I. Free-Falling Hairstyles
1. Beach Waves
We’ll start our easy hairstyles for long hair guide with the easiest way to style those long locks: beach waves. Some girls will get this look simply by going to the beach or after waking up. But for those that might not be so lucky, we recommend that you gather your hair in a bun and spray it with sea salt spray or texturizing sprays, leave it a few minutes to settle, and then free your locks and enjoy your wavy hair!
2. Straight and Sleek and Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
In the world of easy hairstyles for long hair, there is no simpler or more beautiful way to style those tresses than to simply let them be. Ladies with straight hair will get this pretty straight and very sleek look.
3. Slicked Back Hairstyle
Similarly, you can easily add a touch of class of chicness to straight hair by taking the frontal strands of hair and slicking them back and over the head. This will add volume and height – no matter the hair texture – and make the wearer look more elegant too. Remember to use quality hair products to keep it in place.
4. Side Swept Hairstyle With Bobby Pin Details
Moving on, we enter the world of free-falling wavy hair. In this case, the hair was styled in loose, almost retro waves that help accentuate the deep, side-swept part. The look is made all the more elegant by the classy bobby pins that keep in place the side-part. However, you can also go for funkier hair accessories for a more casual look.
5. Wavy to Curly and Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
Not exactly wavy, not perfectly curly, but absolutely beautiful, this gorgeous lady is here to show just how much of an impact you can get by sweeping all of the hair over your preferred side of the head.
6. The Crimped Hairstyle
Who here remembers the crimpled style – one of the top styling trends of the 90s? Take this retro style and bring it to modern times by crimping only some sections of the hair. In this photo, you can see that only the lower half of the hair was crimped – in some cases, even only the tips. They were also well-combed for a more teased and wild look.
7. Half Up Half Down Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
This is the first of several half-up, half-down easy hairstyles for long hair that you will on this list and definitely one of the most simple too! Just take a section of hair (it can be as small or big as you want) and gather it in a high ponytail very near to the center of the head.
8. The Effortlessly Messy Hair
Messy hair, don’t care seems to have been the new mantra of many fashion-forward ladies lately. However, don’t be fooled – this is not the look of someone who just rolled out of bed. Rather, you can get the look by using the right hair products (like mousse or putties).
9. Straight Hairstyles with Long Hair and Headband
While this is not exactly long hair, it is still a perfect example oh how you can style and change the look of your long hair. Part your hair down the middle to create a center part and then add a headband just behind the ears. It will help create definition and, in some cases, even make the hair look longer and definitely more voluminous.
10. The High Ponytail Look
Style guru and chameleon Rihanna took the high ponytail, made it messy, and brought it to everyone’s attention by wearing it at a gala. As a nice finishing touch, she used a strand of hair to cover up the hair tie.
11. The Glam Roll Hairstyle
We’ve discussed the crimped style but now it’s time to go further back in time with this glam roll! It is also easier to make than it might seem: simple take a frontal strand of hair, wrap it around a bigger (or smaller) hair roller, and leave it rest. Use some hairspray to fix it in place and then take out the roller, and voila!
II. Braid Hairstyles for Long Hair
12. Multiple Braids Look
It is hard to fix this hairstyle to a particular style trend: some would say it is 90s inspired, others can claim it as a Viking sort of look. Whichever way you prefer to call it, just know that this is a highly customizable look as you can play around with different braiding techniques, number of braids, and even with how thick or thin you make them.
13. Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair in Pigtails
Everyone and anyone looking for easy hairstyles for long hair should know this look! It is, after all, a classic, as in this photo you can admire a perfect pair of braided pigtails. The look is here completed by the full and straight fringe.
14. The Double Braided Crown
You will need quite a bit of patience and some braiding skills to get this look. Start by sectioning two thicker strands of hair and then take each one in part and braid it in the style of your choice. Then, when they are both done, fix them on the opposite side of the head to get a back crown effect. Tease the hair on the crown of the head and the one left falling free for a fuller look.
