If you have long hair, the possibilities for styling are endless. That being said, having long locks and trying to figure out how to style your hair every day can get pretty overwhelming.
These 10 quick and easy stylish hairstyles for long hair are ideal for casual, trendy everyday wear–and they can shave quite a bit of time off of your morning styling routine.
1. Straight Half Up Half Down Messy Knot
The straight, messy-on-purpose finish of this half up half down knot gives this simple, trendy hairstyle an ultra-trendy, carefree look. Blonde balayage adds dimension and beach-y style to this tousled hairdo.
This style gathers the top layers of your hair in a knot at the crown of your head. This knot in the back keeps your hair out of your eyes, while loose strands in the front frame your face for an effortlessly flattering, feminine finish.
2. Wavy Half Up Half Down Bun
If you’re looking for a casual and trendy updo for long hair that looks less tousled and more sleek, try out this elegant half up half down bun.
This half up half down hairstyle looks super sleek and professional, and it’s very easy to style yourself. All you have to do is secure the top layers of your hair at the crown of your head in a loose classic ballet bun, and leave the rest of your locks free. For added dimension that doesn’t look messy, use a thin flat iron or a curling rod to create loose curls at the ends of your hair.
3. Wavy Half Up Half Down Twist
Half up half down twist hairstyles like this one might look complex and impressive, but they’re actually super easy to style yourself. You don’t need much experience or skill with styling hair to pull off this style in your hair. It takes just a few minutes in the morning, and it’s a super versatile style.
If your hair isn’t naturally wavy and needs a little help with volume, use a thin flat iron or curling rod to create curls in your loose hair. Apply a liberal amount of texturizing spray or serum (sea salt spray works great) through the ends of your hair and scrunch your locks to relax your curls into effortless beach-y waves.
4. Curly Twisted Updo
This may come as a surprise to you, but you don’t actually need mad hair styling skills to pull off a super sleek curly twisted updo like this one.
Wearing your long hair in this versatile style can dress up or professionalizes any outfit. This curly updo style will give any look an instantaneous sleek, elegant finish. All you need to pull off this style for your own hair is a flat iron or curling rod and a few hairpins to secure your updo.
5. Wavy Half Up Half Down Pony with Hair Bandana
This wavy half up half down pony is the quintessential casual, trendy hairstyle for women with long hair. It keeps your hair out of your face while still flattering your face shape. Plus, it’s super easy to do yourself at home and takes only a minute or two to style.
Brush the front layers of your hair straight back. Use a hair band to secure these layers at the crown of your head in a half up half down style. Put a finishing touch on this look with a colorful hair bandana of your choice. Secure the bandana in a basic knot around your ponytail to add interest and cute, trendy style to this simple half up half down pony.
6. Double French Braids with Curled Ends
This sporty-chic hairstyle is ultra-versatile and super convenient for ladies with long hair who are sick of their hair always being in their face and in their way.
If you know how to French braid and curl your own hair, this double French-braided hairstyle with curled ends will be a snap for you. This hairstyle looks very impressive, but it’s super simple and will stay secure all day long.
7. French Braided High Ponytail
If you love to pull your hair back in high ponytails but don’t want to get too derivative and redundant with your everyday hairstyles, try switching it up a little with this French braided high pony.
To pull off this style in your own hair, start by loosely French braiding the roots of your hair straight back against your scalp. Then, secure your hair in a high ponytail with one or two elastics–depending on your hair type. Leave your hair natural, or flat iron the ends for a smooth and sleek finish.
8. Beach-y Waves with Piece-y Bangs
This long hairstyle doesn’t require any complex updos or styling hacks. It’s simple, stylish, and effortlessly carefree all on its own. With its loose, beach-y waves and piece-y bangs, this hairstyle embodies the tousled, messy-on-purpose style that is so trendy right now and so effortless to pull off.
Use a thin flat iron or curling rod to create loose curls throughout your hair. Skip the hairspray and scrunch your locks with texturizing spray or serum to relax your curls into beach-y waves. Put the finishing touches on this look by using a texturizing spray or serum to achieve a piece-y finish for your fringe.
9. Half Up Half Down Bubbled Ponytail
This half up half down bubbled ponytail is a cute and unique style for women with long hair. It’s also quick and easy to style yourself.
To create this style in your own hair, start by brushing the front layers of your hair straight back. Secure these layers in a half up half down pony at the crown of your head. Tease the ends of the pony lightly to add volume. Then, secure additional hairbands down the length of your hair to create this unique bubbled look.
10. Double Twisted Low Ponytail with Hair Ribbon Headband
This double twisted low ponytail looks super elegant and complex. However, you can style it yourself with all the ease of pulling your hair back in a basic low pony.
Take a thin section of hair from either side of your face and twist both strands tightly. Join these twisted strands with the rest of your hair. Then, secure all of your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Add a few hairpins to keep the twists secure if needed. Put a stylish and sleek finishing touch on this look with a hair ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around your head like a headband and tie it in a bow around your ponytail in the back.