Every girl with long hair knows how much of a struggle updos can be. Our long locks can act like a beast of their own, and our choices of updos can also get limited once that all-too-familiar bout of style inertia hits. Long hair updos may seem like an impossible feat, but when there’s a will there’s certainly a way to tame your long locks into a sexy style. So don’t just go for your usual basic down style; try out one of these easy and fun long hair updos that go with just about any occasion. Whether you’re headed to the mall or going to a gala, you’re guaranteed to fall head over heels with one of these hot looks:
25 Long Hair Updos You’ll Fall In Love With
1. Curtain Bangs
These subtle bangs open a window of beauty to your look! Create small loose curls to give your updos a styled, feminine look. To keep your curls controlled and in tact all day long, spritz them with TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hair Spray.
2. Wet Ponytail
The wet look has been a major trend within the past months, and it’s one of the hottest styles on the runway. Not only is it extremely easy to style, it’s also a fun and sexy play on the average basic ponytail we’ve all known and loved.
3. Low Ponytail
A low ponytail is always one of our go-to long hair updos. It’s extremely simple and easy to style, and it’s also very versatile. You can create a middle part, or just keep it sleek and pulled back.
4. Curly Low Bun
Long curly hair is sometimes a lot harder to style because of its gorgeous volume. But a simple low bun is a great way to tie all of that lush fullness together. To give your curls extra volume for a larger, fuller bun, apply SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk onto your hair before styling.
5. Classic Half-Up
A classic half-up style is one of the most common looks for girls with long hair. It’s such an easy long hair updo: just pin your front sections back, and voilà! You can even play around with a small ponytail, braid or bun to give your look an upgrade.
6. Textured Bun
If you want to give your bun an added boost of style without going through major effort, simply amplifying your natural texture. This gives it a chic, runway-ready look while still staying simple and natural.
7. Box Braid Bun
If you have long box braids, a simple bun can do wonders for your look. Box braids give your bun added detail and volume, and it’s one of the simplest updos to try out and get creative with.
8. Braided Updo
Pin your braided style up to get an elegant updo. Leaving pieces of strands out gives this braided updo a romantic style.
9. Double Top Knot
Whether you have box braids, curly hair, or straight hair, a double top knot bun, similar to half-up space buns, is a style that’s guaranteed to look amazing on you. It’s great and simple for those days where you want maximum style with minimum effort.
10. Messy Bun
Nothing beats a classic, that’s why we’re obsessing over the messy bun. It’s a simple hairdo that can take your look a long way. To give your bun extra volume and style, tease your locks with TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Non Aerosol Hair Spray.
11. Small Bun
A teeny tiny bun can make a big impact on your style. This small bun is great for girls with thin hair and little volume. Adding curtain bangs gives this look an added boost of style.
12. Back Braid
If you want to give your updo some more style and detail, try adding a braid on the underside. You can create this Dutch braid in just a few minutes, and it makes your long hair updo totally Instagram-worthy.
13. Space Buns
These mini buns are made for all of the ladies looking for a creative ‘do. Space buns are great for a big night out, or even for Sunday brunch with your gal pals.
14. Low Bun
Thick, long locks give this low hanging bun jaw-dropping volume. This simple style looks absolutely stunning and ready for the catwalk.
15. High Ponytail
A high ponytail is another classic long hair updo we’re obsessed with. This timeless iconic look is so versatile and can be dressed up with a scrunchie or fun hair tie. Smooth back any unruly strands that are flying out of your ponytail by lightly gelling them down with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Gel.
16. Faux Side Bangs
If you’re looking to switch up your whole style, then try out some faux side bangs. They’re perfect for sprucing up any updo, and they give you a sultry and sophisticated look.
17. Halo Braid
Halo braids are extremely elegant, and they’re great for any major event you’re attending. They’re also very simple to recreate: Just put your hair in a braid, wrap it around the crown of your head then pin it down.
18. Curled Ponytail
This curled and styled look gives you a camera-ready look. Everyone will eye you in envy with this glamorous long hair updo.
19. Braided Half-Up
Give your half-up style a major makeover by adding some braids into it. Whether you want a few small braids or a big, bold braid, your half-up style will look striking.
20. Braided Ponytail
This style is so fun and original, and gives your basic ponytail such beautiful detail. We’re definitely wearing this style out to our next major event (or just to the mall).
21. Sleek High Ponytail
Go for the sleek and sexy high pony. This style is great for creating a faux-facelift and achieving that model smize. What’s not to love?
22. Pinned Half-Up
This half-up style gives you a regal, beauty queen look. to give your hair some extra volume, try adding Nexxus Styling Mousse Plus to your locks before styling.
23. Vintage Updo
This vintage blast from the past is one of the most timeless long hair updos. Just about every It Girl has worn this style once before, so don’t miss out on it!