Hair Design for Long Hair: Pegs for Special Occasions

Long hair, don’t care—because you have a lot of styles you can explore to play up your look! Check out these gorgeous hair designs. 

At least once a year, you get invited to a special event like a friend’s wedding, a cousin’s debut, or a special birthday celebration in a fancy venue. These occasions call for an extra glam look.  You take out the dress you’ve been saving for such events and you also do your hair. The whole preps can be fun, especially if you love dressing up. But sometimes, it can be pretty redundant to just go for the same hairstyle over and over again. Good news is, you can switch up your glam look and go for hair design for long hair. Don’t know how to do it? Here are some ideas.

1. Braids as hair design for long hair

Back shot of an Asian woman with braid hair design for long hair
Try the boho flip in braid to create a unique hair design for long hair.

Short hair or long hair, braids are always a foolproof way of styling your tresses. What’s even better about braids is how you can do it in so many different ways. To create a beautiful hair design, you can create a flip braid, twist and flip sections of your hair until the tips to form a unique braid.

Editor’s tip: Whatever hair design you create using your braids, make sure that your hairstyle stays in place. Finish styling your hair with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

2. Bobby pin hair crown

Asian woman with bobby pin hair crown wearing a sleeveless blouse
Create different shapes on your hair using your bobby pins. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Aside from being a trendy hairstyle, a bobby pin hair crown can also give a beautiful design on any hair length. Nail this hairstyle by using gold or silver bobby pins to create an elegant look and a beautiful contrast against dark hair.

Editor’s tip: A bobby pin looks great on sleek, straight hair. But before you iron your hair, make sure you spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on it to protect it from heat damage. 

3. Hair clip medley

Side view of an Asian woman with different hair clips on her long black hair
Combining different hair clips makes for a creative hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Gone are the days when you wear just one or two matching hair clips. From pearls to crystals, beads to neon colors, you can wear different hair clips at the same time. To do this, you can just keep your straight long hair down and add a barrette and voila! Your look is complete. We recommend wearing a maximum of three different hair clips at a time to keep your look classy.

Editor’s Tip: Keep your down ‘do polished and put-together with a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. You can apply it after you’ve ironed your hair and even use it for touch-ups throughout the day. This product also gives you that extra shine and keeps frizz at bay. 

3. Flower accessories

Woman with long blonde hair with flower hair design
Add fresh blooms to create a more earthy and elegant look. Credit: Shutterstock

More and more brides are incorporating fresh flowers into their bridal look, and you can, too! Even if you’re just a guest to a wedding or any other event, you can still level up your style game by using fresh blooms on your hair. It doesn’t have to be big flowers—you can even use Angel’s Breath flowers and just insert it here and there on your chosen hairstyle. You’ll be surprised at how it can instantly transform your whole look.

5. Rope hair accessory

Back shot of an Asian woman with braid with rope accessory
Even a simple rope hair accessory together with your braid can create a stunning hair design. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jazz up a simple braid by tying a rope accessory at its base. This is perfect for daytime garden parties or picnics. You can also use a ribbon instead of a rope accessory to create a hair design.

6. Pipe braids

Asian woman with long hair in pipe braids wearing a printed dress
Carefully weave your ribbon accessory into your braids.

This type of braid may be a bit challenging to do compared to the others, but the effort is worth it once you see the unique result. Spice up your pipe braids with ribbon or hair twine to create a stunning hair design.

Editor’s tip: Make sure your strands are strong and won’t break easily due to frequent styling. Wash your hair with DOVE Intense Repair Shampoo and DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner to help repair visible signs of damage. These products also nourish and strengthen your hair to guard against future damage. 

7. Braid with studs

Back shot of an Asian woman with braid ponytail wearing a blue blouse
Small hair studs add glam even to a simple hairstyle.

Another way to create a hair design is to pepper a simple braid ponytail with small hair studs. It’s a great way of elevating a simple hairstyle without doing much.

Now that you have these ideas, feel free to experiment with any hair design for long hair. But of course, aside from these, you can still push for other ways to style your hair for any special occasion. Let your creativity shine and come up with different ways of creating a glam hairstyle.

Next Read: We’re giving you more inspiration when it comes to braided hairstyles for your long hair. With this list, you’ll be able to get more ideas on how you can incorporate braids to level up your already gorgeous mane.