30 Trendy Ways to Wear Long Black Hair

Nothing basic about this black.

Are you looking for black hairstyles for long hair? Long black hair is a dark, a captivating color that is perfect for any occasion, and it also adds a level of edge to your overall 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 black tresses. Need some more convincing? Check out these hot styles to test out:

From the perfect messy bun to long cascading waves, there are so. many ways to style your long back hair. Check out some of our favorite styles below.

1. Mini Side Bangs

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

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. This hairspray will give you a firm but flexible hold and keep your mini side bangs in place.

2. Messy Bun

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Wrap your hair up in a messy bun.

A messy bun is always an effortlessly chic and fabulous style. Pull some face-framing pieces out around the front of your style to recreate this undone look.

3. Small Curls

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We love the look of smaller curls.

Small, natural curls have a certain sweet charm that will always be in style. To get the look, prep ringlets with TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Geland you’re ready to take on the day with your cool look.

4. Waves

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Let your waves flow!

Let those long waves flow free, and you’ll have the hottest hair in the game! There’s something undone and romantic about long waves like these.

5. Curled Half-Up

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

Give your half-up style a major upgrade with some curls. These ringlets will draw attention to your jet black strands and make them pop!

6. Soft Half-Up

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A soft half-up is great for any day.

If you’re on a run and need a quick style, the soft half-up is always a trustworthy look. Use a hair tie or a handful of bobby pins to secure your style.

7. Add Ombré to Long Black Hair

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

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. Pair your fresh style with a full set of fringe for a truly edgy look.

8. Headband

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Your favorite headband can easily tie together any look.

Grab your favorite headband (or flower crown!) and upgrade your hairstyle! Accessories have made a major comeback over the last few years and this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

9. Sporty Updo

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Be the hottest babe at the gym with this sporty updo.

Need a hairstyle that stays chic while you’re workin’ a sweat? Then try out this sporty updo! Simply tie your hair back into a mid-level bun to keep your strands out of your face while you sweat.

10. Simple Bun

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An SFW bun that’s stylish and posh for happy hour.

A simple, subtle bun like the one above can take your long black hair to whole new levels of style. Take it to the next level by pulling a few small strands out around your face.

11. Retro Updo

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

Stand out from the crowd with this voluminous retro updo. This vintage-inspired hairstyle is quite a throwback!

12. Tight Curls

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Your natural texture of tight curls is always a winner.

Rock your natural curls and ensure they stay defined with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel, and you’re ready to take on the day in style.

13. Chignon

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A styled chignon gives you the perfect wanderlust look.

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

14. Pushed-Back Side Bangs

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Push your side bangs back to show off your pretty face!

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.

15. Fringe Bangs

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

The fringier, the better with these rock n’ roll bangs. Try a new look with bangs on your long hair. It’s an edgy way to embrace a new style!

16. Long Black Box Braids

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

This ultra-chic protective style is perfect for any occasion. Ideal for any season, these long black box braids are a gorgeous way to show off your strands.

17. Middle Part

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

18. Angled Bangs

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

We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this soft, side-swept style. Easy and laidback, this soft wavy style will perfectly frame your face.

19. Twist-Out

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Enjoy the bends and definitions that come after you remove a twist or braid.

A twist-out or braid-out is a great way to create definition on curly hair. We love the volume this look delivers and can’t get enough of the beautiful texture.

20. Loose Curls

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Create some loose curls for a voluminous style.

These loose and sultry curls will surely get heads turning. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create these loose curls and comb your fingers through them for an undone look!

21. Side-Swept Bangs

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

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!

22. Box Braid Top Knot

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

A braided top knot will always be a classic in our books. This regal style shows off your strands while keeping them out of your face.

23. Two-Tier Bun

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

Want your bun to stand out from the crowd? Then try out this two-tier bun! It’s a beautiful way to upgrade your classic bun style.

24. Straight

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

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

25. Peek-a-Boo Highlights

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Add a hint of highlights along the lengths. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

26. Dramatic Side Swoop

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Create a side swoop with the front section of your hair.

If you’re goal is a dramatic style, opt for a deep side-swept look. This lets you try out the look of side bangs without having to commit to short fringe, so you’re able to keep your hair back out of your face if you’re not feeling the side sweep one day.

27. Middle-Parted Half Updo

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Go for a classic middle part, half updo style.

This is a classic style that can be done on any hair type, which is one of the reasons we love it so much. It also lets you show off any texture you have while keeping your hair out of your face.

28. Side-Parted Braids

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Opt for long side part braids! 

Long box braids with wavy ends is a perfect style for natural hair. This allows you to keep your strands protected while having fun with a wavy texture.

29. Brushed-Out Crimped Strands

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Go for a brushed-out crimped look.

This high volume look is perfect for anyone who want to make a statement. Start by using a crimper to crimp all of your hair. Once it’s cooled, brush out the  crimps and lock in place with a hair spray.

30. Mocha Highlights

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Add in mocha highlights for a lighter look.

Having a dark, black hue is exciting, but sometimes it’s fun to change up the look and go a little lighter. Add in in mocha colored highlights to lighten your style while still staying dark.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these black hairstyles for long hair? Be sure to take a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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