31 All-Fab No-Fuss Hairstyles for Long Hair 

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: April 10, 2024

Long hair is a luxurious classic. No matter your hair type, longer hair can bring unparalleled pizzazz. But, sometimes, long hair needs a little something extra. The problem? Long hair can take forever to style perfectly. Until now.  

Today, we’re going over 31 beautiful hairstyle ideas for long hair. From simple let-down styles to elegant updos and everything in between, there’s something for every aesthetic! 
And the best part? These styles are all fab and no fuss, meaning they are as easy as ever. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Classic Boho Waves

Add a beachy twist to your long hair with classic Boho waves. These waves are effortlessly stylish and super-easy to achieve with a curling wand (or even with braids if you’re into heatless hairstyles). Even if you have flat, lifeless hair, boho waves can breathe life into your style. You can brush them out for a softer look or tousle them for something extra beachy.

#2. Braided Crown with Loose Ends

French Braid Crown with Loose Ends

If you’re looking for something flawless but foolproof, there’s nothing better than a braided crown with a few loose ends. This look takes moments to create, with two French braids connecting at the back to look like a crown. Then, let the ends loose for a more effortless look. You can enhance this by curling the ends or pulling out a few small strands.

#3. Long Hair with Soft Curls and Side Bangs

Long Hair with Soft Curls and Side Bangs

Get a feminine and glamorous look for your long hair with soft curls and side bangs. This look is simple. All you need to do is curl your hair with a large curling iron and style your bangs to sweep to the side. The softer curls bring your long hair to life with more volume and movement, while the side bangs give things a chic touch.

#4. Middle-Parted Straight Hair With High-Volume

High Volume Straight Hair with Middle Part

Looking for an unbeatably smooth and chic style? Style your straight hair with a middle part and high volume. This simple style brings a soft sophistication to your look, and all you need is some volumizing spray and a good flat iron. 

#5. Sleek Low Ponytail with a Satin Bow

Sleek Low Ponytail with a Satin Bow

Nothing is more effortlessly elegant than a sleek low ponytail. But you can give it a gorgeous girlie twist with a satin bow. This look takes seconds to create, and looks as stylish as any updo!

#6. Half Up-Half Down Loose Waves

Half Up Half Down with Loose Waves 1

Go for a blend of beachy and glamorous with a half-up, half-down style with loose waves. This look brings the best of both worlds with beachy loose waves and a luxurious half updo. All you need to do for this style is curl your hair with a wand or curling iron and gather the top section up, pinning it back or tying it in a half-bun.

#7. Undercut on Long Straight Hair

Straight Hair with an Undercut

Take easy-street to edgy-ville with an undercut on straight hair. This is a bold addition to any long haircut that brings some serious attitude, complemented by sleek and smooth straight hair. And best of all? The undercut makes styling even easier!

#8. Double Braided Headband

Double Braided Headband Look

Need an easy and elegant way to keep your long hair out of your face? Go for a double-braided headband. Create two small braids behind your ears, wrap them over your head like a headband, and pin them in place. This is a great enhancement to updos or as a way to keep your hair down and back.

#9. Voluminous Blowout with a Deep Side Part

Voluminous Blowout with a Deep Side Part

If you want glamour, you need a voluminous blowout with a deep side part. This classic look works wonders with almost any hair type, taming thick and curly hair, or reviving thin and straight hair by providing body, volume, and fabulous flow. All you’ll need is a good mousse, a round brush, and a blow dryer. Then, style it in a deep side part for that extra glam old Hollywood aesthetic.

#10. Pinned Up Loose Curls

Pinned Up Loose Curls

Looking for an easy updo idea? We’ve got you! Pinned-up loose curls are a simple updo for styled or natural curls. Simply pin your curls up as you’d like, securing them with bobby pins. You can wear this as an everyday look or even dress it up for a special occasion. It’s all up to you!

#11. Long Side Braid

Long Hair with a Single Side Braid

If you love simple styles but need something a little better than a typical ponytail, go for a long side braid. This easy-breezy look effortlessly enhances your look, giving a more refined touch, thanks to the intricate woven braid.

#12. Low Messy Bun with Wispy Pieces

Low Messy Bun with Wispy Pieces

Nothing is as effortlessly stylish as a messy bun, but you can give a touch of sophistication by making it a low messy bun and pulling out some wispy pieces to frame your face and keep that perfectly undone style.

#13. Box Braids for Long Hair

Boxer Braids for Long Hair

Box braids create a sporty yet Bohemian vibe for long hair (and if you leave them in, they make styling a breeze). To get this look, section your hair into smaller or larger boxes (depending on your preference) and create braids.

#14. Softly Curled Ponytail with a Velvet Scrunchie

Soft Curl Ponytail with a Velvet Scrunchie

Put some 90s flair into your hair with a softly curled ponytail and velvet scrunchie. This cute and playful style makes styling your curly hair super simple while giving it a vintage charm.

