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
2. Curled Middle Part
Take your classic middle part to new heights with some voluminous curls. Make them tight ringlets or make some waves, as you can never go wrong with this style.
3. Wrapped Ponytail
Tired of the same old ponytail? Give it some detail with this simple switch up! Just simply wrap a small section of hair around the shaft of your ponytail, pin it down, and you have a trendy style to wear around the office.
4. Crown Braid
A crown braid is perfect for adding a little boho fever to your work attire. This style is easy to create and perfect for heading to work (and happy hour).
5. Straight Middle Part
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 Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil.
6. Swooped Bangs
Get a sassy and classy look with swooped bangs! This is definitely one of our favorite professional hairstyles for long hair for its playfulness and spunk.
7. Three-Strand Braid
8. Updo With Bangs
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.
9. Fringes Bangs
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.
Twists are one of the best work hairstyles for long hair, especially for those with a natural or curly texture. They give your locks extra detail and style, while staying totally suitable for the office.
11. Halo Braid
If you want a feminine touch, a halo braid is definitely one of the top professional hairstyles for long hair. It’s a standout hairstyle that gives your work look a softer edge. Try this tutorial!
12. Mini Top Knot Bun
Give your style a playful edge with a mini top knot bun. It’s an adorable style that we’re totally obsessing over.
13. Natural Curls
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! One of our favorite gels is TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel for its long lasting hold, and ability to define curls without any crunch.
14. Vintage Updo
This timeless look is one of the best business hairstyles for long hair that you’ll ever see. This voluminous style will bring your hair to new heights and make everyone in the office eye your hair in envy.
Why style your hair when you can just roll out of bed, grab a brush and head out the door? A shower isn’t even 100 percent necessary, just spritz Dove Refresh+Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo to reduce oil and sheen in your locks and you’re good to go.
16. Curls With Bangs
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.
17. Half Up With A Bow
Dress up your hair with a fun and playful bow! Adding a bow to your half-up style helps make it reach new levels of chic.
18. Fishtail Braid
This classic braid is perfect for adding some style to your professional looks. It’s a fun way to add extra chicness to your hairstyle for the day.
19. Extremely Loose Braid
This loose braid is definitely one of our more laid-back professional hairstyles for long hair. If you’re looking for a unique way to spin your usual braids, this is definitely one for the books!
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 Radical Refresher Citrus Peel Uplifting Dry Shampoo, put on your favorite fedora and your style is complete!
21. Braided Sock Bun
Upgrade your average sock bun with extra detail by adding a braid around it.
22. Loose Curls
Some loose, wavy curls are perfect for getting a hot and fresh style with little effort.
23. Classic Half Updo
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.
24. Naturally Straight
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.
Want to give your hair just a pop of color? Then try out an ombré look. This dramatic gradient of color is perfect for those of you professional ladies who want to switch up their style to something trendier.