15. The Fishtail Braid
The fishtail braid or plait is somewhat trickier to make so we do not recommend it as a beginner braid. However, once you’ve gotten the hang of braiding, try out after also consulting several online tutorials on how to make a fishtail braid.
16. Milkmaid Braids
This is one of those braiding styles that looks so complicated and yet it is incredibly simple to make. To get milkmaid braids, section all your hair in half and braid each part in a technique that you like. Then, take both the braids, bring them over your head, and unite them front and center. You can fix them in place with subtle bobby pins or with a statement hairpiece, like in this photo.
17. The Half-Up Braided Crown
You have already seen several crown-like braided styles, but now, it is time to see the classy version which started it all! It is a bit of a modern version as the classic crown braid will use up all the hair yet this one only uses a section and leaves the rest free.
18. Side Mermaid Braid
19. The Waterfall Braid
20. The Half Braided Pigtails
Add a twist to the traditional braided pigtails and braid them using the reverse or Dutch technique. Also, take things one step further by only braiding the upper half of the hair and leaving the rest free from about neck-level.
21. The Rope Braid Ponytail
The process of making a rope braid ponytail is very similar to how you would make a twist. You have to separate your hair into strands, twist them away from the face, and then wrap the two together. Use a hair tie to secure it in place and it is done!
22. The Long and Braided Faux Hawk
You can get a mohawk-like effect even on long hair by going for a faux hawk. Take a look at the picture and then use it as inspiration when making this half-up, half-down, slicked backed and pouffed hairstyle.
23. Scarf Braided Ponytail
Take what would have been a simple braided ponytail up a notch by adding a scarf in the mix. Simply fix it in place at the level of choice and then braid it in as you would any other strand of hair. Use the end to hide away the hair tie and instead, replace it with a pretty scarf bow.
24. Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair with Side Braids
There are not one but two braids in this hairstyle. The most eye-catching one is the fishtail braid that was started at about chin level and then swept over the shoulder. But also notice the small fishtail braid that looks almost like a headband and which was made on one side of the head.
25. The Half Braid Crown
Another half version of the braid crown will have you braiding only half a braid and just on one side of the head. To make it look a bit more special, take a strand of hair from further away so that you’ll make a sort of deep side braid.
26. Braided Space Buns
Space buns were and still are all the rage at festivals and now on the streets as well. To make yours look a bit more out of the box, consider braiding them. Also, braid two smaller strands underneath each bun to get this look.
III. Bun Hairstyles for Long Hair
27. The Ballerina Bun
Probably the best-known bun hairstyles out there, it is also among the easiest ones and quite simple to make. Just tie the hair back in a ponytail, twist it, and then wrap the hair around the base and tuck in the end under the base.
28. The Knotted Low Bun
Make your low bun look all the more special by going for a knotted version. Simply make the low bun as you normally would and then knot the end. Leave some of the strands in front free for a pretty face-framing effect.
29. The Half-Up Twin Buns
One of the easiest ways to wear space buns and yet still flaunt those beautiful long locks is to go for half-up space buns. Make the look all the much cuter by twisting the buns instead of braiding them.
30. Half-Up Rose Bun Hairstyle
What a superb way to wear a bun! Instead of going for a simple high up, half-up bun, consider spending a bit more time on it and make a flower hair bun instead. You can go for a rose shape or even more complex ones.
31. The Messy Low Bun
This is the classy low bun look – but styled in a messy manner! You can either begin from a messy hairstyle or arrange just the bun to have a messy look. You can also tease it up for some extra volume.
32. The Space Buns
Here is what space buns look like on curly hair. Moreover, here is what they look like on bubblegum pink hair. The hair buns are also left in the simple version: just two buns on top of the head, no twists or braids. The two face-framing locks are a great finishing touch.
33. The Messy High Bun
Another classic that all girls and women know and love and which they can now wear on the street and look fabulous doing so: the messy bun. The one in this photo was made high up on the head and is slightly crooked but so pretty in its simplicity and messiness.
