12 Professional Hairstyles for Women with Long Hair

Keeping it casual yet cute in the office.

Trying to style your long locks can get a little frustrating, especially when you want a cute yet professional style for work. On the flip side, having an office-approved style can also be tricky when you want to be unique and creative with your look. But have no fear, we’re here to help! These styles are trés chic and totally appropriate for even the most sophisticated office environments. Check out some of our top picks for professional hairstyles for long hair that will definitely make you the trendsetter of the year at your job.

1. Classic Highlights

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Nothing beats the classics, which is why we love these highlights!

Give your hair a fresh pop of color with some classic highlights. Keep your color vibrant with TIGI Copyright Custom Care Colour Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Straight Middle Part

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Keep it sleek, sexy and SFW. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A sleek and straight style with a middle part is a classic style that we’ll never get over. Give your straightened locks an extra boost of shine with Nexxus Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox 5-in-1 Invisible Hair Oil.

3. Updo With Bangs

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Have a bangin’ hairstyle with some bangs on your updo. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Play with your updo by adding some funky bangs into your style! Fun and flirty bangs are a great way to add an extra edge to your look.

4. Wispy Fringe

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A fringed bang is the hottest style for this season. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have thin hair or if you just want a more subtle look, try out some fringe bangs. These wispy bangs are great for adding just a touch of chic style to your hair. Give your bangs a textured look while staying in control all day long with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

5. Marley Braids

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Give your braids a pop with some beads.

We love how stylish Marley braids are, especially when dressed up with some accessory beads. This style adds beautiful length and is easy to create at home.

6. Mini Top Knot Bun

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A mini top knot is perfect for those no-shower days.

Give your style a playful edge with a mini top knot bun. It’s an adorable style that we’re totally obsessing over.

7. Natural Curls

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Let your natural curls flow freely!

Your natural curls are beautiful just the way they are, so why hide them? Just keep them frizz-free with some hair gel and you’ll have the best hair in the office!

8. Curls With Bangs

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Curls and bans are just a match made in hair heaven. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Full, bold bangs with voluminous curls are a great choice for the office. This combination adds a posh and trendy look to your average work style while going flawlessly together.

9. Hat

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Switch up your style with a fun hat! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A simple hat can completely transform your work look in an instant, especially if it’s a no-shower day. Just spritz your hair with Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo, put on your favorite hat and your style is complete!

10. Classic Half Updo

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Professional hairstyles for long hair: A classic half updo is one of our signature styles. Photo credit: Dvora

We’re all about the classic looks, that’s why we’re totally obsessed with this hair staple! Just pin back some strands and you’re ready to take on the day in style.

11. Naturally Straight

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Let your naturally straight hair locks fly free.

If you have naturally straight hair, then let your locks flow au naturel. Just tame any frizz with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hair Spray and your hair is ready for action.

12. Hair Puff

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In a rush? Go for a fun hair puff.

A natural hair puff is a great style to go for when you’re in a rush or if you’re working with dirty hair. This style only takes about 5 minutes to create and adds tons of volume and texture to your look.

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