9 easy work hairstyles for long hair

With our collection of work hairstyles for long hair, looking your best just got a whole lot easier...

They say: behind every successful woman is a collection of totally gorgeous hairstyles… okay, so that might not be the actual quote, but we think it should be!

Jokes aside, we know that surviving the hustle and bustle of work life in style isn’t the easiest of tasks. That’s why we’ve pulled our favourite work-appropriate styles to get you through the week.

So, if you’re ready to look your #girlboss best, check out our gallery of quick work hairstyles for long hair, and read on for all our top hair tips.

work hairstyles for long hair: back view of charli XCX with medium dark brown hair styled in a low twisted bun on red carpet
Give the humble bun an upgrade. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Twisted bun

There’s no denying that a low bun updo is a work-hair staple, especially if you want to look polished and professional. If you’re ever bored of your basic bun though and want to stray from the norm, give this twisted number a whirl and sit back while all your colleagues swoon.

Editor’s tip: Add a gorgeously glossy sheen to your tresses while taming flyaways with the VO5 Tame & Shine SprayUse before styling or as a finishing spray for a runway-like shine.

work hairstyles for long hair: back view of model on runway with long dark blonde hair styled in a single braid wearing white collared shirt
Work hairstyles you can even create on the move? Yes, please! Credit: indigitaliamges.com

2. French braid

Whatever your job, braided hairstyles are a classic look that (thankfully) can be created in almost no time at all. And this French plait is perfect for go-getting, multi-taskers.

Next read: Up your braid game and master the deceptively easy four-strand braid in under 5 minutes!

work hairstyles for long hair: side view of bella hadid with straight dark brown hair styles in a smooth ponytail wearing a collared white shirt
Smooth and sleek, just like your boardroom chat. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Smooth ponytail

We all want to stand out in the workplace (for the right reasons, ofc). So, why not opt for a smooth ponytail to ensure you’re remembered as the put-together boss babe that you are?

Take a leaf out of Betty Cooper’s hair book from Riverdale, and make this your signature style by playing around with different pony variations and positionings.

work hairstyles for long hair: back view of a woman with dark blonde long hair styled in a ponytail braid on runway
Manage your long tresses with a ponytail braid. Credit: indigitaliamges.com

4. Braided ponytail

Up your pony game with a braided ponytail that shows you mean business. And the best part? If you’re looking for business hairstyles for long hair, this is probably one of the easiest styles around.

work hairstyles for long hair: model with golden blonde long hair styled in a half-up, half-down side parted style wearing reading glasses
Effortless and easy to achieve. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Half-up and half-down

Want to show off your gorgeous Rapunzel locks but prefer to keep your hair away from your face while at work? This calls for a half-up, half-down hairstyle like this softly side-parted ‘do. Simply pin back your tresses using bobby pins or wrap into a half-up bun or ponytail.

work hairstyles for long hair
Braid lovers will appreciate this show-stopper. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Double braided bun

If bold braids are more your style, feast your eyes on this beauty. Glam up your 9-5 style with double Dutch braids styled into a low bun, keeping some strands of hair loose for a soft finish. This way, you’ll be able to go from work to play effortlessly.

Next read: See Instagram’s best braids for long hair, here.

work hairstyles for long hair: model with dark brown hair pinned back in a centre parting wearing a grey jumper
Pinned back tresses will keep you looking profesh at work. Credit: indigitaliamges.com

7. Pinned back twists

Do you want work hairstyles for long hair that have retro vibes? Instead of obvious victory roll updos or finger wave styles, choose this twisted, pinned-back hairstyle and add a subtle vintage feel to an otherwise everyday style.

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Earn your style stripes with a twisted ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Rope twist ponytail

Rope twists have been one of our fave office styles of late and with the ever-changing weather, this hairstyle also gets our transeasonal seal of approval. Plus it’ll give you that runway model feeling as you sashay around the office.

work hairstyles for long hair: jessica biel with long golden brown blowout hair at industry event
Make an impression with this bombshell blowout. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Blowout

When the occasion calls for it, there’s really nothing better than a blowout for an instant confidence boost. Just be prepared for all of the envious side-eyes you’ll receive at that board meeting!

Editor’s tip: For advert-worthy volume, we suggest spritzing tresses before blowdrying with TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Blow-Dry Mist. This hair product essential offers heat protection from your hairdryer and professional salon shine, making it a hair winner in our books.


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