20 Easy Hairstyles For Long Hair That You Can Do In Seconds

Make styling your locks a breeze with our roundup of easy hairstyles for long hair. 

If you’re blessed with long, luscious hair, there are a number of easy hairstyles for long hair that you can create – the possibilities are truly endless!

But we know sometimes you can hit a hair wall. So, if you’re lacking hair inspiration (and time) to style your Rapunzel-like tresses, you’re certainly in the right place!

1. Looped bun

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Model at Dion Lee FW19 show with brown straight hair in looped undone bun wearing green neon top.
Perfectly imperfect. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This simple twisted updo is the runway approved hairstyle all you bun lovers have been waiting for.

This hairstyle is the perfect look for the office for those days when you need a #girlboss hairstyle. Plus your colleagues will love it.

2. Messy low ponytail

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long straight blonde hair in low ponytail wearing a striped summer top.
The messier the better for this ponytail hairstyle. Credit: Allyson Alapont

When it comes to easy styles for long hair, this voluminous, messy low ponytail is one of our favourites.

A regular look at festivals like Coachella, this effortlessly chic look is not only super practical it also looks great on second-day hair (hooray!).

Next read: Master the messy ponytail.

3. Twisted ponytail

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long brown hair in a twisted ponytail wearing a navy sweatshirt backstage.
Give your ponytail hairstyles a twist. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to give your classic ponytail a unique twist – quite literally? Why not replicate this easy backstage ponytail hairstyle on your long hair.

Editor’s tip: Ensure your tresses stay in place with the fast-drying VO5 Invisible Firm Hold Hairspray.

This medium hold hairspray offers frizz control and humidity protection and with its exotic coconut fragrance, your hair will smell great too!

4. Ribbon braid

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with straight brown hair in side scarf braid wearing a stripe tshirt.
Maximum style with minimal effort. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Want a quick and easy hairstyle that’ll impress? Weave ribbon through a side braid and voila, you’ll have a fancy looking style in a matter of seconds!

5. Braided bun

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Blonde model with straight long hair in a braided bun applying a bobby pin to secure her look.
Long hair needn’t be a hassle with this braided updo.

Find that your long tresses are too much to manage, fret not because all you need is a lovely updo to tuck those strands neatly away.

And what better way to ensure your hair remains tidy than with a braided bun.

Next read: Braided bun tutorial with Diipa Khosla

6. Knotted half-up

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Backstage model with long hair in half-up, half-down knotted hairstyle.
A hairstyle knot to be overlooked. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Get the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down hairstyle. This dreamy knotted style is both easy and stylish. Need we say anymore.

Style tip: Give your tresses a wavy finish by braiding your hair the night before. In the morning you’ll have soft loose waves and the perfect boho look.

7. Messy bun

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long dark blonde hair in a messy bun updo wearing sunglasses.
For days when you need a hairstyle to last as long as you do. Credit: Dvora

Let’s face it, when it comes to simple styling, the messy bun has to be the ultimate fast hair hack. This makes it the perfect hairstyle for ladies who frequently find themselves on the go and need a style to last the day.

Editor’s tip: Dealing with greasy strands? Instantly absorb oil in between washes with the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo.

8. Low bun

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with brown straight long hair twisted into a low twisted bun.
This bun hairstyle is the day to night look we all love. Credit: indigitalimages.com

A casual take on the classic ballerina updo, this knotted low bun couldn’t be easier to create. The perfect combination of effortless and chic, this understated ‘do is undoubtedly one of our favourite quick hairstyles for long hair.

9. Low bun with headband accessory

Easy long hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair in a low bun wearing a satin green headband and khaki coat.
No hairstyle is complete without a headband this season. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re in a hurry and need a quick and easy hairstyle that’s totally on trend, use this seasons It hair accessory to spice up even the simplest of bun hairstyles.

