18 sexy hairstyles for long hair that we’re totally obsessed with

Looking for sexy hairstyles for long hair? These celebrity styles come date night approved.

Got a hot Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day!) date night on the cards? If you’ve got your outfit planned down to a T but haven’t thought about which hairstyle you’ll rock yet, don’t fret. The All Things Hair team are on hand to serve up some celebrity-inspired sexy haircuts for long hair – all of which are guaranteed to turn heads.

So, if you’re ready to channel your inner Hollywood siren, keep on scrolling and be inspired by the most lustrous manes around…

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Diane Guerrero straight and sleek long brown hair
Straight, slick and sexy. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Straight and sleek

Contrary to popular belief, sexy haircuts for long hair don’t have to be over-complicated. In fact, sometimes the simpler the cut and style, the more glamorous it can be – just look at Diane Guerrero’s sleek, glossy hairstyle.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Rosie Huntinton-Whiteley with her creamy blonde hair in a wispy top knot, wearing a one-shoulder black dress
When only an updo will do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Wispy top knot

If there was ever a time to rock an updo, then date night is surely it. Some of our favourite sexy hairstyles for long hair are updos, like this soft, undone bun as seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Sexy haircuts for long hair: Kat Dennings brown wavy hair
Hot Hollywood waves. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Hollywood waves

If you’re after a classic but super sultry hairstyle, look no further than Hollywood waves. This iconic hairstyle is frequently rocked by numerous A-list stars on the red carpet and it never disappoints.

Anna Kendrick with long loose Hollywood waves at Black Panther Premiere
We just love Anna Kendrick’s relaxed Hollywood waves! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Side-swept waves

This style of glossy, voluminous waves will never go out of fashion and is a sure way to ramp up the glam factor of any look. Plus, as Anna Kendrick demonstrates here, tucking one side behind your ear is a genius way to show off your favourite earrings.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Blake Lively with long golden blonde waves with a barette clip, looking over shoulder
Blake’s living out our mermaid dreams with these flowing waves. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Mermaid waves

Ariel’s got nothing on Blake Lively‘s cascading beachy waves. We love the funky ’80s party feel of these crimped waves and the sparkly barrette is the perfect finishing touch of sparkle.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Jameela Jamil with dark brown wavy hair with retro inspired split bangs, wearing a monochrome patterned strapless dress
Bangs can totally transform your look. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Retro bangs

Split bangs, like Jameela Jamil’s give a flirty, retro feel to sexy haircuts for long hair. With their grown-out length and the option to pin them back if you want to, they’re a newbie-friendly way to try a fringe without the commitment.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Sophie Turner long blonde hair plait
The lovely loose plait. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. The loose and long plait

In need of simple and sexy hairstyles for long hair? Then you need the styling power of a braided ponytail, that’ll really help you ooze sex appeal for your night out. Why not opt for something a little softer, like a loose plait a la Sophie Turner?

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Jasmine Sanders with golden blonde hair in a long braid, wearing red lipstick
Braid goals. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Rapunzel braid

Thought braids couldn’t be glam? Think again. Make like Jasmine Sanders with a slicked-back high braided pony and wear with red lipstick for a super sexy look.

Editor’s tip: Find your plaits always fall out? The TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm is our secret weapon for any braided hairstyles. It can be applied to either wet or dry hair before styling to give your braids more structure and hold to help them last.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Sara Sampaio with her long dark hair in boxer braids, looking over her shoulder wearing a black leather jacket
Cute but casual, braids are a good option if you don’t want to wear your hair down. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Boxer braids

If your date night plans are more low-key, you might not want to go too OTT with your hair. Sara Sampaio’s sporty boxer braids are a great way to keep your hair neat and out of the way, making it perfect for the cinema or bowling.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Paris Hilton with long blonde curly hair with a side half headband braid
A headband braid with a twist. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Half braided headband

When you want to wear your hair down but still want a way of adding detail, headband braids will do just the trick. Paris Hilton‘s half braided headband is sweet and sultry all at the same time, making this the perfect V-Day or anniversary hairstyle.

Garcelle Beauvais long ponytail at Black Panther Premiere
Garcelle Beauvais with a powerful and pretty ponytail. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11. Low ponytail

Ponytails aren’t just reserved for the gym, don’t you know? This versatile updo is also perfect for date night as it can easily be jazzed up to look evening-appropriate and will go with any outfit.

Sexy haircuts for long hair: Christina Millian long wavy brown hair side ponytail
The sassy side ponytail. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

12. High pony

One way to spice up your standard ponytail? Look to singer Christina Milian, who has styled her long hair into a high, side pony, and completed her look by securing it with a slick black ribbon. Ooh la la!

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Kaley Cuoco with her platinum blonde hair in a high ponytail tied with a black ribbon, wearing a sheer black dress
Instantly make any hairstyle infinitely more stylish with a chic hair ribbon. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

13. Hair ribbon

Your presence is a gift, so remind everyone how much of a present you are by adding a hair ribbon to your look. One of the biggest party hair trends of the moment, it’ll elevate even a basic pony in an instant.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Lily Aldridge with long brunette hair in soft waves, styled in a half-up half-down ponytail, wearing a black corset style top
Team a half-updo with soft waves for a romantic style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

14. Half-up ponytail

Too indecisive? Thankfully you can cross one difficult decision off your list (that’s whether to wear your hair up or down), by borrowing style inspiration from Lily Aldrige’s captivating half-up ponytail.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Hari Nef with long blonde hair, wearing a black ribbon headband and a black and red floral dress
A headband could be all you need to update your date night style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Headbands

Need a last minute look you can do in a flash? You star Hari Nef shows us how to get in on the headband trend revival with soft, sultry waves and a black satin headband.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Dove Cameron with long straight blonde hair with a centre parting and hair clips
Statement hair clips are having a major fashion moment. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

16. Bobby pins

Who needs fancy accessories when there’s bobby pins? Dove Cameron’s sleek centre parted style is proof that humble bobby pins can still make a statement and look just as stylish as more elaborate hair clips.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Priyanka Chopra with sleek straight dark hair with a subtle bouffant
Priyanka’s subtle bouffant gives her look a retro feel. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

17. Bouffant

Always wear your hair straight? An understated way of channeling the retro look, Priyanka Chopra’s subtle bouffant adds body and volume to her straight style, making it look even more amazing.

Sexy hairstyles for long hair: Kendall Jenner with her long dark hair curly in a half-up bun
Half-up buns have been spotted on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Margot Robbie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

18. Half-up bun

You can’t go wrong with a half-up bun, whatever the occasion. To make it look more polished, use a curling wand to add some voluminous waves through the lengths.

Editor’s tip: Wish your hair was as lustrous as Kendall’s? Add an instant burst of glossiness all over with the TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray to make your style really shine.