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.
Be a boss babe with our 9 work hairstyles for long hair
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 Spray. Use before styling or as a finishing spray for a runway-like shine.
2. French braid
Next read: Up your braid game and master the deceptively easy four-strand braid in under 5 minutes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.