10. Sleek low pony

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Model with straight long blonde hair in a low ponytail.
Show off your long hair with a polished ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want a tried and tested easy hairstyle for long hair? Then this foolproof sleek pony is the look you’ve been waiting for.

Wear this updo for an evening out with the girls or date night.

Editor’s tip: Tame flyaways and add a glossy high shine finish to your look with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray.

11. Side braid

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long dark brown hair with blue highlight styled in a braid wearing a light blue backpack.
Need easy to do hairstyles for long hair? This braided ‘do is the one for you. Credit: Dvora

An eye-catching look that’ll work with practically any daytime or evening ensemble sounds like the perfect hairstyle for long hair to us.

And while this look can be rocked with straight hair, we especially love it when incorporated with loose waves.

12. Milkmaid braid

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Brunette woman with long hair in a milkmaid braid with a wavy tendrils wearing a cream coat.
Embrace your long hair with a whimsical milkmaid braid. Credit: Dvora

Another braided look that’s perfect for those with long hair is a milkmaid braid. This pretty updo may look complicated, but with our step-by-step guide, you can create the look in under 5 minutes.

Editor’s tip: If your braids are forever slipping out, reach for TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm.

This braid balm is the perfect companion for braided styles helping to give flexible hold and added structure to your style.

13. Sleek high ponytail

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with blonde highlighted wavy hair in high ponytail with a black scrunchie wearing a black rollneck top and blazer.
Party-perfect pony. Credit: Dvora

Looking for quick hairstyles for long hair that are more sophisticated? Whether you’re having a casual brunch or looking for a party-perfect hairstyle, with this high ponytail, you’ll have a hairdo that’s ready for anything!

14. Half-up bun (AKA the hun)

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long blonde hair in a half-up, half-down bun with washed green tips.
So easy you can do this look on your journey into work. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Can decide whether you want to wear your hair down or in a bun? The answer is to give the half-up bun a try. It’s a win-win in our eyes.

15. Swept back styles

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long brown hair swept over to the side.
Swept over styles will keep long hair at bay. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you want a no-fuss hairstyle, try this celebrity loved swept back look. With a simple spritz of hairspray, you too can be wearing your long tresses like J-Lo.

Style tip: Try this style on day 2, or even day 3 hair, as your hair will have less slip.

16. Top knot

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with dark brown straight hair in a high topknot bun wearing dangling earrings.
There’s a reason why the top knot is so loved. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

You can’t do a roundup of easy styles for long hair without mentioning top knots. From messy to slick, topknots are a godsend for greasy hair days.

17. Plaited pigtails

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long auburn brown hair styled in braided pigtails with neon pinks tips.
Easy styles for long hair? Braided pigtails are always a winner. Credit: Dvora

Thought that pigtails were reserved for school? Think again, because these pretty plaits can be worn in more places than the playground and are practically foolproof.

18. The accent braid

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long blonde hair with single accent braid at the front wearing a green sweatshirt.
Subtle, stylish but best of all, super easy! Credit: Dvora

Want to add subtle interest to your long tresses? Why not create an accent braid for a beautiful boho touch.

Style tip: Why stop at just one? Try adding more braids underneath to create a ‘peekaboo’ effect perfect for summer festivals.

19. Cheater’s chignon

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with long blonde hair styled in a headband chignon wearing a summer top.
The cheater’s chignon will make styling long hair a piece of cake. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Love the look of chignons but struggle to recreate the look at home? Well, now you can finally master the look!

All you need to ace this cheater’s chignon is to roll and tuck your hair into an elasticated headband – and you’re done!

20. Donut bun

Easy hairstyles for long hair: Woman with straight long brown hair in a low donut bun wearing a stripe blue shirt.
Cheat your way to the perfect bun with a hair donut. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

On the quest for the perfect bun but short on time? Cheat your way with a hair donut.

This hair essential makes creating a beautiful ballerina bun such a breeze you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using it for years.

Next read: 5 easy steps to bun perfection.