26 inspiring long hair ideas to try in 2019

All Things Hair | 01 February 2019
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All the long hair ideas you need, so you’ll never get bored.

Lucky enough to have Rapunzel-worthy hair? Then you’ll be happy to know you’ve also got a lot of styling options that can help you make the most out of your tresses. Not sure where to begin looking for long hair ideas? We’ve got you covered: we’ve shared all our fave long hairstyles, below.

From beachy waves to polished updos, keep scrolling to see the chic and easy hairstyle ideas for long hair we can’t get enough of.

1. Effortless layers

Long hair ideas: Shot of Miley Cyrus with long wavy hair, wearing black blazer and posing on the Grammys red carpet
Mermaid hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Eager for effortless hairstyle ideas for long hair? This timeless cut for long hair also oozes that “just got out of bed” attitude, thanks to the long, tousled layers that have been built into the style.

This helps to add movement and works wonders on those who want to make their fine hair look thicker. It’s also a current fave of Miley Cyrus.

 

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Editor’s tip: Want to recreate this plumped up look at home? Try prepping your hair with a small amount of the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm

Spread this product evenly through damp hair before blow dry. This system works to plump each strand and instantly help hair look thicker.

2. Sleek hair

Long hair ideas: Thandie Newton with long super straight hair, wearing black bandeau dress on the BAFTAS red carpet
Sleek hair is timeless.

So, what’s the best thing about this super-straight, glossy hairstyle? Aside from being easy to recreate (our straightening hair tutorial is all you need!), it’ll also make your long hair look worthy of the red carpet.

3. Soft layers with blunt fringe

Haircut ideas for long hair: Jessica Biel with soft layers and blunt fringe
Jessica Biel with soft layers and blunt fringe. Credit: Getty Images

Need long haircut ideas that work with a fringe? Take a leaf out of Jessica Biel’s hair book and inject a pinch of playfulness to longer lengths by working a long, straight-cut fringe.

It’ll add a youthful edge to your sophisticated lengthy locks and help balance out face shapes that are oval or elongated.

4. Bardot bangs with retro curls

Jameela Jamil with long wavy black hair with '70s style bangs haircut, wearing a red dress with matching lipstick on the red carpet
Looking for haircut ideas for long hair? Consider these bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

A little bit ’60s, a little bit ’50s, and a whole lot seriously gorgeous, if you’re looking for more bang hairstyle ideas for long hair, you can’t go wrong with copying Jameela Jamil’s Bardot bangs.

5. Low knot bun

Shot of a woman with long hair styled into a low knot bun, wearing a blazer and posing outside
What’s knot to love? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Looking for easy hairstyle ideas for long hair? This neat, low knot bun has got you sorted.

6. Long shag haircut

ideas for long hair: Soft wavy layers and a piecier fringe as seen on Dakota Johnson
Tousled with textured fringe. Credit: Getty Images

You can’t talk about haircut ideas for long hair without mentioning this iconic hairstyle: the shag. This modern, more polished take on the cut will help you liven up your strands and make them look stylishly on-trend, too.

7. Simple braid

Gemma Chan on the red carpet with her long brown hair styled into a single braid with bow on it
Because there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel like a princess. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Gemma Chan proves that a simple three-strand braid instantly enhances long hair. Guess now’s the time to practice plaiting your hair! The fun doesn’t have to end there, we’ve got more braided long hair ideas, here.

TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm

Editor’s tip: Your long braided hairstyles will always look picture-perfect if you use the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm to create them.

Suitable to use on both wet and dry strands, this balm gives flexible hold and provides your plait with added structure.

8. Super long

Long hairstyles: Woman with long blonde hair styled with loose waves at the end, wearing plaid print co-ord outfit with micro sunglasses outside
Clueless vibes, here we come! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Here’s your way to wear super long hair with a fresh twist: try loosely-curling the ends. This is a quick way to make your strands feel new again, plus it doesn’t take much time to create at all!

9. Ballerina bun

Long hair ideas: Shot of a model with long golden blonde hair styled into a updo hair, wearing a white shirt posing outside
We know ultra-long hair can be a hassle to handle! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

This is essentially a neat, classic ballerina bun with a fashion-forward edge. And, it is the ideal hairstyle for those after something a little more put-together for work.

10. Low bun

Hairstyle ideas for long hair: Woman with long dark brown hair styled into a low bun, wearing blue coat at NYFW
How low will you go?

When it comes to professional long hairstyle ideas (be it for an interview or a client meeting), you can wear your ballerina bun lower, to really nail those grown-up, sophisticated vibes.

11. Top knot

Shay Mitchell with her long dark brown hair styled into a topknot
Your seconds away from a good hair day. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Not only is this top knot one of the simplest hairstyles out there, but it’s also another great ‘do to rely on when you want your long tresses off your face. So, it’s no wonder we always see celebs wearing it.

12. Textured ponytail

Long hair ideas: Shot of a model with long dark brown textured ponytail, wearing satin blouse with tortoiseshell earrings
Night out? This look is all you need. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

Want to jazz up your go-to ponytail for your next night out? Simply try working in some playful texture, like this.

