Trying to style your long hair can get a little frustrating, especially when you want professional hairstyles for work that are still super cute. 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. Long Hair with Classic Highlights
Give your hair a fresh, clean look with some classic highlights. Many subtle highlights look great on warm-tones light blonde hair. Pair it with bangs or a layered cut to change up your look even further.
2. Curled Middle Part
Take your classic middle part to new heights with some voluminous curls. Create springy, tight ringlets or make some waves, 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 Hairstyle
A crown braid is perfect for adding a little boho vibe 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 and nourishment with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.
6. Box Braided Bun
Buns are some of the best work hairstyles for long hair, and they look especially great with box braids. They give the look extra detail and style, while staying totally suitable for the office. For some extra oomph, tie a scarf or bandana around your head.
7. Swooped Bangs
Get a sassy and classy look with swooped bangs! This is definitely one of our favourite professional hairstyles for long hair for its playfulness and spunk.
8. Three-Strand Braid
Nothing beats a simple braided look. Just section your hair into three parts, braid using the three-strand stitch, and you’re ready to head to your morning commute in style.
9. Updo with a Fringe
Play with your updo by adding a funky faux fringe into your style! Fun and flirty fringes are a great way to add an extra edge and texture to your look.
Flyaways are a definite no-no with this look, so keep it sleek with the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray.
10. Long Hair and a Fringe
If you have thin hair or if you just want a more subtle look, try out a fringe. Wispy fringes are great for adding just a touch of chic style to your hair.
Give your fringe a textured look with a salt spray like the Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray.
11. Pixie Hairstyle
Thinking of having a bit of a break from your long hair? We suggest trying out a short wig or weave, like this stunning pixie cut weave. It has a soft feminine touch and will be perfect for the South African summer.
12. Top Knot Bun
Give your style a playful edge with a sleek top knot bun. It’s an adorable style that we’re totally obsessing over. Sleek top knots are standout professional hairstyles that give your work look a definite edge.
13. Natural Curls
Your natural curls are beautiful just the way they are, so why hide them?
Just keep them smooth with some hair curl cream and a bit of hydrating, non-greasy TRESemmé Botanic Rich Oil Mist, and you’ll have the best hair in the office!
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.
15. Long Hair
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% necessary, just spritz TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo to reduce oil and sheen in your locks and you’re good to go.
16. Braided Ponytail
Dress up your hair with a fun and playful style! Adding a braided front pouf to your ponytail style helps make it reach new levels of chic.
17. 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. It just looks so complex but it’s really effortless once you get the hang of it – bonus!
18. Side Bun
A side bun is a great way to add fun to a chic look. Add a bit more texture and detail to the look by creating your bun with box braids. Incorporate different colours for a subtle twist, like in this pic.
19. Chunky Loose Braid
This loose, chunky 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!
20. Chic Hat & Long Wavy Hair
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 some dry shampoo, put on your favourite fedora and your style is complete!
21. Messy Sock Bun
Upgrade your average sock bun with extra detail by leaving wisps of hair to frame your face. This style will add texture to your look and give you a feminine, soft look.
22. Loose Curls
Some loose, wavy curls are perfect for getting a hot and fresh style with little effort. Get this look without using any heat – just plait your damp hair before going to bed. Once you unbraid your tresses in the morning, you’ll be left with these gorgeous loose girls.
23. Long, Straight Hair
If you have naturally straight hair, then let your locks flow au naturel.
Just tame any flyaways with a smoothing cleansing system. We love the Organics Straight & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner. Infused with argan oil, this wash system will help keep your hair is smooth and sleek all day long!
24. Long Ombré Hairstyle
Want to give your hair just a pop of colour? Then try out an ombré look. This gradient of colour is perfect for those of you professional ladies who want to switch up their style to something trendier.
25. Long, Slicked-Back Hair
There’s something powerful about a slicked-back hairdo that we just cannot get enough of. This look is chic, strong and practical and we love it. Keep your locks swept back and smoothed down with a strong hold gel or mousse.
For that to-die-for wet look, we highly recommend the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel. With a firm control and 24 hours of hold, you can be sure your slicked-back ‘do will last all day.