34. Half-Up Bun Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
You’ve seen how you can wear a half-up hairstyle with two buns and also how you can style the bun to look like a rose. Now, it’s time to admire and remember that, in times of hurry or leisure, you can also rock a twisted half-up bun hairstyles and leave the rest of your hair free and wavy over the shoulders.
35. The Low Bun with Knotted Scarf Detail
We simply love the elegant look of this very easy hairstyle for long hair. It is not as complex to make as you might think – simply gather the hair in a low ponytail, twist the headscarf around it, and the knot the locks to make the bun.
36. The Half-Up Double Buns Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
While you’ve seen the small version of twisted, half-up space buns, these are bigger hair buns that require thicker locks to make them. For the best results, also place them closer to the center of the head rather than closer to the crown.
37. The Tuck and Cover Updo Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
To get this look, you must first put on a slim elastic headband that will serve as the base for the tuck. Once this is in place, take strands of hair and then tuck them under the headband. Then, take the rest of your locks, twist them ponytail-style, and make the low bun centered at the back of the head and underneath the tuck.
IV. Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair with Twists and Knots
38. The Simple Twisted Ponytail
This is the simplest twisted ponytail that you can make and also one of the prettiest ones. First, gather the hair in a lower ponytail and secure it in place. Then, separate it into two strands, twist each one, and then wrap them around one another. Secure with a second hair tie at the tips and that’s it.
39. The Triple Twist Ponytail
To make the triple twist, separate three strands of hair on each side of the head, then twist the one on the right with the one on the left, tie with a hairband, and repeat for the remaining strands. Once you’ve got the three twists, unite the three resulting ponytails, tuck the higher ones under the lower ones, and leave the rest of the hair to flow into a ponytail.
40. The Low Bun with Twist Details Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
Besides being a twist long bun itself, this hairstyle is made all the more special by the side twist. Basically, you have to separate and make the side twist and only after make the twisted low bun. This is a beautiful hairstyle that can be worn every day or even for special occasions such as prom.
41. The Elegant Twisted Ponytail
Any simple ponytail hairstyle for dark hair can be instantly transformed into a look fit for special days, even a wedding, simply by adding a twist to it. In this photo, see how the hair on the lower right side of the head was styled into a twist and then ended in a ponytail that is tied with a pretty ribbon too.
42. Twisted Pull-Back Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
We’ll be returning to significantly simpler to make hairstyles with this style. To get it, place a simple elastic headband on your head and take a strand of hair and twist it around it. Play around a bit and make twists and tucks to style it up a bit and leave the rest of the hair flowing free down your back.
43. The Sleek Knotted Ponytail
Just as with the twisted ponytail, this knotted version is also very fit for casual wear as well as special events. To make it, tie the hair in a low ponytail and then ‘knot’ it as many times as you’d like.
44. A Wavy Knotted Ponytail Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
While the hairstyle above will be easiest to make on straight hair, this right here is a similar version, but one adapted for wavier hair. The basis is the same as you will have to make a low ponytail. Then, you can twist and ‘knot’ it as much as you want.
45. The Loop Pull-Through Ponytail Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
This is such a beautiful hairstyle and it looks extremely complex, but rest assured, you can actually do it too! Explaining it might be a bit tricky, but you can watch this clip to learn how to do it and generally admire it in this picture.
46. Tuck and Roll Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair
This tuck and roll hairstyle also uses the pull-through method for magnificent results. Just start from a ponytail base that you then split in the middle and start pulling the pony through the gap. Continue until you’ve rolled all the hair and tuck in the tip to complete the look. Also, you can make this roll and tuck updo as loose or tight as you want too.
There you have it, a list of very pretty and easy hairstyles for long hair that you can wear for all occasions. Why? Because you’ve got everything from free-falling hair to messy buns to seemingly very complex hairstyles that are actually so much easier to make than expected! So which ones of these are your favorites?