Hairstyles For Long Hair

Sometimes, with long hair, you become complacent and begin wearing the same style all the time. That sort of "been there, done that" attitude takes over, and thoughts of chopping it all off start to cloud the mind. But, before you do, check out these fabulous styles for long hair.  

Sleek and Straight

sleek and straight

Long hair looks incredible when it's straight, bringing out your strands' shine and luster. All of your hair's tones glimmer, catching the light from every angle. While straight hair may sound a little boring, there is something about long and thick locks that scream elegance.

To create sleek, straight styles without damaging your long tresses, use a quality flat iron and a thermal product to protect the hair from heat damage. Then, style away, creating straight styles that look sleek, like a high ponytail, a half-up do, or all down with a middle or side part.

Big Voluminous Curls

big curls with volume

Everyone knows it – big hair is always in. So, if you're looking for a bold, look-at-me style that'll get you noticed, try some big voluminous curls. Curls on long and healthy hair are striking and worn by some of the biggest A-list queens, like Beyonce and J-Lo.  

For extra multi-dimensional shine, experiment with adding highlights and lowlights here and there. Consult an experienced stylist who can help you achieve those goddess-level tresses that everyone raves about.

Low Hanging Braid

low hanging braid

The braid is a classic, here to stay forever. It can easily complement a laid-back look or accompany a glitzy red-carpet ensemble. With long hair, braids are lovely, extending down past the neck and shoulder for a Rapunzel-esque vibe. With a low-hanging braid, the hair takes on a chill vibe, especially when worn with cute loungewear. If you're into effortless styles, the braid is the way to go.

Tight Curls

tight curls

Tight curls build volume around the hair and face, creating a lioness mane. The style is fiercely beautiful, allowing those who rock it the liberty to go big or go home. With tight curls and long hair, the hotness level of every look jumps up a few points. Tight curls are a bouncy, fun, and fashionable hairdo that just can't be tamed.

Half Up Half Down with Braids

half up half down braided

Like we mentioned above, braids are always a winner. When you're looking to add a stylish touch to your do, braid up two sections of hair and join them in the back with a hair tie to create a half up half down look. These halo-inspired braids are stunning, known for their hippy-chic vibe that pairs well with all the hottest summer looks and colors. The style gives off a relaxed yet stylish feel and is perfect for when you need a change. For extra volume, you can curl the bottom half of your hair with a curling iron or rollers.

Try one of the above styles whenever you're feeling bored with your long tresses. We hope that this article is helpful and inspires you to try something new. 

Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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