10 Long Black Hairstyles to Wear This Year

Long styles to show off that color. 

If you have naturally black hair or want to change your hair into this color, this is the time to do whatever your heart desires. Those blessed with black hair should show it off! That deep, rich color has dimension blondes can only dream of. Our favorite long black hairstyles are the ones that have a bit of technical interest. Adding in braids to long black hairstyles, for example, can show off your texture and color beautifully.

Read on to check out our favorite long black hairstyles to wear this year:

Different Long Black Hairstyles To Wear Right Now

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Long mane with a cute braid. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

1. Pretty Half-Up Braid

We love this half-up braid that’s really easy to do, and shows off your length perfectly. Oh, and this style is perfect for day or two old hair. Just start by refreshing your hair with TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo. Then all you need to do is braid! Create two small braids from your temples. Once the braids meet at the back of your head, join them together and braid all the way down. Secure at the end with a tiny hair elastic and you’ll be rocking that flower power look.

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Box braids for all. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

2. Waist Length Box Braids

Box braids are one of the easiest ways to wear extensions and have them blend seamlessly. Box braid extensions are braided right on in with your natural hair. This gives you all kinds of length without having to grow your hair for literally years. Just make sure the extensions match your natural hair color to get that seamless effect.

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Get that sultry ’80s look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. OTT Voluminous

Okay, we know this kind of volume is a little bit editorial, but tone it down one notch and you’ll have that sexy voluminous look. To achieve this kind of volume you’ll need to tease your hair. Just take your teasing comb and brush backwards on your hair. Eventually, you’ll start to get that big hair look. When you’re done seal in that style with Bed Head by TIGI Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hairspray.

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Waves for days.

4. Mermaid Waves

Are these mermaid waves perfect or not? We love loosey-goosey waves on every face shape and hair length. The lived-in kind of waves will always look great, and not overly done up. To get this style use a large barrel curling iron, and curl your hair at a horizontal angle. Then get the piecey shine look by applying just a few drops of Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil. Apply to your ends to hydrate and give the beachy effect.

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Curls like these demand to be shown off.

5. Beautifully Defined Natural Curls

We’re obsessed with defined natural curls. Really, we are! Rocking your natural texture is a beautiful thing. Make sure though, that you keep your curls nice and hydrated, and seal out frizz. When defining natural hair we like to use TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel. It helps you guide your curl structure while sealing out frizzies.

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Double the braids for a super cute look.

6. Double Braids

This fun style is a favorite for keeping your long hair out of your face in a super cute way. It’s super similar to the first braided style. But, instead of meeting the braids in the middle, you keep each braid separate going down. It makes the style a lot less ’70s and a lot more mermaid chic.

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Rock those waves.

7. Perfectly Messy Tight Waves

Messy waves are some of our favorite bed head styles. These are great and easy to do because you just sleep through setting your style! On freshly washed (or just dampened) hair, set your hair into two or three braids. The more braids you do, the tighter the wave becomes. Then, when you wake up, your hair should be dry and set into perfectly tight waves. Rock this style with a hair flip for extra sass.

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Loose waves to spruce up pin straight hair. Photo credit: Getty Images

8. Super Loose Waves

Even the straightest hair types can benefit from loose waves on long dark hair. Use this style to add a touch of volume to your hair. Set with a strong-hold hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4.

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Sleek and neat. Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for TRESemme

9. Sleek Ponytail Braid

Tired of wearing your hair out all of the time? Take cues from the runway and create this chic ponytail braid on your hair. To fasten, be sure to use a hair elastic at the end of your braid.

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Add a pop of bright color. Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for TRESemme

10. Neon Highlights

Don’t be afraid to take things to the next level if you’re getting bored. These neon highlights create an interesting look on your hair.

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