15 So-Pretty Hairstyles for Long Hair

Rachel Krause
15 So-Pretty Hairstyles for Long Hair
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We love, love, love long hair—but let’s be real. Sometimes if you’re dealing with long tresses, you can feel a little uninspired. With out the style of a shorter, choppier cut, long hair can feel a little limp. Sure, long hair is beautiful, but sometimes it can feel a little … boring.

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Our styling options are limitless in theory, but there are only so many buns and braids you can test-drive before you feel like your next step is a lob.

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But don’t reach for those scissors just yet! Instead, find some inspiration in these 15 super-cool hair ideas for long hair.

Originally published July 2015. Updated August 2017.

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For soft, sexy glamour, blow hair out with a round brush and gently tease at the roots.

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A half-up braid is especially cute with long, eyebrow-grazing bangs.

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Curl just the ends of long layers and tousle for natural-looking body and bounce.

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Once you've mastered the technique, fishtail braids are an easy way to pull long hair together in a flash.

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Totally underrated: The deep side-part swoop.

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A subtle ombré looks especially pretty and bohemian on super-long hair.

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A knotted waterfall braid looks gorgeous atop long, glossy waves.

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A standard braid is foolproof—and perfect for any occasion.

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So easy—just twist two small sections of hair away from your ear on either side, then pin in the back.

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Another example of how versatile a standard braid can be, this one has extra flair thanks to a dramatic ombré.

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This slightly dressier twisted look is a unique take on a classic half-up hairstyle.

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For a fun, cheeky look, secure a high half-up ponytail with a piece of ribbon.

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Make like Brigitte Bardot and tease long hair at the crown for a glamorous retro effect.

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This side braid-to-bun is one of our favorite hair looks of all time.

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To get this look, simply separate the hair into sections and knot one on top of the other down the head.

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