Lazy Girl Hairstyles For Long Hair: 9 New Styles to Try

Lazy girls, rejoice: we've found the perfect low-effort, high-impact looks for you!

In light of recent news, we’re taking a stand against the L work and declaring that lazy is no longer a negative term when it comes to our hair. We’re still generally pretty busy and it can be hard to find time to devote to our hair. But just because you’re busy doesn’t mean that long hairstyles have to fall into the classic messy bun or messy ponytail camp all the time. Read on to check out 9 of our favorite lazy girl hairstyles for long hair:

1. Simple Side Braid

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Try this simple side braid!

This style is probably already in your hairstyling arsenal but it definitely deserves a reminder as a long hairstyle that you can rock in your day-to-day life. Our braid hair bible will give you the rundown of virtually every style to try, but this fishtail is all you really need for your long hair. Bring your braid to the side for an effortless and chic look.

2. Loose Waves

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This is the ultimate lazy girl style.

For the lazy girl who wants a little oomph in her long hair, why not try to create loose and carefree hair waves. Hairstyles like this are seriously made for long hairstyles you showcase vibrant and bouncy hair waves. Simply spritz some heat protectant onto your hair like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray and then use your curling wand to create low and controlled hair waves.

3. Rich Girl Hair

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Sleek and smooth is the name of the game.

You’ve probably heard something about the rich girl hair trend. Known for its sleek and polished look, rich girl hair is perfect for the lazy girl who is all about shiny hair. Check out our full tutorial on rich girl hair so that you can master this look at home.

4. Fake Bob

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Try shorter hair…some of the time!

You’ve probably had long hair for forever and a day, and that’s cool. But did you know that you can mix up your look by making a long bob? Master this look for yourself by checking out our wavy long bob tutorial.

5. Twirled Updo

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Try this easy half-up look.

Long hairstyles come in all forms, and this one probably has you rolling your eyes at how intricate it looks. Fear not, this hairstyle only appears difficult but is actually on par with something quick and easy for your busy lifestyle. To create the look, refresh your locks with some dry shampoo like some of the Dove Style + Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo whose formula works to absorb any hair oils and get your ready for styling. Then brush your hair and separate it into two sections. Create four to five smaller sections and starting with one section, make small a circular motion around your mini section. Hold it together with some bobby pins and repeat!

6. Top Knot

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Revamp a classic half-up style.

A cool take on the half-up, half-down hairstyle is the top knot. We love how this style features a big hair bun that sits on the top of your head.

7. Connecting Braid

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A connecting braid is a cool style to try when you have long hair! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you’re down to take your braided hairstyle up a notch, then this is one look that you’ve got to try. The connecting braid hairstyle essentially involves creating two braids on each side of your face. When you reach the mid-part of your braid, you include the middle section of your hair to continue the braid all the way down towards the end of your hair. Close it up with a hair tie and marvel at this intricate look.

8. Accent Braid

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An accent braid is a super easy way to add a simple style to your long hair. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you literally have no time for your hair in the morning, then this is the hairstyle for you. A hidden braid or an accent braid is thin braid that you place in your long hair- either on the side, front or towards the back – that’ll compliment your long hair without getting in the way. It’s so easy to create but it’s far from basic!

9. Wear a Hat

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When in doubt throw on a hat.

We saved the easiest hairstyle option for last. Even us busy girls know that somedays only a hat will do. And nowadays these cool hair accessories aren’t just reserved for bad hair days!

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