13. Wavy ponytail with hair clips

Long hair ideas: Shot of woman with dark brown hair with caramel brown highlights wearing diamante hair slides, with square earrings with sunglasses
Stacks on stacks of hair slides.

Team some well-placed hair slides with your wavy ponytail for an exciting look that’s perfect for the office and beyond.

14. Fishtail boxer braids

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long dark hair styled into boxer fishtail braids, wearing leather jacket at LFW
This is how you should be wearing boxer braids in 2019. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

Just when you think that braided hairstyle ideas for long hair couldn’t get any more creative, they just did…

Instead of weaving boxer braids the complete way, this beauty has added a fishy twist to her ‘do, and we suggest you do the same. Just imagine how cool you’ll look with this hairstyle at the gym!

15. Braids and waves

Long hair ideas: Shot of woman with long wavy light brown hair with a side braid, wearing sunglasses and black jacket at LFW
Braids and waves go together so well. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Slept in and don’t have time to plait all of your hair? No need to panic: work with your natural texture and weave a simple side braid, like this.

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Editor’s tip: Want your look to stay in place? Try setting it with the some of the VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray

This new hairspray gives natural hold (that lasts all day!), and thanks to its quick-drying formula, you’ll be left with non-sticky hair that you can run your fingers through.

16. Milkmaid braid

Long hair ideas: Model in a studio with her dark brown hair styled into a milkmaid braid, wearing white top and black dress
Keep your hair off your face with this pretty ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you are looking for something a little more romantic, try your hand at recreating this milkmaid braid. Whether you’re attending a wedding or a last-minute brunch, this hairstyle will certainly help you look the part.

17. Loose beachy waves

Hairstyle ideas for long hair: Shot of woman with long, loose honey brown waves wearing an emerald green jumper at NYFW
Loose waves like these never fail to impress.

We all know that beachy waves aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And, if you want to give them a go, this softly tousled hairstyle is all you need to inspire you to try the look.

18. Micro bangs

A young Asian woman with mirco bangs/fringe and long hair
If you aren’t one to shy away from daring cuts, try this. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Daring long hair ideas don’t get bolder than this. And, if you’re feeling brave enough, consider getting a micro fringe. It’ll give your current look some serious cool-girl edge.

19. Straight hair with clips

Model with dark brown long hair styled straight with a hair clip in it, wearing green dress and posing in a bedroom setting
Let your accessory do the talking. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

Who says you can’t wear your long hair straight? You can easily make your straight hair look new again with the addition of pretty hair accessories. And, let’s just say, we’re going pearl crazy.

20. Half-up, half-down hair

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long chocolate brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down knot bun, wearing green dress and posing outside
Can’t decide between wearing your hair up or down? This ‘do has got you. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

For some messy yet romantic vibes, try this easy half-up bun hairstyle. It’ll allow you to show off your luscious lengths and also keep your hair off your face.

21. Voluminous half-up hair

Long hairstyle ideas: Cintia Dicker with long red-brown hair styled into a voluminous half-up hairstyle
Who doesn’t want voluminous hair? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Need long hair ideas for fine hair? Look no further than this sexy half-up hairstyle.

By backcombing the roots you’ll add volume to your crown, which will not only boost the height of your style but actually make the rest of your locks look fuller, too (especially if you curl them).

22. Long curls with bangs

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long curly hair with curly fringe, wearing print jacket outside
The best way to wear your long curls? Super defined.

The best way to rock long curly hair? Loose and seriously defined, just like this. Oh, did we also forget to mention you’ll get extra style points if you decide to cut in some curly bangs, too?

23. Hollywood curls

Long hair ideas: Shot of woman with long relaxed natural hair with glam curls at the ends
Give your look a glamorous edge with some Hollywood curls.

This romantic look is a fail-safe way to wear your long tresses down with retro charm. If it means you’ll have Hollywood ringing, what’s not to love?

24. Side part hair

Long hair ideas: Sofia Carson with glossy side part hairstyle, wearing glitzy dress on the red carpet
Consider switching up your parting. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

You don’t always have to stick to rocking a middle part. In fact, you can give your long strands a really quick refresh by copying this neat side-parted hairstyle. Since this look is universally flattering, its guaranteed to work a treat on all face types.

25. Dyed long hair

Long hairstyle ideas: Janel Parrish with long dyed dark brown to sea ombre hair
Always wanted to dye your long hair? Now’s your chance. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re a long-hair devotee and feeling daring, why not make 2019 the year you finally dye your hair a different shade? Luckily for you, we already know what hair colour trends are hot-to-trot!

26. Mermaid curls

Long hairstyle ideas: Leigh Anne Pinnock with long wet look curls, wearing an emerald green wrap top on the red carpet
Because you want to look like you’ve been on holiday all the time! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Giving your long hairstyles a summery vibe is going to be a breeze — just wear your strands with a wet-look effect, like this. The best part? You can wear the look slick or with natural long curls.

 

 

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