#15. Long Waterfall Braid

Waterfall Braid for Long Hair

Need a simple way to level up your long hair? Go for a long waterfall braid. This intricate braid is much easier than it looks and creates a cascading flow that can put some serious style into any hair type.

#16. Long Hair with Slicked-Back Top

Long Hair with Slicked Back Top

If you’re looking for something sleek and edgy, look no further than long hair with a slicked-back top. The slick top creates a bold and modern look while the rest of your hair falls freely behind to keep that natural flow.

#17. Long Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs

Long Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs

Does your long hair need some volume and texture? Get that and more in a long shag cut with curtain bangs. This cut is perfectly layered to give even the finest hair maximum volume and energized texture. Then, the curtain bangs bring everything together with an added 70s-it-girl flair.

#18. Rope Twist Ponytail

Rope Twist Ponytail

Kiss the normal ponytail goodbye! The rope twist ponytail may be a small change, but it is a big lift, adding a more sophisticated charm (thanks to the delicate rope texture). All you have to do is take two strands of your ponytail and do a rope twist, securing it to the bottom.

#19. Twisted Crown on Wavy Hair

Wavy Hair with a Crown Twist

Calling all our wavy queens! This one’s for you! Give yourself a regal vibe with a twisted crown. Start by twisting two sections on either side of your head to resemble a crown and secure at the back.

#20. Pull Through Braided Ponytail

Pull Through Braid Ponytail

Get a more stylish look than the average braid with a pul-through braided ponytail. No matter your hair type, this is a totally trendy way to put your hair up. But for thin hair, pull-through braids are particularly effective for creating fuller, thicker-looking hair.

#21. Loose Fishtail Braid

Loose Fishtail Braid 1

If you like the braided look but want something a little different than traditional braids, go for a loose fishtail braid. Although it’s an intricate look, it’s easy to create. Simply section your hair into two parts and weave your hair from the bottom of one side to the top of the other.

#22. Long Bubble Ponytail

Long Hair with a Bubble Ponytail

Want to give your plain old ponytail a trendy twist? Try a bubble ponytail! All you need to do is create bubbles in your ponytail by putting elastics on every inch or so. This playful version of the ponytail brings a youthful charm. And, when you take the elastics out, you’ll have some nice waves.

#23. Natural Curls with Side Part

Natural Curls with Side Part

Hey, curly girls! Giving your style a little lift doesn’t have to be hard. All you need is to style your natural curls in a side part. This will give your hair an asymmetrical edge while looking like you just had layers put in. And all without touching your beautiful natural texture.

#24. Long Accent Braids

Long Hair with Accent Braids

Bring a tribal vibe to your style with accent braids. These two simple rope braids go on either side of your head, right in front of your ears, to give your look an edgy and primal twist. Then, they blend seamlessly into the rest of your hair.

#25. Voluminous Curls with a Hair Flip

Voluminous Curls with a Hair Flip

Looking for something that screams va-va-voom? Give your look a vibrant and vintage style, and go for voluminous curls with a hair flip. Simply curl your hair with a large curling iron or wand, and give it a flip for a deep side part to give it that vintage glam vibe.

#26. Slicked Back Bun with a Hair Accessory

Slicked Back Bun with a Hair Accessory

Do you love that ballerina look but want to make it your own? Go with a slicked-back bun with one of your favorite hair accessories. The sleek bun brings all those diva vibes, uplifted by a fancy hairpin or bow for a personalized touch.

#27. Long Braided Halo

Long Hair with a Braided Halo

Bring your hair an angelic aesthetic with a long braided halo. This dreamy braid goes right around your head, creating a voluminous halo that brings an absolutely elegant vibe to any hair type.

#28. Side Swept Hollywood Waves

Side Swept Hollywood Waves

If you’re all about that vintage bombshell look, you’ll love side-swept Hollywood waves! All you need for these soft curls is a large curling iron or curling wand (or hot rollers for that extra retro touch). Then, brush them out and sweep them to the side.

#29. Simple Low Chignon

Simple Low Chignon

The simple low chignon is the absolute perfect style if you need something sleek and upscale in a pinch. It’s better suited for straight hair. But really, any hair type could pull this graceful style off with ease. You can even take it up a notch with a fancy hairpin. 

#30. Long Dutch Braids

Long Hair with a Dutch Braid

If you love the sporty look of braids but want to give the traditional braid a trendy twist, go for long Dutch braids. These braids are just like French braids, except you weave under instead of over. These stylish braids can replace French braids in almost any style and will give you some beautiful beachy waves when you take them out.

#31. Long Tousled Side Braid

Long Locks with a Tousled Side Braid

There’s no better effortless and relaxed style than a long tousled side braid. This uber-easy look only takes seconds to braid your tousled hair to one side. You can also pull some strands out for a bit of Boho charm.

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