23 Sexy Hairstyles for Long Hair to Up Your Game

Your hair-flipping game was never as strong!

When it comes to sexy hairstyles for long hair, you’ve got lots and lots and lots of options! Sure, you could do the classic straight long locks, but why not up your game? Get creative with curling and flat irons, play around with curtain bangs… and don’t even get us started on the endless braid possibilities out there.

Keep scrolling to get inspo for sexy hairstyle ideas for long hair.

From high ponytails to unique braids, achieving sexy hairstyles is so much easier than you think. Check out thr best looks for long hair.

1. High Ponytail

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It’s the swish factor.

The high ponytail is one of the classic sexy hairstyles for long hair that you keep going back to for two reasons: one, the “swish” effect—the way your hair moves across your shoulders can be mesmerizing; and two, it’s the perfect way to show off both your face and your hair at once.

2. Box Braids High Ponytail

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Tie it up!

Box braids high ponytails are another classic way to have sexy long hair.  Keep your style glossy with Suave Professionals Castor Oil & Mango Butter for Natural Hair and Scalp Oil.

3. Accent Braid

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Just one braid. Photo Credit: Dvora

Create a single face-framing French braid, and then keep the rest of your hair loose. One of the many easy sexy hairstyles for long hair that’s on this list.

4. Middle Part and Crimped Details

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Crimp the middle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Give yourself a middle part, and then with a flat iron, crimp sections of your hair midway through the shaft. Before you touch that heat tool, spray Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray and protect your hair from heat-induced damage.

5. ’80s Bangs for Sexy Hairstyles for Long Hair

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Full fringe effect.

Go retro-sexy with a thick full fringe and some volume at the crown. Back comb hair and then set it with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 for a long-lasting hold that keeps hair touchably soft.

6. Box Braids and Waves

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Box braids and waves.

Wear your box braids with loose ends in a half-up style.

7. Loose Curls Sexy Hairstyle for Long Hair

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Cascading long, loose curls.

When hair is damp, run Suave Extra Hold Shaping Mousse thorugh your hair. The mousse prevents flyaways and frizz while adding volume. Then using a curling iron, create big, loose curls.

8. Braided Updo

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Rear view. Photo Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Who says updos are all about placing your hair on top of your head? Create a braided updo with hair long and loose. Braids are easy to create on second-day hair. Use Suave Professionals Natural Refresh Dry Shampoo to freshen up your locks; infused with Argan oil, it also adds shine.

9. Blue Ombré and Curls

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Capturing attention.

Toss on blue ombré highlights and create big, loose curls to show off that hue.

10. Halo Braid

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Being an angel with a halo braid

Using the halo braid tutorial, create a partial halo braid, and then leave the rest of your hair loose. This a great way to wear your hair down while also keeping it out of your face in an elegant way.

11. Tiny Braid Updo

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Tiny braids are the perfect accent to an updo.

Go ahead and create an updo, and then make it sexier with tiny braids. Use Emerge Glow Off Oil Serum to moisturize your hair and add shine.

12. Slick It Back

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Keepin’ it cool.

Yes, long hair can be slicked back. The trick is to slick it back around your hairline, then keep the rest of the hair straight and smooth. Your secret weapon is TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel.

13. Deep Side Part

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Made for flirting.

Whether you have relaxed hair or not, a deep side part, where you can peek out from your bangs is very sexy.

14. Curtain Bangs

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I see you! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Curtain bangs, a.k.a. peek-a-boo bangs, are bangs that can come down to the middle of your nose. You can wear them straight across or swept to the side. Like a deep side part, any time you’re peeking out from long hair is a hallmark of sexy haircuts for long hair.

15. Fishtail Boxer Braids

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long dark hair styled into boxer fishtail braids, wearing leather jacket at LFW
This is how you should be wearing boxer braids in 2019. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

Just when you think that braided hairstyle ideas for long hair couldn’t get any more creative, they just did…

Instead of weaving boxer braids the complete way, this beauty has added a fishy twist to her ‘do, and we suggest you do the same. Just imagine how cool you’ll look with this hairstyle at the gym!

16. Side French Braids and Waves

Long hair ideas: Shot of woman with long wavy light brown hair with a side braid, wearing sunglasses and black jacket at LFW
Braids and waves go together so well. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Slept in and don’t have time to plait all of your hair? No need to panic: work with your natural texture and weave a simple side French braid, like this.

Editor’s tip: Want your look to stay in place? Try setting it with the some of the Suave Professionals Flexible Control Non-Aerosol Hairspray.

This new hairspray gives natural hold (that lasts all day!), and thanks to its quick-drying formula, you’ll be left with non-sticky hair that you can run your fingers through.

17. Milkmaid Braid

Long hair ideas: Model in a studio with her dark brown hair styled into a milkmaid braid, wearing white top and black dress
Keep your hair off your face with this pretty ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you are looking for something a little more romantic, try your hand at recreating this milkmaid braid. Whether you’re attending a wedding or a last-minute brunch, this hairstyle will certainly help you look the part.

18. Loose Beachy Waves

Hairstyle ideas for long hair: Shot of woman with long, loose honey brown waves wearing an emerald green jumper at NYFW
Loose waves like these never fail to impress.

We all know that beachy waves aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And, if you want to give them a go, this softly tousled hairstyle is all you need to inspire you to try the look.

19. Micro Bangs

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If you aren’t one to shy away from daring cuts, try this. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Daring long hair ideas don’t get bolder than this. And, if you’re feeling brave enough, consider getting a micro fringe. It’ll give your current look some serious cool-girl edge.

20. Straight Hair With Clips

Model with dark brown long hair styled straight with a hair clip in it, wearing green dress and posing in a bedroom setting
Let your accessory do the talking. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

Who says you can’t wear your long hair straight? You can easily make your straight hair look new again with the addition of pretty hair accessories. And, let’s just say, we’re going pearl crazy.

21. Half-up, Half-down Hair

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long chocolate brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down knot bun, wearing green dress and posing outside
Can’t decide between wearing your hair up or down? This ‘do has got you. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

For some messy yet romantic vibes, try this easy half-up bun hairstyle. It’ll allow you to show off your luscious lengths and also keep your hair off your face.

22. Long Curls With Bangs

Long hair ideas: Shot of a woman with long curly hair with curly fringe, wearing print jacket outside
The best way to wear your long curls? Super defined.

The best way to rock long curly hair? Loose and seriously defined, just like this. Oh, did we also forget to mention you’ll get extra style points if you decide to cut in some curly bangs, too?

23. Hollywood Curls

Long hair ideas: Shot of woman with long relaxed natural hair with glam curls at the ends
Give your look a glamorous edge with some Hollywood curls.

This romantic look is a fail-safe way to wear your long tresses down with retro charm. If it means you’ll have Hollywood ringing, what’s not to love?

If you’re a long-hair devotee and feeling daring, why not make 2019 the year you finally dye your hair a different shade? Luckily for you, we already know what hair color trends are hot-to-trot!

Check out these 10 cute hairstyles for long hair!

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