25 Styles To Spruce Up Your Long Black Hair

Jennifer Hussein | 30 August 2018

Nothing basic about this black.

Long black hair is always a fun style to have. Its dark, captivating color is perfect for any occasion, and it also adds some edge to your style. Another great thing about this look is that it’s so versatile! Long black locks are one of our favorite styles for years to come, and for good reason. If you’re in need of a brand new ‘do, then try out the subtle power of some long black tresses!

Need some more convincing? Check out these hot styles to test out on your long, dark strands:

25 Hairstyles For Long Black Hair

long black hair side swept bangs
Subtle mini side bangs are always the way to go with your long black hair.

1. Mini Side Bangs

These simple mini side bangs add a big impact to your style. Make sure you smooth them out while taming any frizzy, unruly ends with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

long black hair messy bun
Wrap your hair up in a messy bun.

2. Messy Bun

A messy bun is always an effortlessly chic and fabulous style for your long dark hair.

long black hair scrunched
Bring back this early 2000’s scrunched look.

3. Scrunched

Scrunched hair was the look of the early 2000s, and we’re totally ready for its return. Just “scrunch” your tight curls with TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Geland you’re ready to take on the day with your cool It Girl look.

long black hair natural waves
Let your natural waves flow!

4. Natural Waves

Who said you actually had to style your locks to have one of the coolest long black hairstyles around? Just let your natural waves flow free, and you’ll have the hottest hair in the game!

long black hair curled half up
The perfect simple style for any occasion.

5. Curled Half Up

Give your half up style a major upgrade with some curls.

long black hair classic half up
A classic half up is great for any day.

6. Classic Half Up

If you’re on a run and need a quick style, the classic half up is always a trustworthy look.

long black hair ombre
Take your long black hair up a notch with ombré ends.

7. Add Ombré to Long Black Hair

Why not give your long black hair a dose of cool color? Create an ombré look with natural tones or even go all out with pastel and neon colors.

long black hair headband
Your favorite headband can easily tie together any look.

8. Headband

Grab your favorite headband and upgrade your hairstyle!

long black hair sporty updo
Be the hottest babe at the gym with this sporty updo.

9. Sporty Updo

Need a hairstyle that’ll stay chic while you’re workin’ a sweat? Then try out this sporty updo!

long black hair simple bun
An SFW bun that’s stylish and posh for happy hour.

10. Simple Bun

A simple, subtle bun like the one above can take your long black hair to whole new levels of style.

long black hair retro style
Put your long black hair in this blast from the past style.

11. Retro Updo

Stand out from the crowd with this voluminous retro updo. Let your hair reach new heights of volume and body while taming flyaways by using TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray after styling.

long black hair kinky curls
Let your kinky curls fly free!

12. Kinky Curls

No need to straighten your long black hair to keep it perfectly styled. Rock your natural curls and tame any frizz with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel, and you’re ready to take on the day in style. 

long black hair chignon
A styled chignon gives you the perfect wanderlust look.

13. Chignon

A chic chignon is always the way to go with your long black locks. Dress it up with a flower crown of your choice.

long black hair pushed back sids bangs
Push your side bangs back to show off your pretty face!

14. Pushed Back Side Bangs

Don’t hide your pretty face behind your long tresses! Keep your hair perfectly styled while showing off your beautiful face by pushing your bangs to the side with some clips or a stylish hairband.

long black hair fringe bangs
Fringe bangs paired with your long black hair is the ultimate grunge look.

15. Fringe Bangs

The fringier, the better with these rock n’ roll bangs. Try a new look with bangs on your long hair.

long black hair box braids
Go out of the box with your style by creating these box braids.

16. Long Black Box Braids

This ultra chic protective style is perfect for any occasion.

long black hair middle part
Want a new style that’s commitment-free? Then switch up your part!

17. Middle Part

If you’re into simpler switch-ups to your long black hair, then go for a middle part. It’s always a chic and easy style to try out.

long black hair angled bangs
These angled bangs are all you need to amp up your look.

18. Angled Bangs

We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this bangin’ style.

long black hair natural ringlets
Rock your natural ringlets.

19. Ringlets

Don’t hide behind hair curlers and straighteners. Rock the natural look with your fun and flirty ringlets!

long black hair loose curls
Create some loose curls for a voluminous style.

20. Loose Curls

These loose and sultry curls will surely get heads turning. Make sure you give your curls some added volume by using Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip when styling.

long black hair side swept bangs
Side swept bangs: a classic style that will always look good.

21. Side-Swept Bangs

This classic ‘do is a timeless look for every age. It’s no wonder that these bangs are one of our favorite go-to styles!

long black hair box braid top knot bun
Box braids give your top knot bun a voluminous, full effect.

22. Box Braid Top Knot

Give your top knot bun a voluminous look by getting some box braids.

long black hair two-tier bun
Give people double vision with this sleek two-tier bun.

23. Two-Tier Bun

Want your bun to stand out from the crowd? Then try out this two-tier bun look!

long black hair straight

Give your long black hair a sleek and glossy look by straightening your strands.

24. Straight

Nothing makes long, black hair stand out more than making your strands pin-straight. Give this style a healthy glossed look by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

long black hair: peek a boo highlights
Add a hint of highlights along the lengths. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

25. Peek-A-Boo Highlights

Want to spruce up the color of your black hair just a bit? Adding a few peek-a-boo highlights is a great way to add dimension to your look.

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