If you like showing off your length, this is a really cute alternative to wearing it down. Just do a deep side part, bring all of it to one side, over one shoulder, and braid the ends.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: You’ll need a lot of bounce and volume if you want this look to work. Before styling, prep your hair by washing with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. This pair nourishes your long hair and gives it up to 95% more volume.

Hairstyles for long hair: bandana braid
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: Bandana braid. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Bandana braid

The bandana makes all the difference! We like this look especially for traveling; gives us a bit of cruising-the-Riviera vibe. It’s pretty and functional, providing your long hair a quick (and gorgeous) update, and at the same time does the job of keeping your hair away from your face.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: If you want a serious beach vibe, you’d want your hair textured instead of sleek and shiny. Blow-dry TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray into your hair before braiding. This will give your hair texture and body, making you look like you really did take that cruise!

hairstyles for long hair: half-up twist
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: Half-up twist. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Messy Half-up twist

To create this long hair style, blow dry TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse into your hair. This would give your tresses the volume and texture that you need. After creating a side part, add pretty curls by twisting small sections of hair before wrapping them around a curling iron. When you’re done curling, take the front section of your hair and loosely pull it to the side to make it look like you have side-swept bangs. For the pretty twists, take small sections of hair from underneath and wrap them around and through until you reach the back. Do the same thing on the other side so you have two twisted sections that reach the back of your head, and tie them together. Spray the twisted sections and the hair in front and top of your head with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to keep everything in place.

hairstyle for long hair: peek-a-boo braids
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: Peek-a-boo braids. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Peek-a-boo braids

To channel your inner boho babe, wear your hair loose and wavy, then braid a small section of hair behind each ear and secure the ends with an elastic. It’s a look that’s especially perfect for music festivals, and boho chic affairs.

Hairstyles for long hair: leather-wrapped ponytail
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: leather-wrapped ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Leather-wrapped ponytail

If you like your ponytail, you don’t have to give it up; you can just accentuate it to give it a fabulous upgrade. This look is made up of just your regular ponytail, but the leather strap wrapped around it easily turned it into a high-fashion look—super chic and sophisticated!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: This ponytail hairstyle for long hair works best with sleek, straight, glossy hair. To achieve that, wash your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This system is specifically formulated to leave your hair gorgeously sleek and manageable, and frizz-free! Then, for serious shine, apply a pump of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum to your hair before you start putting it into a ponytail.

hairstyles for long hair: face-framing double braids
Pretty hairstyles for long hair: Face-framing double braids. Credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Face framing double half braids

This look is made up of two strict braids that frames the face. Part your hair in the middle and do a tight-fitting cornrow on each side. Stop braiding mid-length so the bottom half is slick and straight. We are going for a loose and lopsided style here so give the top half an interesting texture by pulling at the sides of the braids.

hairstyles for long hair: half-up with ribbon
Pretty hairstyle for long hair: Half-up and tie. Credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Half-up and tie

For something quick, pull your hair into a small half-up section and then secure with a ribbon. It’s simple but has a lot of runway appeal. Use Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner on your hair after shampoo for sleek, straight tresses.

You gotta admit, these hairstyles for long hair are giving you major stylespiration! We’re already itching to try these looks! If you have long hair and you want to spice things up a bit, this is the perfect time to switch up your look with a new hairstyle—it’s a brand new year after all!

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