Drop dead gorgeous hairstyles for long hair

Mitch | 27 February 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 endless! Keep scrolling down because we’ve got the prettiest hairstyles for long hair that you can cop!

Style inspiration: 12 gorgeous hairstyles for long hair

wavy hairstyles for long hair
Hairstyle for long hair: Wavy middle part. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Wavy middle part

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a hairstyle that features both straight and wavy tresses. It’s cute, fun, and unique. If you already have beautiful straight hair, you just need to create waves on the middle part of your hair, but you can also straighten all of it first before curling. Don’t forget to protect your hair from the heat of our flat iron—use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray before you start straightening and curling.

faux dreadlocks hairstyles for long hair
Hairstyle for long hair: Faux dreads.

2. Faux dreadlocks

Pump up the funk with this faux dreadlocks hairstyle. What we love about this look is that it has the perfect balance between edgy and pretty! The half-up ‘do even lends it a bit of femininity. To create, take a section of your hair and spray it with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray from roots to tips. Then, take a small amount of hair wax and coat the same section with it. Start twisting until all of its length is nicely twisted and resembles a dreadlock. Before you let go of your hair, spray the ends again with hairspray to lock it in place. Repeat the same process with the rest of your hair until you have a full head of dreads. Style it in a half-up half-down hairstyle.

crown braid hairstyles for long hair
Hairstyle for long hair: Crown braid

3. Crown braid

Make your crown braid as beautiful at the back as it is at the front. It’s a super chic look that’s perfect for many different occasions—weddings, prom, festivals, and even for any casual days (or nights) out.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: This hairstyle 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, add gloss by applying a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum to your hair before you start braiding.

dutch braid pony hairstyles for long hair
Hairstyle for long hair: Dutch braid ponytail. Credit: instagram.com/maiden.and.pride

4. Half Dutch braid, half ponytail

This one looks like the regular polished ponytail hairstyle from the front, but as soon as you turn around you’re gonna wow everyone with the combination of pretty braided details and the long and sleek ponytail at the back. The star of this look is the thick, fat braid, so make sure you nail this part!

pigtails hairstyles for long hair
Hairstyle for long hair: Twisted pigtails. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Pigtails with a twist

This look is far from the gradeschool pigtails your mom used to make you wear. This pigtail hairstyle (with literal twists), is super chic and stylish—consider it the grown-up, more fashionable version of your childhood ‘do.

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

6. 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
Hairstyle for long hair: Bandana braid. Credit: indigitalimages.com

7. 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!

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

8. 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
Hairstyle for long hair: Peek-a-boo braids. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. 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
Hairstyle for long hair: leather-wrapped ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. 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!

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

11. 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
Hairstyle for long hair: Half-up and tie. Credit: indigitalimages.com

12. 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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