19 of the Best Long Hairstyles to Try for a Night Out

Looking for the best haircut for long hair? We've got the prettiest looks to maximize that killer length.

During these busy times, it’s really challenging to find time for your significant other. One surefire way to make sure you and your sweetie check in is to set up a specific date night. Not only good for the soul, date night can also be an excuse to dress up a bit and even try out a new twist on your regular long hairstyles. Those with long hair have tons of options in which to play with their length, like trying everything from a classic blowout to all-over curls. Read on to discover 17 of the best long hairstyles that you can show-off on your much-needed night off:

17 Best Hairstyles for Long Hair

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The classic blowout is a look that never goes out of style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Classic Blowout

A look that can do no harm, the blowout is a go-to look when it comes to hair styling. Renowned for its ability to add texture and tame frizz, we also love this look as a quick way to look put-together without doing that much. Use some serum, Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum, for a formula that works to help nourish dry hair. Complete the look with a stylish headband or side clip if you desire.

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A baby half beehive is both sweet and sassy.

2. Mini-Bouffant

Those with bangs can mix up their look by creating a mini-bouffant via some backcombing or teasing. This look is sophisticated and kind of charmingly retro, but all you really did was get your hair out of your face with some trusty bobby pins!

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Turn heads with a classic fishtail braid.

3. Fishtail Braid

This style is all the rage these days and is one of those perfect long hair trends for those who want to achieve that mermaid look but also want to keep their hair groomed and off their face all night. Sort of all thumbs? Get the full tutorial on how to make a fishtail braid and start upping your plait game, stat.

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A half-up bun is both trending and practical. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Half Bun

Those looking for a low-key style might want to opt for a sophisticated yet simple half-up bun. You can try varying degrees of height with the popular top knot look being a signature staple of this bun. Check out other cute versions of this look.

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A chic braided bun is a modern, Pinteresty take on a classic chignon.

5. Braided Bun

This variation on the bun gives off a stylish edge with its braided texture and pristine look. Let some tendrils break loose for a softer, more relaxed feel.

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Go for a subtle style change with long blonde waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Tousled, Layered Ends

One of the best haircuts for long hair, subtly layered locks gives some depth to one-length locks by adding in dimension where needed. Great for both wavy and straight locks, curling the ends gives your hair a super romantic vibe.

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Use a thin-barreled curling iron for tighter ringlets.

7. All-Over Curls

Long-haired girls have the luxury of creating bouncy curls without losing much length and/or body. Tip: A curling iron is your BFF when creating show-stopping locks. You can also use some mousse, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse to help you define and enhance your curls while styling.

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Rock some cool-girl waves on your hair.

8. Beachy Waves

One of the best layered haircuts we like for longer hair, beachy waves are a new classic that also works for those big-ticket events. The trick is making sure the waves are fuller-looking and somewhat structured, which can be achieved with the help of some texturizing spray. Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray helps create natural-looking waves with incredible body. Bonus: It smells divine!

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Keep the ponytail a bit loose for a more relaxed vibe.

9. Romantic Side Pony

This look is a cute, quirky take on the classic ponytail and offers you a lot of versatility. You can either curl the ends or iron them straight and wear the ponytail as loose or as snug to the nape as you like. We like it a bit tugged out for a flirtier feel.

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Tilt the concentrator nozzle on your blowdryer downwards to help smoothen out your strands as you blow-dry. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Sleek Strands

The best haircut for long hair that’s been straightened into a look like this is one that’s mostly one-length. That said, this sleek, flat-ironed style can actually look really sexy especially for a night out, not to mention also hold its own in more formal situations.

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Use neutral-colored bobby pins for more formal events. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

11. Half Up Twists

A simple look that always looks put together is the half updo that’s done in twists. Perfect for a variety of hair types, all you need to do is gather sections of hair above each temple and secure with pins in the back of your head.

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Longer, thicker hair makes for an awesomely formed chignon. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

12. Chic Bun

Simple buns rule for date night, and a chic, classic, medium-height chignon is sure to check both the pretty and practical boxes. This look is also a great option for after-work cocktails, as it’s polished enough for more corporate functions.

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Paired with a slightly shaggy haircut, full bangs give a fun, rocker-chic aesthetic.

13. Messy Bangs

Let your bangs go a little wild for date night. Simply place some styling wax in your bangs (we like Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip), scrunch in your hair and go.

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Go for a twisted look to style your long hair. Image credit: Dvora

14. Side Twist

Twist your hair for date night: Create tendrils along the side and then secure them together with a clip. You can also go the one-sided twist route, where you leave some hair in your face while the other exposes your cheeks.

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Use a same-colored elastic for a more uniform look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

15. Bubble Pony

Ponytails are our go-to accessory for lazy hair days. Hair ties can be used to segment the classic pony and give it a quirky, modern twist.

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Best Long Hairstyles: We love this popular, easy-to-recreate hairstyle.

16. Loose Waves

This sultry look is bound to turn heads. Use your curling iron for rounder waves and your flat iron for more textured, chunkier bends.

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Best Long Hairstyles: Leave a few tendrils spiking out for that “octopus bun” feel. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

17. Messy Updo

A more casual take on the polished top knot, this style is a great way to keep your hair delicately out of your face without having to suffer too much hairline tension. It also works with a myriad of looks and occasions, from that elegant outdoor wedding to dinner with your honey to kicking it with the girls!

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