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
This simple twisted updo is the runway approved hairstyle all you bun lovers have been waiting for.
2. Messy low ponytail
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
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
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
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.
6. Knotted half-up
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
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
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
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
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
An eye-catching look that’ll work with practically any daytime or evening ensemble sounds like the perfect hairstyle for long hair to us.
12. Milkmaid braid
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.